For Force Account Work, if a Contractor uses his own equipment for the job and only uses the equipment for say 1 hour of the day and does not intend to use it for the rest of the day, would the rest of the day (7 hours) be considered as idle time or standby time? Typically idle time is paid 50% of the operating cost. Standby time is typically the same as Operating cost. My thought is standby is considered equipment that is still intended to be used throughout the day. Your thoughts on this?