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LANTNAVFACENGCOM A&E GUIDE
4/17/93
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PHILOSOPHY
Prior to commencing design, the A&E should become thoroughly familiar with
current design criteria, standard method/procedures, guides, specifications, project site
conditions, project costs and specific project requirements. Generally, a prenegotiation
conference will be conducted on all military construction funded projects and on other
projects of significant magnitude or complexity where we or the A&E determine it will
be beneficial.
The A&E should be aware that there are differences between private work and
Government work such as: (1) the Government cannot limit bidding to a selected list of
contractors known to do good work unless approved in advance under specific and
limited circumstances. In most cases, any contractor may bid. Therefore, drawings and
specification requirements must leave nothing to the imagination. They must be clear,
concise, and provide thorough detailing of existing and proposed construction. (2)
Department of Defense requires the use of Federal, Military, and Industry
specifications for procurement of materials and equipment covered by these
specifications. Use of these specifications assures the non-restrictive competition
required in the expenditure of public funds. Proprietary specifications are not allowed
without written authorization. Failure to grasp these basic differences in rules and
policies has been the source of many costly disputes. It is essential that all personnel
responsible for the execution of an A&E or ES contract with LANTNAVFACENGCOM
study this guide and follow the procedures and instructions set forth herein. General
instructions can not cover every situation. Specific problems relating to a particular
project will be jointly resolved in conferences with activity personnel and the PM.
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CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Firms which design, prepare plans and specifications, or cost estimates for a
construction contract or procurement of supplies or services, cannot provide the
construction or supplies or services. This limitation also applies to subsidiaries and
affiliates of a firm.
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RELEASE OF INFORM&ON PERTAINING TO DESIGN PROJECTS
The A&E shall give no information concerning a project to anyone other than
authorized station personnel, other A&Es performing design of related facilities and
personnel of LANTNAVFACENGCOM. During the bidding period, any requests
made of the A&E by prospective bidders for clarification or intent of drawings and
specifications should be referred to the Director, Construction Contracts Division,
LANTNAVFACENGCOM, telephone 804-444-9522. However, sources of supply for
special equipment may be given to contractors. The A&E should promptly notify
LANTNAVFACENGCOM of any necessary corrections or clarifications of the drawings
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