1. This publication is issued to provide guidance to Architect-Engineer (A&E)
firms performing services for the Officer in Charge NAVFAC Contracts, Marine
Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. It is essential that all A&E
personnel and associates responsible for preparing plans, specifications, cost
estimates, studies or other services, follow all procedures and instructions outlined
herein. All A&E contracts issued by OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry
Point, NC reference this guide as part of the contract.
2. Contract services of this nature fall into three broad classes:
a. Architect and Engineering Services related to construction, maintenance,
alteration or repair of shore facilities. The product of this class of service is a set
of construction documents; i.e., drawings, specifications, cost estimate and pre and
post design support such as soil borings, site topography, and construction
b. Engineering Services related to planning, inspection, study and project
development for existing or proposed facilities. The product of this class of
service is normally a study or report.
c. Environmental studies and remedial designs per Federal/State/Local
environmental laws and regulations.
3. A firm providing contract services to the Marine Corps will be the Designer of
Record and will incur the usual professional responsibilities and liabilities for the
specific project/task. We evaluate design changes that occur during construction
and actively pursue A&E liability if appropriate. The Designer of Record should
become familiar with the contract terms and content of this publication with
respect to pre and post construction design responsibilities. Problems typically
encountered in several critical areas of project development are listed below in an
effort to focus your attention. These areas should receive special emphasis as
a. Field Work - Properly conducted field and condition surveys are essential.
This data must be complete, accurately documented and appropriately
incorporated into the plans and specifications to avoid large and expensive change
orders and construction delays.
b. Cost and Budget Control - Effective cost control is essential to successful
project development. Establishment of an adequate budget and a design cost
control system at the beginning of a project and continuing application of this
system throughout the design process can prevent costly redesign of projects.