c. Scheduling and Submittals - Project schedules are established at the outset to
meet the customer's operational commitments and inserted in our master
scheduling process to balance our workload. Adherence to the established
schedule or notification of need for change is imperative. Incomplete and/or
uncoordinated submittals are a major problem and will not be accepted. During
fee negotiations, the Designer of Record should assure that the preparation period
is adequate to allow for a thorough review by the firm prior to submission.
d. Design Quality Control - Design Quality is a high priority and is the
responsibility of the A&E firm. At times it appears that A&E firms rely on a
Government review to provide quality control for the plans and specifications.
This, of course, usually delays the return of submittals, involves additional time on
our part, and often ultimately results in a poor set of bid documents. Coordination
among the various disciplines as well as sections of the specifications is often a
major problem that needs particular improvement. It is expected that your control
program must be the primary discipline to deliver the level of design quality
expectation. Time spent preparing a quality design package will reduce redesign
effort and time spent resolving problems during the construction contract phase.
4. Where the provisions of this guide address the same subject as the contract
clauses, the contract clauses shall govern.
5. Work of the A&E will be reviewed by OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS,
Cherry Point, NC only to the extent necessary to establish conformance with
authorized scope and applicable Navy design criteria, and to establish reasonable
assurance that work can be completed within funds authorized. The A&E shall
accept full responsibility for the technical accuracy and professional quality of all
work and materials that are furnished under a contract with OIC NAVFAC
Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC.
6. OIC NAVFAC Contracts, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC is committed to Quality.
To achieve this goal we:
a. Expect professional performance from A&Es.
b. Strive for environmentally compatible solutions.
c. Require A&Es to document and implement their own Quality Assurance
d. Insist on attention to details
e. Strive for technically sound, functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions
responsive to customer needs and expectations, but also a prudent balance
between need and desire, and the ideal and the realistic in terms of