project is within the available funds; however, to provide latitude in selection, each
additive bid ite m shall be independent of others, where practicable.
The number of bid items and the estimated additive amounts per item will depend
upon the nature of the project. Where feasible and practicable, there will normally be not
more than three bid items. E ach estimated additive increment should tend to approximate
5% to 10% of the estimated base bid. There shall be no more than four additive items
without specific approval of the Commander of the Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command. Bi d items shall not be indicated on the drawings or referenced
anywhere in the Specifications without prior approval of the PM. Do not use the term
alternate to represent additive bid items. Deductive bid items are not permitted.
6.13 FEDERAL AND MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS
The importance of obtaining the necessary Federal and Military Specifications cannot
be over-emphasized, particularly when the A&E has shop drawing approval
responsibility. Federal and Military Specifications that are referenced in MIL -BUL-34
are included in the CCB available through NIBS. These and other Federal and Military
Specifications may be ordered from:
STANDARDIZATION DOCUMENTS ORDER DESK
BLDG 4D 700 ROBBINS AVENUE
PHILADELPHIA PA 19111-5094
6.14 INTERIM SPECIFICATION REVISIONS (ISR)
LANTNAVFACENGCOM maintains a system known as interim specification
revisions (ISR). This document has changes needed in an NFGS until such changes can
be incorporated into the guide specification. These changes must be incorporate d into
projects. Contact the PM for additional information.