SECTION 1. GENERAL I N F O R M A T I O N
This publication provides information regarding the policies, procedures and instructions
applicable to Architect-Engineer (A-E) contracts awarded by the Department of the Navy,
Officer in Charge of Construction, Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Detachment, Far East (OICC Far East).
1.2 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Each year, the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (COMNAVFACENGCOM)
is given the responsibility to design numerous construction projects for the Navy, Marine Corps
and the Air Force. A certain amount of the design effort is done by in-house personnel. But
when the volume of design work cannot be readily undertaken by in-house personnel or when
the projects involve special technical requirements beyond the capability of in-house personnel,
the Navy employs A-E firms. In fact, most of the design of Naval facilities is accomplished by
A-Es under contract to the Command.
The Brooks Act (Public Law 92-582 enacted on Oct. 27, 1972) promulgated Federal
Government policy regarding the procurement of A-E services. The Law defines A-E services
and stipulates the manner in which these services are to be procured. Specifically, the Law
indicates that A-E services are to be obtained from the best or highest qualified firm through
negotiated contracts at a cost which is fair and reasonable to the Government.
Abbreviations used herein and in the "Statement of Architect-Engineer Services" will include the
Architect-Engineer (A-E). An Architect, Engineer or a firm engaged by the OICC Far East
for professional architectural or engineering services. An A-E contract awarded by the OICC
Far East will normally be for design work but may also include (or be exclusively for)
engineering services (ES) as defined below.
A-E Firm. Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity
permitted by law to practice the professions of architecture or engineering.
Architectural and Engineering Services.
Professional services of an architectural or engineering nature, as defined by State law,
if applicable, which are required to be performed or approved by a person licensed,
registered or certified to provide such services as described herein;