1. GENERAL: The specifications form an important part of a
c o n s t r u c t i o n contract. S p e c i f i c a t i o n s must be concise, precise, and
f r e e from ambiguities, duplications, and omissions which could cause
controversies and claims for additional compensation.
S p e c i f i c a t i o n s shall be in sufficient detail so that, when used with
the applicable drawings, bids can be prepared on a fair and
c o m p e t i t i v e basis. Materials. equipment, components, or systems
s h a l l be described. where possible. by reference to documents
generally known to industry. The documents include Federal.
m i l i t a r y , or nationally-recognized industry, and technical society
s p e c i f i c a t i o n s and standards. The standards which best represent
the government's minimum needs shall be selected for incorporation
b y reference into the construction specifications.
2. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS: Source of supply for reference documents
u s e d in the preparation of contract specifications is covered in
2.1 MILITARY BULLETIN 34, "Engineering and Design Criteria For
N a v y Facilities": This is an index of governmental and
non-governmental Specifications and Standards used by
PACNAVFACENGCOM as a guide or reference document. I s s u e d quarterly,
i t contains lists of all the documents referenced in the Guide
S p e c i f i c a t i o n s with the respective dates of issue. P - 3 4 is not all
i n c l u s i v e concerning federal, Military, or non-government
S p e c i f i c a t i o n s , and the A-E should avail himself of the more
complete indexes issued for the applicable category of document,
w h e r e necessary, i.e., the Department of Defense Index of
Specifications and Standards (DODISS).
2.2 NAVFAC GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS (NFGS): The Navy has adopted the
standard DIVISION numbering and titling system developed by CSI and
a l s o agrees in general with the distribution of section titles into
t h e i r respective divisions. Do not use the CSI system of paragraph
numbering. Use paragraph numbering as shown in Section 4.
2 . 3 D i v i s i o n 1 . "General Requirements": S e c t i o n s in this
Division specify administrative and procedural requirements
a p p l i c a b l e to the technical sections. Divisions 2 through 16.
2 . 3 . 1 Bid Items: Bid items shall be used when the estimates for
t h e total facility indicate a doubt that the low bid will fall
w i t h i n the funds available. Bid items must be additive and be
l i m i t e d to a total of three. Bid Item 1 shall be established as the
l e a s t scope of work which will provide a usable facility. Then
a d d i t i v e items shall be listed for separate items of work for which
p r i c e s will be quoted, and which will be added to the base bid item
to determine the low bidder. The bid items shall be listed in an