It should be noted that projects involving solely the demolition of facilities
are considered to be "demolition" contracts and not "construction" contracts.
(See the chapter titled "Preparation of Specifications" for more information
on demolition projects.)
All designs require accommodation for various pieces of equipment. For
purposes of funding, the Navy categorizes equipment into two main categories:
a) Built-In Equipment Items: These primarily consist of items which
are permanently built-in or attached to the structure, including items with
fixed utility connections. Examples of such items include weight handling
equipment such as cranes, monorails, hoists, dumbwaiters, elevators and
conveyors, UPS systems, generators, and medical, food service, lab and
warehouse equipment. These items are usually contractor furnished and
contractor installed (CF/CI) as part of the construction contract, but in some
cases, such items may be government furnished and contractor installed (GF/CI)
as part of the construction contract. In either case, the cost to furnish
and/or install such items is included in the estimated cost of construction
(ECC) for the project. Significant built-in equipment items, including those
which are to be government furnished, will be identified in the Appendix "A".
The A/E's responsibility relative to built-in equipment items is to (1) fully
design (i.e., prepare drawings and specifications) for those items which are
to be CF/CI or (2) to include in the contract documents (drawings and
specifications) proper accommodations (access, clearances, utility
connections, etc.) and information needed to clearly illustrate the effort
required to properly install those items which are GF/CI. Built-in equipment
items shall be illustrated on the appropriate discipline drawings (eg.,
generators on electrical drawings, lab equipment and casework on architectural
drawings, etc.) or, in the case of extensive amounts of built-in equipment
(such as food service equipment for a mess hall), separate equipment layout
drawings and schedules using the discipline designation "EQ" shall be
prepared. All drawings and schedules for built-in equipment shall clearly
indicate responsibility for furnishing and installing (government or
contractor), sizes and pertinent features of the equipment, clearances
required, and required utility provisions.
b) Collateral Equipment Items: These primarily consist of items which
are loose, portable, or can be detached from the structure without tools.
Examples include furniture and furnishings (including systems furniture),
portable office machines and computers, shop equipment and photographic
equipment. These items are typically government furnished and government
installed (GF/GI) and are not funded as a part of the construction contract.
The A/E's responsibility relative to collateral equipment items is to assure
that proper accommodations relative to installation clearances, access, and
utility provisions have been properly accounted for in the design. Typcially,
collateral equipment items are not shown on the construction contract
drawings. The Appendix "A" may, however, specifically require that the A/E
prepare layout drawings for certain collateral equipment items (eg., systems
furniture layouts) to assure that such items are properly accommodated in the
design. If such layout drawings are to be included in the construction
contract documents they shall clearly indicate that the collateral equipment
items are not in the contract for construction ("NIC").
NORTHDIV HAS ESTABLISHED A POLICY THAT BID ITEMS ARE NOT TO BE IDENTIFIED ON
THE PROJECT DRAWINGS. For more information regarding NORTHDIV policy and use
of bid items see the chapters titled "Preparation of Specifications" and
"Preparation of Construction Cost Estimates".
Common Discrepancies in Nomenclature