26 Jul 1989
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT INFORMATION (OMSI) MANUAL
General Requirements. Provide a detailed USER Manual
2. Description of Work. Manual shall be divided into two (2) sections
identified as "User Manual", and "Appendix". An outline for the generic
contents of the manual is provided on Attachment A. Manual is to be
factual, Specific, concise and canprehensive.
Manual should be understandable to high school or equivalent graduate,
with minimal practical experience.
User Manual data furnished by the construction contractor shall be
3. Format. The manual shall be bound in durable, hardcover, red,
three-ring loose leaf binders that are water and grease resistant. Binders
shall be for 8 1/2" x 11" sheet size and have a three inch thick capacity.
Each binder shall be referred to as a single volume.
No one section is to include information which is part of another
section. Example, (if a total of two volumes/binders are required for the
manual, volumes numbers one could be for "Users Manual" and volume number
two for "Appendix".
Each volume shall be properly identified on the front face and ring
end of the binder. Sheets in the manual shall be high quality paper and the
dividers shall be heavy duty paper with plastic reinforced holes and tabs.
Instruction sheets, drawings, etc., larger than 8 1/2,, x 11" but not
exceeding 16" x 22" shall be inserted into the binders as single fold-out
A master table of contents and a master index for all volumes shall be
provided at the front of each volume. All dividers shall be plastic covered.
4. Validation. The operation and maintenance procedures shall be validated
at the site, in the presence of designated Government representatives. The
validation shall be scheduled and completed at a time mutually agreeable to
the contractor (system installation contractor) and a designed Government
personnel (including operating personnel) and the contracting officer. Any
recommended changes to the manuals shall be made by the A/E Firm at no
additional cost prior to final acceptance by the contracting officer.
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