GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
2.1 GENERAL: The A-E shall perform in accordance with the contract
requirements which include but are not limited to the contract clauses,
"Statement of Architect Engineer Services" ("scope"), and the documents and
publications incorporated by reference into the contract.
2.2 RESPONSIBILITY: The basic A-E responsibilities are part of the A-E
contract as FAR clause 52.236-23 entitled "RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ARCHITECT-
ENGINEER CONTRACTOR (APR 1984)," listed in Appendix B and quoted in part as
"(a) The Contractor shall be responsible for the professional
quality, technical accuracy, and the coordination of all designs, drawings,
specifications, and other services furnished by the Contractor under this
contract. The Contractor shall, without additional compensation, correct
or revise any errors or deficiencies in its designs, drawings,
specifications, and other services.
(b) Neither the Government's review, approval or acceptance of, nor
payment for, the services required under this contract shall be construed
to operate as a waiver of any rights under this contract or of any cause of
action arising out of the performance of this contract, and the Contractor
shall be and remain liable to the Government in accordance with applicable
law for all damages to the Government caused by the Contractor's negligent
performance of any of the services furnished under this contract........."
A-E Communications with Government: A-E shall advise the PDE in
writing with particularity of the effect of or risks associated with
particular design decisions. These include but are not limited to
Government directives or suggestions, decisions on the scope of work,
money, and/or design time of the project.
2.2.2 Meeting Cost Limitation: For design projects, the estimated
construction contract price and the statutory cost limitation of the
project given in the "SCOPE" shall not be exceeded. Notify the PDE at the
earliest possible time if it becomes evident that a funding problem may
arise so that appropriate corrective measures can be taken. This
requirement is part of the A-E contract as FAR clause 52.236-22 entitled
"DESIGN WITHIN FUNDING LIMITATIONS (APR 1984)" listed in Appendix B and
quoted in part as follows:
"(a) The Contractor shall accomplish the design services required
under this contract so as to permit the award of a contract, using standard
Federal Acquisition Regulation procedures for the construction of the
facilities designed at a price that does not exceed the estimated
construction contract price.....When bids or proposals for the construction
contract are received that exceed the estimated price, the Contractor shall
perform such redesign and other services as are necessary to permit
contract award within the funding limitation. These additional services
shall be performed at no increase in the price of this contract......"
2.2.3 Accuracy and Coordination of Work: Drawings and specifications must
be accurate and explicit so that they provide an equitable basis for bids.
Properly coordinate all elements of work to insure that there are no
conflicts between architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical
and other portions of work or between drawings and specifications.
Emphasize this coordination when certain elements of the design are
performed under subcontract to other A-Es.