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the paragraph entitled "Accredited Laboratories", submit to the Contracting
Officer for approval, certified statements signed by an official of the
testing laboratory attesting that the proposed laboratory meets or conforms
to the following requirements:
a.  Laboratories engaged in testing of construction materials shall
meet the requirements of ASTM E 329.
b.  Laboratories engaged in testing of concrete and concrete
aggregates shall meet the requirements of ASTM C 1077.
c.  Laboratories engaged in testing of bituminous paving materials
shall meet the requirements of ASTM D 3666.
d.  Laboratories engaged in testing of soil and rock, as used in
engineering design and construction, shall meet the requirements of ASTM D
e.  Laboratories engaged in inspection and testing of steel, stainless
steel, and related alloys will be evaluated according to ASTM A 880.
f.  Laboratories engaged in nondestructive testing (NDT) shall meet
the requirements of ASTM E 543.
g.  Laboratories engaged in Hazardous Materials Testing shall meet the
requirements of OSHA and EPA.  Accredited Laboratories:  Acceptable accreditation programs are
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National
Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), the American
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) program
and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) program.
Furnish to the Contracting Officer, a copy of the Certificate of
Accreditation, Scope of Accreditation and latest directory of the
accrediting organization for accredited laboratories.  The scope of the
laboratory's accreditation shall include the test methods required by the
Contract.  Inspection of Testing Laboratories:  Prior to approval of
non-accredited laboratories, the proposed testing laboratory facilities and
records may be subject to inspection by the Contracting Officer.  Records
subject to inspection include equipment inventory, equipment calibration
dates and procedures, library of test procedures, audit and inspection
reports by agencies conducting laboratory evaluations and certifications,
testing and management personnel qualifications, test report forms, and the
internal QC procedures.  Capability Check:  The Contracting Officer retains the right to
check laboratory equipment in the proposed laboratory and the laboratory
technician's testing procedures, techniques, and other items pertinent to
testing, for compliance with the standards stated above.
submittal schedules, and submittals required will be described in the
Statement of Architect-Engineering Services which is generally referred to
as the "Scope of Work" or "SCOPE."  A "Scope of Work" will be furnished to
the A-E with the Request for Proposal (RFP).  At this time, if the A-E is
unclear as to the project requirements, contact the Contracting Officer to
arrange for a site visit (for Oahu projects only) and meetings with the


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