14 July 2004
Including changes 12 April 2005
Outlet boxes provided with facility contract.
Backbone cabling provided by NMCI Contractor, unless BOD is
after cutover. In that case, a contract line item change (CLIN) may
be required to accommodate the additional NMCI charges unless
the backbone cabling is already included in the facility contract.
Horizontal cabling (data and voice) provided with facility contract.
Jacks with cover plates provided with facility contract.
POP Equipment. The floor space required for POP equipment on
conversion will be the same as the recommendations for new construction in
Access and Distribution Equipment. Access and distribution
layer equipment is generally located in existing closets/rooms or in open spaces
without separating walls. The NMCI Contractor will, as a last resort, partition a
room to meet specific security or minimize cooling requirements. Floor space
requirements for conversion depend on site conditions where the equipment is to
be located and the equipment required. They will be generally the same as for
new construction in paragraphs 2-4.3 and 2-4.4.
Secure Areas. For existing facilities, the NMCI contractor has the
responsibility to harden a new NMCI space (that will receive classified COMSEC
equipment for NMCI use) to meet existing security regulations. However, if the
contractor is taking over an existing closet already containing government
classified equipment, it is the government's responsibility to harden the closet
since it should have met security requirements before the contractor added their
equipment and/or took over the existing equipment. The use of space in an
existing facility that does not meet the standards outlined in the security
requirements documents for the associated level of security is not permitted.
Contractor provided PDS conduits will generally be installed below the
ceiling tiles unless an exception is requested by the activity. When installation of
conduit above the drop ceiling is approved, the government will provide clear panels in
order to view the conduits. The clear panels must meet fire protection flame spread
rating for the space affected. The government will install the tiles if they are not
available in time for contractor installation.
Fire Protection. Fire Protection for existing spaces that are being
modified by the NMCI Contractor to be unoccupied telecommunications spaces,
must be provided in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1008C, Fire Protection for
Facilities Engineering, Design, and Construction.