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alternatives evaluation, system selection, and implementation schedule. Chapters 2, 3,
and 4 provide specific information for many of these elements. The completed
implementation plan will serve as a roadmap to address the specific needs and unique
circumstances associated with that particular base or facility.
Conflicts with Other Criteria. Refer to the authority having jurisdiction for
Authority Having Jurisdiction. For this UFC, the authority having
jurisdiction is the component office of responsibility (see paragraph 1-3).
1-6.4.2 Waivers. The authority having jurisdiction may approve waivers. Requests
must include justification, risk analysis, cost comparisons, criteria applied, and other
pertinent data. Lack of funds or cost savings do not justify a waiver. Waivers are
granted on a case-by-case basis and do not extend to cases with similar circumstances.
QUALIFICATIONS OF SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS
System Integrators and Contractors. Use system integrators and
contractors that are able to demonstrate a full knowledge and understanding of systems
used for mass notification, and that have factory-trained personnel to perform system
design, installation, testing, training, and maintenance.
Mass Notification System Component Products and Manufacturers. Only
accept products from manufacturers that can meet the design criteria of this UFC and
can demonstrate 5 years of experience in producing products similar to those required
for mass notification.
Performance and Acceptance Testing. Upon completion of installation, the
contractor must complete performance testing of the mass notification system for
compliance with this UFC, as well as any additional established criteria, and document
successful completion using test procedures and forms previously accepted by the
authority having jurisdiction for the installation. Upon successful completion of
performance testing, the contractor must complete a witnessed acceptance test of the
mass notification system for compliance with this UFC, as well as any additional
established criteria, and document successful completion using test procedures and
forms previously accepted by the authority having jurisdiction for the installation.
Performance testing will be spot-checked and acceptance testing will be witnessed by
local representatives of the authority having jurisdiction and by designees of those
responsible for the operation and maintenance of the system.
Installation Records. Upon the successful completion of acceptance testing
and resolution of any resulting punch list items, the contractor must provide a complete
set of record drawings and operations and maintenance manuals for the mass
notification system. The number of electronic and paper copies of record drawings and
operations and maintenance manuals provided, as well as the format and content, must
be in compliance with records requirements established by the authority having