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resolved before the construction contract is awarded. Design
deficiencies not resolved prior to the award of the construction
contract will require a change order to the construction
contract, which in most cases, causes additional costs and time
delays to the Government.
The Acquisition Manager should avoid awarding the construction
contract prior to resolution of all identified safety related
Associated Documents. The Acquisition Manager, as
system applicant, should ensure that all associated documents,
such as technical manuals, preliminary design, final design, test
memos, etc., are prepared and submitted in accordance with the
Milestone Event Schedule during the acquisition process. The
Acquisition Manager should ensure that all associated documents
are submitted to the SCA in a timely manner and that there is
adequate time allocated in the Milestone Event Schedule to allow
the SCA to conduct a thorough review of the associated documents.
The Acquisition Manager should review SCA comments and take
appropriate action on safety related issues.
Construction Review Board. It is recommended that the
Acquisition Manager conduct Construction Review Board (CRB)
meetings during the period that the facility is being fabricated.
The CRB should meet frequently at the construction facility, with
frequency being dependent upon the complexity of the facility