DESIGN PROCEDURES, SUBMITTALS, AND DOCUMENTATION
2.1 General. This section defines the minimum OASD-HA (TMA/DMFO)
requirements for design procedures, submittals, and documentation for a
typical DoD Medical MILCON project. The Design Agent(s), in coordination
with the using Military Service(s), may establish additional or lesser
project specific requirements to meet specific project requirements.
Submittal requirement variations for TMA/DMFO submissions must have written
2.2 Design Goals.
2.2.1 Scope and Criteria. The goal during concept design (0 to 35%)
development is to produce concept design documentation which meets project
requirements and complies with criteria while establishing final project
scope and an appropriate Programmed Amount (PA). Final scope and PA will be
based on the approved concept submittal and validated cost estimate.
2.2.2 Design to Cost. The goal during the final design phase (35 to 100%
design completion) is to produce a set of construction documents within the
PA and/or DDA established at the concept design approval. If design
requirements or refinements cause the estimated project cost to exceed the
established PA, the Design Agent with participation of the using Military
Department, will present cost adjustment or reduction alternatives to
TMA/DMFO before completing the design documents.
2.2.3 Design Schedules.
Major Construction. For specified location projects, the
TMA/DMFO goal is to be at concept (35%) design by 1 August of the year prior
to planned budget execution. The Design Agent must request written approval
from TMA/DMFO for late submission. The goal during final design is to
complete design in time for a construction contract award during the first
quarter of the program year of the project.
Unspecified Minor Construction. For Unspecified Minor
Construction (DODI 4270.36, reference 2a), the TMA/DMFO goal is to have
designs complete and projects ready for advertisement within 12 months of
the date of the original TMA/DMFO Design Authorization Memorandum.
Design Sequence and Responsibilities.
2807 Action. TMA/RM issues the Section 2807, Title 10 USC
(reference 2b) Congressional notification. Typically, the 2807 notification
is conducted concurrently with the Design Authorization to select an
Architect/Engineer. This notification is required for all projects where the
funded cost of design is expected to exceed 0,000 (typically a projected
construction cost of .5 million and up). (See Figure 2-1).
Design Funds. TMA/RMFO sub-allocates design funds to the
Design Agents to achieve the authorized level of design in accordance with
Design Authorization. The TMA/DMFO issues the design
authorizations to the Design Agent with an information copy to the using
Military Department, as appropriate, to meet design and programming