Stopped or Deferred Designs. Decisions to stop or defer designs
will be made by TMA/DMFO, in coordination with the design agent and the
using Service. Written direction will be provided to the Design Agent and
the using Service.
Reporting Requirements. The Design Agents will establish design
cost targets, maintain accurate records on design fees, schedules,
construction cost, and other project data and report this information as
Notification of Concept Design Start. The Design Agent will
notify TMA/DMFO and using military department of the A-E's name, and the
design schedule within seven calendar days after the A-E has been issued a
Notice-To-Proceed (NTP) to concept (35%) design.
Notification of Final Design Start. The Design Agent will
notify TMA/DMFO of the schedule for the Final Design within seven (7)
calendar days after the A-E has been issued a NTP to design completion.
Quarterly Execution Reports. The Design Agent shall submit the
following reports to TMA/DMFO and using Military Department Agencies no
later than three working days prior to each Quarterly Execution meeting.
Automated reports currently in use by the Design and Construction Agents
which contain the requested information are acceptable substitutes for the
Design Funds Status Report. Provide in format of Figure 2-2
for all projects authorized for design by TMA/RM.
Project Status Report. Provide in format of Figure 2-3 for each
project authorized for design by TMA/RM.
Provide a report in Figure 2-4
MILCON Funds Status Report.
format for all appropriated projects.
Design-Build Projects. For the vast majority of projects, the
traditional facilities acquisition method of firm-fixed-price design-bid-build
will continue to be used. However, other non-traditional project delivery
systems, to include design-build and third party contracting, should be
considered when appropriate. With the concurrence of the Using Military
Department, the Design Agents may elect to procure medical facilities using
the Design-Build process. The Request For Proposal (RFP) for a medical
facility shall include a sufficient design developed to the concept level to
effectively establish scope and cost. The Design Agent, in consultation
with the Using Military Department, shall determine for each project whether
specifications shall be prescriptive, performance, or a combination thereof.
2.6 Design Submittals and Documentation Requirements.
Economic, Architectural, Engineering, and Environmental
Studies. The design is to be supported by architectural, engineering,
economic, and environmental evaluations of those features, which contribute
most to the construction cost, energy efficiency, and environmental impact.
The design is to provide the optimum combination for an efficient and