effective facility at the most economical cost with the least adverse
environmental impact. Such studies shall consider life-cycle-cost of the
facility, and not just the initial construction cost. Specific information
concerning study requirements will be provided in accordance with
appropriate laws and Executive Orders as defined by the Design Agent(s).
Economic Analyses (EA) of new versus addition/alteration will be paid for
and accomplished by the appropriate Military Department with their operation
and maintenance funds for projects with a program amount of .0 million and
over prior to any design authorization being issued.
2.6.2 Value Engineering Study (VE). The Design/Construction Agent will
establish procedures for conducting VE studies in accordance with Office of
Management and Budget Circular No. A-131 and Section 432, Title 41, USC,
Value Engineering. VE studies consist of investigations of certain high-
cost aspects of a design to determine if an alternate way exists to achieve
an improved design, which meets all functional requirements, at a lower
2.6.3 Design Documentation. The Design Agent, in coordination with the
using military department, is responsible for the design documentation on
each project. The Contract A-E will be held fully accountable for design in
accordance with the "Responsibility of the Architect-Engineer Contractor"
clause set out in FAR 52.236-23. However, Design Agents shall provide for
peer review of appropriate portions of design documents to assure the proper
functioning of the Architect-Engineer's own Quality Control effort.
188.8.131.52 Submissions required for TMA/DMFO. The design documentation for
Schematic and Concept level design, described in B.2 and B.4 of Appendix B
will be submitted to TMA/DMFO for approval.
184.108.40.206 Appendix B. Appendix B provides a description of general submittal
and documentation requirements, which are appropriate for a typical medical
facility. For minor facilities, such as medical warehouses, contingency
facilities, or small outpatient clinics, Design Agents may deviate from
these submission requirements as practically and economically appropriate
for the scope and complexity of the project.
2.6.4 Schematic Design Submittal (S2). This submittal includes development
of the room-by-room floor plans, elevations, and initial analysis of the
building systems. The primary purpose of this submittal and review is to
identify and resolve all major space program deficiencies at an early stage
in design and "fix" the footprint of the building. The Design Agent and
using Military Department representatives, if required based on the project
acquisition plan, will present the reviewed S2 to TMA/DMFO. Requests for
scope revisions with justification should be submitted at this time. Scope
changes will not be entertained after approval of S2 unless fully justified.
TMA/DMFO will provide approval/disapproval, with review comments, within 14
calendar days of the submittal.
Concept (35 Percent) Design Submittal (S4). This is the
technical Concept Design submittal. The design agent will certify to
TMA/DMFO that design is 35 percent complete. The Design Agent, with using
Military Department coordination and participation, will submit a summary of
the reviewed S-4 to TMA/DMFO. Final scope and PA (cost) shall be determined
with this submission.
All issues regarding costs, Value Engineering Study
(VE), constructability, phasing, and any other special studies must be