resolved, though the results of all studies may not be incorporated prior to
presenting this submission to TMA/DMFO for approval.
Rendering. If the design agent requires a rendering, then a
photographic copy of the rendering shall be provided to TMA/DMFO and the
military department. The rendering should be prepared either before or after
the concept submittal is approved by TMA/DMFO. The TMA/DMFO copy of the
rendering should be titled, matted, glazed with nonglare glass or plexiglass
and framed in brushed aluminum or other format prescribed by the Design
Design Review Policy. Prior to use of a design documents package for
construction, the Design Agent shall conduct an independent review to evaluate
This review does not replace or
nullify the designer's own quality control process or review responsibilities.
The 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. The Design Agent's review is to establish that the designer has
fulfilled the documentation requirements of his contract, adequately addressed
any unique government requirements, and provided documents exhibiting a level
of accuracy, coordination, completeness, clarity, and absence of error
indicative of a quality design and an effective designer quality control
procedure. In addition, A-E design shall be accomplished or reviewed and
approved by architects, engineers or other professionals registered to practice
in the particular professional field in accordance with FAR 52.236-25.
Review Agency Qualifications. Designs prepared by private A-E
firms or geographical elements of the Design Agent will be reviewed by the
Design Agent's Medical Facilities Design Office (Center of Expertise for COE),
employing a highly qualified, multi-disciplinary team of engineer and
architect professionals with extensive experience, and day-to-day involvement
in, medical facility designs and technical issues. The Design Agent's Medical
Facilities Design Office or Center of Expertise shall review all medically
unique aspects of the design, and all aspects of design shown to be historical
areas of concern for medical facilities. Design Agents may designate
qualified engineer and architect professionals without extensive experience in
the medical field to review general aspects of medical facility designs.
Constructability Review. The Design Agent shall provide for an
independent Constructability Review for all medical facility projects.
Constructability is defined as the ease with which a designated project can
be administered, bid, built, enforced, and understood. Constructability
must be strongly emphasized by the designer, and Design Agent, throughout
the entire planning and design process. As a minimum, these reviews should
occur at both the 35% and Final Design completion stages.
Design Management Plan. For each project, the Design Agent shall
develop a plan for managing the design of the facility.
This plan shall
identify project schedule and milestones.
Construction Cost Estimates. Preparation, review, and approval
of construction cost estimates shall be in accordance with established design
agent practices. All estimates prepared by A-E firms will be reviewed and
validated by the cost engineering element of the design agent. Prior to the
submittal to TMA/DMFO, estimates prepared by in-house personnel will be
reviewed in accordance with established procedures. The quality and integrity