SECTION 16: MEDICAL AND DENTAL EQUIPMENT
General. This section provides guidance on medical and dental
equipment for facilities. Equipment procurement for projects shall be in
accordance with MIL-STD-1691, "Construction and Material Schedule for
Military Medical and Dental Facilities" (reference 16a). This standard
provides a uniform basis upon which the using Military Department can
identify items of construction and material and fix logistical and financial
responsibility (see Section 1).
Approval of Equipment Design Features. Quality and type of
equipment and furniture, e.g., stainless steel, steel, wood, gas fired or
electric, shall be determined by the using Military Department in each
instance, based on the intended life and mission of the facility and the
location and circumstance under which construction is to be accomplished.
Approval of Substitutions. When design and space limitations
necessitate substitution of equipment in the preparation of drawings, these
substitutions shall be coordinated with and approved by the using Military
Department. If the substitution results in a change in the Category E and F
funding level (decrease or increase), it must also be coordinated with TMA-
Procurement. Provide logistical categories of equipment in
accordance with MIL-STD-1691. The using Military Department will transfer
items of existing equipment to the new or altered facility whenever feasible
and economical. This decision to reuse existing equipment shall be based
upon the life expectancy of the equipment at the time of beneficial occupancy
(BOD), the repair costs experienced with the existing unit, and the
operational considerations involved in moving the equipment prior to
operation of the new or altered facility.
Logistical Responsibility. Equipment shall be funded, procured
and installed in accordance with the following legend. Each item of
equipment is identified in MIL-STD-1691 (reference 16a) by these
Contractor furnished and contractor installed (CFCI) from
military construction appropriation funds (Military Construction
Government furnished from the using Military Department's
operating funds other than construction and installed by Contractor (GFCI)
construction funds (Military Construction Appropriations, MILCON). Operating
funds shall be as determined by the using Military Department.
Government furnished and government installed (GFGI) from
existing assets or from funds other than MILCON as determined by the using
Other (leased or rented equipment, or that obtained under
special conditions as indicated). Funds shall be determined by the using
Military Department and other than MILCON.