deemed appropriate. The CMP, as part of the Construction Agent's Structure,
will establish a Corporate Group, consisting of headquarters level members
from the Construction Agent and the using Military Department. The Corporate
Group will review all non-mandatory construction changes that exceed ,000,
or amount as otherwise directed in the CMP, and make a determination to either
fund the change or to defer it for future consideration, dependent on the
availability of funds near the completion of the construction. Non-mandatory
changes that exceed ,000 and for which there is disagreement among the
Corporate Group may be submitted to TMA-DMFO for approval. The Corporate
Group will also approve the use of all construction funds for other than
construction changes, such as Architect-Engineer services during construction
and extensions of design.
Construction Management Team. Establish a Construction Management
Team for all Medical MILCON projects. The team should consist of
representation from the following organizations:
Design & Construction Agent. The Construction Agent administers
the construction contract, in coordination with the design agent if different.
The management of the contract and interface with the construction contractor
are the responsibility of the Construction Agent.
Military Department. The using Military Department representatives
will coordinate contract change orders that may affect the functional use of
the facility, processing user initiated change order requests, and assisting
the Construction Agent in expediting the acceptance and transfer of the
completed construction. The using Military Department may participate in
review of shop drawings.
Installation Engineer. The Installation Engineer will participate
outages of site utilities, and traffic flow.
Construction Change Orders. Changes shall be incorporated in a
manner that will minimize disruption to the ongoing construction contract and,
for renovation projects, also minimize the impacts to the operation of the
Medical Treatment Facility. Approval authority is dependent on the size, type
of change, and project funds status, as enumerated below:
Mandatory Changes. Mandatory changes are changes that must be
made to allow the construction to proceed in accordance with the Government
approved construction schedule and to provide a complete and operational
facility. These changes normally fall into one of the following categories:
Differing site conditions
Design errors or omissions in the plans or specifications
Non-Mandatory Changes. Contract modifications for changes in
medical operating procedures, equipment, or capabilities; improvements to the
contractor value engineering (VE) proposals. These are changes which, whether
implemented or not, will result in a fully functional facility when the
facility is completed.