Using Service Change Requests (USCR). Changes that are initiated
by the Military Department are Using Service change requests (USCR). Usually
these changes result from changed user requirements, mission changes,
operational changes, functional changes, support equipment revisions, and
usually originate at the end user, installation level. These changes will be
evaluated on a case by case basis to determine whether they are mandatory or
non-mandatory. If determined to be non-mandatory and if they exceed the
dollar threshold then the Corporate Group must authorize the change prior to
the Construction Agent execution of the contract change order.
Contractor V-E Proposals. These changes must be carefully
scrutinized by the appropriate level within the Construction Agency (HQUSACE,
AF/ILECM and HQNAVFAC/MFDO) and by the using Military Department to assure
technical criteria and medical standards/requirements are not compromised.
The Corporate Group, established as part of the Army Corps of Engineers
process, prior to execution, must approve these changes.
Criteria and System Changes. Changes that alter system designs,
life safety features, or change functional requirements must be submitted to
the Medical Facilities Design Office (Navy) or Corps of Engineers as
appropriate, and the using Military Department representative prior to
approval and incorporation.
TMA-DMFO Approval. TMA-DMFO must approve all changes that add
significant new features to the project, which were not originally
contemplated in the design. All change orders, with a cumulative government
cost estimate in excess of 0, 000, or other proposed construction
contingency obligations in excess of 0, 000, must be submitted to the TMA-
DMFO for concurrence and approval prior to obligation of construction funds.
These proposed changes will be coordinated thru the HQUSACE (CEMP-MD),
AF/ILECM and HQNAVFAC (MFDO) prior to submission to TMA-DMFO.
Procedures. The Construction Management Team construction change
order approvals will be at the field level unless otherwise negotiated between
the Design/Construction Agent, the using Military Department, and the
contractor, as identified in the Construction Management Plan.
Change Order Processing Length A plan of action to complete
requested changes, pending in excess of 90 days from the date identified, will
be prepared by the Design/Construction Agent to notify the using Military
Department of the time frame for incorporation or resolution of the change.
Mediation. Non-mandatory construction change requests, which
cannot be resolved between the Construction Agent and the using Military
Department, may be submitted through the appropriate channels to TMA-DMFO for
review and final decision.
Funds Management. TMA-RM will sub-allocate all of the apportioned
design and construction funds to the respective Design/Construction Agents.
The Agent will manage the funds at the project level.