(1) Fee Proposal: The A/E shall provide an outline of the actions that the
firm will take during the design process along with its associated fee.
(2) 2 Weeks after the NTP: The A/E shall submit a detailed QA/QC Plan
describing each step that will be taken during the development of the various
phases of design. Each step should have an appropriate space where a senior
member of the firm can initial and date when the action has been completed.
(3) 100% Submittal: The A/E shall submit the completed QA/QC Plan along
with the latest marked-up documents (plans, specifications, etc.) necessary to
ensure that a thorough review and coordination have been completed.
(a) VA Supplied Data. All VA Supplied data shall be coordinated and any
variations in design shall be justified in a written report.
(b) Resubmission of the Work. In each submission the A/E shall resubmit the
materials specified in the prior submissions, revised according to the
comments made by the VA resulting from the prior review(s).
(c) VA Standards. The A/E shall use the VA Construction Standards in
preparing Schematics for the project. However, should the A/E determine that
a deviation from such standards and specifications is necessary or beneficial to
the Government, he shall promptly submit a request in writing to the
Contracting Officer for permission to make the deviation. The request shall
include an explanation of the specific reasons for the desired change and
(d) Accuracy of Planning Information. The A/E shall visit the project site to
investigate the information shown on the Government-Furnished drawings,
record (as-built) drawings and other planning documents which are part of this
contract. This information is the best available but the Government does not
guarantee its accuracy or completeness. The A/E investigation of field
conditions shall be performed in a competent professional manner in
accordance with the Architectural Design Manual PG 18-10.