(d) The A/E shall provide prompt, written notification to the Contracting
Officer concerning -
(l) conflicts with, or
(2) recommended deviations from codes, laws, regulations, standards,
and opinions of review officials as described above. No work altering
the scope of this contract shall be undertaken prior to receipt of written
approval of the Contracting Officer.
(e) No action may be brought against the A/E or VA and no fine or penalty
may be imposed for failure to carry out any of the previously described
recommendations of State or local officials. VA and its contractors, including
A/E, shall not be required to pay any amount for any action taken by a State or
political division of a State in carrying out functions described in this article,
including reviewing plans, issuing permits, and making recommendations.
(f) The A/E shall advise the Contracting Officer of any variances with the
applicable Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Standards,
for occupancy requirements.
SPE 9 DOCUMENT LIBRARY
The A/E shall establish a Document Library and therein have access to a copy
of each Federal, VA, trade or other specification, standard, code or document
that is quoted or referred to in this contract directly or by reference. The A/E
shall provide working access to this library to other independent consultants
of the VA upon request of the Contracting Officer.
SPE 10 PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL DATA
Public Law 93-291 (93rd Congress) provides for the preservation of historical
and archeological data (including relics and specimen) which might be lost
due to alteration of the terrain of a site due to any Federal construction
project. The A/E shall notify the Contracting Officer immediately upon
discovery of any possible historical or archeological data that may warrant
investigation. Any historical or archeological survey mitigation plan or
salvage operation shall not be a part of this contract unless otherwise agreed.