SPE 15 ASBESTOS
In conformance with VAAR 870.114, the Architect-Engineer shall not
specify or approve any asbestos product or equipment or material containing
asbestos products under this contract, unless no suitable substitutes are
available. If suitable substances are not available, specific authority to
specify or approval asbestos products and equipment or materials containing
asbestos products must be obtained in writing from the Contracting Officer.
The Architect-Engineer is specifically liable to the VA for any costs resulting
from a failure to strictly comply with this paragraph.