AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
d. The Corps of Engineers Abridged Guide Specifications (CEAGS). The CEAGS are
developed and maintained by HQUSACE and are intended for small projects, minor elements of
large projects, and maintenance and repair projects. These documents are a condensed version of
the Corps of Engineers Guide Specifications (CEGS) and are well-suited as guides for use in
developing Installation Support project specifications. There are two official media for
distributing all HQUSACE MILCON guide specifications: TECHINFO and Construction Criteria
(1) TECHINFO. TECHINFO is a computer-based construction criteria information
system that is managed by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. The
system is designed to facilitate the flow of information to and from USACE technical users and
contains the most current editions of guide specifications and HQUSACE design and engineering
criteria documents. TECHINFO may be accessed through the USACE Home Page on Internet
(located at http://www.usace.army.mil) or by dialing the system data line at (205) 895-1799 via a
personal computer and modem. TECHINFO questions may be addressed to the system operator,
telephone (205) 895-1826.
(2) Construction Criteria Base. Construction Criteria Base (CCB) is a Department of
Defense sponsored compact disk-read only memory (CD-ROM) system distributed by the
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). In addition to the guide specifications, CCB
contains HQUSACE design and engineering criteria and standards, and criteria and guide
specifications issued by other military departments, Federal agencies, and private industry. The
CCB CD-ROM is updated and issued quarterly, and is available on a yearly subscription basis.
CCB information may be obtained from HQUSACE (CEMP-EA), telephone (202) 761-1203.
15. SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS. The design agency should determine
whether special contract requirements, instructions, conditions and notices to offerors, or any
other statements can be referenced in the solicitation. This option should be considered only after
close coordination with, and approval by, customer(s), construction staff, contracting and
16. COST ESTIMATES.
a. Cost Engineers. The role of the cost engineers in the success of the Installation Support
process is very important. The cost engineer may, when preparing his or her detailed estimate,
identify design and constructibilty issues (from a cost engineering perspective) while preparing his
or her unit prices and reviewing the associated scope. Potential design and construction pitfalls
should be reported to the design team leader.