1 July 1998
Standard 24, Private Fire Service Mains and their Appurtenances. TM 5-813-5 should not be
included in the RFP by reference. Applicable portions of the TM 5-813-5 should be bound in
the RFP or the TM included as an appendix.
(NPDES) permits for construction activities may be required. The Design-Build contractor
should be made aware of this in the RFP. The Design-Build contractor's design will determine
the need for the permit. If the permit is required, the D-B contractor will prepare the
documentation for the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and monitoring plan.
This documentation will be submitted to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The
COR will submit the documentation for permit application.
4-2. LESSONS LEARNED. The following subparagraphs contain recommended information
that should be considered in RFP's in order to avoid past problems, define engineering
requirements, define design submittal requirements, and ensure a high level of quality. These
lessons learned should be reviewed and incorporated as appropriate in each new project.
a. Government should determine utility capacity and tie-in points.
b. Potable water system pressure and capacity data tests (static and residual) should
be done by the Government. Tests should be done in the last year or since the last major
c. Government should investigate acceptability and proximity of on-base borrow pits
and spoil areas and include the results in the RFP technical specifications.
d. Sufficient borings and/or test pits to delineate general subsurface conditions should
be performed by the Government and data provided in the RFP technical specifications.
e. The Government should provide in the RFP site-specific requirements such as local
codes, required materials, materials restrictions, and work restrictions.
f. Water meters are required for all new Army facilities with estimated water demands
of 100,000 gallons per year or more. Add water metering requirements in the RFP when
g. Points of connection to existing utilities should be identified. Adequate utility
capacities should be verified at the points of connections.
h. If available, topographic/planimetric should be accomplished via 3-D CADD and
made available along with the RFP to offerors that request it.
i. Utility locations should be shown to the extent known. Elevation data that would
result in the profile of utilities can be extremely helpful if the D-B contractor is allowed to
propose solutions to utility issues.