25 May 2005
Change 1, 22 February 2006
Change 2, 4 December 2006
CHAPTER 3 DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN-BUILD REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Design-Build (DB) RFP may utilize part of the Predesign phase to help define
acceptable options for the project, or may strictly state functional requirements, which
allows maximum design flexibility for the Design-Build Contractor. Stating functional
requirements is preferred; however, mold the process to meet the needs of the using
activity. Requirements in this chapter are for RFP Development only.
DESIGN-BUILD REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND
Guidance on preparing the RFP for Design-Build projects is available on the NAVFAC
Design-Build Master web site (http://www.wbdg.org/ndbm.) This site is intended to (1)
familiarize those new to the Design-Build process with the RFP format and typical RFP
specification sections and (2) allow those preparing a Design-Build RFP to download
the electronic documents. The Design-Build RFP web site is organized using tabs for
the major topics of a DB RFP, including Design Guidance and Parts. Within each
tabbed section are the structures for the various categories of information in that
section. A description of the documents in each Part is provided at each Part tab.
The RFP must include all six RFP Parts indicated below unless they are not applicable
to the project. The typical facility project will have information in every RFP Part, with
the possible exception of RFP Part Five, "Prescriptive Specifications." Typically, Part
One is not included in the RFP, and provided by the Acquisition office after RFP
documents are completed. Verify with the NAVFAC Facility Engineering Command if
space and tabs should be provided in the RFP for Part One.
Part One includes the Proposal Form and Documents and specifies the
Part Two contains the General Requirements Specification Sections
some only available at the Design-Build website.
Part Three contains the Project Program for the project.
Part Four contains the Performance Technical Specifications.
Part Five contains any Prescriptive Specifications required for the Design-
Part Six is for Attachments (e.g., Boring Logs, reference drawings).
Combining Multiple RFPs into One Bid Package.
Refer to Chapter 5 for guidance, when multiple RFPs are combined into one solicitation
PROJECT INFORMATION FORM (PIF).