25 May 2005
Change 1, 22 February 2006
Change 2, 4 December 2006
Precedence for RFP contracts is described in NFAS Clause 5252.236-9312 (when
published) and in UFGS 01 33 10.05 20.
Coordinate the drawings and the specifications to ensure that all items depicted in the
drawings are covered by an appropriate specification section and that all specification
sections relate to items in the drawings.
Department of Defense (DoD) agencies use a specification processing system called
"SpecsIntact," an acronym for "Specifications-Kept-Intact." SpecsIntact is the word
processing software used to edit the UFGS database.
This system provides several time-saving features including creation of an outline
specification; paragraph renumbering; printing without notes; reference verification;
bracket removal check; and printing of the reference standards list, a submittal register,
and a report which lists test requirements and actions of interest to the Contracting
Officer. The system also offers a redline editing tool that will save the project
specification with edits.
SpecsIntact is available for download, free of charge, at the SpecsIntact web site
Use of MasterFormat and SpecsIntact.
Prepare prescriptive project specifications utilizing Construction Specifications Institute
(CSI) MasterFormat. When required by the contract, use SpecsIntact software to edit
the UFGS section database.
Include an overall cover sheet for signature with project specification package. Type in
the name and title of the principle Designer of Record who shall sign in the "Submitted
By" location in accordance with paragraph 7-4.
Organization of Bidding Requirements and Contract Requirements.
Bidding and contract requirements are normally formulated and included in the
solicitation by a Contract Specialist. Do not include the UFGS (Sections 00021 through
00830) available for these requirements in the specifications Table of Contents. These
UFGS are listed individually in a separate table of contents for the contracts part of the