FEBRUARY 6 2003
SPECIFICATIONS AND DETAILS
Section 12A--Introduction and Bid Package
12.1. Introduction. This chapter gives complete specifications and structural details for Air Force
signs and includes instructions on putting together a bid package. It must be emphasized that the
intent of this chapter is not to provide "standard" specifications and details, but to furnish users with
a starting point for the development of project-specific specifications and details. Although
reasonable efforts have been made to verify that the enclosed details are technically correct and meet
existing, generally available building code requirements, there is no expressed or implied warranty
of correctness and compliance. It is the final responsibility of the user/designer to ensure the
accuracy, completeness, applicability, workability, code compliance, and cost effectiveness of all
specifications and details, whether used in whole or in part.
12.2. Purchase. In accordance with Title 18, U.S.C., Sec. 4124(a) and Federal Acquisition
Regulations (FAR) subpart 8.6, Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (UNICOR) has a mandatory
preference for items listed in its "Schedule of Products". For items not listed, refer to FAR 8.001 for
available sources listed in descending order of priority. Questions regarding the availability of
products or waiver request procedures may be directed to:
Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (UNICOR)
Customer Service Center
P.O. Box 13640
Lexington, KY 40583-3640
FAX: (606) 254-9692
12.3. Preparation of Bid Package. In order to solicit bids from manufacturers, assemble the
following items into a bid package:
Sign Plan. The base Sign Plan, which consists of the sign site plan and the sign schedule.
(See Chapter 1.)
Illustrations. Illustrations of each sign type needed, which can be reproduced from this
pamphlet. For example, if Type B2 signs are used in the program, include copies of Figures
4.17 and 4.18 in the bid package.
Structural Drawings. Structural drawings of each sign used, reproduced from this chapter.
Specifications. Complete specifications for each sign type and sign structure, reproduced
from this chapter.
Standard Bid Forms. Standard bid forms, prepared by the base Contracting Office.
Section 12B--Freestanding Exterior Sign Options
12.4. Material Selection. Every project has individual requirements based on the project budget, the