15 June 2006
CHAPTER 2 REQUIREMENTS
The interior designer must satisfy the following for each project:
Fully indicate or follow the Scope of Work in the contract documents.
Comply with applicable codes, regulations and laws.
Provide a design within funding limits.
Provide a design within Scope of Work limits.
Provide a design of appropriate appearance in accordance with Service
Provide a design that satisfies the functional requirements of the project.
Provide a design with coordinated systems (interior finish materials,
furnishings, fixtures, equipment, electrical, lighting, etc.)
Provide complete, accurate, and coordinated construction/procurement
documentation for the Project.
Provide a fully coordinated Comprehensive Interior Design, unless
otherwise directed, which includes:
(i) Fully coordinated Structural Interior Design (SID;) and
(ii) Fully coordinated Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment Interior Design
Provide a design that is in accordance with sustainable design principles.
INTERIOR DESIGNER QUALIFICATIONS
Design and review must be accomplished by, or in consultation with, professional
interior designers or architects with significant interior design experience. Qualification
of designers is based on education, experience and examination. Interior designers or
architects will have completed a recognized program of academic training in interior
design; and/or will have attained registration or licensure as required by the locality or
district where the project work occurs. For contracted interior design services, the
interior designer or architect must be NCIDQ certified and must not be affiliated with any
furniture dealership, vendor or manufacturer. The Government reserves the right to
approve or disapprove the qualifications of the interior designer selected by an A/E or a
Designers must consider interior design compatibility with the local environment,
functional requirements, ergonomics, and economy of construction, energy
conservation, interior details, sustainable design and life cycle costs. Additionally,
facilities must be designed in harmony with the architectural character of existing
facilities that are to remain, especially those that are considered historically or
architecturally significant. Design excellence must not add to project costs but balance
the functionality, aesthetics, quality, sustainability and maintainability of facilities.
Designs must comply with each installation design guide.