15 June 2006
Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) provide important information on
government quality standards and submittal requirements and should be used as the
basis for project specifications. These specifications are available on the Whole
Building Design Guide's web page, www.wbdg.org. For Navy projects, see also UFC 1-
300-09N, "Design Procedures".
4-3.1 Finish Color Schedule.
The Finish Color Schedule will be provided in the contract documents in one of two
The UFGS 09915 Color Schedule guide specification may be used to document
manufacturer's materials, textures, patterns, color names and numbers for exterior and
interior finishes and specialties which will be exposed to view in the finished
construction. This specification has been fully integrated as a reference in all UFGS's
that require a named material, color and finish reference. When used to the fullest
extent, this UFGS can be referenced on the Finish Schedule drawings or in the Design
Criteria for a Design-Build Request for Proposal.
If the UFGS 09915 is not used, provide the Finish Color Schedule on the drawings
associated with the Room Finish Schedule. The Finish Color schedule on the drawings
will indicate manufacturer's materials, textures, patterns, color names and numbers for
all interior finishes and specialties which will be exposed to view in the finished
When matching existing materials and colors, it is not sufficient to state, "match
existing." Identify specific existing materials and colors to the greatest extent possible.
Do not indicate that the Contracting Officer will make color selections. The designer
must provide all color selections on the Finish Color schedule.
Federal Standard Colors.
The current MIL-STD-595B Federal Standard Colors are to be used when required by
installation specific criteria. The use of this standardized method of defining colors and
finishes varies on a project-by-project basis.
Trade Names and Nonproprietary Disclaimers.
The government prohibits the use of proprietary materials, finishes and colors. A
disclaimer must be used on the drawings or in the specifications indicating materials
and colors are shown for reference only. However, it is important to use specific
manufacturers, finishes and color to establish a frame of reference in the development
of the SID. Reference UFGS 09915 Color Schedule for the appropriate disclaimer to
use that addresses this issue when developing the SID.
SPECIFIC MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS.