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SUBPART 236.6--ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES

(Revised December 15, 2004)

 

 



 236.601 Policy
 236.602 Selection of firms for architect-engineer contracts
 236.602-1 Selection criteria
 236.602-70 Restriction on award of overseas architect-engineer contracts to foreign firms
 236.604 Performance evaluation
 236.606 Negotiations
 236.606-70 Statutory fee limitation
 236.609 Contract clauses
 236.609-70 Additional provision and clause


236.601  Policy
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      (1)  10 U.S.C. 2807(b) requires notice to Congress 21 days before the initial obligation of funds if a contract is for—

 

              (i)  A-E services or construction design for military construction, military family housing, or restoration or replacement of damaged or destroyed facilities; and

 

              (ii)  An estimated total contract price of $500,000 or more.

 

      (2)  During the 21 day period, synopsis of the proposed contract action and administrative actions leading to the award may be started.

 

236.602  Selection of firms for architect-engineer contracts.

 

236.602-1  Selection criteria.

 

      (a)  Establish the evaluation criteria before making the public announcement required by FAR 5.205(c) and include the criteria and their relative order of importance in the announcement.  Follow the procedures at PGI 236.602-1(a) (Pop-up Window or PGI Viewer Mode). 

 

236.602-70  Restriction on award of overseas architect-engineer contracts to foreign firms.

In accordance with Section 111 of Pub. L. 104-32 and similar sections in subsequent military construction appropriations acts, A-E contracts funded by military construction appropriations that are estimated to exceed $500,000 and are to be performed in Japan, in any North Atlantic Treaty Organization member country, or in countries bordering the Arabian Gulf, shall be awarded only to United States firms or to joint ventures of United States and host nation firms.

 

236.604  Performance evaluation.

 

      (a)  Preparation of performance reports.  Use DD Form 2631, Performance Evaluation (Architect-Engineer), instead of SF 1421.

 

              (2)  Prepare a separate performance evaluation after actual construction of the project.  Ordinarily, the evaluating official should be the person most familiar with the A-E's performance.

 

      (c)  Distribution and use of performance reports.

 

              (i)  Forward each performance report to the central data base identified in 236.201(c) after completing the review.  The procedures in 236.201 also apply to A-E contracts.

 

              (ii)  File and use the DD Form 2631, Performance Evaluation (Architect-Engineer), in a manner similar to the SF 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, Part II.

 

236.606  Negotiations.

 

236.606-70  Statutory fee limitation.

 

      (a)  10 U.S.C. 4540, 7212, and 9540 limit the contract price (or fee) for A-E services for the preparation of designs, plans, drawings, and specifications to six percent of the project's estimated construction cost.

 

      (b)  The six percent limit also applies to contract modifications, including modifications involving—

 

              (1)  Work not initially included in the contract.  Apply the six percent limit to the revised total estimated construction cost.

 

              (2)  Redesign.  Apply the six percent limit as follows—

 

                    (i)  Add the estimated construction cost of the redesign features to the original estimated construction cost;

 

                    (ii)  Add the contract cost for the original design to the contract cost for redesign; and

 

                    (iii)  Divide the total contract design cost by the total estimated construction cost.  The resulting percentage may not exceed the six percent statutory limitation.

 

      (c)  The six percent limit applies only to that portion of the contract (or modification) price attributable to the preparation of designs, plans, drawings, and specifications.  If a contract or modification also includes other services, the part of the price attributable to the other services is not subject to the six percent limit.

 

236.609  Contract clauses.

 

236.609-70  Additional provision and clause.

 

      (a)(1)  Use the clause at 252.236-7009, Option for Supervision and Inspection Services, in solicitations and contracts for A-E services when—

 

                    (i)  The contract will be fixed price; and

 

                    (ii)  Supervision and inspection services by the A-E may be required during construction.

 

              (2)  Include the scope of such services in Appendix A of the contract.

 

      (b)  Use the provision at 252.236-7011, Overseas Architect-Engineer Services--Restriction to United States Firms, in solicitations for A-E contracts that are—

 

              (1)  Funded with military construction appropriations;

 

              (2)  Estimated to exceed $500,000; and

 

              (3)  To be performed in Japan, in any North Atlantic Treaty Organization member country, or in countries bordering the Arabian Gulf.

 

 

 


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