MODEL DESIGN-BUILD (D-B) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR AIRFIELD CONTRACTS
|Publication Date:||25 May 2005|
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This document presents information pertinent to the preparation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for airfield design-build (D-B) projects. The intent of a model RFP for D-B projects is to formulate a standardized approach to preparation of a RFP that will:
• Establish the roles and responsibilities of the Government and Contractor.
• Provide an adequate definition of project design and construction criteria.
If these objectives are met, the risks of D-B contracting are reduced for both the Government and Contractor.
Projects Outside the United States.
The technical requirements recommended for inclusion in an airfield D-B project may not be applicable for projects outside the United States. RFP preparers for such projects should base the technical requirements in the RFP on the appropriate International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Air Standardization Coordinating Committee (ASCC), and national criteria to assure a project that can be constructed using local materials and techniques. However, the overall objectives described herein should guide overseas RFP preparers to produce a D-B RFP that reduces risks for both the Government and Contractor. When the Air Force constructs an airfield in a foreign country, the United States obtains a base rights agreement. This is an agreement of the foreign state, but not by the Air Force. The provisions of the base rights agreement must be observed, and they may require that the construction be done according to the standards of the host country. Under such an agreement, and regardless of the conformity of the international standards with the standards of the host country, the host country must approve all plans. Use of equipment produced in the host country may be desirable.
This UFC does not apply as a mandatory document for the Navy and Marine Corps; however, it provides applicable Navy publications where additional information can be found. The Navy's D-B acquisition template is located at http://www.wbdg.org/