Small Project Template  

Date: 
06-23-2020

Small Project Design Guidance

Obtain approval from the contracting officer's representative for the use of the Small Project Template in lieu of the Standard Template or one of the Model Templates. Refer to Engineering & Construction Bulletin 2018-04 for categories of work and NAVFAC BMS B-1.4.5 for processes.

Category of Work Typical Contract Value Use Small Project Process Small Project DB Process Suitable for:
I Any No  
II >$4M No*  
$750k - $4M Probably (if project meets listed suitability & requirements for SPDB)

Low-complexity, limited construction trade projects requiring routine designs with limited plans and specifications. Routine construction practices with low schedule risk.

Typical types of projects include: Single-design discipline projects such as roof replacements, HVAC replacements, small pump houses, utility enclosures

<$750k Yes Non-complex (i.e. single design discipline projects)
III Category III work requires no design and is not design-build.
IV Category IV work requires no engineering or design and is not design-build.

* SPDB may be suitable for projects >$4M by exception when the work is straight-forward, single trade, such as roadwork and roofing. The Small Project Template (SPT) uses a 6 part format. Parts 2, 3, and 4 are dependent on the type of acquisition method (see table below). Part 1 is dependent on the required contractual clause. Part 5 is rarely used and Part 6 is used for attachments. Consult with the field office administering the contract to confirm the use of the SPT Part 2. Caution should be taken if the Standard Template Part 2 is used in lieu of the SPT Part 2 because there will likely be a significant cost increase due to additional administrative requirements.

Acquisition Method Part 2** Part 3*** Part 4
Single Source Small Project Template Small Project Template Small Project Template
MACC Base contract edited for specific task order Small Project Template Base contract with specific task order edits from the Standard DB Master
Stand alone (competitive 8a) Small Project Template Small Project Template Edited from the Standard DB Master or include/define level of quality in the small project template.

** Part 2 of the SPDB template has reduced administrative requirements and therefore careful selection of experienced/ highly performing contractor is essential to success.
*** Tailor Part 3, Project Program to the acquisition method selected.

Download the Small Project Template

FOR ALL DOCUMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS–Download the complete set zipped file.

FOR INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTS–Find the document in the list below and download the appropriate format.

Questions, comments, suggestions and recommended changes for the NDBM are welcome and should be submitted as a Criteria Change Request. To submit a Criteria Change Request, click on the CCR link next to the appropriate document below.

These documents are available in the following formats:
 Adobe Acrobat (PDF)  |   Microsoft Word (DOC)

Title Date View CCR
SMALL PROJECT TEMPLATE COMPLETE SET 01-15-2020  ZIP  
PART 2 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 01-15-2020  DOC  
00 00 00 General Requirements      CCR
01 11 00 Summary of Work      CCR
01 14 00.05 20 Work Restrictions      CCR
01 20 00.05 20 Price and Payment Procedures      CCR
01 30 00.05 20 Administrative Requirements      CCR
01 31 19.05 20 Post Award Meetings      CCR
01 31 23.13 20 Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System      CCR
01 32 16.05 20 Small Project Design and Construction Schedules      CCR
01 33 00.05 20 Construction Submittal Procedures      CCR
01 33 10.05 20 Design Submittal Procedures      CCR
01 35 26.05 20 Government Safety Requirements      CCR
01 45 00.05 20 Quality Control      CCR
01 50 00.05 20 Temporary Facilities and Controls for Design-Build      CCR
01 57 19 Temporary Environmental Controls      CCR
01 74 19.05 20 Constructions and Demolition Waste Management for Design-Build      CCR
PART 3 - STATEMENT OF WORK / PROJECT PROGRAM 01-15-2020  DOC  
1.0 Project Description      CCR
2.0 Project Objectives      CCR
3.0 Site Analysis      CCR
4.0 Building Requirement      CCR
5.0 Room Requirements      CCR
6.0 Engineering System Requirements (ESR)      CCR
PART 4 - MINIMUM MATERIALS, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS 01-15-2020  DOC  
1.0 General Requirements      CCR
2.0 Performance Technical Specifications      CCR
PART 5 - PRESCRIPTIVE SPECIFICATIONS 06-23-2020  ZIP  
UFGS 01 31 23.13 20 Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System      CCR
UFGS 01 32 16.00 20 Small Project Design and Construction Schedules      CCR
UFGS 01 33 29.05 20 Sustainability Reporting for Design-Build      CCR
UFGS 01 35 26.05 20 Government Safety Requirements for Design-Build      CCR
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