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:|
|$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
NOTE: Only PART 5 - PRESCRIPTIVE SPECIFICATIONS (ZIP) were updated this quarter (March 2023).
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: Microsoft Word (DOC) | compressed ZIP
|SMALL PROJECT TEMPLATE COMPLETE SET||01-01-2023||ZIP|
|PART 2 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS||01-01-2023||DOC|
|00 00 00 General Requirements||CCR|
|01 11 00 Summary of Work||CCR|
|01 14 00 Work Restrictions||CCR|
|01 20 00 Price and Payment Procedures||CCR|
|01 30 00 Administrative Requirements||CCR|
|01 31 19.05 20 Concept Design Workshop (CDW)||CCR|
|01 31 23.13 20 Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System||CCR|
|01 32 16.00 20 Small Project Construction Progress Schedules||CCR|
|01 33 00.05 20 Construction Submittal Procedures||CCR|
|01 33 10.05 20 Design Submittal Procedures||CCR|
|01 35 26 Governmental Safety Requirements||CCR|
|01 45 00.05 20 Design and Construction Quality Control||CCR|
|01 50 00 Temporary Construction Facilities and Controls||CCR|
|01 57 19 Temporary Environmental Controls||CCR|
|01 74 19 Construction Waste Management and Disposal||CCR|
|PART 3 - STATEMENT OF WORK / PROJECT PROGRAM||01-01-2023||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||01-01-2023||DOC|
|1.0 General Requirements||CCR|
|2.0 Performance Technical Specifications||CCR|
|PART 5 - PRESCRIPTIVE SPECIFICATIONS||03-01-2023||ZIP|
|UFGS 01 31 23.13 20 Electronic Construction and Facility Support Contract Management System||CCR|
|UFGS 01 32 16.00 20 Small Project Construction Progress Schedules||CCR|
|UFGS 01 33 29 Sustainability Requirements and Reporting||CCR|
|UFGS 01 35 26 Governmental Safety Requirements||CCR|
|PART 6 - ATTACHMENTS||01-01-2023||DOC|