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Technical Services Branch

The Technical Services Branch (EDT) manages quality of designs and provides oversight to safeguard US codes and regulations and users’ facility requirements throughout the project lifecycle for the Far East District (FED). EDT supports the District’s mission by providing technical resources and delivering reliable and innovative engineering solutions throughout the duration of the projects. The branch also leads and coordinates the A-E Review and Responsibility Board (AERRB) which evaluates high dollar damages to the government as a result of design deficiencies. This effort is a collaboration of Office of Counsel, PPMD, Con­struction Services Branch and Construction Division Resident Offices.

A-E Services Section

The A-E Services Section (EDT-A) conducts A-E selections and negotiations of A-E contracting actions in conformance with the Brooks Act. The section has streamlined the A-E contract selection and award processes and allows the EDT-D design managers the necessary bandwidth to effectively perform their COR duties during design, after the A-E contracts are awarded.

Design Management Section

The Design Management Section (EDT-D) manages A-E contracts per Engineer Pamphlet (EP) 715-1-7 requirements and FED Quality Management System (QMS). The Design Managers (DMs) perform Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) duties as authorized by KO. DMs track and monitor the A-Es deliverables and schedules, verify if A-Es payment estimates are commensurate with the level of completeness of deliverables, process A-Es payment estimates, issue COR letters to A-Es through coordination with KO if necessary, lead and coordinate with PDT to prepare the Design Quality Assurance Plan (DQAP), review AE’s Design Quality Control Plan for each project (DQCP) for completeness, and conduct periodic meetings with AEs to discuss issues from design and construction changes.

Technical Review Section

The Technical Review Section (EDT-T) focuses on compliance with applicable criteria and DOD regulations to meet customers’ needs consistent with law, code, public policy and sound engineering principles and judgments for projects across the entire peninsula through comprehensive technical reviews. Among other responsibilities, the EDT-T also reviews RFIs and contract modifications, renders determinations on design deficiencies discovered during construction, provides technical support for the AERRB, participates in Value Engineering workshops, and provides design revalidation reports to begin re-preparing delayed and outdated project designs for construction award.