The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) have made several updates and provided resources for construction projects in the United States.

For USACE, a key development is the publication of its first-ever Contract Changes Playbook for firm-fixed-price contracts. This playbook, created in collaboration with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), is designed to offer best practices and drive accountability for the timely resolution of change orders. It’s essential for providing transparency, aligning expectations, and detailing the considerations and procedures of USACE’s change order processes. While it’s not mandatory for USACE projects, it’s a valuable resource for firms involved in these contracts​​. Additionally, USACE has released a Construction Partnering Playbook with extensive AGC member input, focusing on commitment, communication, and collaboration. This playbook includes examples and draft templates on various issues relevant to AGC members​​.

For NAVFAC, several updates and resources have been noted. They guide Architectural-Engineering Contracts, offering advice, procedural information, and contact information for these contracts’ submission, selection, and award process with NAVFAC​​. NAVFAC’s Military Construction (MILCON) projects are outlined in a regularly updated document, which is helpful for businesses seeking solicitations and planning purposes​​. They also offer a forecast for FY 23-25 Environmental Contract projects, striving to deliver the best contractual solutions to meet the full range of Environmental Business Line and client needs​​. NAVFAC provides essential information on federal contractor labor standards in construction and service contracting through its Contract Labor Relations Fact Sheet​​. Additionally, NAVFAC has a Small Business Subcontracting Plan Template for Large Business Prime Contractors, which is required when FAR Clause 52.219-9 is included in the contract or as requested in the Proposal​​.

These resources and updates are crucial for businesses and contractors engaging in construction projects with USACE and NAVFAC, offering guidance, compliance information, and insights into the contracting processes.,issues%20relevant%20to%20AGC%20members,procedural%20information%2C%20and%20contact%20information