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State Revolving Fund Design Phase

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During the Design Phase of all State Revolving Fund projects, the technical staff from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program (SRF Loan Program) participates in a Pre-design Conference and Interim Design Conferences with the loan recipient and their consulting engineer in order to review and approve project Plans and Specifications and Addenda.

Pre-design and Interim Design Conference

A Pre-design Conference attended by the Loan recipient’s designee and the consulting engineer is held at the offices of the Loan recipient. At a minimum, the considerations for the SRF Loan Program loan, design, and general issues listed in the table below are discussed at the Pre-design Conference.

Interim Design Conferences

Interim Design Conferences attended by the consulting engineer and the engineering staff responsible for the design of the project are usually held at the consulting engineer´s office. Interim Design Conferences are generally held at the 30-percent and 80-percent design completion stages or on an as-needed basis. A 30-percent Interim Design Conference concentrates on basic design information including facility location, arrangement of structures, geotechnical investigation results, status of easement acquisitions, Inter-municipal Agreements, required ordinances and permits, and project scheduling. An 80-percent Interim Design Conference focuses on specific design features and the means and methods necessary to construct the planned facility.

Loan Considerations

  • Project Funding
  • Design Team Contacts
  • Project Scheduling
  • Interim Design Reviews
  • Plans/Specifications Submittal
  • Plans/Specifications Approval
  • Special SRF Loan Conditions

Design Considerations

  • State Design Criteria
  • Operating Permit Limitations
  • Sludge Disposal Site / Method (Clean Water Projects only)
  • Stream Reliability Classification (Clean Water Projects only)
  • Engineering Design Report
  • Bonding and Insurance
  • MBE/WBE Solicitation
  • Bid Proposals
  • Retainage
  • Procurement Regulations
  • Force Account Labor
  • Job Site Safety Responsibilities

General Considerations

  • Easement Acquisitions
  • Construction and Environmental Permits
  • Inter-municipal Agreements