AND EQUIPMENT FURNISHED BY THE CONTRACTOR
a) General - The Contractor shall furnish
all materials and equipment necessary for incorporation in the Works as
indicated in the Bill of Quantities. All such materials and equipment shall
be new and of good quality, shall meet all the requirements of the specifications
and shall be subject to the approval by the NIA before using or incorporating
them into the Contract Work.
b) Approval - Before proceeding with any
purchase, production or manufacture, the Contractor shall submit necessary
information for approval by the NIA on all the materials and equipment
which he proposes to furnish. Such submittals shall be timely and failure
to do so, or purchase of any such materials and equipment prior to approval,
will be at the Contractor's risk. The information shall consist of, wherever
applicable, drawings, materials and equipment specifications, installation
procedures and other pertinent information about the said materials and
All loading and transporting from the
point of origin to the Site, unloading, handling, storage at the Site and
installation of all such materials and equipment shall be the responsibility
of the Contractor.
All costs to the Contractor to meet the
requirement of this Article shall be included in the bid prices for the
various items in the Bill of Quantities.
In the event of any material and equipment
as provided for in the Article GC-50, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT - STANDARDS
AND SPECIFICATIONS, are of less value to the NIA or involve less cost to
the Contractor than the materials and equipment specified, an adjustment
shall be made in favor of the NIA. Said adjustment shall be made by the
NIA at the time any such equivalent materials are approved by NIA. Deduction
from the monthly progress payment due to the Contractor shall be made to
cover such adjustments. No payments in excess of bid prices in the Bill
of Quantities will be made because of any equivalent materials substituted
by the Contractor.
c) Inspection - All such materials
and equipment shall be subjected to inspection by the authorized representatives
of NIA and the Corporate Auditor. NIA may at its sole discretion, inspect
materials and equipment during its manufacture and prior to its delivery;
inspect its packing when ready for delivery and witness any and all tests.
Inspection may be done at any one or more of the following locations: (1)
in the place of production or manufacture, (2) at shipping point, or (3)
at the Site, as determined by the NIA. To allow sufficient time for inspection,
the Contractor shall submit to NIA at the time of issuance, copies in triplicate
of purchase orders and other pertinent information covering the materials
on which inspection will be made as advised by the NIA, or shall submit
other evidence in the event such purchase orders are issued verbally or
The inspection of materials and equipment
or the waiving of the inspection thereof shall in no way relieve the Contractor
of the responsibility for furnishing materials meeting all the requirement
of these Bid Documents.
d) Drawings to be furnished by the Contractor
- The drawings listed in the specifications shall be supplemented by the
Contractor with such working drawings as may be required for the prosecution
of the work. Working drawings includes shop detailed drawings, fabrication
drawings, reinforcing bar placing drawings, falsework and formwork drawings,
pipe layout and similar classes of drawings, which shall be approved by
the NIA before any work involving these drawings is performed. No change
shall be made by the Contractor in any working drawing after it has been
approved by NIA. Drawings shall contain all required detailed information
to reasonable scale with enough views to clearly show the work to be done
or the item to be furnished.
Working drawings will be subject to
approval by NIA in so far as the details affect the character of the finished
work, but details of design will be left to the Contractor who shall be
responsible for the successful construction of the work.
It is expressly understood, however,
that approval of the Contractor's working drawings shall not relieve the
Contractor of any responsibility for accuracy of dimensions and details.
It is mutually agreed that the Contractor shall be responsible for conformity
of his working drawings with the Contract Drawings and Specifications.
The sequence of submission of working
drawings shall be such that all information are available to NIA for review
of each drawing as it is received. One transparent print and two prints
of each drawings shall be submitted. One print of each drawing will be
returned to the contractor marked "Approved"; "Approved Except as Noted
", or "Returned for Correction and Resubmittal", within 20 calendar days
after receipt. Responsibility will be upon the Contractor to furnish drawings
in sufficient time for approval actions, including resubmittal, without
The cost for furnishing all working
drawings shall be included in the unit bid price in the Bill of Quantities
to which the drawings are appurtenant.