Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  705.0

Construction--Time Allowances for Initiation of Construction

Major campus construction and renovation projects that require a method of financing form fall in this procedure. Projects done by Facilities Management would be exempt from many of these procedures; therefore, do not consider this policy applicable for minor office renovations.

The following table will give you an idea of what time allowances should be considered when planning major construction projects:

1. Review of construction bid documents
a. State Fire Marshal
b. State Health Department
c. Facilities Management
d. Facilities Planning
2 weeks
2. Advertisement of bids 3 weeks
3. Bid review and award
a. Bonds checked
b. Insurances checked
c. Comparisons made
1 week
4. Execution of contracts and purchase orders
a. Contract preparations
b. Purchase order preparations
c. Contracts sent to UA System Office
d. Legislature approval of contracts
5 weeks
5. Preconstruction meeting 1 week
6. Initiation of construction 2 weeks
Total time 14 weeks (3 1/2 months)

Reformatted for Web April 21, 2014
Revised March, 2002
February 1, 1989