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NAVFAC Design-Build Model Request for Proposal - Fitness Center

G40 SITE ELECTRICAL UTILITIES


NAVFAC                                               PTS-G40 (November 2010)
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Preparing Activity: NAVFAC                SUPERSEDING PTS-G40 (March 2010)

PERFORMANCE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

SECTION G40

SITE ELECTRICAL UTILITIES
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NOTE:  This section is intended to be used as a guide and contains requirements that are common to many different types of facilities; however, not all requirements and equipment items will be applicable to all projects.  In addition, there may be special requirements for a particular project that are not addressed at all.  The RFP preparer may have to incorporate additional information to address these special requirements in this PTS and corresponding Part 3 ESR.  If the RFP preparer chooses to delete building elements that are not required for the project, do not change the remaining Uniformat paragraph designations (example - A102001). Uniformat designations are unique to the products they are assigned to. However, the subparagraph numerical extensions (example - 1.2 or a,b,c) of the Uniformat designations may change if subparagraphs are deleted.

This guide specification is formatted utilizing Uniformat II, an industry recognized standard, ASTM E 1557.  When the RFP preparer chooses to add a paragraph that does not apply to an existing building element already included in the specification, refer to the Uniformat/WBS located on the NAVFAC Design-Build Website for a listing of Uniformat II designations and definitions.

NOTE:  The RFP preparer may view or hide the criteria notes in this PTS section by modifying the WORD preferences in the document pull down menu for "Hidden text". To view the criteria notes choose "Tools, Options, and View," then check the "Hidden text" box, to print the criteria notes choose "Tools, Options, and Print," then check the "Hidden text" box.


NOTE:  The Table of Contents is intended for navigation purposes only for the RFP writer and should not show up in the printed document.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

G40 GENERAL
G40  1.1  NARRATIVE
G40  1.2  ELECTRICAL DESIGN GUIDANCE
G40  1.3  QUALITY ASSURANCE
G40  1.4  DESIGN SUBMITTALS
G40  1.5  CONSTRUCTION SUBMITTALS
G4010      ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION
G401001    SUBSTATIONS
G401002    TRANSFORMERS
G401003    SWITCHES, CONTROLS AND DEVICES
G401004    OVERHEAD ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS
G401005    TOWERS, POLES, CROSSARMS AND INSULATORS
G401006    UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS
G401007    DUCTBANKS, MANHOLES, HANDHOLES AND RACEWAYS
G401008    GROUNDING SYSTEMS
G401009    METERING
G401010    CATHODIC PROTECTION SYSTEMS
G401011    EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR COASTAL AND HIGH HUMIDITY AREAS
G4020      SITE LIGHTING
G402001    EXTERIOR LIGHTING FIXTURES AND CONTROLS
G402002    SPECIAL SECURITY LIGHTING SYSTEM
G402003    OTHER AREA LIGHTING
G402004    LIGHTING POLES
G402005    UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS
G402006    DUCTBANKS, MANHOLES AND HANDHOLES
G402007   GROUNDING SYSTEMS
G4030     SITE COMMUNICATION AND SECURITY
G403001   TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
G403002   CABLE TV SYSTEMS (CATV)
G403003   CABLES AND WIRING
G403004   DUCTBANKS, MANHOLES AND HANDHOLES
G403005   TOWERS, POLES AND STANDS
G403006   TV CAMERAS AND MONITORS
G403007    ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEM (ESS)
G403008    OTHER COMMUNICATION AND ALARM
G403009   GROUNDING SYSTEMS
G4090     OTHER ELECTRICAL UTILITIES

G40 GENERAL

RFP Part 3 including the Engineering System Requirements (ESR) provide project specific requirements.  The RFP Part 4, Performance Technical Sections (PTS) provide generalized technical requirements that apply to multiple facility types and include more requirements than are applicable to any one project. Therefore, only the RFP Part 4 requirements that apply to the project and further define the RFP Part 3 project specific requirements are required.

G40 1.1 NARRATIVE

This section covers installations exterior to the facility up to the five foot line. See PTS Section D50, Electrical, for continuation of systems into the building.

G40 1.2 ELECTRICAL DESIGN GUIDANCE

Provide the design and installation in accordance with the following references.  This Performance Technical Specification (PTS) adds clarification to the fundamental requirements contained in the following Government Standards.  The general requirements of this PTS section are located in PTS Section Z10, General Performance Technical Specification.

When all product Quality Control information is included in the Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) and there are requirement options identified in the ESR, then the Uniformat Level 4 titles (and possible subtitles) are included without additional verbiage.  One example of this is G401008, GROUNDING SYSTEMS.

G40 1.2.1 Government Standards

UNIFIED FACILITIES CRITERIA (UFC)

UFC 1-200-01 General Building Requirements
(A reference in this PTS section to UFC 1-200-01 requires compliance with the Tri-Service Core UFCs that are listed in UFGS Section 01 33 10.05 20, which includes the following significant UFC(s):

UFC 3-501-01, Electrical Engineering)
UFC 3-570-02N Electrical Engineering Cathodic Protection

UNIFIED FACILITIES GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS (UFGS)

UFGS 26 11 13.00 20 Primary Unit Substation
UFGS 26 11 16 Secondary Unit Substations
UFGS 26 12 19.10 Three-Phase Pad-Mounted Transformers
UFGS 26 12 19.20 Single-Phase Pad-Mounted Transformers
UFGS 26 13 00.00 20 SF6 Insulated Pad-Mounted Switchgear
UFGS 26 23 00 Switchboards and Switchgear
UFGS 33 71 01

Overhead Transmission and Distribution 

UFGS 33 71 02.00 20 Underground Electrical Distribution

 

 

G40 1.3 QUALITY ASSURANCE

Qualifications, certifications, and Test Plans indicated herein shall be submitted 45 calendar days prior to the expected date of execution. Notify the Contracting Officer 14 calendar days prior to all testing. Submit test results within 7 calendar days of completion of testing.  

The Designer of Record is responsible for approving the submittals listed below.

G40 1.3.1 Qualified Testing Organization

Contractor shall engage the services of a qualified testing organization to provide inspection, testing, calibration, and adjustment of the electrical distribution system and equipment listed in paragraph entitled "Acceptance Tests and Inspections" herein. Organization shall be independent of the supplier, manufacturer, and installer of the equipment. The organization shall be a first tier subcontractor.

  1. Submit name and qualifications of organization. Organization shall have been regularly engaged in the testing of electrical materials, devices, installations, and systems for a minimum of 5 years. The organization shall have a calibration program, and test instruments used shall be calibrated in accordance with NETA ATS.
  2. Submit name and qualifications of the lead engineering technician performing the required testing services. Include a list of three comparable jobs performed by the technician with specific names and telephone numbers for reference. Testing, inspection, calibration, and adjustments shall be performed by an engineering technician, certified by NETA or the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) with a minimum of 5 years' experience inspecting, testing, and calibrating electrical distribution and generation equipment, systems, and devices.

G40 1.3.2 NEC Qualified Worker

Provide in accordance with NFPA 70. Qualified Workers shall be allowed to be assisted by helpers on a 1 to 1 ratio, provided such helpers are registered in recognized apprenticeship programs. Submit a certification confirming NEC Qualified Worker requirements.

G40 1.3.3 Qualified Medium Voltage Electrician

All workers on medium voltage electrical crews shall have 5 years experience working medium voltage systems on similar projects involving the same or higher voltage.

G40 1.3.4 Qualified Cable Splicer (Medium Voltage Cable)

The cable splicer/terminator must have a certification from the National Cable Splicing Certification Board (NCSCB) in the field of splicing and terminating shielded medium voltage (5 kV to 35 kV) power cable using pre-manufactured kits (pre-molded, heat-shrink, cold-shrink).  Proof of certification for the individuals that will be performing cable splicer and termination work shall be submitted 30 days before splices or terminations are to be made.

G40 1.3.5 Qualified Cable Splicer (Telecommunications)

Certification shall include the training, and experience of the individual on specific type and classification of telecommunications cable to be provided under this contract.

G40 1.3.6 Qualified Cable Installer and Splicer (Fiber Optic Cable)

Certification shall include the training, and experience of the individual on specific type and classification of Fiber Optic media to be provided under this contract.

G40 1.3.7 Qualified Fiber Optic (FO) Cable Manufacturer

The FO media manufacturer shall have a minimum of 3 years experience in the manufacturing, assembly, and factory testing of FO media that complies with RUS REA Bull 1753F-601 (PE-90). Manufacturer shall provide a list of customers with 3 years of maintenance logs documenting experience with government customers.

G40 1.3.8 Material Standards

Ensure service support and provide manufacturer's nameplate in accordance with PTS Section Z10, General Performance Technical Specification.

G40 1.3.8.1 Warning Labels

Each enclosure of electrical equipment, including substations, pad-mounted transformers, pad-mounted switches, pad-mounted sectionalizing termination cabinets, and switchgear, shall have a warning label identifying the enclosure as 1) containing energized electrical equipment and 2) an arc flash hazard.

G40 1.3.9 Factory Testing

The Government reserves the right to witness all factory testing. The manufacturer shall have a calibration program that assures that all applicable test instruments are maintained within rated accuracy.

G40 1.3.10 Electrical System Startup and Testing

Submit test plans for approval. The test plans shall be tailored to the systems provided.

The test plan shall list make and model and provide functional description of the test instruments and accessories and shall describe the setup of the tests to be conducted. Test instruments shall be capable of measuring and recording or displaying test data at a higher resolution and greater accuracy than specified for the equipment's performance.

G40 1.3.10.1 Factory Trained Engineer

Provide a factory trained engineer to supervise start-up and testing as required in referenced specifications.

G40 1.3.10.2 Performance Verification Testing

The Contractor shall show by demonstration in service that all circuits and devices are in operating condition. Tests shall be such that each item of control equipment will function not less than five times. The Contractor shall provide all necessary test equipment, tools, fuel, load banks, labor, and materials for testing. As a minimum, all systems shall be tested in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. Additional testing requirements for the various systems are described with those systems, hereinafter. The Contractor shall assure that all applicable test instruments are maintained within rated accuracy. Dated calibration labels shall be visible on all test equipment.

Submit a separate electrical field test plan in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and that conforms to NETA ATS for each piece of Electrical Distribution Equipment and System requiring Performance Verification Testing.

The following items identify specific test requirements.  Additional test requirements are contained in the applicable UFGS.

  1. Cable – Test cable in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and NETA ATS. Adhere to precautions and limits as specified in the applicable NEMA/ICEA Standard for the specific cable.
  2. Grounding - Test ground systems in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and NETA ATS.
  3. Site Lighting - Contractor's Quality Control (CQC) representative shall perform a field survey of site lighting systems in accordance with IESNA for acceptance. Show that the lighting system operates in accordance with the user’s requirements and is in accordance with designed levels. Provide certification that the measured lighting levels conform to the design requirements.
  4. Telecommunications wiring - Test all cables in accordance with industry standards.

G40 1.3.10.3 Acceptance Tests and Inspections

The Qualified Testing Organization shall provide the Acceptance Tests and Inspections test plan and procedures and perform the acceptance tests and inspections. Test methods, procedures, and test values shall be performed and evaluated in accordance with NETA ATS, the manufacturer's recommendations, and paragraph entitled "Field Quality Control" of each applicable specification section. Tests identified as optional in NETA ATS are not required unless otherwise specified. Equipment shall be placed in service only after completion of required tests and evaluation of the test results have been completed. Contractor shall supply to the testing organization complete sets of shop drawings, settings of adjustable devices, and other information necessary for an accurate test and inspection of the system prior to the performance of any final testing.

Specific test requirements are contained in the UFGS for equipment.

G40 1.4 DESIGN SUBMITTALS

Design Submittals shall be in accordance with PTS Section Z10, General Performance Technical Specifications, UFGS Section 01 33 10.05 20, Design Submittal Procedures, UFC 1-300-09N, Design Procedures, and UFC 3-501-01, Electrical Engineering.

In addition, UFGS sections listed below or in the body of the PTS text are to be used by the Designer of Record (DOR) as a part of the design submittal.  If the UFGS products or systems are applicable to the project, the DOR shall edit these referenced UFGS sections and submit them as a part of the design submittal specification.  Edit the specification sections in accordance with the limitations stated in PTS Section Z10, General Performance Technical Specifications.

UFGS 26 11 13.00 20, Primary Unit Substation

UFGS 26 11 16, Secondary Unit Substations

UFGS 26 12 19.10, Three-Phase Pad-Mounted Transformers

UFGS 26 12 19.20, Single-Phase Pad-Mounted Transformers

UFGS 26 13 00.00 20, SF6 Insulated Pad-Mounted Switch Gear

UFGS 26 23 00, Switchboards and Switchgear

UFGS 33 71 01.00 20, Overhead Transmission and Distribution

G40 1.5 CONSTRUCTION SUBMITTALS

Submit construction submittals in accordance with PTS Section Z10, General Performance Technical Specifications.  In addition to the PTS Section Z10 requirements, the Designer of Record (DOR) shall approve the following construction submittals as a minimum:

OMSI Information for Electrical Equipment (if OMSI Manual for the entire project is not already required); all "G" item submittals listed in the submittals of the specifications sections identified in the Design Submittals paragraph above; and all "G" item submittals listed in Government Surveillance UFGS Section 01 33 00.05 20, Construction Submittal Procedures.

Provide certification that all adjustable protective device settings have been set in accordance with the coordination study for the as-built equipment and configuration.

G4010 ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION

G401001 SUBSTATIONS


NOTE:  When dry-type transformers are required or when biodegradable less- flamable liquid filled transformers with ratings greater than 1500 kVA at 480Y/277 volts or 750 kVA at 208Y/120 volts, or at values not provided in the transformer loss tables, RFP writer shall contact NAFAC Atlantic Code CIEE at (757) 322-4277. CIEE will contact transformer manufacturers to obtain and provide the values at the point of diminishing returns based on the energy cost at the location. Include record of correspondence with CIEE and manufacturers as part of basis of design or design calculations submittal. 

When secondary unit substations are required, the Designer of Record shall utilize UFGS Section 26 11 16, Secondary Unit Substation, and UFGS Section 26 23 00, Switchboards and Switchgear, for the project specification, and shall submit the edited specification section as a part of the design submittal for the project.

G401002 TRANSFORMERS

When transformers are required, the Designer of Record shall utilize UFGS Section 26 12 19.10, Three-Phase Pad Mounted Transformers, UFGS Section 26 12 19.20, Single-Phase Pad Mounted Transformers, or UFGS Section 33 71 01.00 20, Overhead Transmission and Distribution, for the project specification, and shall submit the edited specification section as a part of the design submittal for the project.

G401003 SWITCHES, CONTROLS AND DEVICES

When switches or control devices are required, the Designer of Record shall utilize UFGS Section 26 13 00.00 20, SF6 Insulated Pad Mounted Switchgear, or UFGS Section 33 71 01.00 20, Overhead Transmission and Distribution, for the project specification, and shall submit the edited specification section as a part of the design submittal for the project.

G401004 OVERHEAD ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS

Power line conductors shall be strung in accordance with manufacturer's standard sag and tension recommendations.

G401005 TOWERS, POLES, CROSSARMS AND INSULATORS

Wood poles shall comply with ANSI 05.1 and RUS 1728F-700. Pressure treat poles in accordance with AWPA C1 and AWPA C4 as referenced in RUS 1728F-700. The quality of each pole shall be ensured with "WQC" (wood quality control) brand on each piece or by an approved inspection agency report. Do not use creosote treated poles, lodgepole pine, and western larch pine poles.

Concrete poles shall comply with ANSI loadings for distribution poles.

The size of poles required, class, height and other data, shall be determined by the designer of record to meet requirements of the pole line. Crossarms shall be wood, steel or fiberglass in accordance with industry and local standards. Insulators, cutouts and associated equipment shall be determined by the Designer of Record to meet system requirements.

G401006 UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS

Route underground cables to minimize splices. Cable pulling tensions shall not exceed the maximum pulling tension recommended by the cable manufacturer. Medium voltage cable termination shall be suitable for the location installed and meet IEEE Std. 48 Class 1 requirements.

G401007 DUCTBANKS, MANHOLES, HANDHOLES AND RACEWAYS

Concrete manholes and handholes shall be standard type pre-cast concrete. Composite/Fiberglass handholes shall be polymer concrete reinforced with a heavy weave fiberglass reinforcing as indicated. Load ratings of manholes and handholes shall be suitable for the location installed.

G401008 GROUNDING SYSTEMS

G401009 METERING

G401010 CATHODIC PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Cathodic protection systems shall be in accordance with UFC 3-570-02N.

G401011 EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR COASTAL AND HIGH HUMIDITY AREAS

G4020 SITE LIGHTING

G402001 EXTERIOR LIGHTING FIXTURES AND CONTROLS

Maintained mean area lighting levels shall be 6 lux (0.5 fc). Lighting uniformity shall be maintained with the following average to minimum (avg/min) uniformity ratios:

  1. Highway Lighting, 3:1
  2. Secondary Street Lighting, 6:1
  3. Residential Streets, 6:1
  4. Area And Parking Lighting, 6:1

G402002 SPECIAL SECURITY LIGHTING SYSTEM

G402003 OTHER AREA LIGHTING

G402004 LIGHTING POLES

Poles shall meet Uniform Building Code for street lighting poles, and AASHTO loadings for highway and sports lighting poles taking into account the effective projected areas of the luminaries provided. Poles shall be direct set or anchor-base type designed for use with underground supply conductors.

G402005 UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS

Provide in accordance with Paragraph G401006.

G402006 DUCTBANKS, MANHOLES AND HANDHOLES

Handholes and underground conduits for site lighting shall be in accordance with Paragraph G401007.

G402007 GROUNDING SYSTEMS

G4030 SITE COMMUNICATION AND SECURITY

G403001 TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

G403002 CABLE TV SYSTEMS (CATV)

G403003 CABLES AND WIRING

Provide underground copper cable pair in accordance with RUS 345-67. Provide aerial cable in accordance with RUS 345-67 except that it shall be suitable for aerial installation and shall be Figure 8 distribution wire with 6,000 pound (26,700 N) Class A galvanized steel or 6,000 pound (26,700 N) aluminum-clad steel strand. Screen-compartmental core cable shall be filled cable meeting the requirements of RUS 345-67. Fiber optic media shall meet all performance requirements of EIA/TIA-568-A and the physical requirements of ICEA S 87-640 and EIA/TIA-598-A.

G403004 DUCTBANKS, MANHOLES AND HANDHOLES

Provide in accordance with paragraph G401007.

G403005 TOWERS, POLES AND STANDS

Provide in accordance with paragraph G401005.

G403006 TV CAMERAS AND MONITORS

G403007 ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEM (ESS)

G403008 OTHER COMMUNICATION AND ALARM

G403009 GROUNDING SYSTEMS

G4090 OTHER ELECTRICAL UTILITIES

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