Approval of Plans and Specifications for Funded Projects
All projects funded through Infrastructure Finance Section funding assistance programs must submit plans and specifications for funding approval in addition to project permits. Projects cannot be bid until approval has been received from the Section. Appropriate funding checklists should be submitted along with permit/authorization applications. Approvals are typically issued at the same time the Section issues your accompanying sewer permit or Authorization to Construct, as applicable.
Checklists and Guidance for Funded Plans and Specification Approval
IMPORTANT: SRF project submittals MUST include copies of all encroachments and applicable non-IFS permits or evidence that applications for remaining required permits have been submitted to the respective permitting agency. Projects that do not have these included with the project submittal will be returned as incomplete. All non-IFS permits must be received prior to approval of plans and specifications for funding.
For All Funded Projects (except those requiring an ATC Permit for NPDES Facilites)
Additional form for STAG Funded Projects Only
Standard Specifications for IFS Funded Projects
SRF Funded Projects
STAG Funded Projects
SRL, SEL, and SRG Funded Projects
Addenda Approval for Funded Projects
An increasing number of funded projects are being bid containing one or more addenda to the approved plans and specifications that have not been submitted nor approved by our office. Many of these addenda contain major modifications requiring a new or revised permit. As stated in our plans and specifications approval letter, ALL addenda must be submitted by the Recipient such that adequate time is allowed for review/approval action by the State, and for subsequent bidder action prior to receipt of bids. Failure to submit addenda for review and approval prior to receipt of bids may significantly delay contract award. It is also a violation of GS 143-215.1 to award construction contracts without the proper permits.
Three (3) copies of all addenda should be submitted in writing to the attention of Seth Robertson, PE at least seven days prior to bid opening.