OFFICE OF STATE ENGINEER
1201 Main Street Suite 600
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 737-0770
Facsimile: (803) 737-0639
DATE: February 1, 2016
TO: All Users of the OSE Manual
RE: 1/2016 Revision to the OSE Manual
By the end of today, we will have posted the revised OSE Manual dated “2015 Edition, Rev. 1/2016”. This is a cleaned up version of the 2015 Manual with no significant changes that would require promulgation. Following is a list of some of the modifications you will find that we hope will be helpful to you:
• The Iran Divestment Act and Open Trade clauses have been added to all of our contract documents.
• The Code Tables (Chapter 5) have been made fillable and are now locked.
• We have created forms SE-635, Professional Services IDC Delivery Order – Small Contract, and SE-638, Professional Services IDC Delivery Order Modification – Small Contract. These forms include Reimbursables that are allowed to be charged in Small Contracts above the IDC limit.
• We have changed the name of forms SE-645, Professional Services IDC Delivery Order – Large Contract, and SE-648, Professional Services IDC Delivery Order Modification – Large Contract. No other changes were made to these forms.
We request that you begin using the new forms ASAP. As of February 29, 2016, we will no longer accept the old forms (2015 Edition). Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this.
Please forward this information to all design-professionals and inspectors you are working with and anyone else that may need to know what is being done.
Also, we will be promulgating the manual changes to update of the codes from 2012 to 2015 on May 1, 2016. There will be some other modifications made at that time. If you have any additional comments or suggestions for the Manual, please send them to Margaret Jordan at [email protected] as soon as possible.