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ES&H Manual
Chapter 3410 ES&H Aspects of Procurement
Information provided in this chapter and its appendices is to be used by Jefferson Lab requisitioners and Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representatives (SOTR) to ensure established mitigation requirements for recognize hazard issues are included within procurement documents.

This chapter and its appendices apply lab-wide to all equipment and material procurements; and service and construction contracts.

Safety and health hazard issues associated with equipment and materials purchased or brought on site by users to support experiments are outside the scope of this chapter. Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) controls for experiments are developed during the experimental design and review process. See ES&H Manual Chapter 3120 The CEBAF Experiment Review Process, ES&H Manual Chapter 3130 The FEL Experiment Safety Review Process and the Property Management Policy and Procedures Manual.

Technical Appendices:

T1 Mitigation for Hazard Issues relating to Equipment and Material Procurements
ES&H Manual Chapter 3410 Appendix T1 Mitigation Requirements for Hazard Issues relating to Equipment and Material Procurements provides guidance to requisitioners/SOTR for recognizing hazard issues and developing procurement documents which abide by Jefferson Lab's established hazard mitigation standards and practices.
T2 Mitigation Requirements for Hazard Issues Involving Service and Construction Procurements
Jefferson Lab's SOTRs use ES&H Manual Chapter 3410 Appendix T2 Mitigation Requirements for Hazard Issue involving Service and Construction Procurements to: Appropriately plan procurement documents to accuretley identify hazard issues and required mitigation; adequately communicates mitigation requirements to a subcontractor prior to bid; reiterate mitigation requiremetns to subcontractor during post contract award and pre-work meeting; and document feedback and lessons learned.
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Equipment/Materials Acceptance
Materials received at Jefferson Lab are subject to receiving inspection in accordance with the "Receiving Inspection, and Acceptance Testing Procedure." Inspections confirm that the specifications outlined in the purchase requisition have been met. A critical element of the inspection is avoiding suspect or counterfeit items (S/CI), especially:
  • Fasteners
  • Transformers, fuses, resisters
  • Electrical switch gear
  • Metal struts
  • Ratchet straps/tie-down straps
  • Chains, slings, and shackles
  • Refurbished molded-case circuit breakers
  • Pipe components, fittings, flanges, valves
  • Material and testing certification
Procurement Services is immediately notified if any item received is deficient or deviates from the requisition. Additionally, the item is not used until resolution of the issue/problem is complete.

Requisitioner/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)
  • Complete and maintain GEN133 Activity Hazard Analysis Training.
  • Identify hazard issues. (See ES&H Manual 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.)
  • Establish safety and health mitigation requirements - confer with ES&H Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Explicitly identify safety and health requirements within the contract documents.
  • Document feedback and lessons learned in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3410 Appendix T1 Mitigation Requirements for Hazard Issues relating to Equipment and Material Procurements.
   SOTR also
  • Determine the need of a Subcontractor Safety Plan and/or Hazard Analysis.
  • Communicate Jefferson Lab's hazard mitigation requirements to subcontractors as detailed within relevant ES&H Manual Chapters.
  • Communicate subcontractor ES&H deficiencies to Procurement.
Procurement Services
  • Assure the identified ES&H requirements are included within the contract.
  • Maintain records of supplier/subcontractor performance related to ES&H requirements.
  • Evaluate subcontractor's eligibility for future subcontracts by reviewing feedback documentation.
ESH&Q Division
  • Provides guidance to requisitioners, SOTRs, and Procurement Services, in the development of ES&H procurement requirements.
Facilities Management & Logistics Manager
  • Maintains ES&H specifications for procured services and construction.
Document Control:
    APPROVAL DATE:   01/28/10
    Revision 2 - 01/28/10 - Edited to address responsibility of requisitioners and SOTRs to review ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List and associated documents to ensure Jefferson Lab safety requirements are addressed for material and subcontractor procurements.
    Revision 1 - 03/10/09 - Re-write of document to reflect current laboratory operations.

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