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RHD Operational Procedure – Bridge Management Wing
 
Planning and Data - Bridge Inspection & Planning Division
 
OP/PD/2.3 - Collection of Data for Bridge Design Division
 
Purpose and Scope :

This procedure describes the process for collecting data for bridge projects having length more than 150m and submission to the Bridge Design Division for designing the same.

Design data for all culverts and bridges of length 150m or less will be collected by the respective field divisions by engaging relevant departmental staff for topographical survey and hydrological information and for soil investigation either through BRRL or through out sourcing. The data collected will directly be sent to Bridge Design Division and copied to Planning and Data Circle.
 
Definitions :

Project Concept Paper (PCP) - is a proposal in a concise form, that is submitted to the MoC for project approval for inclusion in the Annual Development Programme (ADP). A PCP is required for any investment project. It should include civil works, consulting services (if any), equipment purchase, acquisition of land, manpower etc. It also includes the total estimated cost and a detailed description of the project in a prescribed format.

Project Proforma (PP) - following approval of the PCP, the PP is prepared within a specific period of time. The PP is a more detailed version of the PCP, prepared in a prescribed format.

Annual Development Programme (ADP) - is the operational document of the GoB’s 5-year plan and includes all types of GoB funded and foreign aided projects, which are ongoing and newly included. The ADP consists of the main investment programme, technical assistance programme and self-financed programme, which are sub-divided into the different government sectors. The ADP is published in June each year and is available to the public.

Design Data - includes the topographical survey of the area of proposed location of the bridge, cross-sections of the river/channel, hydrological data, geo-technical investigation and interpretative report.
 
Responsibility :

Superintending Engineer - Planning & Data Circle (SE-PDC) – is responsible for preparing the list of projects for which design data are to be collected by consulting PCP/PP, ADP & other information.

Additional Chief Engineer - Bridge Management Wing (ACE-BMW) – will give final approval to the list of projects for collecting design data.

Executive Engineer - Bridge Inspection & Planning Division (EE-BIPD) – is responsible for engaging consultants for collecting design data following the operational procedure for procurement of consultants, OP/PD/2.5.
 
Method :

4.1 PREPARATION OF PROJECT LIST FOR COLLECTING DESIGN DATA

The SE-PDC will consult the PCP/PP, ADP and other information, if any, of bridge projects to be included in ADP and prepare a list for which design data are to be collected. This list will then be submitted to ACE-BMW for approval. ACE-BMW may ask for additional information or clarification.

4.2 ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANT FOR SURVEY & INVESTIGATION WORK

Upon approval of the final list of bridge projects the EE-BIPD will select consultants for conducting different survey and investigation work required for designing bridge projects. In selecting the consultants he will follow all the steps of the procedure for procurement of consultants laid down in the operational procedure, OP/PD/2.4.

4.3 DRAFT SURVEY REPORTS

Upon receipt of the notice to proceed the consultants will carry out their work as per ToR. The consultants will prepare draft survey and investigation report after completing their works and submit to EE-BIPD for review and approval.

4.4 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF DRAFT REPORTS

The EE-BIPD receives all the draft reports and reviews the reports along with his SDE/Assistant Engineer. He may ask additional information or clarification from the consultants. Being satisfied with the submission he recommends to SE-PDC.

4.5 FINAL REPORTS

When the SE-PDC is satisfied, that the reports contain all the information required for designing the bridge projects then the reports are finally approved and submitted to the Executive Engineer-Bridge Design Division.
 
References :

Project Concept Paper (PCP)/ Project Proforma (PP)

Annual Development Programme (ADP)

OP/PD/2.4
 
Procedure Flowchart :

The procedure flowchart for this procedure is detailed below -
 


 


 

 

For duties associated with each grade of personnel see

 

Updated on : 1/12/2003

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