Unless otherwise stipulated, as provided by the Owner and Contractor Housing Rehabilitation Contract, the General Specifications contained herein shall be considered the Minimum Acceptable Performance Standards for work financed through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Materials or workmanship of a lesser grade or standard shall not be accepted unless approval is obtained from the property owner and City (Housing Rehabilitation Staff).
As practical, any deviations proposed from the General Specifications should be discussed with Housing Rehabilitation Staff in advance and clearly identified within the bids of General Contractors for approval prior to contract execution. Any material/equipment or manner of workmanship not in accord with the General Specifications shall be reason for bid rejection or the withholding of a requested payment.
Note: In addition to the provisions of the General Specifications all work, as applicable, shall satisfy the requirements of the Cedar Rapids Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Housing Codes as well as minimum Housing Quality Standards.
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