Ask A Professor (AAP) is a Department of Defense resource for asking acquisition and logistics questions concerning policies and practices.
Are rental of space leases covered by the FAR?
9/20/2017 4:23:00 PM
Question: Is SAMS registration required for rental of space contracts with vendors before we can enter into leases?
Answer: The General Services Administration (“GSA”) is the federal agency primarily responsible for owning, leasing, and managing real property on behalf of most other federal agendy primarily responsible for ...(More)
Can an ESPC contractor use an overseas design firm
8/18/2017 2:58:00 PM
Question: Can the contractor use an Indian Design firm since this is an ESPC contract? Do the FAR or DFARS prevent this?
Answer: The regulations concerning Energy-Saving Performance Contracts are subject to a number of directives that are independent of the Federal ...(More)
Prior year bill pay with current year fund
7/25/2017 10:12:00 PM
Question: Can current year funds be used to pay NAVFAC/facility requirement from prior year bill?
Answer: No, current year funds cannot legally be used to pay a prior year bill (unless those prior year funds have been closed (i.e., cancelled)). Instead, funds ...(More)
5/22/2017 10:32:00 AM
Question: Do projects like 'Replace Foul Drainage Mains', 'Replace Lighting Multiple Facilities', Repair Water Main Distribution', Repair Showers Fitness Center', 'Repair Toilets Recreation Center' need a DD Form 1354, and need capitalizing? All are funded with maintenance repair money and none of them require an inventory adjustment. This is a repeat question - I may have got e-mail address wrong on previous submitted question)
Answer: It is not the role of the Ask A Professor program to countermand guidance provided by organizational audits. If you disagree with the inspectors, your organization should follow the appeal process. ...(More)
Reference FAR 52.211-11 Liquidated Damages
1/30/2017 12:55:00 PM
Question: How do we determine liquidated damages?
Answer: As you know from reading this particular clause, the Contracting Officer (KO) makes the determination of how much damages are assessed per day of delay. Unfortunately, there is no set formula to help the KO figure out what the daily ...(More)
Can we use O and M to fund a repair that will be completed over 3 years?
11/2/2016 5:34:00 PM
Question: Can you use O&M funds for a repair/construction project that will last longer than 1 year?
Answer: The question asked revolves around the use O&M funds for a repair/construction project that will last longer than 1 year. 31 USC Section 1502 – Bona Fide Need (a) ...(More)
Programmatic ESOH Evaluation PESHE
5/20/2016 10:10:00 AM
Question: 1) Is there formal PESHE training within DAU or DoD? 2) Is a weapons systems EMS required if it follow DoDI - to include having a PESHE? 3) Besides the organization's oversight - is there a DoD agency or organization that ensures PESHEs are complete, and of reasonable quality? Who enforces the DoDI 5000 series for compliance - in this case whether an organizational PM has completed a PESHE?
Answer: See the information at https://dap.dau.mil/Pages/NewsCenter.aspx?aid=334 for assistance. ...(More)
SABER 750K Limit for Maintenance or Repair
1/27/2016 1:29:00 PM
Question: Can SABER Delivery Orders be greater than $750K if they are only for a maintenance or repair project, and not for new construction?
Answer: Readers, the following questions were discussed during off-line communication. 1. Is this construction inside the U.S. or outside the U.S ...(More)
Air Condition replacement
12/8/2015 11:56:00 AM
Question: Should the local contracting office be the office that fills this requirement for the guest activity?
Answer: Normally the local contracting office would have market research associated with the local area as well as the necessary contractual instruments to fulfill the requirements for the local activity. However, ...(More)