AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONS
PART III - TYPES OF SUPPORT
a. Available Tools.
of the Chief's re-engineering initiatives
to improve support
military installation customers, every available tool should be used by USACE for Installation
Support. The design team members must be in very close coordination with the customer,
contracting, construction, project management, resource management, and counsel in determining
how to meet customer needs.
b. Funding. Support to customers is funded in two ways: direct or reimbursable. Normally,
direct funds are issued by higher headquarters for major items of work, such as MILCON
projects. A very large part of customer orders, however, are accomplished on a reimbursable
basis, normally by way of a Military Departmental Purchase Request (MIPR) from the customer
directly. This latter process requires that the design agency use its own funds, then bill the
customer for reimbursement. There are several alternatives to this process, such as direct citing
(obligates the customer's account) the customer's account and advance billings. Design team
leaders should be sensitive to the fact that both the amount and the timing of the availability of
customer funds may influence or dictate how and when the work can be accomplished.
Therefore, it is advisable that the funding arrangements be settled during the early discussions
with the customer, to ensure the "right" funds, in the "right" amounts are received at the "right"
2. TYPES OF SUPPORT. USACE can provide a broad range of design support to military
installations. This support can be divided into three types as summarized below. Certain specific
methods and/or contract types for providing this support are discussed in more detail later.
a. Planning and Studies. Typical services include real property master planning, preparation
of DD Forms 1391, engineering investigations and feasibility studies, economic analyses, space
planning, maintenance and repair project scopes and cost estimates for DPW work management
data base, and digitizing of installation or base maps. This work can be accomplished with design
agency in-house personnel and/or Architect-Engineer (A-E) firms. If performed by A-E, the
services are typically procured by either a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract for that particular
work or an order under an A-E Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC). FAR 36.6, and the
corresponding DFARS, AFARS, and EFARS provide the policy on procuring A-E services; FAR