AEI for Installation Support
Thursday, 17 October 1996
16.2 provides the policy on FFP contracts; and FAR and EFARS 16.5 provide the policy on IDC.
b. Design of Projects. Design agencies can design, contract, and manage maintenance, repair
or minor construction projects which are installation funded. Whenever possible, the Simplified
Design Methods (SDM) should be used to prepare Installation Support designs. This work can
be accomplished with design agency in-house personnel and/or A-E firms. Typically, the A-E
services are provided using an order under an IDC. However, a FFP A-E contract may be used if
the work is highly specialized or exceeds the monetary limitations of an IDC.
c. Preparation of Specifications for Contracts to Support Installation Operations.
Design agencies can develop technical specifications for a variety of contracts to support
installation operations, such as:
(1) Job Order Contracts (JOC) for small repair and renovation projects. JOC Guide,
AFARS, and EFARS 17.90 provide the policy on JOC.
(2) Contracts for janitorial, grounds maintenance, facilities operation, and testing toxic
materials; operating Government-owned equipment, facilities, and systems; routine recurring
maintenance of real property; dismantling, or removal of buildings; and other real property
structures, etc. These contracts are either construction or service depending upon the nature of
the particular work. FAR Part 37 provides the general policy on Service Contracts.
(3) A variety of contract types can be used depending on the nature of the services, such
(a) Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP).
(b) Requirements Contracts (RC) (see FAR 16.503) for facilities maintenance (housing
maintenance, roofing, painting, paving, asbestos removal, carpeting, etc.) and repair.
(c) Time and Materials (T&M) contracts (see FAR 16.601).
(d) Indefinite Quantity (IDQ) contracts (see FAR 16.504). Design agencies can
procure the basic IDQ contract in accordance with the installation's requirements.
3. SIMPLIFIED DESIGN METHODS (SDM).
(1) The AEI for SDM, dated 22 January 1990, is superseded by this AEI and the SDM