1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
The ECS is designed not only to store equipment but also to efficiently issue and return
equipment used in training exercises. Facilities which may be associated with an ECS, if
included in the project documentation, are an MEP, fuel dispensing system, loading
ramp, wash platform, indoor equipment storage warehouse, combat vehicle arms vault,
fencing, security lighting and an AMSA.
Common OMS/AMSA/ECS Configurations
1-22.214.171.124 As a separate location, supporting USAR units in a geographical area, a
typical AMSA will consist of an AMSA building with POV area and MEP.
1-126.96.36.199 When collocated with an OMS, and supporting USAR units in a geographical
area, there will typically be an OMS/AMSA building with shared workbays, a shared
POV area, and an MEP.
1-188.8.131.52 If in a separate location, and supporting only an ECS, there will typically be an
AMSA building, POV area, MEP, and any other ancillary facilities as provided for in the
UsAR PROJeCt FUnDInG
The Government generally utilizes two sources of funding for new and
add/alter USAR projects: MCAR, and Operation and Maintenance Army Reserve
(OMAR) funds. The construction documents must identify all OMAR-funded items so
that the bidders can provide separate pricing. Cost estimates must also differentiate the
two types of funds, and OMAR items must be further divided into furniture and collateral
equipment. A list of OMAR-funded collateral equipment is in Appendx C.
1-10.1.1 All fixed site and building construction is typically MCAR funded. Unless
otherwise directed, all required built-in equipment and furnishings are also MCAR
funded and will be included in the design of the project, to be furnished and installed by
the construction contractor.
1-10.1.2 Moveable equipment (items not built into the construction or hard-connected
to utilities, and which could be relocated to another facility for reuse) and some specialty
items are OMAR-funded. They will also be included in the design, to be furnished and
installed by the construction contractor. Finally, furnishings and some specialty
equipment are OMAR-funded, and will be included for information only in the design
documents, but will typically be furnished by the Using Service under a separate
contract. The Design Agency will prepare a separate package for furniture acquisition.
The Full Facility Revitalization (FFR), Minor Maintenance and Repair (MMR),
and other programs are also OMAR-funded. These programs generally use simplified
design methods to design and construct projects within annual OMAR funding cycles;
utilize the Design Guide and the standards embodied in MDS as the starting point for