1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
1-10.2.1 In the FFR program, all building components in the affected buildings, and the
utility infrastructure, are evaluated for remaining useful life, and for compliance with
current building and life safety codes. Systems and components that are at or near
failure, or in serious need of modernization, are replaced with current products
approved by the Using Service.
1-10.2.2 FFR projects are further evaluated against Plant Replacement Value (PRV),
as defined by AR 420-10, and cannot exceed 50% of PRV without specific approval of
the appropriate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army.
1-10.2.3 The majority of FFR projects consist of maintenance and repair (M&R), or
health/life safety work. These projects are funded from different subsets of the OMAR
1-10.2.4 FFR projects may include some incidental new Minor Construction work in
order to provide complete and usable USAR facilities. This work is funded from the
OMAR "L" account; the current limits on the allowable construction cost must be verified
and not exceeded.
1-10.2.5 Cost estimates for FFR projects must differentiate the amounts to be funded
from different OMAR accounts, as directed by the Using Service.
Real Property Exchange projects involve the exchange of Army Reserve
property and/or facilities for property or facilities owned or built-to- suit by other
Governmental units or the private sector. The entity with which the USAR makes such
an exchange is the "exchange partner." The exchange partner typically provides the
funding for any facility design and construction to be acquired by the USAR in such
exchanges, and often provides both the design and construction of the facility,
transferring ownership to the USAR when the project is ready for occupancy.
COnstRUCtIOn COntRACt AWARD
The construction contracts for many of the USAR projects are awarded solely
on the basis of lowest bid, after an open, competitive bidding process. Other contracts
may be awarded on the basis of price among other qualifications, and some contracts
may be set-aside for award to small or small, disadvantaged businesses, on the basis of
price, or price among other qualifications.
The construction documents must be complete and comprehensive to ensure,
to the extent possible, that all work required is shown or described. No details or other
parts of the work should be left for resolution during construction. This will help ensure
that all prospective construction contractors are basing their bids or proposals on the
same construction work effort.