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15 FAM 760

PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS, REMOVAL RESTRICTIONS, AND PROPERTY DISPOSAL

(CT:OBO-88;   06-18-2019)
(Office of Origin:  OBO)

15 FAM 761  Procurement Requirements

(CT:OBO-64;   03-23-2018)

a. Procurement of all furniture, furnishings, and equipment (FF&E) must comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR), and pertinent funding agency procurement regulations.

b. USAID:  Overseas Management Division, Office of Management Services, Bureau for Management, USAID/Washington (USAID/W—M/MS/OMD), has a list of approved quantities for the items in 15 FAM Exhibit 732(A).  They must also approve the purchase of unlisted items and replacement of unauthorized items.  Each USAID mission must have a written policy standardizing FF&E requirements for USAID’s designated residences.  USAID missions must not procure items for representational use based on personal preference.  (See procurement methods listed in 15 FAM 774.)

c.  United States and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS):  All representational items for minister-counselor (MC) residences require approval before purchase by its parent agency.

15 FAM 762  Restrictions on the Removal of U.S. Government-Owned (GO) Items

(CT:OBO-64;   03-23-2018)

a. Representational residences:  The Office of Residential Designs and Furnishings, Directorate for Operations, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO/OPS/RDF), must approve the removal of furniture and other assets from representational residences, regardless of source (purchased, inherited, or donated/gifted).  Items must remain at the assigned residence unless OBO/OPS/RDF approves their transfer.  Posts must store all furniture or furnishings removed from residences in a climate-controlled warehouse.  If U.S. Government facilities at post are inadequate or not climate-controlled, posts must store the items in a non-U.S. Government climate-controlled warehouse at the expense of the designated residence’s occupant.  If climate-controlled warehouses are unavailable at post, or the occupant is unable or unwilling to pay for a third-party warehouse, post must not remove any items from the designated residences.

b. Other residences, offices, and other functional space:  No one may remove, or permit the removal, of U.S. Government-owned (GO) FF&E, unless directed by the accountable property officer (APO).

15 FAM 763  Property Disposal

(CT:OBO-88;   06-18-2019)

If post wishes to dispose of any items covered by 15 FAM 700 or 15 FAM Exhibit 732(A), the APO must obtain written approval from OBO/OPS/RDF.  Items include any FF&E, antiques, artwork, cultural heritage objects, and sundry representational items.  If selling or auctioning is approved, post should request guidance on funds disposition from OBO/OPS/RDF, and report the sale using Form DS-132, Property Disposal Authorization and Survey Report.

15 FAM 764  THROUGH 769 unassigned

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