15 FAM 1020
USAID-FUNDED CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS
(Office of Origin: OBO)
15 FAM 1021 USAID provisions
Capital construction and major rehabilitation funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) follow the provisions in 15 FAM 1010 with the exceptions provided below:
(1) Authority for funding of capital construction or major rehabilitation is derived from Section 636(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, or through trust funds made available by the host government;
(2) Real property acquired with trust funds must be for the use of USAID personnel unless a special use agreement is negotiated with the host government;
(3) Contracting for USAID-funded or trust-funded construction or capital improvements, including selecting architectural and engineering (A&E) consultants, usually will be done by USAID contracting officers using USAID contracting provisions. When a project is constructed on Department of State-held land, or within Department of State property, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) will be responsible for selection of the A&E and general contractors, and for construction management. Any exception to this provision must be agreed to by the Department of State and OBO;
(4) Legal documents pertaining to real property acquired with Section 636(c) funds or trust funds and requests for changes in USAID-funded construction or capital improvements, must be submitted by the senior USAID officer at post to Overseas Management Division, Office of Management Services, Bureau for Management, USAID/Washington (USAID/W-M/MS/OMD); and
(5) Funds made available under Section 636(c) must not be used for construction, renovation, or long-term lease of recreational facilities unless such use is authorized or approved by USAID/W-M/MS/OMD.
15 FAM 1022 GUIDELINES FOR USAID CONSTRUCTION
15 FAM 1022.1 General
a. USAID will obtain Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) approval of capital construction and major improvement plans, specifications, drawings, and other pertinent documents. USAID/W-M/MS/OMD will coordinate with OBO for technical review and comments, as needed.
b. USAID/W may request assistance from OBO in obtaining architectural A&E and other services. In determining space needs, USAID will generally follow OBO’s International Code Supplement and its attachment, and must comply with the Requirements Integration Package. Further guidance is available in 15 FAM 640 regarding Department of State adopted codes and permit requirements.
c. Approval and funding requests for USAID U.S. Government-owned or leased property must be addressed to USAID/W-M/MS/OMD. For emergency projects, the USAID mission director must contact USAID/W-M/MS/OMD regarding the information needed.
d. Funding for A&E plans may be available and may be requested from USAID/W, as appropriate. M/MS/OMD will coordinate this request on the mission’s behalf.
15 FAM 1022.2 USAID Funding and Accounting
Appropriations of other U.S. Government agencies may not be charged for other than routine building maintenance, repair, alteration, or improvement of USAID-owned property. Alterations that are required to meet needs peculiar to the program of the using agency require technical review and prior approval by USAID/W, DS, and OBO, as well as the program approval and funding authorization of the agency concerned. A written agreement between or among agencies is required to make an exception to this rule.
15 FAM 1022.3 USAID Contracts
a. Upon approval of a proposed major improvement by M/MS/OMD, USAID missions are authorized to proceed in accordance with USAID procurement and contracting policies and procedures as set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), USAID's Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), and any other related USAID directives.
b. To request changes for USAID Section 636(c) projects, the senior USAID officer at post must submit changes to USAID/W-M/MS/OMD, which will coordinate with the appropriate parties.
15 FAM 1022.4 USAID Director’s Residence
Written approval of the USAID mission director and USAID/W-M/MS/OMD is required for any work other than routine maintenance and repair on a USAID-owned official residence of the USAID mission director. The USAID mission director and USAID/W-M/MS/OMD will keep records on file for all work orders, requisitions, and procurement documents. Prior OBO approval is required if the residence is U.S. Government-owned or leased by Department of State.
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