NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook
Contractor Use of Government Vehicles
Government-Owned Contractor-Assigned Vehicles
It is the intent of NASA to phase out the use of
Government-owned vehicles by contractors. However, the use of GSA-leased
vehicles will be allowable in exceptional circumstances when it is in
the best interest of the government, but only to the extent provided in
FAR Part 51, Subpart 51.2. Use of GSA vehicles in a fixed price contract
in the performance of a Government contract requires preapproval from
the Administrator of GSA and shall be fully documented.
assignment of Government-owned vehicles for performance of a
contract must be thoroughly assessed in all cases as this practice
does not always result in lower overall operational costs.
assigned, accurate and complete records will be maintained and
annual utilization studies conducted to validate retention.
Contractors who use Government-owned vehicles are subject to all
fleet management policies contained in this handbook.
Government-Furnished Vehicle and Equipment
The FAR and the Federal Property Management Regulation
(FPMR) outlines policies and procedures for contractor’s use of GSA
vehicles. For owned vehicles, the contract can either specify
Government-furnished or contractor-furnished. In the long-term,
contracting offices in coordination with transportation, should strive
for contractors to provide all resources to accomplish requirements
specified in contracts.
Marking of Contractor Vehicles
Contractor-owned vehicles should be placarded with the
contractor’s name and logo or other signs or as specified in contracts.
These signs should identity the name of the company and telephone number
at a minimum.
CO’s in coordination with the CTO will ensure
contractors are properly insured for vehicles operated in connection
with the applicable contract. The contractor shall provide a certificate
of insurance coverage to the CO and CTO verifying that it has the proper
insurance to operate the vehicles.
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