NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook
Table of Authorized Vehicles (TAV)
Each Center shall establish a baseline TAV. This means
ensuring only an optimal mix of vehicles is assigned and maintained.
Having the right size vehicle fleet is an OMB concern; therefore,
Agencies should not miss potential opportunities for savings. The
following process/factors should be considered as each Center develops
its vehicle baseline:
each customer to submit a written justification for each additional
assignment using NASA Form 971. Evaluate each submission, focusing
on what the vehicle is used for in terms of passenger movement,
cargo movement, material movement, or mission essentiality of the
vehicle. Look at why requirement can not be met with other means of
support; i.e., POV, taxi, bus or pool vehicle. Determine mission
impact based on Form 971 input. A decision table is provided that
will aid the CTO in determining whether a vehicle should be
Condition, age, and downtime are factors that should be included in
the analysis and documented on the Form 971.
past and expected utilization: if only 25% of average utilization is
currently being met, continued assignment may not be warranted.
preliminary TAV based on evaluation of the data captured on each
Form 971, showing current and recommended levels.
Coordinate findings with customers and offer opportunity for
rebuttal, especially if recommendation is to reduce assignments.
customer recommendations and then make final decision on baseline
Retain this TAV level and only adjust when
mission changes warrant adjustments.
customer baseline TAV is established, develop a baseline TAV for
pool vehicles if applicable.
Note: CTO’s who already have an established and
approved baseline in place are not required to re-establish the
baseline. However, baselines must have been based on measurable and
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