NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook
The lightest and most fuel efficient vehicle that
fully meets the needs of any customer requirement shall be acquired;
however, vehicle total life cycle cost analysis methods
should be employed where appropriate to assure the most economical
vehicle is selected.
Prior to vehicle procurement, the CTO should
coordinate with vehicle users to determine specific requirements. This
can also be accomplished during annual utilization reviews. Once
requirements have been identified, they can then be developed into
specifications to be forwarded to the applicable procuring agency for
acquisition, provided funding is available. In some cases where new or
specialized types of vehicles or equipment are being specified, the CTO
should require approval of the specification by an appropriate manager
of the using department.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program
Vehicle acquisitions must take into account the
provisions of the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 and Executive Order
(E.O.) 13149. These documents set forth the statutory requirements for
the acquisition of AFVs by Federal agencies. The requirements emphasize
that in fiscal year 2000 and beyond, 75% of light duty vehicle
acquisitions in covered fleets must be AFVs. Annual EPAct and E.O. 13149
compliance is reported through FAST.
Replacement Schedule by Class
Vehicle replacement plans will be developed annually
for all vehicles in the inventory. For GSA vehicles, this plan will be
developed in time to meet their procurement cycle, normally starting in
October of each year. It is recommended that Centers develop 5-year
replacement funding plans in order to help predict the peaks and valleys
in procurement funding needs for all NASA-owned vehicles (see Preface
section P3 for definition of the fleet).
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