Report What happens to funding and unearned fixed fee between base and option periods? in Contract Administration Posted November 19, 2020 2 minutes ago, Tzarina of Compliance said: Thanks, Don, so thats my question. So the option periods are considered new needs for the purpose of obligation of funds? So if the base period was funded with say multi year or no year funding) and the funds were still unexpired, they could be used for option years because you could re-obligate them until they expire. Yes, provided the obligation also met the "purpose" and "amount" tests.