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SRM Sustainment Restoration and Maintenance

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Can someone explain this type of money to me and possibly provide additional references. It is my understanding SRM fall under OM money. But, what makes SRM, SRM in relation to construction.

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The Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization (SRM) program, (formerly Real Property Maintenance) provides funds to keep the Department?s inventory of facilities in good working order, (i.e., day to day maintenance requirements).

In addition, it provides resources to restore facilities whose age is excessive or have been damaged by fire, accident, or natural disasters and alternations of facilities to implement new or higher standards to accommodate new functions or mission.

The demolition program provides funds to demolish and dispose of obsolete and excess structures of which some have been around since World War II. The funds depicted above do not include amounts financed through the Working Capital Funds for sustainment and restoration of the Fund activities.

Costs of military personnel assigned to SRM activities are also excluded, as SRM requirements are funded in the RDT&E and Military Construction accounts.

Thanks Buyerman!

So my follow-up questions deals with the bolded sentence. Does this mean I will be able to use SRM/O&M money to fund a restoration project where it exceeds 750k? Certainly restoration is more like construction than maintenance and repair. Does SRM funding allow restoration projects up to 7.5 mil without congressional approval?

Joel or any other construction persons. What are your thoughts?

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Charles,

The 750K limit applies to funding construction projects with OM. If funding a repair/maintenance project, those limits do not apply. Determination of whether the project is construction vice repair depends on (assuming you are a DOD component) the regulatory definitions of construction and repair that have been adopted by your branch. Under the DODFMR, the term ?repair? means to restore a real property facility, system, or component to such a condition that the military department or agency may use it effectively for its designated functional purpose, but "repair" does not include additions, new facilities or functional conversions (those would be examples of construction which are subject to funding limitations). However, in addition to the DODFMR, you would also need to look at your service specific regulations on defining construction. When in doubt, consult with your agency fiscal counsel regarding the specifics of your project and any funding limitations pertaining to it.

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Charles,

The 750K limit applies to funding construction projects with OM. If funding a repair/maintenance project, those limits do not apply. Determination of whether the project is construction vice repair depends on (assuming you are a DOD component) the regulatory definitions of construction and repair that have been adopted by your branch. Under the DODFMR, the term ?repair? means to restore a real property facility, system, or component to such a condition that the military department or agency may use it effectively for its designated functional purpose, but "repair" does not include additions, new facilities or functional conversions (those would be examples of construction which are subject to funding limitations). However, in addition to the DODFMR, you would also need to look at your service specific regulations on defining construction. When in doubt, consult with your agency fiscal counsel regarding the specifics of your project and any funding limitations pertaining to it.

Parkerr,

Thank you for the response. However, my question is asking whether SRM may be an exception to O&M, perhaps similar to CF-CERF, not the basic rules of O&M when applied to construction.

Also, not all agencies have fiscal counsel. Besides, I am asking for your opinion.

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Charles,

As far as I know, all funding for SRM is OM, and therefore the OM construction rules apply. You would have to characterize the project as either construction or repair/maintenance in accordance with your agency regulations.

If your agency/activity doesn't have a dedicated Contract/Fiscal attorney, surely there are administrative law assets who can assist with questions of fiscal law?

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