The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held their quarterly Government Property Management Systems Committee meeting in Arlington, VA from October 18th to 19th 2022. The meeting was extremely helpful. eQuip’s own Richard Wilson attended in his capacity as a member of the NDIA Government Property Management Systems Committee and provides the below summary.
To kick off this year’s NDIA meeting, Carol Brown and Pam Rooney (who have been heading up the government furnished property (GFP) module build out project) were on hand to review the “state of” the GFP Module and answer questions. They represent the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Defense, Pricing and Contracting – OSD A&S DPC.
They reminded contractors that in 2021 DFARS 252.245-7002 was modified to direct contractors to report Property Loss to the GFP Module. Also, in 2021 John Tenaglia (the Director of the DPC) released a Class Deviation declaring that the Plant Clearance Automated Reutilization Screening System (PCARSS) in e-Tools was replaced by the Plant Clearance interface in the GFP Module. Contractors unaware of this edict abruptly discovered this transition when on August 15, 2022, e-Tools rejected all new PCARSS schedule submissions. The link containing guidance on reporting government furnished property (GFP) located in section “f” of DFARS 252.211-7007 was updated in June of 2022 to direct contractors to report receipt and shipment of GFP to the GFP Module in PIEE.
Carol and Pam reported that the Defense Acquisition Regulation (DAR) rulemaking committee was close to releasing a DFARS clause that will consolidate the following DFARS components into a “single, streamlined, direct clause”:
- DFARS 252.245–7001 Tagging, Labeling, and Marking of Government-Furnished Property
- DFARS 252.245–7002 Reporting Loss of Government Property in GFP Module
- DFARS 252.245–7004 Reporting, Reutilization, and Disposal
- DFARS 252.211-7007 Reporting of Government-Furnished Property
The DPC is now working on the GFP Module features promised in Phase 4 of the project, this includes reporting updates to GFP items while in Contractor custody. Presently, these updates are reported to the IUID Registry, CAV (Commercial Asset Visibility), and other systems. Some DPC components of Phase 4 are expected to be completed during the middle of 2023. This will deliver the ability to update condition codes for GFP, this is mainly to report updates of “repairables” on applicable contracts. Users are also expected to be able to add UID assets directly in the GFP Module, but initially this will only be serially managed items. Subsequent Phase 4 deliverables will include reporting assembly/configuration modification activities.
The DPC is also beginning to plan out how they will complete the integrations slated for completion in Phase 5. DoD entities are being asked to share requested technical details relating to their accountable property system of record (APSR).
Do you or your government property management colleagues have questions on how this year’s NDIA updates? Interested in how eQuip can keep you compliant? Request a demo to meet with Richard.