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through the Director, Fleet Management Division, GSA, Attn: FBF, Washington, DC 20406.

[56 FR 59888, Nov. 26, 1991)

$ 101-39.203 Obtaining motor vehicles

for short-term use.

Any participating Federal agency, bureau, or activity may obtain vehicles for short-term local use through the GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS). Short-term use vehicles may be provided through Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) agreements with commercial firms or, where available, through GSA IFMS dispatch services. This support is available for official use performed locally or within commuting distance of an employee's designated post of duty. Arrangements for these vehicles will be made by the GSA IFMS fleet management center serving the local area. The requesting agency official or employee must be authorized to place orders for vehicle support and provide a complete billing address and GSA billed office address code (BOAC) at the time an order is placed. Agencies requiring a BOAC may obtain one by contacting any General Services Administration IFMS fleet management center.

(a) Federal agencies or parts thereof that meet the following conditions are considered fully participating:

(1) All agency-owned motor vehicles have been consolidated into the supporting GSA IFMS fleet management center, and no agency-owned vehicles, with the exception of approved exemptions, are operated in the defined mandatory use service area of the supporting GSA fleet management center;

(2) No vehicles were available to consolidate, but total reliance is placed on the supporting GSA IFMS fleet management center or the GSA IFMS as a whole to meet all motor vehicle requirements, and no agency-owned vehicles are operated in the defined mandatory use service area of the supporting GSA fleet management center;

(3) The agency would otherwise qualify under paragraph (a) (1) or (2) of this section but has been authorized by GSA to purchase or commercially lease motor vehicles because the GSA IFMS was unable to supply its requirements.

(b) Fully participating agencies may request indefinite assignment of vehicles, regardless of number, from the supporting IFMS fleet management center. Assignment may be made at that level, subject to availability. If the required vehicles are not available, a written request shall be sent to the General Services Administration, Attn: FBF, Washington, DC, 20406. To be considered, the request shall include the following:

(1) Certification that concurrence has been obtained from the designated agency fleet manager or other designated headquarters-level official and that other means of transportation are not feasible or cost-effective;

(2) The number and types of vehicles required, of which passenger vehicles are limited to compact or smaller unless the agency head or designee has certified that larger vehicles are essential to the agency's mission;

(3) Location where the vehicles are needed;

(4) Date required, including earliest and latest acceptable dates;

(5) Anticipated length of assignment;

(6) Projected utilization, normally in terms of miles per month or year;

(7) Certification of funding;

[56 FR 59888, Nov. 26, 1991)

$ 101-39.203–1 Obtaining motor vehi

cles while on temporary duty (TDY) travel.

Federal employees on TDY requiring short-term use of vehicles in the destination area shall obtain service directly from the appropriate sources listed in the Federal Travel Directory (available from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402).

$ 101-39.204 Obtaining motor vehicles

for indefinite assignment. Motor vehicles and related services of the GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) are provided to requesting agencies under the following procedures. When competing requests are received, priority will be given to a fully participating agency over an other than fully participating agency.

(4) Other than fully participating agencies that choose not to commercially lease may utilize the procedures for full participants in paragraph (b) of this section, on the understanding that fully participating agencies will receive priority consideration.

(56 FR 59888, Nov. 26, 1991)

8 101-39.205 [Reserved)

8 101-39.206 Seasonal or unusual re

quirements. Agencies or activities having seasonal, peak, or unusual requirements for vehicles or related services shall inform the GSA IFMS fleet management center as far in advance as possible. Normally, notice shall be given not less than 3 months in advance of the need. Requests for vehicles for other than indefinite assignment will usually be filled for agencies participating fully with the GSA IFMS, provided resources permit. Other than fully participating agencies will normally not be accommodated for seasonal, peak, or unusual vehicle requirements.

(56 FR 59889, Nov. 26, 1991)

(8) Billing address and billed office address code (BOAC);

(9) Agency contact, including name, address, and telephone number;

(10) Office, program, or activity requiring the vehicles;

(11) A statement that the agency does or does not request authority to commercially lease, and the anticipated duration of the lease, should GSA be unable to provide the vehicles.

(c) Federal agencies that meet the following conditions are considered other than fully participating:

(1) Vehicles have been acquired from other sources for reasons other than the inability of the GSA IFMS to supply the required vehicles, except those designated as exempt vehicles as determined by the GSA IFMS;

(2) Cost reimbursable contractors authorized to utilize GSA IFMS motor vehicles when they represent participating agencies;

(3) Other authorized users of the GSA IFMS.

(d) Other than fully participating agencies must contact the supporting GSA IFMS fleet management center to ascertain vehicle availability, regardless of the number required. If the vehicles are available, assignment shall be made. When the supporting GSA IFMS fleet management center determines that the requested vehicles are not available, the requesting activity shall make a record of contact to document compliance with the mandatory first source of supply requirement. No further authorizations from GSA are required for the agency to execute a commercial lease from sources established by the GSA Automotive Commodity Center or the agency, provided that such agency has Congressional authority to lease motor vehicles and:

(1) All applicable procurement regulations (e.g., Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)) and internal agency acquisition regulations are observed;

(2) The requirements of part 101-38 of this chapter regarding fuel economy, Government identification and marking, etc., are adhered to;

(3) The agency fleet manager or designee retains responsibility for fleet oversight and reporting requirements under Public Law 99-272; and

$ 101-39.207 Reimbursement for serv

ices. (a) GSA Regional Administrators will issue, as appropriate, regional bulletins announcing the GSA vehicle rental rates applicable to their respective regions.

(b) The using agency will be billed for GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) services provided for under this part at rates fixed by GSA. Such rates are designed to recover all GSA IFMS fixed and variable costs. Rates will be reviewed and revised periodically to determine that reimbursement is sufficient to recover applicable costs. Failure by using agencies to reimburse GSA for vehicle services will be cause for GSA to terminate motor vehicle assignments.

(c) IFMS services provided to authorized Government contractors and subcontractors will be billed to the responsible agency unless such agency requests that the contractor be billed directly. In case of nonpayment by a contractor, GSA will bill the responsible agency which authorized the contractor's use of GSA IFMS services.

(d) Using agencies will be billed for Subpart 101–39.3—Use and Care accidents and incidents as described in

of GSA Interagency Fleet $ 101-39.406. Agencies may also be

Management System Vehicharged administrative fees when vehi

cles cles are not properly maintained, repaired, or when the vehicle is subject

$ 101-39.300 General. to abuse or neglect.

(e) Agencies may be charged for re- (a) The objective of the General Servcovery of expenses for repairs or serv

ices Administration (GSA) Interagency ices to GSA IFMS vehicles which are Fleet Management System (IFMS) is not authorized by the GSA IFMS either to provide efficient and economical through preventive maintenance no- motor vehicle and related services to tices, approval from a GSA Mainte- participating agencies. To attain this nance Control Center, or approval from

objective, policies and procedures for a GSA fleet management center, per

use and care of GSA IFMS vehicles proinstructions in the operator's guide

vided to an agency or activity are preissued with each vehicle. Excess costs

scribed in this subpart. relating to the failure to utilize self- (b) To operate a motor vehicle furservice gasoline pumps or the unneces- nished by the GSA IFMS, civilian emsary use of premium grade gasoline ployees of the Federal Government may also be recovered from using agen- shall have a valid State, District of Cocies (see $ 101-38.401-2 of this chapter).

lumbia, or Commonwealth operator's

license for the type of vehicle to be op (56 FR 59889, Nov. 26, 1991)

erated and some form of agency identi

fication. Non-Government personnel, 8 101-39.208 Vehicles removed from defined areas.

such as contractors, shall have a valid

license for the type of equipment to be (a) Normally, vehicles shall not be

operated when using vehicles supplied permanently operated outside the geo

by the GSA IFMS (this may include a graphical area served by the issuing

Commercial Driver's License). All GSA IFMS fleet management center.

other vehicle operators, and Federal ciHowever, when agency programs neces

vilian employees that have a valid cisitate vehicle relocation for a period

vilian operator's license, but not for exceeding 90 calendar days, the agency

the type of equipment to be operated, shall notify the issuing GSA IFMS

must have in their possession an Opfleet management center of the follow

tional Form 346, U.S. Government ing:

Motor Vehicle Operator's Identifica(1) The location at which the vehicles

tion Card, for the type of equipment to are currently in use;

be operated. Specific regulations cover(2) The date the vehicles were moved

ing procedures and qualifications of to the present location; and

Government motor vehicle operators (3) The expected date the vehicles

are contained in 5 CFR part 930, issued will be returned to the original loca

by the Office of Personnel Managetion.

ment. (b) When vehicles will be perma

(c) To operate a motor vehicle furnently relocated outside the

nished by GSA, drivers and occupants served by the issuing GSA IFMS fleet

shall wear safety belts whenever the management center, the affected GSA

vehicle is in operation. The vehicle opIFMS fleet manager will ascertain if

erator shall ensure that all vehicle octhe using agency is fully participating

cupants are wearing their safety belts at the new location (see $ 101-39.204). If

prior to operating the vehicle. this criterion is met, the vehicle will

(d) The use of tobacco products is normally be transferred to the GSA

prohibited in GSA IFMS motor vehiIFMS fleet management center nearest

cles. The agency to which the vehicle is the new location. If the agency is other

assigned is responsible for ensuring than a full participant, the transfer

that its employees do not use tobacco will be treated as a request for addi

products while occupying IFMS vehitional vehicles at the new location.

cles. If a user agency violates this pro(56 FR 59890, Nov. 26, 1991)

hibition, the agency will be charged for

area

the cost of cleaning the affected vehicle(s) beyond normal detailing procedures to remove tobacco odor or residue or repairing damage caused as a result of tobacco use. The decision to perform such additional cleaning or repair will be made by the GSA fleet manager based upon the condition of the vehicle when assigned, the degree of tobacco residue and damage, and the cost effectiveness of such additional cleaning.

(e) Reasonable diligence in the care of GSA IFMS vehicles shall be exercised by using agencies and operators at all times. Officials or employees failing to take proper care of motor vehicles issued to them may be refused further authorization to use GSA IFMS vehicles after reasonable notice has been provided by GSA to the head of the local activity concerned.

(1) Heavy trucks and general purpose vehicles over 24,000 lbs. GVWR—7,500 miles per year.

(2) Truck tractors—10,000 miles per year.

(d) Other trucks and special purpose vehicles. Utilization guidelines for other trucks and special purpose vehicles have not been established. However, the head of the local office of the agency or his/her designee shall cooperate with GSA IFMS fleet management center personnel in studying the use of this equipment and take necessary action to ensure that it is reasonably utilized or returned to the issuing GSA IFMS fleet management center.

(51 FR 11023, Apr. 1, 1986, as amended at 56 FR 59890, Nov. 26, 1991; 58 FR 63533, Dec. 2, 1993]

(56 FR 59890, Nov. 26, 1991, as amended at 58 FR 63532, Dec. 2, 1993)

§ 101-39.302 Rotation.

GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) vehicles on high mileage assignments may be rotated with those on low mileage assignments to assure more uniform overall fleet utilization. In cases where the continued use of a vehicle is essential but its miles traveled are not consistent with utilization guidelines, the using agency may be required to justify, in writing, retention of the vehicle. Each GSA IFMS fleet manager will decide on a case-by-case basis which vehicles, if any, will be rotated based upon vehicle type, vehicle location, location and availability of replacement vehicles, and the mission of the using agency.

(56 FR 59890, Nov. 26, 1991)

8 101-39.301 Utilization guidelines.

An agency must be able to justify a full-time vehicle assignment. The following guidelines may be employed by an agency requesting GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) services. Other utilization factors, such as days used, agency mission, and the relative costs of alternatives to a fulltime vehicle assignment, may be considered as justification where miles traveled guidelines are not met.

(a) Passenger-carrying vehicles. The utilization guidelines for passengercarrying vehicles are a minimum of 3,000 miles per quarter or 12,000 miles per year.

(b) Light trucks and general purpose vehicles. The utilization guidelines for light trucks and general purpose vehicles are as follows:

(1) Light trucks and general purpose vehicles, 12,500 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and under-10,000 miles per year.

(2) Trucks and general purpose vehicles, over 12,500 lbs. GVWR to 24,000 lbs. GVWR-7,500 miles per year.

(c) Heavy trucks and truck tractors. The utilization guidelines for heavy trucks and truck tractors are as follows:

8 101-39.303 Maintenance.

In order to ensure uninterrupted operation of GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) vehicles, safety and preventive maintenance inspections will be performed at regularly scheduled intervals as directed by GSA. Users of GSA IFMS vehicles shall comply with the safety and preventive maintenance notices and instructions issued for the vehicle.

(56 FR 59890, Nov. 26, 1991)

8 101-39.304 Modification or installa

tion of accessory equipment. The modification of a GSA Interagency Fleet Management System

(IFMS) vehicle or the permanent installation of accessory equipment on these vehicles may be accomplished only when approved by GSA. For the purpose of this regulation, permanent installation means the actual bolting, fitting, or securing of an item to the vehicle. Such modification or installation of accessory equipment must be considered by the agency as essential for the accomplishment of the agency's mission. The request for such modification or installation shall be forwarded to the appropriate GSA IFMS regional fleet manager for consideration. Accessory equipment or other after-market items which project an inappropriate appearance, such as radar detectors, will not be used on GSA IFMS vehicles. Decorative items (i.e., bumper stickers and decals) will not be used on IFMS vehicles unless authorized by the Director, Fleet Management Division, GSA.

(b) Requirement of use for official purposes only;

(c) Instruction for:

(1) Acquiring maintenance and repair authorizations;

(2) Acquiring emergency supplies, services, and repairs; and

(3) Reporting accidents.

(d) The telephone numbers of responsible GSA IFMS fleet management center employees to be called in case of accident or emergency;

(e) Instructions on the use of the Standard Form 149, U.S. Government National Credit Card;

(f) List of contractors from which vehicle operators may purchase items authorized by the SF 149, U.S. Government National Credit Card;

(g) Accident reporting kit which contains:

(1) Standard Form 91, Motor Vehicle Accident Report; and

(2) Standard Form 94, Statement of Witness.

(56 FR 59890, Nov. 26, 1991)

NOTE: The vehicle operator or assignee shall be personally responsible for safeguarding and protecting the SF 149, U.S. Government National Credit Card.

(51 FR 11023, Apr. 1, 1986, as amended at 56 FR 59891, Nov. 26, 1991; 58 FR 65291, Dec. 14, 1993]

8 101-39.305 Storage.

(a) GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) vehicles shall be stored and parked at locations which provide protection from pilferage or damage. In the interest of economy, no cost storage shall be used whenever practicable and feasible.

(b) The cost of parking and storing GSA IFMS vehicles is the responsibility of the using agency. Prior to the procurement of other than temporary parking accommodations in urban centers (see $101–18.102), agencies shall determine the availability of Government-owned or -controlled parking space in accordance with the provisions of $ 101-17.101-6.

8 101-39.307 Grounds for withdrawal

of vehicle.

(56 FR 59890, Nov. 26, 1991)

GSA may withdraw the issued vehicle from further use by the agency or its contractor if it is determined that the using agency has not complied with the provisions of subpart 101–39.3, that the vehicle has not been maintained in accordance with GSA IFMS maintenance standards, that the vehicle has been used improperly, or that the using agency has not reimbursed GSA for vehicle services. Improper use includes, but is not limited to, credit card abuse and misuse, continued violation of traffic ordinances, at-fault accidents, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, use for other than official purposes, and incidental use when not authorized by the using agency.

g 101-39.306 Operator's packet.

The GSA Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) will provide each system vehicle with

an operator's packet containing the following information and instructions. This information should remain in the vehicle at all times, except when inconsistent with authorized undercover operations.

(a) Driver's responsibilities;

(56 FR 59891, Nov. 26, 1991)

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