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United States Coast Guard
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AUG 15 2000
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 5224.3
PERFORMANCE OF COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
Coast Guard Acquisition Procedures (CGAP), COMDTINST M4200.19F (series)
Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998 (PL 105-270)
OMB Circular A-76, "Performance of Commercial Activities," of 4 August 1983
OMB Circular A-76, Revised Supplemental Handbook, "Performance of
Commercial Activities," of March 1966 (updated through Transmittal Memorandum
No. 10, 14 June 1999)
PURPOSE. This Instruction implements the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of
1998 (FAIR Act, Public Law 105-270), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Circular A-76 of August 4, 1983 (Revised 1999), Circular No. A-76 Revised Supplemental
Handbook of March 1996 (updated through Transmittal Memorandum 20 June 1999) and
Department of Transportation Order 4400.2D of September 9, 1988 (under revision). The
enclosures provide specific United States Coast Guard guidance for managing the annual
commercial activities inventory and using Interservice Support Agreements (ISSAs).
Decisions to perform work under contract are made under the authority of the Federal
Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and statutory authorities implemented herein.
ACTION. Area and district commanders, commanders of maintenance and logistics
command, commanding officer of headquarters units, assistant commandants for
directorates, Chief Counsel, and special staff offices at Headquarters shall ensure
compliance with the provisions of this Instruction.
The annual A-76 and FAIR Act Inventories are developed primarily by the
headquarters directorates; however, the inventory development may be tasked to all
levels of the Coast Guard as determined by the individual directorates. Interservice
Support Agreements (ISSAs) are used throughout the Coast Guard and the rules apply
to the entire Coast Guard.