Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5230.55A
hardware or software (or similar application) is installed elsewhere. Commandant (G-SIA)
will post nonstandard hardware and software procurement information on their Intranet
web site (http://cgweb.uscg.mil/g-s/g-si/g-sia/ then select "Computer Waivers") until
TISCOM develops their Knowledge Base. The intent of the query is to minimize the
number of different brands of hardware and software that units purchase to solve similar
business needs. If the Commandant (G-SIA) web site or TISCOM Knowledge Base
indicates a solution meeting the business requirements, that solution shall be used. For
efficiency, individual unit approvals may be aggregated into purchases that exceed
Unit wishes to repair an older nonstandard workstation by replacing it with another
nonstandard workstation. Requests shall be based on demonstrated business need for a
nonstandard solution and justification why a standard workstation is unsuitable.
Unit desires to replace lost/stolen nonstandard workstations, peripherals or software.
Unit desires to procure information technology resources to perform a traditionally non-IT
function. Examples: computer to record periodic engine status and performance,
computer to determine fatigue levels of personnel, security card readers.
Unit desires to lease workstations. The lease should be for a period not to exceed six
months and the number of workstations that any unit may have on lease at any time shall
not exceed 5% of their total MAL, rounded up to the next whole number. If the LCCB
conceptually approves an IT lease, the LCCB shall forward the approval to the contracting
officer for execution. Leasing will require a strong business case, usually a result of a
surge in business operations. Leasing is not to be used as a routine way of increasing or
replacing a unit's workstation complement.
Persons with Disabilities. For persons with disabilities requiring specialized equipment or
software, the LCCB may approve any necessary acquisitions, including nonstandard
workstations. However, if costs are expected to exceed ,000, Commandant (G-SIA) is the
final approval authority.
Consumable supplies (e.g., toner, ink cartridges, diskettes) are exempt from the provisions
of this Directive and may be procured by units to satisfy business needs.
Local funds may be used to procure microcomputer accessories for existing nonstandard
workstations without additional approval. Examples: Random Access Memory (RAM),
cables, wire, bolt-down hardware and power supplies. Printers, CD-ROM drives and