can a contractor ship BER units back on a DD1149. – using the ‘Mark for’ section for comments stating the unit is not operable and return as is or is there another form they need to use.
The following response is based solely on the question and background information provided. What does the contract say! In many cases, there will be specific processes for “Beyond Economic Repair” (BER) items: definitions, approvals, packaging... Unless a DD1149 or other document is listed, it is neither required nor would it be prohibited.
In addition, the required clause DFARS 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property provides direction on how to report this process.
Specifically DFARS 252.211-7007(g)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (g)(2), the Contractor shall update the IUID Registry … for items that are (ii) Delivered or shipped from the Contractor’s plant, under Government instructions, except when shipment is to a subcontractor or other location of the Contractor.
The link within the DFARS 252.211-7007(f) will take the contractor to the return process using the Property Transfer capability within the GFP Module in PIE-E.
Additionally DFARS 252.211-7007(d), the contractor must update the (6) Appropriate supply condition code, required only for reporting of reparables, per Appendix 2 of DoD 4000.25-2-M, Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accounting Procedures manual.
Please work with your contracting, logistics, and other acquisition team members for proper labeling and marking to help ensure Not Ready For Issue (NRFI) parts do not get integrated with RFI parts and BER are NOT resent back to contractor for repair.