Can the simulator office be able to match our contract structure to theirs? I was always told that when awarding a simulator contract it must match the appropriation(s) that were used on the aircraft. Can you point to the FRM to validate? I cannot find it.
Bottom line: Consider using Informational;Subline Items (Informational SLINs)
Information SLINs can accommodate different types of funding for a particular CLIN (e.g.; different appropriations, different program elements, different funding agencies). This sounds like a remedy to your use case.
Your Financial Management & Comptroller officials are the necessary advisors regarding which appropriation is appropriate to use for simulator contracts because such a decision requires knowledge of the applicable fiscal year budget authorization and, if any, USAF unique budget policies.
Please refer to Reference: DFARS PGI 204.7103 for more detail.