Can we use a government contractor to transfer army owned equipment during fielding to organizations on behalf of the government?
I am truly sorry but in a rare instance I really do not understand your question.
When addressing the issue of transferring of the property to the gaining command – are you referring to the inspection and acceptance process via a DD Form 250 and where the Government is taking delivery?
Or are you asking about the transferring of Government property from one accountable Government contract with one contractor to another accountable Government contract with a different contractor?
Your question -- Can we use a government contractor to transfer army owned equipment during fielding to organizations on behalf of the government – lacks sufficient clarity for me to accurately understand what you are asking.
With that said – well, let me present a couple of thoughts:
- If this item of Government property is accountable under a contract as Government Property (GP) – then direction can be issued by the Contracting Officer to the accountable Contract/Contractor requiring the transfer/shipment of GP to the gaining contractor. So in this case, yes – a contractor can accomplish the transfer at the direction of the government.
- If this item was a DELIVERABLE under a contract – then inspection and acceptance would need to be specified in Section E of the Contract (See SF 26) as well as the Delivery requirements under Section F of the contract (Again see the SF 26) with the appropriate detailing of these actions and requirement in the contract. As such a Government representative, normally a Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) has the authority to inspect and accept the item. So, in this case this action must be done by an authorized qualified Government Representative.
These are two alternatives – though again without further information I can provide greater specificity.