2045.370 Providing Government property (in general).
2045.371 Property accountability procedures.
AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 5841; and 41 U.S.C. 418(b).
(a) Unless otherwise provided for in FAR 45.302-1(d), applicable to Government facilities with a unit cost of less than $10,000, a contractor may be provided Government property or allowed to purchase the property at Government expense if the contracting officer, with the advice of the agency property official determines that:
(1) No practicable or economical alternative exists; e.g., acquisition from other sources, utilization of subcontractors, rental of property, or modification of program project requirements;
(2) Furnishing Government property is likely to result in substantially lower costs to the Government for the items produced or services rendered when all costs involved (e.g., transportation, installation, modification, maintenance, etc.) are compared with the costs to the Government of the contractor's use of privately-owned property; and
(3) The Government receives adequate consideration for providing the property.
(a) The threshold for detailed reporting of capitalized equipment by contractors is $50,000.
(b) The contractor shall send a copy of each Financial Status Report (NRCAR 2052.211-72, and 2052.211-72 Alternate 1), that references the acquisition of, or change in status of, contractor-held property purchased with government funds valued at the time of purchase at $50,000 or more to the Chief, Property and Acquisition Oversight Branch, Division of Contracts and Property Management.