Army--Availability of Army Procurement Appropriation for Logistical Support Contractors
B-303170: Apr 22, 2005
The U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command (Command) has requested our decision concerning the availability of the Other Procurement, Army (Procurement) appropriation to hire contractors to provide logistical support for medical equipment items acquired using the Procurement appropriation. Memorandum from Colonel Denise M. McCollum, Deputy, Resource Management, U. S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, to Anthony H. Gamboa, General Counsel, GAO, May 14, 2004. (McCollum Memorandum). As explained below, the Command should use the Army Operation and Maintenance (O&M) appropriation, and not the procurement appropriation, to fund the logistical support of the acquisitions at issue here.