Matter of: Funding of Maintenance Contract Extending Beyond Fiscal Year File: B-259274 Date: May 22, 1996
B-259274, May 22, 1996
Provides that funds appropriated to Department of Defense for a fiscal year are available for payments under maintenance contracts for 12 months beginning at any time during the fiscal year. Kelly Air Force Base may award two vehicle maintenance contracts charging fiscal year 1994 money for each contract so long as each contract is properly awarded in fiscal year 1994 and each contract does not exceed 12 months in duration. Is a statutory exception to the bona fide needs rule. Because severable services contracts are funded out of funds current at the time services are provided unless otherwise authorized by law. Because fiscal year 1994 budget authority was only available to finance performance through the first 4 months.