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OPA verses OMA for MHE, NTV Leases.

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Current funding for LOGCAP contracts requires the use of Leases for MHE and NTVs as they can not be purchased using O&M funds. Currently the government is spending millions on leases when they should be purchases. The amount of a lease is typically the cost for a vehicle based on a years lease. $3000 a month for a 3 year old Toyota Pick up as an example. We do not have OPA funds to purchase and it takes entirely too long to get the funds. If we had the ability to rapidly get OPA funds when needed like within a day or so, instead of waiting for 3 or 4 months, we would not be wasting money. Other alternative is to allow for the purchase of MHE and NTV using O&M funds when the Lease verses buy proves this. You would have to change the rules to allow this to happen.



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Idea No. 16290