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Military Bus Program . Ms. Maureen Rinehart. Society of Government Travel Professionals April 2014. Agenda . Military Bus Program Overview Military Bus Agreement Passenger Surface Inspection Program (PSIP) DoD Business Opportunities Program Contact Information.

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military bus program

Military Bus Program

Ms. Maureen Rinehart

Society of Government Travel Professionals

April 2014

agenda
Agenda
  • Military Bus Program Overview
  • Military Bus Agreement
  • Passenger Surface Inspection Program (PSIP)
  • DoD Business Opportunities
  • Program Contact Information
military bus program overview
Military Bus Program Overview
  • Focuses on ensuring safe, reliable surface transportation for DoD travelers
  • Essential to meeting movement requirements during peacetime, contingency, and national emergencies
  • Program provides:
    • Flexible, accessible, safe, and cost-effective ground transportation
    • Over 400 DoD-approved carriers
  • Program partnerships with other federal agencies include:
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • National Transportation Safety Board
military bus agreement
Military Bus Agreement
  • Establishes terms, conditions, and safety standards for commercial motor carriers, incorporates regulations outlined in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation
  • Provides guidance on:
    • Carrier qualification
      • Application
      • Quality assurance requirements
    • Carrier compliance
      • Performance
      • Requirements
      • Inspections—scheduled and unscheduled
military bus agreement continued
Military Bus Agreement (continued)
  • Requirements for program participation:
    • Signed MBA original signature page
    • Active Interstate DOT passenger operating authority
    • DOT Safety Fitness Rating must be Satisfactory
    • Current insurance certificate coverage of $5M
    • Drug & alcohol testing program
    • Certified financial documents and/or statements
    • System of Award Management registration www.sam.gov or (888) 227-2423
passenger surface inspection program psip
Passenger Surface Inspection Program (PSIP)
  • Helps maintain a core base of qualified carriers
  • Program includes:
    • Application/investigation
    • Pre-qualification off-site evaluation
    • On-site pre-qualification inspection
      • Facility, terminal and equipment
    • On-road performance monitoring
    • On-site scheduled inspections
      • Facility, terminal and equipment
    • Unscheduled vehicle/driver

inspections

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passenger surface inspection program continued
Passenger Surface Inspection Program (continued)
  • PSIP establishes a desired level of safety and compliance for DoD throughout the bus industry
    • Sets a higher level of accountability to ensure compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation
  • Drug and alcohol testing and driver qualification violations are among the most problematic compliance issues for carriers
dod business opportunities
DoD Business Opportunities
  • Military movement solicitations (centrally procured)
    • New Group Operational Passenger System (GOPAX)
      • Electronic web-based system
      • https:// www.distribute.mil/welcome
  • Recruit travel
    • Repetitive travel requirements solicited annually
    • FY14 requirements included 88 bus routes
  • FAR-based Contracts (FEDBIZOPPS)
    • https:// www.fbo.gov
  • Locally arranged moves
    • Transportation Offices at Military installations
    • Commercial Travel Offices
    • Military Reserve Centers/National Guard sites
    • College ROTC/High School JROTC
dod payment procedures
DoD Payment Procedures
  • Methods of payment
    • Government Travel Charge Card – Citi
    • Government Transportation Request (GTRs) (SF1169)
      • Government Charter Coach Certificate
      • Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)
    • FAR-based contracts
      • Wide Area Workflow (WAWF)
      • http://www.dfas.mil/contractorpay.html
  • System of Award Management Registration (CCR) is required
    • Carrier must renew annually
    • www.sam.gov
program contact information
Program Contact Information
  • DTMO website – www.defensetravel.dod.milunder Commercial Travel Management:
    • Copy of the Military Bus Agreement
    • Vendor contacts
    • Military Bus FAQs
  • Group Moves and Recruit Travel
    • milbus@dtmo.pentagon.mil
    • 571-372-1301 fax