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1 Acquisition & Cross Servicing Agreements (ACSAs)
Ms. Sybille Quigtar ACSA Program Manager (Resources) HQ, U.S. AFRICOM DSN Training Packet: Left Side: Right Side: USAREUR POC List & ACSA Slides Deployed elements (CONOPS) WCC Slides Wiesbaden Contracting Center (WCC) Worksheets POC List Case Study #1 STANAG 3381 Sample of weekly Monday STANAG register received at USAREUR DCSRM WCC Case Study SOR Form (This form helps develop Homepage whatever requirements one may encounter Evaluation Form with another country) EUCOM negotiated ACSA agreements OVERVIEW OF DAY’S SCHEDULE 45 minutes STANAG overview. 45 minutes DCSRM worksheet 90 mins. DCSRM brief with break 45 minutes DCSRM Case Study 45 minutes WCC Brief 30 minutes WCC Case Study LUNCH 10 minutes Evaluation

2 AGENDA Examples of ACSA in Action ACSA Process How does an ACSA Work
ACSA Order Relay Financial Flow Reimbursables Buys Lessons Learned / Successes Training & Staff Assistance Visits Questions… Where to Go This is an overview of the what I’ll present on the ACSA program.

3 POTENTIAL EXAMPLES OF ACSA IN ACTION
USA Receives Fuel From Host Nation for Aircraft Per Agreed To/Signed ACSA Order Host Nation Submits “Bill” From Invoice of Delivered Fuel Which Is Paid For By USA Within 30 Days Cash Transaction Replacement-In-Kind Transaction Host Nation Receives Ammunition From USA Per Agreed To/Signed ACSA Order Host Nation Returns Like Type and Like Amount of Ammunition To USA Within One Year of Original Transaction Because of the ACSA program is flexible and very useful, it lends itself to be implemented during combined exercises, contingencies, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian assistance efforts. Host Nation Provides Billeting, Transportation, and Commo Services To USA During Combined Exercise Per Agreed To/Signed ACSA Order USA Provides Host Nation Aircraft Parts As Previously Negotiated On Signed ACSA Order, Equal In Value To Previous Supplies and Services Provided Within One Year Equal Value Exchange Transaction 11

4 Can I PROVIDE Spt Thru ACSA?
I Can PROVIDE ACSA Support To Another Country If: Providing Spt Does Not Hinder US Mission & Is Supported by US CDR I am ACSA trained w/ delegation memo Country has ACSA w/ US Country has IA w/ US GO GO GO GO CON’T IF NOT IF NOT IF NOT Next Page IF NOT Contact AFRICOM Resources* for training Determine if other legal support authority exists (i.e.: humanitarian assistance, joint exercise funding, community relations funding) Contact AFRICOM OPSLOG approval As this slide suggests, it is important that each task or potential roadblock has been clearly identified. Each commander or designated ACSA POC should use this checklist before he/she executes any new transaction. In order for an individual to properly execute an ACSA transaction, he/she must be trained by a USAREUR representative & delegated authority to conduct such exchanges. In order for a foreign government to receive support from the U.S. there must be an ACSA agreement in place. If not, there may be other channels which allows a foreign government to procure from the U.S. Two of those options are via FMS channels or through 3rd party sponsorship. 3rd Party allows a foreign nation, with whom the U.S. has an ACSA / IA, to act as an intermediary on behalf of the non-ACSA nation. NOTE: ACSA is a generic agreement that says we have a “closer” relationship with a foreign government. Unlike the implementing arrangement, the ACSA does not have an ANNEX that delegates USAREUR authority. The IA is the force behind all transactions. If the U.S. has a negotiated ACSA but no IA in place and a prospective exchange is to occur, than USAREUR must be contacted. However, it is the EUCOM that is the final approving authority for such an exchange to transpire. Remember, ACSA is only a mil-to-mil program. If there’s a civilian organization seeking support, his/her request must be passed along to the embassy level. ACSA does not allow for non-governmental or civilian organizations to procure or request logistics support. **ACSA is not commonly implemented in CONOPS with the host nation. As an example, Croatia & Bosnia are not eligible for ACSA agreements. Kosovo is not a country, but we do have an ACSA/IA with Macedonia. Rather ACSA allows for CONOPS exchanges amongst other troop contributing nations. (TCN’s) OR OR ID unit POC authorized to execute transactions Notify AFRICOM OPSLOG of potential 3rd Party Transaction. Component requests AFRICOM approval * Contact AFRICOM Resourcesor OPSLOG ACSA POCs thru your chain of command. POC lists provided at end of briefing.

5 Can I PROVIDE Spt Thru ACSA? (cont)
I Can PROVIDE ACSA Support To Another Country If: GO Support item is allowable under ACSA Ceiling Authority Available Providing Spt Does Not Conflict Other ACSA Provisions CON’T GO GO GO Prior Page IF NOT IF NOT i.e.: Inventories may not be increased to meet requests, ACSA should not be used for routine resupply If both countries agree in writing, in advance to cost and other provisions of the exchange on STANAG 3381 the exchange can now proceed Spt may be permitted under lengthy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Contact AFRICOM OPSLOG for authority IF NOT CONOPOS is not restricted by ceiling authority for ACSA transactions in support of contingency operations. ACSA is not intended for routine supply requests. If it is for a one-time basis, than such a request would be cleared. This routine supply clause is normally not a problem for ongoing CONOPS exchanges. Note: CONOPS actions are not constrained by ceiling authority Note: Allowable / Prohibited Support Categories Listed in DODD and CJCSI A * Contact AFRICOM Resources' or OPSLOG ACSA POC thru your chain of command. POC lists provided at end of briefing.

6 Can I ACQUIRE Spt Thru ACSA?
I Can ACQUIRE ACSA Support From Another Country If: As with providing support, to acquire ACSA support: Acquisition must be supported by US CDR I must be ACSA trained w/ delegation memo Support category must be allowable under ACSA Ceiling Authority must be available Support cannot conflict with ACSA provision Country has ACSA/IA w/ US Funds are Available GO GO IF NOT GO IF NOT Spt < $25K IF NOT Contact Wiesbaden Contracting Center to procure support. GO Contact Wiesbaden Contracting Center to procure support. If both countries agree in writing, in advance to cost and other provisions of the exchange on STANAG 3381 the exchange can now proceed IF NOT As with providing support, similar stipulations apply while procuring from a foreign government. Being properly trained, receiving a delegation of authority to conduct ACSA exchanges from USAREUR all fall within the procurement stages of ACSA. Within the procurement phase, it is important to understand the below mentioned scenarios: If the U.S. procures but there is no negotiated ACSA / IA , than such transactions must be handled via WCC. If procurements exceed $25K, than WCC oversees all such exchanges as well. NOTE: If there is no ACSA / IA in place with a foreign government & the U.S. has a need for certain logistics, than we may receive this request. However, vice versa does not apply. In order for a foreign entity to receive support, there must be a EUCOM negotiated ACSA / IA present. See Instructions in Previous Slides

7 HOW DOES AN ACSA WORK??? Either nation places a written order:
Individual orders under ACSA must be mutually agreed and consistent with both countries’ national priorities Becomes a binding document upon acceptance The reciprocating nation sources the LSSS Transactions are reimbursable by currency, replacement-in-kind, or equal value exchange Reciprocal pricing used for acquisitions or transfers (i.e., charge each other what we charge ourselves) Both nations reconcile the order How does it work? Next, how does it work? The ACSA process is a relatively easy process. either nation places a written order giving a full description of the goods or services required. The order is a Standard Agreement form 3381. The providing nation must agree to provide the services or goods. If the providing nation does not agree, then no further action is taken on that order, however, the ACSA agreement will remain in place to be used for other requirements or in other situations. There can be several reasons why a request is denied. The nation may not have enough of the particular material to be able to spare. The building or area being requested is off limits to other than the host nation or the material being requested is restricted to own nation use. Once it has been agreed to transfer goods or services, there are three methods of payment. First is currency, which is the easiest form of payment. Second, is replacement-in-kind, which allows one party to receive support and replace it with a similar item at a later date. And the last method is equal value exchange, which is very beneficial because each partner can provide goods and services based on their expertise. A great benefit of the ACSA program is the reciprocal pricing principle where each party charges the other what they would charge themselves for the goods or services. This way, prices will not be increased with surcharges or other hidden costs 4

8 Standard ACSA Order Form (2006)

9 How Does An ACSA Order Work?
38 WORKING Request Order Identify Logistics Requirement Initiate ACSA order form and sign Acceptance Receiving Report Verify Logistics was transferred Update ACSA order form and sign Invoice Specify billing and payment information Exchange payment: Cash, RIK, EVE Reconcile ACSA order form and close out order This is where the “rubber meets the road.” Combatant Command components execute the ACSA program. An ACSA order is straight forward and is analogous to a TDY order. First, the logistic requirement is identified and an ACSA order form is initiated and signed by both parties. Second, the receiving party verifies they received the LSSS and updates the form with the component. Lastly, the LSSS transfer is concluded by exchanging payment (cash, RIK, or EVE), and the ACSA order is then reconciled by both parties. This is a picture of this process taking place in a Multinational Support Cell in the Balkans for SFOR/KFOR conducted by USAREUR. 18

10 ACSA ORDER RELAY -Transaction is reviewed by RM,
-Input in FIN system and -Forwarded to DFAS -Transaction is initiated & concluded By Logistician/Unit ACSA ORDER RELAY -DFAS confirms review, -Generates bill to/- makes payment to country -Country receives payment; Transaction is closed -Country receives bill, collection is received;

11 Behind the scenes of the race…
Logistician/Unit: Receives/initiates requests for support from/to country Negotiates terms of support/provides prices Prepares documentation (electronic/hardcopy) Obtains signatures on ACSA orders Maintains records for all transactions Develops/maintains rapport with nations to facilitate eventual closure of all transactions (buying/selling)

12 Behind the scenes of the race…
Resources: Reviews transactions for completeness Inputs transactions into financial system Forwards all transactions to DFAS for processing Maintains financial spreadsheets on status/amount of all transactions Develops/maintains contract info on all countries Maintains AGATRS (ensure ‘Cradle to Grave’ status of all transactions)

13 Behind the scenes of the race…
DFAS: Reviews transactions for completeness Verifies contracts are in place/adequately resourced Generates 1080 bills to countries for deferred billing Makes payments to countries Collects reimbursements from countries Sends collection reminders on due bills as necessary Credits appropriation that incurred cost Maintains all reimbursable records for 10 years (law)

14 Behind the scenes of the race…
COUNTRY: Receives bills from U.S. Makes payments to U.S. Receives payment from U.S. for invoiced support

15 Financial Flow Chart for ACSA Orders
Reimbursable Billings (Country owes US) Cash Collection Vouchers (CCVs) Equal Value Exchange (EVEs) Replacement In Kind (RIKs) Direct Billings (US owes Country)

16 Reimbursable Billings
Logistician provides requesting country completed ACSA Order for final approval and signatures (i.e. meals) Requesting country decides method of payment Logistician forwards completed ACSA Order to Resource Manager (RM) RM processes reimbursable earning Post Customer Number Post Accounting Processing Code (APC) Certifies RM enters reimbursable earning into financial system via Resource Management Tool (RMT) RM forwards a copy of ACSA Order to DFAS RM post ACSA Order to excel spreadsheet RM updates AGATRS If requesting country decides to pay via CCV, Logistician will follow CCV procedures; LOGISTICIAN WILL NOTIFY RM IMMEDIATELY AND FORWARD COPIES OF CCV AND STANAG(s) TO RM. RM will provide a copy to DFAS.

17 Cash Collection Voucher Process
Requesting Country Representative has chosen to make cash payment Logistician prepares CCV (DD1131) RMs will provide line of accounting along with Customer Numbers and APCs prior to FY beginning. Logistician will obtain daily exchange rate from Finance Bn According to Type of Support (i.e. Meals, Laundry, Billeting, Fuel, etc.) Types appropriate line of accounting Logistician POC escorts the TCN to the Finance Battalion (NOTE: LOGISTICIAN POC MUST NEVER HANDLE THE CASH!!!) Finance representative assigns DOV number, collects money, signs the DD 1131 and makes distribution: 1 TCN Representative 1 MNSC Representative 1 Finance Box 4 Finance Records Logistician WILL provide copy of CCV and associated signed ACSA Order(s) to RM. RM will provide copy to DFAS. Logistician will ensure local logs are updated and reconciled with RM monthly.

18 Equal Value Exchange (EVE)
Requesting Country and Logistician must agree to method of payment Requesting Country and Logistician review ACSA Order for accuracy and completeness Requesting Country and Logistician must maintain a local log for accountability In most cases the EVE transactions are completed simultaneously If not a log will be maintained by both parties until action is complete, or After 12 months turns into a reimbursable action (EFT or Cash) AGATRS will notify initiating office 60 days out that ACSA transaction about to become a cash payment due. RM enters reimbursable earning into financial system via Resource Management Tool (RMT) EVE are much harder to track and more labor intensive than EFT or Cash transactions; therefore, EFT and Cash procedures are the preferred method for reimbursement of logistical support, and EVE transactions should only be used as a last resort. NOTE: IAW accounting procedures it is important to ensure the services being provided can be tracked through like appropriation classifications, i.e. Class I for Class I, Class II for Class II, etc.

19 Replacement In Kind (RIK)
Requesting Country and Logistician must decide method of payment Requesting Country and Logistician review ACSA Order for accuracy and completeness Requesting Country and Logistician must maintain a local log for accountability In most cases the RIK transactions are completed simultaneously If not a log will be maintained by both parties until action is complete, or After 12 months turns into a reimbursable action (EFT or Cash) AGATRS will notify initiating office 60 days out that ACSA transaction about to become a cash payment due. RM enters reimbursable earning into financial system via Resource Management Tool (RMT) RIK are much harder to track and more labor intensive than EFT or Cash transactions; therefore, EFT and Cash procedures are the preferred method for reimbursement of logistical support, and EVE transactions should only be used as a last resort. NOTE: IAW accounting procedures it is important to ensure the services being provided can be tracked through like appropriation classifications, i.e. Class I for Class I, Class II for Class II, etc...

20 Direct Billings (US owes Country)
RM prepares Purchase Request and Commitments (PR&C) (DA 3953) for each contract RM forwards certified PR&C to Wiesbaden Contracting Command MNSC reviews ACSA Order for accuracy and completeness MNSC forwards ACSA Order to RM. RMs will: Be responsible for not exceeding obligated amount. If necessary RM will coordinate or request MOD to PO/Contract. Prepares Payment Memo Post Contract Number on ACSA Order and “USE ACSA Order # as INVOICE # Certifies ACSA Order RM post ACSA Order to excel spreadsheet RM forwards a copy of Payment Memo with ACSA Order and PO/Contract to either MNSC or DFAS If Payment Memo sent to MNSC, MNSC will hand- carry to Finance BN Finance BN prepares SF 1034 and disburses funds Finance representative assigns DOV number makes distribution: 1 Country (MOD) Representative 1 Logistician (Provides a copy to RM) 1 Finance Box 4 Finance Records RM updates ACSA Central or AGATRS

21 Common Mistakes Deferred Payment
Forward ACSA Orders to RM immediately after both parties sign them Do not hold ACSA Orders for the purpose of awaiting payment from country. Ensure all appropriate signatures are annotated on ACSA Orders prior to processing CCVs Monies being posted incorrect FY Not reconciling with RM to ensure correct lines of account are utilized No EVEs or RIKs can be posted on CCV Posting Multiple FY transactions on same CCV Mixing different classes of support/services (makes EVE/RIK almost impossible) Ensure all appropriate signatures are annotated Direct Payments – US owes Country RM and MNSC ensures PO/Contract are in place prior to support/services being provided to US. This will avoid a potential unauthorized commitment (UC) No buys/payments can be posted on CCV Forward ACSA Orders to RM immediately, after both parties sign Ensure all appropriate signatures are annotated on ACSA Order(s) prior to processing

22 Lessons Learned Control Transactions: Unauthorized Commitments
Delayed Support/Payment Incorrectly Signed/Coordinated/ Processed Forms

23 AGATRS Tracking System
ACSA Global Automated Tracking and Reporting System (AGATRS) How to Access Website: Https://www.jccs.gov/olvr/ How to Request a User Account Click to Logon Click New User Register Here How to Obtain Training, contact the following: AFRICOM OPSLOG, DSN AFRICOM Resources, DSN Purpose of AGATRS Track ACSA Orders/STANAGs from Cradle to Grave Does not interface with Supply or Financial Systems

24 Train leaders in advance to avoid:
LESSONS LEARNED Train leaders in advance to avoid: Unauthorized Commitments (UC) Delayed support / payment Missed opportunities Incorrectly signed / Coordinated / Processed forms Individuals more aware of ACSA but lack firm understanding of Do’s/Don’ts

25 Successes Continuous Training Collections from Countries DFAS
Effective results Program growing – G-2/G-3 support Collections from Countries Majority timely and up-to-date DFAS Research assistance

26 ACSA TRAINING & STAFF ASSISTANCE VISITS
Training provided bi-annually to: Logisticians Resource Managers & Financial personnel Legal representatives Commanders / ACTOs Staff assistance visits conducted at: Major Subordinate Commands: SETAF, US Army Africa MARFORAF, US Marines Forces AFAFRICA, Air Forces Africa NAVAFRICA, US Navy Forces Africa SOCAFRICA, Special Operations Command Africa CJTC HOA Other Activity: DFAS

27 QUESTIONS?…. WHERE TO GO OPSLOG – For ACSA policy, agreements,
admin authority Mr. Derrick Weaver Tel: ; Fax Wiesbaden Contracting Center – Mr. Marius Fara Tel: ; Fax For US procurements under ACSA Comptroller - For Accounts Receivables and Payment info: Ms. Nikesha Jackson, HQ Activities Tel: Ms. Olga Abadia, Special Accounts Tel: Ms. Kathy Murawski, TSC Programs Tel: Mr. Typaldos Reyes, Budet Integration/Acctg & Funds Control Tel: Resources Integration Operations Br. – For AGATRS and Financial Processes Ms. Sybille Quigtar Tel: ; Fax Legal – For legal issues Mr. Enrique Arroyo Tel: ; Fax

28 QUESTIONS?…. WHERE TO GO U.S Marines Africa Logistics:
Maj Scott Wawrzyniak Tel: , Fax: Resources: Name: Tel: ###-####; Fax: U.S Special Operations Africa Logistics: Name: Need Replacement Tel: ; Fax: Resources: Ms. Christine McCutcheon Tel: ; Fax: U.S Army Africa Logistics: LTC Johnny Borden Tel: MAJ Jon Ackiss Tel: ; Fax: Resources: Mr. Stefano Deganello Tel: ….; Fax: U.S Navy Africa (Camp Lemonier) Logistics: CDR Michael Evans Tel: ; Fax: LCDR Matt Reed Tel: Resources: CDR James Moonier Tel: ; Fax: Mr. Michael Fain Tel: U.S Navy Africa (CJTF-HOA) Logistics: CDR Valerie Parker Tel: ####; Fax: Resources: Name: Tel: ###-####; Fax: Legal: LtCol Airon Mothershed Tel: U.S Air Force Africa Logistics: Capt Manuel Hauck Tel: ; Fax: MSgt Robert Carter Tel: Resources: Name: Tel: ###-####; Fax:

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