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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC CDI WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS POLICY REGARDING THE PROCUREMENT OF THE UTILITY TASK VEHICLE (UTV) POLARIS MRZR D4 MODEL, TABLE OF ALLOCATED MATERIAL CONTROL NUMBER (TAMCN) D00567K, NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (NSN) 2310-01-660-8671 AND 2310-01-673-6176 AND FAMILY OF ULTRA-LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLES (ULTV) MRZR ALPHA 4, TAMCN D00637K, NSN 2310-01-690-6651./D00677K ULTRA-LIGHT TACTICAL ULTV, HPV//
POC1/JENNIFER MOORE/PROGRAM MANAGER LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLES/MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND/-/TEL: 703-398-9657//
POC2/TORRES PARRISH/CAPABILITIES INTEGRATION OFFICER/CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE/-/TEL:703-784-6198//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/ 1. The Commandant of the Marine Corps directs the following policy for Marine Corps units and activities regarding the procurement of Polaris MRZR Alpha and Diesel Model Utility Task Vehicles (UTV) and family of Ultra Light Tactical Vehicles (ULTV).
2. The UTV and ULTV were procured in response to a statement of need and are employed by Marine Expeditionary Units, special purpose Marine Air Ground Task Forces and the unit deployment program to support the Execution of heli-borne and tiltrotor operations. The UTV and ULTV capability mitigates the infantry battalion support gap, with the ability to operate in remote, rural regions where currently fielded ground mobility platforms may be unsuitable due to size, weight, and safety concerns. The UTV and ULTV are primarily used as a logistics vehicle to transport ammunition and other break bulk cargo for use by infantry battalions and are also available to execute casualty evacuation missions. Marine Corps units authorized to employ UTVS and ULTVS have been or will be issued vehicles in accordance with their approved table of organization and equipment.
3. Marine Corps units and activities are not authorized to utilize unit (government) funds to procure Polaris MRZR Alpha and Diesel UTV or ULTV model tactical wheeled vehicles. For the purpose of maintaining one source of vehicle configuration management, program manager light tactical vehicles, Marine Corps Systems Command is the only authorized source of procurement for the following vehicles:
3.a. Polaris MRZR D4 Model UTV, TAMCN D00567K, NSN 2310-01-660-8671 and 2310-01-673-6176.
3.b. Polaris MRZR Alpha ULTV, TAMCN D00637K, NSN 2310-01-690-6651, and HPV.
4. SECNAVINST 5400.15d assigns MARCORSYSCOM the responsibility to procure systems including ground transportation systems for the Marine Corps. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 8, paragraph 8.002, line item (v) gives the unit commander the legal authority to procure an item via wholesale supply sources such as the General Services Administration (GSA) or Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) with Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funds. However, tactical wheeled vehicle systems are centrally managed assets which require equipment to be procured with Procurement Marine Corps (PMC)funding vice O&M funding. The FAR vol. 2a, paragraph 220.127.116.11.1 states that all items that are subject to centralized management and asset control are considered as investments and therefore must be funded with procurement dollars vice O&M.
5. Marine Corps units and activities that have a valid tactical ground vehicle mobility requirement which these vehicles may provide a materiel solution, but lack a table of organization and equipment allowance, are directed to register these requirements via submission of table of organization and equipment change requests or deliberate universal need statements via established procedures to Headquarters United States Marine Corps, Combat Development and Integration Department.
6. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
7. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Karsten S. Heckl, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.//