32 CFR 162.6 - Procedures.
The following procedures shall be followed by the DoD Components in the identification, documentation, selection, and financing of PECI projects:
(a) Document each PECI project to ensure that it is:
(1) A desirable action in accordance with the DoD Component's long-range planning and programing objectives, quality objectives, and customer and/or user satisfaction.
(2) Needed to perform and improve valid operations, functions, or services (as established by assigned missions and taskings) that cannot be performed as effectively or economically by other means, such as the use of existing facilities, methods, processes, or procedures.
(3) Justified on the basis of a valid economic analysis done in accordance with DoD Instruction 7041.3.
(4) Validated as to reasonableness, completeness, and correct appropriation.
(5) Classified properly as having savings or cost avoidance benefits
(c) Use guidelines for project documentation, pre-investment analysis, financing, and post-investment accountability of PECI projects, when DoD 5010.36-H is published.
(d) Classify PECI projects for financing and aggregated reporting as follows:
(1) PIF projects. PIF projects are competitively selected from candidate proposals and financed through traditional budget appropriation processes from funds set aside for this purpose. PIF projects must cost over $100,000 and must amortize within 4 years from the date that they become operational. Both equipment and facilities investments that conform to public law, or DoD policies governing their qualification, may be included. Projects may include a function at several activities or locations and be Service-wide or Agency-wide. In FY 1994 the threshold will change to $150,000.
(2) PEIF projects. PEIF projects are financed from the DoD Component accounts established in annual appropriations and are expected to amortize within 2 years of the date they become operational. Funding for PEIF projects shall be included in the DoD Component annual appropriations as a single amount to cover projects, as they are proposed throughout the budget year. PEIF projects cannot exceed $100,000 or cost limitations established by the OSD (whichever is greater) and are limited to facility modification and acquisition of “off-the shelf” equipment requiring little or no modification before use. In FY 1994 the limit changes to $150,000. Justification for those projects shall be based on the potential to improve quality and productivity that is realized through improvements in operating methods, quality, processes, or procedures.
(3) CSI. CSI projects are investments financed from the DoD Component accounts that may have longer amortization periods than the PEIF and may have different DoD Component cost or benefit criteria than those specified for PIF projects. The CSI projects shall be identified and included in the DoD Component's annual budget.