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DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets

Functional areas: Acquisition, Defense Nuclear Facility Safety and Health Requirement, Program Management

The purpose of this Order is to a) provide the Department of Energy (DOE) Elements, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with program and project management direction for the acquisition of capital assets with the goal of delivering projects within the original performance baseline (PB), cost and schedule, and fully capable of meeting mission performance, safeguards and security, and environmental, safety, and health requirements unless impacted by a directed change; and b) implement Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars to include: A-11, Part 7, Capital Programming Guide, which prescribes new requirements and leading practices for project and acquisition management; A-123, Management's Responsibility for Internal Control, which defines management's responsibility for internal control in Federal agencies; and A-131, Value Engineering, which requires that all Federal agencies use Value Engineering (VE) as a management tool. Supersedes DOE O 413.3A, Chg 1 dated 6-28-06.

o413.3bFinal11-29-10.pdf -- PDF Document, 2.06 MB

Writer: Jay Glascock
  • Administration
  • Health
  • Management and Operations
  • Procurement
  • Safety
ID: DOE O 413.3B
Type: Order
OPI: PM - Office of Project Management Oversight and Assessments
Status: Archive
Approved Date: Nov 29, 2010
CRD: Yes
Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets
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Navy/DOE Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program; Bonneville Power Administration. Although exemption is contained in current directive, BPA exemption memo is attached for historical purposes.

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Julie Reddick says:
Aug 28, 2014 05:53 PM

Can you help with a question? DOE O 413.3B requires that a Record of Decision SHALL be issued AFTER CD-2 is granted but prior to CD-3 approval. We have an EIS, and need an amended ROD, and the ROD could be drafted as soon as we have CD-0 or CD-1. Waiting until after CD-2 could result in schedule delays for the integrated permitting steps. I could find no basis for waiting to CD-2 - did I miss something? Do you recommend we ask for an exemption per DOE O 251.1c?


Diane Johnson says:
Sep 02, 2014 04:01 PM

Reply from Jay Glascock - You do not need to file for an exemption to Order 413.3B. As long as you have the ROD prior to CD-3, you're okay. You need the ROD to start construction, which is the definition of CD-3 - start construction/execution. By definition, you don't have a project at CD-0 and you don't have an approved alternative until CD-1. Somewhere between CD-1 approval and prior to CD-3, you need to finalize the EIS and obtain the ROD.

Kevin Casada says:
Jan 16, 2016 03:19 PM

Clarification question. An asset that is below the $5mil threshold, is to be utilized by one contractor and is a warehouse/office building, is it exempt from 413.2?

Jim McDonald says:
Jan 21, 2016 05:57 PM

On behalf of Jay Glascock: The requirements of Order 413.3B are mandatory for all capital asset projects having a Total Project Cost (TPC) of $10M or greater.

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