DD Form 1144 Support Agreement
What Is a DD Form 1144?
DD Form 1144, Support Agreement is a contract filed when some form of recurring or unquantifiable support is required over a period of time. The DD 1144 is a non-binding agreement that outlines service support expectations and is not a funding document. Support agreements should be reviewed yearly and updated when required.
The latest version of the form – sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 1144 (Request for Dossier/Index Check) – was released by the Department of Defense in November 2001. An up-to-date DD Form 1144 fillable version is available for download and digital filing below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.
All agreements should be coordinated with the appropriate program, legal office or comptroller. This basic control technique demonstrates and documents the propriety and legality of the arrangement.
DD Form 1144 Instructions
The Supplying Activity in the form refers to the organization supplying the services. The Receiving Activity is the organization that provides funds and receives the product or service. Instructions for completing DD Form 1144 are as follows:
- Information in Block 1 is provided by the Supplying Activity.
- Block 2 is completed only if there already is a previous agreement for support services.
- Block 3 should contain the date the services are expected to begin.
- The agreement expiration date is indicated in Block 4. If the services will be required for a long period of time, a 5-year agreement is recommended.
- The name, physical address, and phone number of Supplying Activity should be indicated in Block 5a. Block 5b is for the Major Command of the Supplying Activity.
- 6. Blocks 6a and 6b should contain the name, address, and Major Command of the Receiving Activity correspondingly.
- Block 7 requires details on the support provided by the supplier. This includes information on the actual services provided, the basis for reimbursement and the estimated cost that would cover the life of the agreement.
- Block 8 is for the supplying component. This part requires dates, names and two signatures: a signature of the Comptroller and a signature of the approving authority (the Department Head of the organization supplying the service).
- Block 9 should contain similar information about the receiving side.
- Block 10 - Termination, is designed for the signatures of the approving authorities on the sides of both the supplying and receiving components. This part is completed upon termination of the agreement.
- Block 11 is for the general provisions. The information from this section is the standard provisions that require validation by the Supplying and Receiving Activity.
- If there are any specific provisions related to the services provided (special receiver and supplier responsibilities, the size of occupied facilities, etc.), they should be described in Block 12 .
- Block 13 is reserved for additional provisions. This space may be used for a continuation of general and specific provisions, if necessary.