What is a Private Organization?
A PO is a self sustaining non-federal entity (NFE). They are established, operated, and controlled by individuals acting outside the scope of any official capacity as officers, employees, or agents of the Federal government. NFEs include local governments and private organizations. They are not nonappropriated fund instrumentalities (NAFIS), nor are they generally entitled to the sovereign immunity and privileges given to NAFls or Federal agencies. They operate on MCIPAC facilities and areas with the written consent of the Commanding General, MCIPAC, or higher military authority.
In accordance with MCIPACO 5760.1 para.5.b.(2) the MCCS Director is responsible for the following relating to NFE and POs:
(a) Process and approve all PO requests to operate on MCIPAC facilities and areas.
(b) Maintain cognizance over all POs operating on MCIPAC to ensure they comply with this Order and its enclosure and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
(c) Review (i.e., audit) individual PO operations whenever necessary to ensure each PO complies with this Order and its enclosure and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
The controlling DoD instruction regarding the operation of NFE and POs on DoD Installations is DoDI 1000.15, Procedures and Support for Non-Federal Entities Authorized to Operate on DoD Installations. Pursuant to MCIPACO 5760.1, MCCS is required to ensure that NFE and POs are properly authorized to operate and that the ongoing operations of the PO comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies.
All POs seeking permission to operate on MCIPAC must apply in writing. MCIPACO 5760.1 governs the operation of POs on Marine Corps Installations. Samples of financial statements, audits, constitutions and by-laws are available on the website, along with a listing of the current MCIPAC POs and their designated status (Active or Suspended). These samples provided are guides only; you may use other formats as long as the necessary information is included.