We perform Tri-Annual Obligation Validation Reviews on behalf of our customers, who are required to do so by DOD FMR Volume 3 Chapter 8. Our support includes contacting performing activity contracting and/or budget offices regarding obligation balances on reimbursable documents and contracts. Additional Tri-Annual Review support includes commitment reviews, aged accounts payable, accounts receivable, and unfilled customer orders. The reviews incorporate data from STARS and Navy ERP.

The Columbia Group also provides a custom database application used to manage the tri-annual reviews.  Our Smart Tri-Annual Tool (STAT) provides an email-enabled workflow framework for performing Tri-Annual Reviews.  The system establishes a baseline of outstanding obligations at the beginning of a review period. Administrators send emails requesting the status or validity of obligations, monitor results, and gener­ate audit-ready reports for submission. STAT also provides a web form for POCs and field financial personnel to submit their responses.