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 and coordination for travel, miscellaneous documents, and MILSTRIPS. 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 Department of the Navy Obligation Review System (DONORS) 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. DONORS also provides a web form for ACOs and field financial personnel to submit their responses.