Military Base Requirements: (Aviation and Flight Operations)
Military Base Contracting Requirements: (Aviation and Flight Operations)
Military flying and aviation support units require a number of diverse and specialized activities. To conduct and support flight operations, a wide array of products and services must be procured from private industry and commercial sources.
These requirements fall into five basic categories:
- Aviation and Flight Operations
- Systems Maintenance (aircraft, missiles, vehicles, weapons, equipment, etc.)
- Logistics Support (parts, fuels, chemicals, supplies, transportation, ammunition, etc.)
- Facilities and Base Support (civil engineering, utilities, security, etc.)
- Personnel Support (medical, administration, services, etc.)
The Types of Products, Equipment, and Services routinely procured from private industry to meet requirements for military flight operations and related support activities are listed below. These products, equipment, and services are categorized by Federal Supply Classification (FSC) codes.
|Federal Supply Classification Code||Description|
|B||Special studies and analysis - (not Research & Development)|
|D||Information technology services, including telecommunications services|
|H||Quality control, testing & inspection services|
|J||Maintenance, repair & rebuilding of equipment|
|K||Modification of equipment|
|L||Technical representative services|
|N||Installation of equipment|
|R||Professional, administrative, and management support services|
|T||Photographic, mapping, printing, & publication services|
|U||Education & training services|
|V||Transportation, travel, & relocation services|
|W||Lease or Rental of equipment|
|Y||Construction of structures and facilities|
|Z||Maintenance, repair, and alteration of real property|
|12||Fire control equipment|
|13||Ammunition and explosives|
|15||Aircraft & airframe structural components|
|16||Aircraft components & accessories|
|17||Aircraft launching, landing & ground handling equipment|
|23||Ground effects vehicles, motor vehicles, trailers & cycles|
|26||Tires and tubes|
|28||Engines, turbines & components|
|39||Materials handling equipment|
|42||Fire fighting, rescue & safety equipment|
|49||Maintenance & repair shop equipment|
|54||Prefabricated structures and scaffolding|
|61||Electric wire & power & distribution equipment|
|63||Alarm, signal & security detection equipment|
|68||Chemicals & chemical products|
|69||Training aids & devices|
|70||General purpose information technology equipment|
|72||Household & commercial furnishings & appliances|
|74||Office machines, text processing systems & visible record equipment|
|75||Office supplies and devices|
|76||Books, maps & other publications|
|81||Containers, packaging, & packing supplies|
|91||Fuels, lubricants, oils & waxes|
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