Military Base Requirements: (Civil Engineering)

 Military Civil Engineering

Military Base Contracting Requirements: (Civil Engineering and Facilities Support)

Military bases and defense installations are large, complex industrial complexes.  Most military bases operate as a small (or mid-sized) city. Military civil engineering units are tasked with maintaining, renovating, and constructing buildings and facilities on the base.  Civil engineering units are also tasked with maintaining the support infrastructure of military bases.  This includes roads, power plants, water and sewage systems. In order to perform the myriad of actions needed to support a military base, a broad spectrum of products, equipment, and services are contracted from private industry.   

Types of Services, Equipment, Materials, and Products routinely procured from private industry to meet requirements for on-base civil engineering activities are listed below.  These products and services are categorized by Federal Supply Classification codes.  

Federal Supply Classification Code Description
B Special studies and analysis - (not Research & Development) 
D Information technology services, including telecommunications services 
F Natural resources and conservation services 
H Quality control, testing and inspection services
J Maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment
K Modification of equipment
L Technical representative services 
M Operation of Government-owned facilities
N Installation of equipment
R Professional, administrative, and management support services 
T Photographic, mapping, printing, and publication services
U Education & training services 
V Transportation, travel, and 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 
23 Ground effects vehicles, motor vehicles, trailers and cycles
34 Metalworking machinery
35 Service and trade equipment
36 Special industry machinery
39 Materials handling equipment
40 Rope, cable, chain and fittings
42 Fire fighting, rescue and safety equipment

Pumps and compressors


Furnace, steam plant and drying equipment; and nuclear reactors

47 Pipe, tubing, hose and fittings
48 Valves
49 Maintenance and repair shop equipment
51 Hand Tools
52 Measuring Tools
54 Prefabricated structures and scaffolding 
60 Fiber optics materials, components, assemblies and accessories
61 Electrical wire, power and distribution equipment
63 Alarm, signal and security detection equipment
68 Chemicals and chemical products
69 Training aids and devices
70 General purpose information technology equipment 
72 Household and commercial furnishings and appliances
73 Food preparation and serving equipment 
74 Office machines, text processing systems and visible record equipment
75 Office supplies and devices 
76 Books, maps and other publications 
79 Cleaning equipment and supplies
80 Brushes, paints, sealers and adhesives
81 Containers, packaging, and packing supplies
89 Subsistence (food, beverages, etc.)
91 Fuels, lubricants, oils and waxes



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