Military Base Requirements: (Communications and Information Technology)

Military Base Requirements: (Communications and Information Technology)  

Military Base Contracting Requirements: (Communications and Information Technology)

Communication systems and information technologies are a major area of focus for sustainment, operation, and modernization with all four of the military services (Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps) and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies. To acquire, design, develop, operate, and maintain its complex array of communication systems, networks, and information technologies, military organizations rely upon a vast spectrum of products, equipment, and services from private industry.   

The Types of Specialized Systems, Equipment, and Technical Services procured from private industry to support defense communications and IT operations are listed below. These items and services are categorized by the applicable 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 
Y Construction of structures and facilities
Z Maintenance, repair, and alteration of real property
49 Maintenance & repair shop equipment
52 Measuring Tools
60 Fiber optics materials, components, assemblies & accessories
61 Electric wire & power & distribution equipment
63 Alarm, signal & security detection equipment
69 Training aids & devices
70 General purpose information technology equipment 
74 Office machines, text processing systems & visible record equipment
75 Office supplies and devices 
76 Books, maps & other publications 


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