Military Base Requirements: (Land-based Operations)

Military Base Requirements Army Marine Corps 

Military Base Contracting Requirements: (Land-based Military Operations)

Military ground units require a broad array of products, equipment, and services from private industry in order to conduct global defense operations. These requirements fall into five basic categories:

  1. Land-based Operations
  2. Systems Maintenance (vehicles, tanks, aircraft, weapons, etc.)
  3. Logistics Support (parts, fuels, chemicals, supplies, transportation, ammunition, etc.) 
  4. Facilities and Base Support (civil engineering, utilities, security, etc.) 
  5. Personnel Support (medical, administration, services, etc.)  

The Types of Products, Equipment, and Services routinely procured from private industry to meet requirements for land-based military operations and support activities are listed below.  These products, equipment, and services are listed 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 
F Natural resources & conservation services 
H Quality control, testing & inspection services
J Maintenance, repair & 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, & 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
10 Weapons 
12 Fire control equipment 
13 Ammunition and explosives
14 Guided Missiles
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
29 Engine accessories
34 Metalworking machinery
39 Materials handling equipment
42 Fire fighting, rescue & safety equipment
49 Maintenance & repair shop equipment
51 Hand Tools
52 Measuring Tools
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
73 Food preparation and serving equipment 
74 Office machines, text processing systems & visible record equipment
75 Office supplies and devices 
76 Books, maps & other publications 
81 Containers, packaging, & packing supplies
84 Clothing, individual equipment & insignia 
89 Subsistence (food, beverages, etc.)
91 Fuels, lubricants, oils & waxes


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