Military Base Requirements: (Logistics)
Military Base Contracting Requirements: (Supply, Warehousing, Transportation)
Military bases and defense installations are inherently logistically intensive entities. In order to perform logistics activities such as supply chain management, packaging, warehousing, and transportation, a broad and diverse spectrum of products, equipment, and services are required. Each year, billions of dollars in contracts with private industry are awarded in order to meet the Department of Defense's (DoD) logistics support requirements.
The Categories of Services, Products, Consumables, and Equipment purchased from private industry to perform logistics activities are listed below. These services, products, consumables, and equipment 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|
|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|
|26||Tires and tubes|
|35||Service and trade equipment|
|36||Special industry machinery|
|39||Materials handling equipment|
|40||Rope, cable, chain and fittings|
|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|
|83||Textiles, leather, furs, apparel and shoe findings, tents and flags|
|84||Clothing, individual equipment and insignia|
|89||Subsistence (food, beverages, etc.)|
|91||Fuels, lubricants, oils and waxes|
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