Military Base Requirements: (Logistics)

 Military Logistics Supply Chain Management Transportation

 
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
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
83 Textiles, leather, furs, apparel and shoe findings, tents and flags
84 Clothing, individual equipment and insignia 
85 Toiletries 
89 Subsistence (food, beverages, etc.)
91 Fuels, lubricants, oils and waxes

  

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