Military Base Requirements: (Medical)

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Military Base Contracting Requirements: (Military Hospitals, On-base Clinics, and Operational Medical Support Activities) 

Military hospitals, on-base clinics, and operational medical support activities require a broad range of specialized products, equipment, and services from private industry.  Many of the larger military hospitals rival their civil counterparts in both size and complexity. Providing the products, equipment, and services needed to run the Department of Defense's vast medical facilities and activities creates a huge, ongoing business opportunity for both large medical suppliers and small business concerns.  

The Types of Products, Equipment, and Services routinely procured from private industry to meet requirements for military hospitals, on-base clinics, and operational medical support activities are listed below.  These items and services are categorized by Federal Supply Classification (FSC) codes.  

Federal Supply Classification Code Description
A Research & Development
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 
Q Medical services
S Utilities and housekeeping services
 T Photographic, mapping, printing, publication services
U Education and training services 
W Lease or Rental of equipment
X Lease or rental of facilities
 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 & cycles
39 Materials handling equipment
41 Refrigeration, air-conditioning & air circulating equipment 
42 Fire fighting, rescue & safety equipment
52 Measuring Tools
54 Prefabricated structures and scaffolding 
63 Alarm, signal & security detection equipment 
65 Medical, dental & veterinary equipment & supplies 
66 Instruments & laboratory equipment 
68 Chemicals & chemical products
69 Training aids & devices
70 General purpose information technology equipment 
72 Household & commercial furnishings & appliances
74 Office machines, text processing systems & visible record equipment
75 Office supplies and devices 
76 Books, maps & other publications 
81 Containers, packaging, & packing supplies


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