purchase description


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purchase description

A statement outlining the essential characteristics and functions of an item, service, or materiel required to meet the minimum needs of the Government. It is used when a specification is not available or when specific procurement specifications are not required by the individual Military Departments or the Department of Defense.
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Against this backdrop, the Navy decided to develop an ASTM commercial fuel specification that would replace the marine gas oil purchase description.
To further define the problem, goals, and constraints of the project, representatives of the Army were interviewed and the specifications contained in the purchase description were reviewed.
If you plan to provide other than the brand name cited in the purchase description, provide in your response the brand name and the catalog number or part number you intend to furnish and the characteristics of the substitute item that are equivalent to the brand name.