off-the-shelf item

off-the-shelf item

An item that has been developed and produced to military or commercial standards and specifications, is readily available for delivery from an industrial source, and may be procured without change to satisfy a military requirement.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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"This convenient, off-the-shelf item has often been requested as it saves machine builders a phenomenal amount of design effort and expense, engineering bespoke mid-stop solutions.
First, the PRM-34B is a commercial off-the-shelf item. There is no TMDE calibration, maintenance or repair support within the Army TMDE network for it.
The PRM-34B is a commercial off-the-shelf item on the GSA website: https://www.gsadvantage.gov/ advgsa/ advantage/ main/start_page.do
It can often be less expensive than buying a comparable off-the-shelf item.
The digital aircraft weight scale (DAWS) is a nondevelopmental, commercial off-the-shelf item available through the General Services Administration.
We developed the CVT with joint venture partner ZF and we were able to purchase the 6-speed from Aisin AW as sort of an off-the-shelf item. We've now been able to really get some deep experience with both the CVT and the 6-speed and that will set us up to make a longer-term architecture decision.
DOD, GSA, and NASA Issue Proposed Rule: Implementing Section 4203 Clinger-Cohen Act 1996 (Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Item Acquisition)
The Genuine Steel grill guard is an off-the-shelf item. It is made of heavy-gauge steel and has provisions for mounting a winch and headlight guards.
Few molders would consider stack molds an off-the-shelf item, but a new modular design takes them a step closer by pairing a new runner-less mold base with interchangeable core-and-cavity sets.
While the rugged machine is an off-the-shelf item, the components from which it is assembled were selected with the end application and potential harsh surroundings in mind.
You can order the PRM-34B as an off-the-shelf item from GSA for around $3,500.