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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The design constraints were in the form of military specifications found in the purchase description for the unit.
Against this backdrop, the Navy decided to develop an ASTM commercial fuel specification that would replace the marine gas oil purchase description. Sufficient research work had been done in the past to identify the requirements needed for this draft ASTM specification.
On projects in which the United States is the owner, the case law further breaks down the implied warranty of specifications into three categories: design, performance, and purchase description specifications.