December 15, 1960

How to Use the 1961 Buyers' Guide

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROCUREMENT POLICY

General Procurement Policies of DOD Agencies

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROCUREMENT POLICY

Military Sales: Where to Go Whom to See

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How to Use the 1961 Buyers' Guide

The SIXTH ANNUAL ISSUE of the AVIATION WEEK BUYERS’ GUIDE contains all the information a buyer needs to locate a source of supply for the product he wishes to purchase. Compiled in a logical order of reference sequence, this GUIDE is a source of information on products, manufacturers, distributors and military markets in the aviation industry.
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General Procurement Policies of DOD Agencies

Purchases are made either by formal advertising or, under certain specified conditions, by negotiation. Formal advertising is conducted in strict accordance with prescribed procedures. A date and hour for bid opening is set in advance, and bids are publicly opened and recorded at that time.
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Military Sales: Where to Go Whom to See

Procurement authority for meeting Air Force materiel requirements is vested in the Commander, Air Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Regardless of which air command (Strategic Air Command, Air Training Command, Air Research and Development Command, etc.) does the actual purchasing, the controlling procedures are those set forth in the Air Force Procurement Instruction published by the Air Materiel Command.
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Selling to NASA

About 75 percent of all NASA expenditures go to private business, industry and educational and research organizations. NASA intends to continue to support and utilize these resources to the maximum extent. Although some major contracts and arrangement for routine Headquarters supplies and services are contracted by Headquarters in Washington, the majority of contracts are planned and negotiated in the field.
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Advanced Research Projects Agency

The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was established in February 1958 in response to an urgent need for centralized management of selected research projects which were essential to the security of the United States. As initially established, ARPA was a line agency of the Department of Defense, reporting to the Secretary of Defense.
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