December 15, 1961

How to use this 1962 Buyers' Guide

General Procurement Policies of DOD Agencies

Military Sales: Where to Go, Who to See

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How to use this 1962 Buyers' Guide

If you are Buying refer to the alphabetical PRODUCT INDEX to find the page number of each specific product with its manufacturers. Types of one product appear as subheads under the pertinent product heading and are indicated after each manufacturer's address.
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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, Who to See

Procurement authority for meeting Air Force materiel requirements is vested in the Deputy Chief of Staff, Systems and Logistics. Regardless of which air command does the actual purchasing, the controlling procedures are those set forth in Air Force procurement instructions.
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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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