Schedule. The GSA "government prices" are generally
20 percent or more below the retail selling price.
However, you must "buy Navy" first.
Supply System alone stocks over one million items. So
you may have access to the entire resources of the
government, a common language has been
developed--the Federal Catalog System.
carried by the Department of Defense and the civil
cataloged properly, this information is used for all
supply functions related to the item from purchase to
final disposal. When an item is placed in the Federal
Catalog System, it is given a Federal Supply
Classification (FSC) number.
group or major division of commodities; the last two
digits are the class or subdivision of commodities within
a group. Presently, the FSC has 90 groups established
(some are unassigned). These stock groups cover rather
broad categories of material. The second two numbers,
designating the class within the group, allow more
specific identification. Class numbers may identify the
commodities according to their physical or
performance characteristics or may be based on other
items in the class that are requisitioned or issued
together. Classes are used to divide types of material
additional identification is added, a National Stock
Number (NSN) is created. Figure 5-2 shows each
element of an NSN in proper sequential order.
code and the National Item Identification Number
(NIIN). These numbers identify supply items used
by DoD. They are used to identify items
independently, and most supply catalogs you use
are arranged in NIIN order.
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