The description must be clear and concise to
permit the dealer to correctly identify the
The purchase order must be signed by the
supply officer in his capacity as a contracting
officer of the Naval Supply Systems Command.
DD Form 1155 is distributed as follows:
. Send the signed original to the vendor.
. Send one copy to material outstanding
file, attached to the hardback copy of the
DD Form 1348, prepared as an obligation
l Original to the purchase payment file.
l Destroy the remaining copies.
The imprest fund is a small amount of money
at an activity that is used for making purchases
on the open market. All purchases are paid for
in cash, and no one purchase may exceed 0
except in emergencies when 0 is the limit.
The authorization to set up an imprest fund
must be in writing, and the amount of the fund
must conform to the commands actual needs
(usually 00). In any event, the maximum may
not exceed 00. The fund is reviewed quarterly
to determine current needs by the officer who
approved the fund or his or her delegated
representatives. The maximum size of the imprest
fund will be one third of the monthly dis-
bursements or 0, whichever is greater, but
will not exceed 00 unless authority is speci-
fically granted by the cognizant Naval Regional
Imprest funds MAY NOT be used for:
l Payments of salaries and wages
. Cashing of checks
. Purchase of money orders
Blanket Purchase Agreement
A blanket purchase agreement (BPA) is an
arrangement established with a vendor to furnish
designated categories of materiel for a specific
period. BPAs may not be established by ships but
may be requested from the shore supply activity.
This simplified method of making small purchases
on the open market establishes charge accounts
with qualified supply sources to cover expected
small item purchases in the same general category.
Since this arrangement eliminates the need to issue
individual purchase orders for small requirements,
make purchases by placing orders, either orally
or by informal memoranda, against BPA.
When a BPA is desired and the conditions in
NAVSUP P-485 exist, the supply officer or com-
manding officer of a ship without a Supply Corps
officer attached must submit a letter request to
the supporting shore supply activity requesting
that a BPA be established. Forward a copy of this
letter to TYCOM, and make sure it contains the
Type of supplies or services
Suggested sources of supply
Period during which the
services will be required
Name(s) of individuals within the supply
department authorized to place calls
When the supply activity determines that the
request is justifiable, the supply activity will
negotiate and prepare a BPA. Send copies of BPA
to the ship, the vendor, and the activity designated
to make payment.
Materiel is obtained by the authorized person
designated in BPA by placing calls to the vendor.
Consult NAVSUP P-485 for additional informa-
tion on call procedures, billing, screening, and the
review required under the BPA procedure.
Stock points consist of naval supply centers
(NSCs), naval supply depots (NSDs), and in-
dustrial naval air stations (INASs).
The mission of these activities is to furnish
supply support to fleet units, shore activities,
transient ships, and overseas bases. They
accomplish this by procuring, receiving, storing,
issuing, and shipping or making other dis-
tribution of Navy, DLA, and GSA cognizance
Stock points are designated as reporting
activities, and they render issue and receipt
transaction reports to inventory control points
(ICPs). Using these reports as a basis, ICPs