Figure 4-7.Purchase order log.
You can establish almost all of your
requirements for operating supplies by submitting
a requisition to an ashore supply activity which
will either furnish the material or forward your
request to the appropriate activity for action. In
addition, you can submit requisitions to other
ships when your ship is deployed for extended
periods at sea.
Just as in the procurement of ships store
stock, you can also procure provisions, supplies,
and services as a purchase from a commercial con-
tractor. You will generally not use commercial
contractors for purchasing general stores material
You can find detailed instructions concerning
MILSTRIP for the preparation of a DD 1348
(DOD Single Line Item Requisition System Docu-
ment) and the procedures for preparing a purchase
document in your NAVSUP P-485 and in rate
training manuals Storekeeper 3 & 2 and Ships
Serviceman 3 & 2, module 2.
Within United States waters, procurement of
supplies by ships will normally be accomplished
via the nearest naval supply center, supply depot,
or supply activity. Only when there is no shore
activity available to obtain material for immediate
operation can a supply officer obtain material
(other than ships store stock) by purchase from
commercial sources within U.S. waters.
When ships are deployed, the normal source
of supply is the mobile logistics support force
(MLSF). You can find specific requisitioning
information for this procurement resource in the
Atlantic and Pacific Fleet requisitioning guides.
Also, you should carefully observe any instruc-
tions by fleet commanders.
During visits to foreign ports, you can acquire
limited support and emergency support from the
naval activities located in that vicinity. In addi-
tion, your ships purchase authority is expanded
in foreign ports for the procurement of certain
indigenous support and port services as required.