SD-2, BUYING COMMERCIAL AND NONDEVELOPMENTAL ITEMS: A HANDBOOK (APR 1996)
SD-2, BUYING COMMERCIAL AND NONDEVELOPMENTAL ITEMS: A HANDBOOK (APR 1996)., This handbook is a guide for acquisition managers and personnel in
other functional areas who are involved in buying commercial and
nondevelopmental items (NDI). It is intended to help you buy these
items without inhibiting your use of creative and innovative
strategies. You should tailor the guidance provided to the
circumstances of your particular acquisitions.
We address the entire spectrum of acquisitions from systems to
items, so you will also need to use sections of this handbook
selectively. For example, the section on market research is generally
applicable to all acquisitions while the chapter on logistics support
is more relevant to system and repairable item acquisitions than
Many acquisition principles are the same for commercial items and
NDI because for both types of items:
· the basic design is set.
· design changes are not controlled by the buyer.
· the maximum use of commercial practices is desired.
However, additional considerations apply when buying commercial
items. Sections in this handbook that apply specifically to
commercial items are so noted.