B-45102, MAY 17, 1949

B-45102: May 17, 1949

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WILL BE USED FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES (OTHER THAN PERSONAL) WHERE THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE ORDER DOES NOT EXCEED $1000. WHERE ONLY ONE PAYMENT AND ONE DELIVERY IS INITIALLY EXPECTED TO BE MADE. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT WHERE MORE THAN ONE PAYMENT BECOMES NECESSARY DUE TO UNANTICIPATED CIRCUMSTANCES THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ALL PAYMENTS WILL NOT EXCEED FOUR. THE PROPOSED SMALL PURCHASES PROCEDURE (COPY HEREWITH) IS APPROVED WITHOUT MODIFICATION. ARE PRESCRIBED: DA AGO FORM 383. IT IS REQUESTED THAT WHEN PRINTED FOUR COPIES OF EACH FORM.

B-45102, MAY 17, 1949

PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE

THE HONORABLE, THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF MAY 5, 1949, SUBMITTING FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THIS OFFICE A PROPOSED REVISION OF WAR DEPARTMENT FORM NO. 383, REVISED, PURCHASE ORDER OR DELIVERY ORDER AND VOUCHER FOR PURCHASE AND SERVICE OTHER THAN PERSONAL, TOGETHER WITH DRAFT OF PROPOSED SMALL PURCHASES PROCEDURE CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE USE THEREOF.

AS CONTEMPLATED BY THE SMALL PURCHASES PROCEDURE, THE SUBJECT FORM, WHICH HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS DA AGO FORM 383, ORDER AND VOUCHER FOR PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES OTHER THAN PERSONAL, WILL BE USED FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES (OTHER THAN PERSONAL) WHERE THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE ORDER DOES NOT EXCEED $1000, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2(C) (3) OF THE ARMED SERVICES PROCUREMENT ACT OF 1947, AND WHERE ONLY ONE PAYMENT AND ONE DELIVERY IS INITIALLY EXPECTED TO BE MADE. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT WHERE MORE THAN ONE PAYMENT BECOMES NECESSARY DUE TO UNANTICIPATED CIRCUMSTANCES THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ALL PAYMENTS WILL NOT EXCEED FOUR.

THE PROPOSED SMALL PURCHASES PROCEDURE (COPY HEREWITH) IS APPROVED WITHOUT MODIFICATION, AND SUBJECT TO THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED THEREIN FOR THEIR USE THE FOLLOWING-LISTED FORMS, PHOTOCOPIES ALSO RETURNED HEREWITH, ARE PRESCRIBED:

DA AGO FORM 383, ORDER AND VOUCHER FOR PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES OTHER THAN PERSONAL

DA AGO FORM 383A, (THE PRE-PRINTED BACK OF FORM 383)

DA AGO FORM 383B, ORDER AND VOUCHER FOR PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES OTHER THAN PERSONAL-CONTINUATION SHEET

DA AGO FORM 383C, MEMORANDUM COPY FOR FORM 383

DA AGO FORM 383D, MEMORANDUM COPY FOR FORM 383B

THE SIZE OF THE FORMS SHOULD BE 8 BY 10 1/2 INCHES WITH THE ORIGINALS PRINTED ON WHITE PAPER AND THE MEMORANDUM COPIES ON YELLOW PAPER. THE WORD MEMORANDUM IN BOLD TYPE SHOULD BE PRINTED ON THE MEMORANDUM COPIES OF DA AGO FORM 383 IN LIEU OF THE CERTIFICATE OF THE AUTHORIZED CERTIFYING OFFICER.

IT IS REQUESTED THAT WHEN PRINTED FOUR COPIES OF EACH FORM, ORIGINALS AND MEMORANDUM COPIES, BE FURNISHED THIS OFFICE.