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There are 10 Files for this series in AAD :
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1965 - 6/30/1966 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1966 - 6/30/1967 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1967 - 6/30/1968 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1968 - 6/30/1969 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1969 - 6/30/1970 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1970 - 6/30/1971 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1971 - 6/30/1972 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1972 - 6/30/1973 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1973 - 6/30/1974 (info) Search
Military Prime Contract File, 7/1/1974 - 6/30/1975 (info) Search
Title: Records of Prime Contracts Awarded by the Military Services and Agencies, created, 7/1/1965 - 6/30/1975, documenting the period 7/1/1965 - 6/30/1975
Creator: Department of Defense. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Management Services). Directorate for Information Operations and Control. (ca. 1973 - 10/01/1977) (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Other Titles: Military Prime Contract Files (MPCF)
Procurement Management Data Base
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3681; EMAIL: cer@nara.gov
Inclusive Dates: 7/1/1965 - 6/30/1975
Coverage Dates: 7/1/1965 - 6/30/1975
Date Note: The dates are for Federal fiscal years, 1966 - 1975.
Part of: Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Function and Use: The agency created the database to provide administrative and management control over military supplies and services procurements within the Department of Defense. The agency also used these data to prepare special reports to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Congress, and to private industry.
Scope & Content Note: This series contains information about contracts for goods and services with a value of $10,000 or more between the private sector and the military services and agencies of the Department of Defense. There is a record for each contract with information derived from Department of Defense Form 350, the Individual Contracting Action Report. Records include information on the dates of contract action, estimated completion, and reporting; a code identifying the reporting department within the Department of Defense; the business names of the government contractors and contracting offices, including city, county, and state or country of the contractor; description of the defense spending involved in the purchase of the military supplies, systems, or services, and its dollar value; and type of procurement, including the extent of competition, type of contract, whether the contract related to foreign military sales, and whether it was awarded to a large or small business, a nonprofit institution, or for work outside the U.S. and its possessions. For prime contracts of $200,000 or more during fiscal years 1966 through 1974, the records also document whether the contract was in support of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
General Note: The agency and NARA use the title "Military Prime Contract Files" and its acronym MPCF to refer to this series. The agency also sometimes uses the title "Procurement Management Database."
The successor to this series, for 07/01/1975 and later, is the series, "Records of Prime Contracts Awarded by the Military Services and Agencies" (ARC Identifier 578589).
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and Directorate for Information Operations and Control
Extent: 10 data files and 5 linear inches of paper documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Business names
Contracts
Defense spending
Government contractors
Government purchasing
Military supplies
Small business
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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