Learning Objectives: Recognize the procedures to
requisition supplies and material through the Navy
supply system. Recall the purpose of MILSTRIP.
Recognize the documents used to order material. Recall
the purpose of UMMIPS. Recall how the priority
designator is determined. Recognize the purpose of the
various types of CASREPs. Recall the purpose of MTR
Once you have determined that a replacement part
is required and you have its NSN, you are ready to
order the part. In the Navy, this process is called
Procurement is the process of obtaining materials
and services to support the operation of an activity. The
two basic methods of procurement in the Navy are by
requisition and by purchase.
As a division supply petty officer or perhaps as a
work center supervisor, you will play an important role
in the procurement of materials and services. If you are
in one of these positions, you will be required to decide
the necessity of material requested by the work center
supervisors in your division or by your own
subordinates. You also must know if the material is
authorized for use by your command, division, or work
center. In addition, you must determine the importance
of the material over other material and properly assign
a priority designation. As a supply petty officer or work
center supervisor, you will be the principal adviser to
your division leading chief petty officer and division
officer on all matters of procurement at the division
REQUISITIONING AND ISSUE
A requisition is a request for materials or services.
The most common method of requisitioning materials
is through a DoD system known as the Military
Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedure
As the name implies, MILSTRIP is used for the
requisitioning and issuing of materials. Many
transactions must take place between the time a
requisition is submitted and the material is received.
Some of these transactions include the furnishing of
supply status information, follow-up requests,
redistribution orders, referral orders, and cancellation
requests. Such transactions are all an integral part of
With the exception of certain classes of material,
MILSTRIP is used for ordering material through the
Navy supply system. These exemptions are listed in
O p e ra t i n g
P ro c e d u re s
M a n u a l
f o r
MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP, NAVSUP P-437.
MILSTRIP requisitioning is based upon coded,
single line item (one stock number) documents.
Several types of documents are used to order material.
The most commonly used documents are as follows:
1. NAVSUP Form 1250-1
2. DD Form 1348
3. DD Form 1348-6
4. DD Form 1149
Under certain circumstances, requisitions may be
submitted either by message or by letter.
The following paragraphs describe the purpose
and basic requirements for the forms just mentioned.
Complete information concerning the preparation of
these documents is contained in NAVSUP P-485.
NAVSUP Form 1250-1 (fig. 7-9) is used as a
consumption document by all forces and as a
MILSTRIP requisitioning/issuing document by
nonautomated ships of the submarine forces. The
form is used primarily for procuring materials or
services. Submarine tenders or bases also use the
form as an invoice for materials supplied to supported
units of the fleet. NAVSUP Form 1250-1 was
developed to meet two needs: (1) to improve
The COSAL is both a technical and supply
Cryptographic, or cryptologic items are listed
in the ML-N.