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procurement

[prə′kyu̇r·mənt]
(ordnance)
The complete action or process of acquiring or obtaining personnel, materiel, services, or property from outside a military service by means authorized in pertinent directives.
More specifically, the action or process of acquiring or obtaining materiel, property, or services at the operational level, for example, purchasing, contracting, and negotiating directly with the source of supply.
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procurement

The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases.
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Approval for procuring eight regiments of QR- SAMs worth over ` 10,000 crore was given in the meeting of which three would be procured during the ongoing 12th defence plan, sources said.
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Erin was charged with procuring poison to be used with intent to procure a miscarriage, contrary to Section 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act, between January 21 and February 8, 2008.
The University of Wales graduate was charged with procuring poison to be used with intent to procure a miscarriage, contrary to Section 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act, between January 21 and February 8, 2008.
Procuring is specifically important to real estate brokerage law because it involves a broker or agent putting in motion a chain of events that lead to the ultimate sale or transaction.
Mr Cameron said: "If you do not measure how much food you are procuring you cannot work out whether you can do better."
The IG said: "SBA did not ensure that procuring agencies monitored compliance with 8(a) BD regulations when completing 8(a) BD contracts.
Libraries in developing countries face particular problems procuring library materials and information resources.
Other important initiatives in the new plan include procuring, operating, and maintaining 38 new shore-based tide-gauge stations, upgrading 20 seismometers used to measure earthquakes, identifying shorelines along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico that would be particularly susceptible to tsunamis, and boosting community preparedness in coastal areas.
Among the goals of the MOTSU Strategic Plan, published last year, is to improve efficiency of the terminal by upgrading operational processes, developing automated cargo management systems, and procuring installation support equipment to support the near exclusive use of containers.
Military Departments and Defense Agencies must establish procedures for reviewing and approving the use of non-DoD contract vehicles when procuring supplies and services on or after January 1, 2005, for amounts greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.
Increasing the use of Performance-based Services Acquisitions (PBSA) to 40 percent of eligible service actions over $25,000, during fiscal year 2005, is the target achievement level for all federal government contracting offices procuring services (Office of Management and Budget [OMB], 2004).