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Overview of Industrial Products and Services Category

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- The Industrial Products and Services (IP&S) category is one of ten government-wide categories on the Acquisition Gateway. The IP&S category offers seven subcategories, which together accounted for $11.25 billion in government spend in FY15.

IP&S subcategories are quite diverse, with distinct drivers and vendor pools, and encompass over 300 Product Service Codes (PSCs). The subcategories are:

  1. Basic Materials;
  2. Fire/Rescue/Safety/Environment Protection and Equipment;
  3. Hardware & Tools;
  4. Industrial Products Install/Maintenance/Repair/Rebuild (IMRR);
  5. Machinery and Components;
  6. Oils, Lubricants and Waxes; and,
  7. Test and Measurement Supplies.

Key initiatives for this category include:

  • Reducing the number of duplicate contracts,
  • Increasing “spend under management” through use of government-wide contract vehicles,
  • Evaluating and developing “Best in Class” contracts,
  • Maintaining or increasing small business participation, and
  • Increasing use of requisition channel among civilian agencies and improving relationships with suppliers.

A government-wide team with representatives from the Department of Defense and civilian agencies has been formed to provide assistance with achieving these objectives.

Last Reviewed: 2019-10-30