MARKET CONDITIONS AND COMMERCIAL INTERFACE
Critical Tasks: 03-5103.00-0087
In this lesson, you will learn about market conditions and commercial interface, buying cycles, contracts, bids,
and procedures use by the DESC.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
The mission of DESC; market factors affecting the price of petroleum; the four
worldwide requirements buying cycles; contract information; the two types of bids used by DESC; the types of
contracts used by DESC, and contract administration procedures and responsibilities.
IAW the corresponding lesson and listed references.
Describe the various aspects of how DESC monitors market conditions and interfaces
with commercial industries IAW with references and the corresponding lesson.
DOD 4140.25-M, Vol I - IV and Customer Information pamphlet DESC.
The government agency responsible for buying all bulk petroleum products for all government agencies is the
DESC. As a petroleum officer, you may be assigned to a Joint Petroleum Office or to DESC. You must have an
understanding of how DESC purchases bulk petroleum products' and interfaces with commercial industries.