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Transmittal Notice 03-08


TN 2003-08
08/28/2003

BACKGROUND:

This is to transmit a copy of the revised Indian Health Manual (IHM), Part 5, Chapter 23, "Government-wide Commercial Purchasing Card (GCPC)."  The Federal Government uses various methods to accommodate the acquisition of necessary supplies and services.  Because traditional Federal Government purchasing is administratively cumbersome, costly, and time-consuming, the Federal Government needed a procurement program that was user-friendly, with reduced paperwork, and offered efficient procurement and payment solutions.  The GCPC has provided this flexibility, simplified the acquisition and payment process, and reduced the total acquisition costs to Federal agencies.

/Charles W. Grim. D.D.S./
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General
Director


MATERIAL TRANSMITTED:

The revised IHM 5-23, including the Table of Contents.


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED:

None.


MANUAL MAINTENANCE:

Insert the attached copy of the IHM 5-23, including the Table of Contents, in its place.

Log and file this Transmittal Notice in sequential order.


Distribution:  Indian Health Service Wide
Date:  August 28, 2003


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