The Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) is a method for transferring funds by one military organization to another to procure services, supplies, or equipment for the requiring service. A MIPR is processed on DD Form 448 and may be accepted on a direct citation or reimbursable basis and is defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 253.208-2.
DD Form 448: Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR)
Top 10 Common Errors
Incorrect MIPRs significantly impact the ability to get funding on contract quickly. The following are the en (10) most commonly noted errors:
- There is NO indication of whether the MIPR should be accepted CAT I (Reimbursable) or CAT II (Direct Cite).
- There are NO itemized dollar amounts (breakout) for the TAT and Customer Shared Direct Cost.
- An INCORRECT TAT number or NO TAT number present on the MIPR.
- The MIPR has NO BPN/DoDAAC/DUNS number present.
- The MIPR does not state the contract number.
- The Requesting Activity’s line of accounting (LOA) is INCORRECT or INCOMPLETE.
- No Financial or Technical POC information present on MIPR.
- MIPR is not legible.
- Grand Total for the MIPR series is incorrect.
- MIPR is not signed, dated, or addressed to DTIC.
AcqLinks and References:
- DD Form 448 Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request
- Air Force Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) Guide – 2007
- Sample MIPR from DTIC
- Website: FAR 253.208-1 DD Form 448, “Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request”