D is for….DPAS

Some Purchase Orders/RFQs issued by the Department of Defense are assigned priority ratings, under a system known as the Defense Priority Allocation System, or DPAS.  DX-rated orders have the highest priority. DO-rated orders have a lower priority than DX, but still have priority over unrated orders.

If you receive a PO with a DPAS rating, you must accept the order, as long as you can meet the required delivery date.  A DX or DO-rated order must be given priority over other orders.

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