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Scientific Purchases Committee (from 19 March 1980 Purchases Committee), 1976-1978

MS. Eng. c. 2482

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This had its first meeting on 16 July 1976, its function being to co-ordinate purchase requests for equipment made by the various scientific groups. Its membership consisted of the Director-General (Chairman), Heads of Divisions, Heads of the Outstations, and the Heads of the Administration and Purchasing Sections.

The material includes minutes, detailed agendas, proposals and "justifications" for purchases of equipment and comments thereon, and some correspondence or discussion notes with members of the committee, scientific and administrative staff. Many of the documents have Kendrew's annotations and calculations.

Folder H.103. Meetings 16 July, 23 September, 21 October 1976. Included here is draft "Procedure for ordering scientific equipment", with Kendrew's revisions.

Folder H.104. 3 May 1977.

Folder H.105. 4 August 1977.

Folder H.106. 29 September 1977.

Folder H.107. 24 November 1977.

Folder H.108. 14 December 1977 (informal).

Folder H.109. 27 April 1978.

Folder H.110. 30 May 1978.

Folder H.111. 2 August 1978.

Folder H.112. 4 October 1978.

Folder H.113. 16 October 1978.

Folder H.114. 15 November 1978.

Folder H.115. 7 December 1978.


  • 1976-1978


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MS. Eng. c. 2482

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NCUACS 11/4/89/H.103-115

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