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is one which includes purchases by governmental units—federal, state, and local—that procure or rent
in carrying out the main functions of the government. In the United States, the federal government accounts for almost 40 percent of the total spent by all levels of government, making it the nation's largest
. Government agencies buy a wide range of
and services, including bombers, sculpture, chalkboards, furniture, toiletries, clothing, fire engines, vehicles, and fuel.
American Marketing Association.
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