2. CODIFICATION PROCEDURES:

2.1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

2.1.3. NATIONAL CODIFICATION BUREAUX - NCB

Codification work is undertaken under the supervision and control of the National Codification Bureau (NCB) of the codifying nation. Some nations utilise specialist codification contractors to perform the actual codification of Items of Supply. 

Note: The acquisition/procurement contract shall not demand the delivery of NATO Stock Numbers for the procured IoS from the contractor. NSN assignment is the sole responsibility of the NCB of the codifying nation.

The acquisition/procurement contract shall detail the full address and contact details of the NCB in the country acquiring/procuring any given equipment/spares. All prime and sub-contractors shall obtain codification information, guidance, publications and national regulations from the NCB as the mandated authority for the provision of the above requirements.

For multi-national/NATO projects, close liaison shall be established between the NCBs of participating nations. The NCB of one of the nations participating in the project may act as co-ordinator, assisted by the project contractor or an international consortia of contractors.

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