3. COMMON AND NATO PROJECTS:
3.1. COMMON PROJECT
A Common Project consists of one or more pieces of equipment or End Item procured by more than one nation for which codification of Items of Supply is to be performed. The IoS can be an original or reproduced IoS for which special rules apply (Consult with your NCB).
3.2. NATO PROJECT
A NATO Project is a project which is officially recognised (e.g. NATO AWACS). A special AC/135 Sub-Group may be created by the Group of National Directors on Codification representing the NCBs of the participating nations with the co-option as necessary of project contractors.
One or more NATO Codification Project Codes (NCPC) may be assigned by NATO AC/135 Secretariat upon request by the appropriate Sub-Group.
3.3. PROJECT CONTRACTOR
A Project Contract is given to a contractor acting on behalf of other agencies and is authorised to produce parts lists (indicating IoS). A project contractor will only contact his home NCB and will be informed through his home NCB of the arrangements made for a particular project by the other participating NCBs. A contractor within a project may be registered as an authorised data receiver for a limited number of data elements.
3.4. HOME NCB
The Home NCB is the NCB of the nation in which the project contractor normally operates and is registered in the national list of companies.
3.5. PARTICIPATING OR CONSORTIUM COUNTRIES
Participating or Consortium nations are defined as the nations involved in developing, manufacturing, procuring and using the end equipment.