4. THE NATO CODIFICATION CONTRACT CLAUSE:

4.2. USE OF THE NATO CODIFICATION CONTRACT CLAUSE:

4.2.1. CONTRACTING AUTHORITIES

Contracting Authorities shall employ the NATO Codification Contract Clause in national/international contracts for equipment and spare parts as a contractual provision which requires the prime contractor and sub-contractors to provide the data stated in Paragraph 4.1 above to enable the assignment of NSNs for the IoS .

NATO Infrastructure Units, NATO agencies, SHAPE, and Military Commands, as well as NATO nations sponsoring projects should be aware of the need to use the Codification Contract Clause before letting any contracts at the inception of projects.

The requirement for a supplier to provide data for codification purposes can relate to any type of contract from a simple purchase order to a complete weapon system.

Consideration should be given to the need for provision of data in respect of possible modifications to the IoS where such modifications affect the characteristics, reference or drawing of the IoS and which change the "IoS" concept.

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