4. THE NATO CODIFICATION CONTRACT CLAUSE:

4.2. USE OF THE NATO CODIFICATION CONTRACT CLAUSE:

4.2.2. CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS

The contractors/suppliers responsibility for codification varies with the type of contractual provision included in the Tender for Contract. In exceptional cases, data supplied may be restricted to the manufacturers names and addresses and the Part Numbers for the selected IoS.

Companies, industrial consortia, prime contractors or other bodies concerned with the supply of equipment and component parts which may be purchased from sub-contractors are to ensure that the provisions of the Codification Contract Clause are included in all sub-contracts or other supply agreements placed with such sub-contractors. 

It is in the interest of industry that prime contractors are aware of, and fully discharge, their obligation to provide IoS identification data irrespective of how IoS are produced or provided. This is particularly significant in respect of Sub-Contracted Components.

One objective of the NATO Codification Contract Clause is to ensure that NCBs are in a position to assign NSNs to IoS prior to delivery by the contractor. No other form of numbering/identification is acceptable. 

NOTE: NSNs cannot be used to identify IoS on new projects without first obtaining NCB validation.

For a detailed explanation of words and terms used in the standard NATO Codification Contract Clause, refer to the Glossary of Terms at Appendix B to this Chapter.

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