4. THE NATO CODIFICATION CONTRACT CLAUSE:
APPENDIX A to CHAPTER 4:
CONTRACT CLAUSE RELATING TO
THE SUPPLY OF TECHNICAL DATA FOR IDENTIFYING ITEMS OF SUPPLY WITHIN THE
NATO CODIFICATION SYSTEM
- In this Clause:
"Codification Authority" means the National Codification Bureau (NCB) or Authorized Agency for Codification located in the country of design of the item(s) covered by this contract.
"Contracting Authority" means the procurement activity of a NATO country or a NATO Management Authority/ Activity.
"Technical Data" means the engineering drawings, standards, specification and/or technical documentation required to fully identify the items designated by the Contracting Authority to support the equipment covered by the contract.
"Equivalent contractual instrument" means an agreed formal contractual statement by which a contractor undertakes to furnish technical data in support of codification.
- Technical Data is required for identification/codification for all items specified in this contract and not already codified in the NATO Codification System. The contractor shall dispatch the data or arrange for dispatch of the data from sub-contractors or suppliers on request from the Codification Authority within the timescale specified in the contract. The contractor shall provide or arrange to have provided updating information regarding agreed modifications, design or drawing changes to all items specified in this contract.
- The contractor shall include the terms of this clause or an equivalent contractual instrument in any sub-contract(s) to ensure the availability of technical data to the Codification Authority. If dispatch of the data takes place from the sub-contractor or supplier, the contractor shall provide details of sub-contract numbers or similar to enable the Codification Authority to approach the sub-contractor or supplier direct for the data.
- In the event of a sub-contract order being placed with a manufacturer in a non-NATO country, the contractor shall be responsible for obtaining the necessary technical data from the sub-contractor/supplier and furnishing it to the Contracting Authority.