1. This handbook is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense.
2. This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply.
3. This handbook is a guideline for successfully defining and evaluating Parts Management objectives in support of acquisition strategies and systems engineering practices of DoD 5000. 2-R, Mandatory Procedures for Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Automated Information System Acquisition Programs. Additional guidance can be found in the Defense Acquisition Deskbook at http://web.deskbook.osd.mil/default.asp under section 26G, Parts Control Program.
4. Beneficial comments (recommendations, additions,
deletions) and any pertinent data which may be of use in improving this document
should be addressed to Commander, Defense Supply Center, Columbus, ATTN:
DSCC-VSC, P.O. Box 3990, Columbus, OH 43216-5000, by using the Standardization
Document Improvement Proposal DD (Form 1426) appearing at the end of this
document or by letter.