3.1 Acquisition Activity (AA). The Government office or agency that is responsible for acquiring the military system or equipment. For non-government users, references to government or Acquisition Activity should be interpreted as referring to that non-government customer.
3.2 As-built parts list. A listing of all parts actually used in a military system or equipment design. Alternate parts, as defined herein, may be used without listing when the controlling part number is on the as-built parts list.
3.3 As-designed parts list. A listing of all parts used in the design of the military system or equipment. In contracts not requiring a production unit, the as-designed parts list becomes the as-built parts list.
3.4 Corporate baseline. A listing of parts approved by a corporation for use in equipment design application. The contractor creates and maintains this listing.
3.5 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and
Material Shortages (DMSMS). The eminent loss or potential loss of the last known manufacturer of supplier of raw materials, production parts, or repair parts.
3.6 Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits
(GEM). A DSCC managed program that provides form, fit, function, and interface replacements for non-procurable microcircuits.
3.7 Government Furnished Baseline
(GFB). A listing of standard parts recommended for selection and application in new designs or modifications. The Military Parts Control Advisory Group creates, maintains, and provides the GFB.
3.8 Integrated Product Team (IPT). A team that works toward the common goal of developing or producing a military system or equipment. Individuals from various disciplines representing the military acquisition activity, Military Parts Control Advisory Group, consulting contractor(s), prime contractor(s), sub-contractor(s), and parts suppliers may comprise this team.
3.9 Life cycle. The time contained in the period from the first contract award date through the conclusion of Government ownership of the military system or equipment.
3.10 Military Parts Control Advisory Group
(MPCAG). A Government organization that provides advice and recommendations on parts management plans and processes and on the selection and use of preferred standard and nonstandard parts.
3.11 Non-Developmental Item
(NDI). System or equipment available from a wide variety of sources with little or no development effort required by the Government. This definition does not apply to the part level (see 3.14).
3.12 Off-the-Shelf (OTS). An item developed and produced to military or commercial standards and specifications, available for delivery from an established source, and acquired without change to satisfy design requirements. This may sometimes be referred to as Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS). This definition does not apply to the part level (see 3.14).
3.13 Part. One piece, or two or more pieces joined together, which is not normally subject to disassembly without destruction or impairment of intended design use.
3.14 Parts management. The practice of considering the application, standardization, technology (new and aging), system reliability, supportability and cost in selecting parts and addressing availability, logistics support, DMS, and legacy issues in supporting them throughout the life of the system.
3.15 Parts management plan. A contract-specific application of a contractor's corporate parts management procedures which meets the objectives of the equipment system's mission profile, support strategy, expected service life, etc.
3.16 Program Parts Selection List
(PPSL). A list of all parts being selected by the contractor(s)/ subcontractor(s) and offered as approved for design on a specific contract. The PPSL may also contain parts selected from the GFB.
The PPSL is a tool to indicate standardization activity
and to verify compliance with contract requirements. Not all of the parts listed
on the PPSL are actually used in the design.