4. GENERAL GUIDANCE
4.1 General. The selection and application of parts are the responsibility of the contractor whose primary requirement is to meet the performance objectives of the system or equipment. To assure meeting those objectives, the contractor may include consideration of the concepts addressed in ANSI/AIAA-R-100. The AA should become familiar with this document before assessing the contractor proposals, plans, and effort. Parts management is an integral design approach intended to ensure program success which begins at the earliest possible stage of a program and continues through system retirement.
4.2 Acquisition activity. To establish an effective PMP the AA must establish in the Request for Proposal (RFP) a requirement for a parts management plan. During source selection the AA must review the proposals to ensure the contractor will implement an effective parts management program. The AA must ensure the SOW specifies the appropriate level of Government involvement and should monitor the contractor performance accordingly.
4.3 Contractor. The contractor should provide a
parts management plan responsive to the RFP. The plan should address program
management, government participation, and parts selection. The contractor
should work with the AA to establish contract requirements and after contract
award, support the efforts of the program Integrated Product Team (IPT).