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Checking for formal logistics terms/definitions when describing new Construction
9/21/2017 10:10:00 AM
Question: 1. Is there a formal logistics term for the following description? Hull specific Ready Spares, Supply System Spares and OBRPs are processed packaged and retained or stowed at the Contractor facility until the Hull is delivered to the Navy. 2. Is there a formal logistics term for the following event description? After the last Hull Construction is completed, unused Installation Spares will be returned to the Contractor to be re-tested and/or refurbished as required to return the item to A Condition prior to being inducted into the Navy Supply System 3. Is there a formal logistics term for the following description? a. Set of defined equipment and/or components Spares and On-Board Repair Parts (OBRPs) procured with the initial SWS Ship-set Kit for each Hull b. Includes Ready Spares (RS), Supply System Spares and On-Board Repair Parts (OBRPs) procured for a specific Hull.
Answer:The short answer to each of your questions is "no". I am unaware of specific formal terminology to address the specific items you mentioned. 1. Is there a formal logistics term for the following description? Hull specific Ready Spares, Supply System Spares and OBRPs are ...(More)
What Naics code to use for the solicitation of ballistic fiberglass panels
9/7/2017 2:28:00 PM
Question: What Nacis code is the right one? We are soliciting for ballistic fiberglass panels for security of our storefront personnel. We aren't sure what NAICs to solicit under since there is no one specific for bullet proof fiberglass.
Answer: It appears from a simple search at ...(More)
Depot source of repair DSOR
9/7/2017 1:44:00 PM
Question: Could you tell me if NAVSEA PEO IWS has or is currently using this program and where I can find more information on Depot Source of Repair DSOR? In addition wouldn't the use of DSOR be well within the Title 10 guidance and be more cost effective if used?
Answer: With regard to the Depot Source of Repair (DSOR) program, OPNAVINST 4790.14B (Joint Depot Maintenance Program) provides policy and procedures for obtaining depot maintenance support of all weapons systems, end items, ...(More)
Initial Depot Stand Up Costs
9/7/2017 10:00:00 PM
Question: Who is responsible to provide the Program Office with initial depot stand-up costs?
Answer: After consulting with a member of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Depot Operations Cell (DOC) Team and review of applicable Air Force instructions/manuals – as per Air Force Instruction (AFI) 163-101/20-101 (Integrated Life Cycle Management), the Program Manager...(More)
PICA Ownership for inter-service
8/30/2017 1:57:00 PM
Question:What Acquisition Regulation or policy and paragraph can we use to have inter-service (AMCOM) take PICA management of the non-consumable item?
Answer: There are a number of instructions and manuals that speak to this topic. Please see ...(More)
The difference between a 3PL and a buy from sonic
8/24/2017 9:06:00 AM
Question: If you buy from both and they both have certifications do you still need to keep them separated because they came from 2 different entities even if you have certs for both? If you order the same rivets from a 3PL and buy from Sonic (another source).
Answer: There is no requirement to keep parts obtained from different vendors separate, provided that they have met the following: * The original part has gone thru the provisioning process and has a national stock number in the supply system. * The manufacturers have met all requirements specified in any contract ...(More)
What is RAA Required Asset Availability?
8/22/2017 12:29:00 PM
Question: Can you tell me the definition and/or where this info is? Scenario - Our logistics schedule shows an activity called RAA (Required Asset Availability). All I can find is info about Rapid Acquisition Authority.
Answer: The term "Required Asset Availability" is not familiar nor could I find it during research. The question is related to logistics processes required in the ...(More)
DFAR Application/Technical Data Marking
8/15/2017 1:49:00 PM
Question: If the F-35 program is not contractually, though a CDRL, receiving component repair instructions/Component Maintanance Manuals (CMMs) does the DFAR apply? (specifically in area of technical data markings) In the PPP enviornment the Military Service Depot (MSD) preforms "touch labor", works for the contracted - LM Aero - and utilizes what they present for use, would you agree, simply stated.
Answer: At face-value, this appears to be a Direct Sales, Public Private Partnership, where the Program Office has a contract between the government and a contractor. In addition, the contractor then has a separate PPP ...(More)