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Information concerning the charges for the latter publications is available from DLSC-AP.

[42 FR 36255, July 14, 1977, as amended at 46 FR 35645, July 10, 1981)

item when the reference number or the NSN is known.

(2) Identification list (IL). A microfiche publication arranged by Federal supply class and containing descriptions of items in the DLSC file. The principal uses of the IL are to obtain or verify an NSN when only the characteristics of the item are known or descriptive data when the NSN is known, and to determine interchangeable or substitutable items.

(3) Consolidated Management Listing. A microfiche publication which is a consolidated listing of NSN's and related supply management data of each integrated manager and military service. These data include Government source of supply, unit of issue, unit price, etc.

(4) Federal item logistics data records (FILDR). A microfiche publication containing complete identification data in tabular format for all descriptive-type item identifications. The data are arranged in NSN sequence within Federal supply class. An FLDR is known in hard copy form as a DD-146 card which is furnished as an output to authorized receivers of Federal catalog data who cannot use other available output media.

(5) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Federal Supply Catalog for Civil Agencies. This publication (available in hard copy only) includes NSN's for which DLA is the single source of supply for civil agencies. These NSN's may not necessarily have a DOD user recorded. The publication contains descriptive and management data for items not usually listed in the GSA catalog but which might be required by civil agencies.

(b) Agencies may obtain without charge copies of the DLA Federal Supply Catalog for Civil Agencies, described in paragraph (a)(6)1 of this section by contacting the Defense Logistics Services Center, DLSC-TP, Federal Center, Battle Creek, MI 49016. To obtain copies of the publications described in paragraphs (a) (1) through (5) of this section, agencies may submit a request in writing to the same address shown above, except that the applicable mail distribution code is DLSC-AP.

8 101-30.401-2 Automated catalog data

output. As a result of participation in the Federal catalog system, activities may receive data directly from DLSC tailored to their individual needs in support of their own supply management data system. The two basic categories of file maintenance are:

(a) Simplified file maintenance (SFM). Subscribers to this category of file maintenance are provided replacement files (magnetic tape) semiannually containing selected technical and supply management data for those items on which they are a registered user. The subscriber will also receive a monthly maintenance update and cumulative monthly basic records from DLSC which may be used to maintain the simiannual basic file. Recipients of this form of file maintenance have latitude in selecting those items which meet the needs of their supply system from the categories of data available from the Federal Catalog System.

(b) Regular file maintenance (RFM). This form of the file maintenance provides activities with data on a daily basis as transactions affect items upon which they are a registered user. It is used primarily by those activities which consider it essential to maintain file compatibility with the DLSC file at all times.

[42 FR 36255, July 14, 1977)

§ 101-30.402 Conversion.

Following completion of cataloging action, GSA will establish a time period in which conversion to the Federal Catalog System shall be accomplished by all civil agencies. The terminal dates for conversion will be established after consultation with the civil agencies concerned.

[29 FR 16004, Dec. 1, 1964]

§ 101-30.403 Utilization.

On and after the established date for completion of conversion, all interagency and intra-agency transactions

1 At 46 FR 35645, July 10, 1981, paragraph (a)(6) of $101-30.401–1 was removed.

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g 101-30.403–2 Management codes.

For internal use within an agency, alphabetic codes excluding letters "I" and “O” may be prefixed or suffixed to the national stock number as CM752000-123-4567 or 7520-00-123-4567CM, as required for supply management operations. Numeric codes shall not be affixed immediately adjacent to or as a part of the national stock number, nor shall codes be intermingled in the national stock number.

(41 FR 11309, Mar. 18, 1976)

8 101-30.404 Supply support.

Civilian agencies requiring supply support on an item of supply shall request this action by preparing Standard Form 1303, Request for Federal Cataloging/Supply Support Action (illustrated at $ 101-30.4901–1303), and submitting the form to the General Services Administration (FRIS), Washington, DC 20406. All supply support request for nonperishable subsistence items in Federal Supply Group 89, subsistence (except condiment packets in FSC classes 8940 and 8950), shall be submitted to the Veterans Administration, Catalog Division (901S), Veterans Administration Supply Depot, P.O. Box 27, Hines IL 60141. Guidance on the preparation of supply support requests is in the GSA Handbook, Federal Cata

§ 101-30.501 Applicability.

(a) The Administrator of General Services delegated authority to the Secretary of Defense to develop and maintain the Federal Catalog System. This delegation provided for the cataloging system to continue to provide for the identification and classification of personal property under the control of Federal agencies and to maintain uniform item management data required and suitable for interdepartment supply activities.

(b) The Federal Catalog System Policy Manual (DOD 4130.2-M) and the Defense Integrated Data System (DIDS) Procedures Manual (DOD 4100.39–M) are equally applicable to all DOD and civilian agencies. The Federal Supply Service, GSA, and the Department of Defense share joint responsibility for the coordination of civilian agency cataloging to ensure the integrity of the system and the compatibility of civilian and military agency participation in the Federal Catalog System.

(46 FR 35646, July 10, 1981)

8 101-30.502 (Reserved]

Proposed maintenance requests shall be submitted to GSA for collaboration and submission to DLSC, except that civilian agencies receiving supply support from DLA supply centers, as expressed in the DLSC user record by major organizational entity (MOE) rule, should submit proposed maintenance requests to the appropriate DLA supply center for collaboration and submission to DLSC. When GSA receives maintenance requests for these items, they will be referred to the appropriate DLA supply center.

(e) Any civilian agency participating in the Federal Catalog System (those agencies previously assigned a Cataloging Activity Code) may propose action for maintenance of the catalog system tools as outline in 8101-30.201(b).

[41 FR 11310, Mar. 18, 1976, as amended at 42 FR 36255, July 14, 1977; 43 FR 18673, May 2, 1978; 46 FR 35646, July 10, 1981)

g 101-30.503 Maintenance actions re

quired. After converting to the Federal Catalog System, the agency concerned shall promptly take maintenance actions affecting the items converted and new items to be added. These actions may include deletion or revision of item identification or management data, or any other change required to ensure that the recorded data are maintained on a current basis. Submission of data to DLSC shall be as follows:

(a) As new items meeting criteria for national stock number (NSN) assignment are added to an agency's supply system, the agency shall submit data to GSA, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Veterans Administration (VA), or DLSC when a direct submitter of catalog data is involved in accordance with $ 101-30.303.

(b) All civilian agencies not authorized to submit catalog data direct to DLSC shall prepare Standard Form 1303, Request for Federal Cataloging/ Supply Support Action (illustrated at $ 101–30.4901–1303), to request maintenance action. Maintenance requests shall be submitted to GSA for collaboration and submission to DLSC, except that civilian agencies receiving supply support on an item from a DLA center or the VA, as expressed by major organizational entity (MOE) rule, should submit these requests to the DLA center using DD Form 1685, Data Exchange and/or Proposed Revision of Catalog Data, or to the VA using Standard Form 1303, for collaboration and submission to DLSC. When GSA receives maintenance requests on these items, they will be forwarded to the appropriate DLA center or to the VA.

(c) Agencies authorizd to submit catalog data direct to DLSC as provided in $101-30.303(a) shall comply with item maintenance and data collaboration procedures as set forth in the Defense Integrated Data System (DIDS) Procedures Manual (DOD 4100.39M).

(d) All civilain agencies not authorized to submit catalog data to DLSC shall use Standard Form 1303, Request for Federal Cataloging/Supply Support Action, to request maintenance action.

§ 101-30.504 Cataloging data from De

fense Services Center

(DLSC). Upon receipt of cataloging data from civil agencies, DLSC will process the data and provide for their inclusion in the Federal Catalog System. Notification to the submitting and originating agencies of the action taken by DLSC will be as required in the Federal Catalog System Policy Manual (DOD 4130.2M) and will be accomplished by means of electric accounting machine cards, magnetic tape, or wire transmission, according to the capabilities of those agencies. DLSC will send this information to the agencies that are designated by GSA as direct data receivers. Otherwise, DLSC will transmit the information to the submitting agency to be forwarded to the originating agency, when required.

(42 FR 36256, July 14, 1977)

g 101-30.505 Assistance by Government

suppliers.

When a new item is to be introduced into an agency supply system, the agency establishing the need for the new item shall determine whether or not adequate identification data for cataloging the item are available. If the data are not available, the agency may specify in procurement documents the use of Federal Standard No. 5, Standard Guides for Preparation of Proposed Item Logistics Data Records, and submission of the cataloging data required by that standard to the contracting officer (for further processing in accordance with this subpart 101– 30.5).

(41 FR 11310, Mar. 18, 1976)

Subpart 101-30.6-GSA Section of

the Federal Supply Catalog

§ 101-30.600 Scope of subpart.

This subpart describes that section of the Federal Supply Catalog issued by GSA and authorizes its issuance by the Commissioner, Federal Supply Service.

(35 FR 3071, Feb. 17, 1970)

g 101-30.601 Objective.

GSA supply catalogs are primarily designed to aid in the acquisition of GSA centrally managed, stocked, and issued items available from GSA supply facilities by Federal civilian agencies and other organizations authorized to use the GSA Federal Supply Service (FSS) stock program as a source of supply. GSA also provides information relative to other FSS sales programs and GSA services.

(b) The GSA Supply Catalog contains all necessary information for ordering from the GSA Federal Supply Service stock program and basic information, such as:

(1) Alphabetical Index. This index is organized alphabetically by approved item names under the basic noun name in inverted word sequence, (i.e. sofa, sleeper) with reference to the page that contains the pertinent item description.

(2) Item Descriptions/Ordering Data. Item descriptions are listed by commodity groups in this section. Included also are descriptive and ordering data with representative illustrations for selected common-use items that are centrally managed, stocked, and issued from GSA supply facilities.

(3) National Stock Number Index. This NSN sequenced index lists items that are centrally managed, stocked, and issued from GSA supply facilities.

(4) Narrative. The narrative includes comprehensive detailed information to use and understand the GSA Federal Supply Service stock program.

(5) Other Federal Supply Service sales programs and GSA services. This section provides to user agencies pertinent information regarding the use and understanding of the GSA Federal Supply Service stock program, sales program, and other GSA services.

(c) Changes to the GSA Supply Catalog are effected by change bulletins issued during April, July, and October. These are cumulative publications that contain information pertaining to new items, changes to supply management data, and deleted items.

(d) Special Notice to Ordering Office is issued on a nonscheduled basis as required by the Commissioner, FSS, to inform agencies of significant program changes to the GSA Supply Catalog.

(46 FR 35646, July 10, 1981)

g 101-30.602 Authority for issuance.

The GSA section of the Federal Sup ply Catalog is issued as an integral part of the Federal Supply Catalog and the Federal Catalog System as prescribed in subpart 101-30.1. The Commissioner, Federal Supply Service, is authorized to publish

to publish catalogs for those items and programs for which GSA furnishes supply support to Federal agencies.

(35 FR 3071, Feb. 17, 1970)

[46 FR 35646, July 10, 1981)

8 101-30.603-1 [Reserved)

8 101-30.603 GSA Supply Catalog.

(a) The GSA Supply Catalog is an illustrated catalog, published annually, which serves as the primary source to identify and order centrally managed, stocked, and issued items available from GSA supply facilities. The catalog also provides information concerning other Federal Supply Service programs and GSA services.

8 101-30.603–2 GSA Supply Catalog.

The GSA Supply Catalog, published annually and updated quarterly, is an illustrated publication which serves as the primary source for identifying items and services available through the following GSA supply sources:

(a) GSA supply distribution facilities;

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8 101-30.701-1 Item reduction study.

Item reduction study means the study of a group of generally similar items which are subject to evaluation by physical and performance characteristics. This evaluation process identifies items determined to be unnecessarily similar or uneconomical for Government use and which will be considered for removal from Government supply systems. For items so identified, a replacement item shall be proposed. The result of item reduction studies will indicate items which are authorized for procurement or not authorized for procurement.

(38 FR 28568, Oct. 15, 1973]

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8 101-30.604 Availability.

Agencies that require current copies of and desire to be placed on distribution lists to receive Federal supply catalogs and related publications shall complete GSA Form 457, FSS Publications Mailing List Application (illustrated at $ 101–26.4902-457), and forward the completed GSA Form 457 to General Services Administration (8BRC), Centralized Mailing Lists Services, Building 41, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225. Copies of GSA Form 457 may also be obtained from the above address. Periodically, the Centralized Mailing Lists Services will request information from agency offices for use in maintaining current distribution lists.

8 101-30.701-3 Preparing activity.

Preparing activity means a Government agency responsible for the preparation of item reduction studies, or an activity authorized by the listed agencies to conduct an item reduction study. The DOD Standardization Directory SD-1 provides such a listing.

(46 FR 35646, July 10, 1981)

Subpart 101-30.7-Item Reduction

Program

§ 101-30.701-4 Standardization rela

tionship. Standardization relationship means the relationship between the replaced item and the replacement item. The replaced item will contain an item standardization code designating the item as not authorized for procurement and therefore must have a replacement

SOURCE: 43 FR 4999, Feb. 7, 1978, unless otherwise noted.

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