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8 101-30.101-15 Data preparation.

Data preparation means the conversion of item identification and management data to the appropriate Automated Data Processing (ADP) format.

(41 FR 11308, Mar. 18, 1976)

8 101-30.101-16 Data transmission.

Data transmission means the operation of telecommunication equipment for the receipt and transmission of item identification and management data.

flect such benefits to supply management as:

(1) Assistance in standardization of supplies and equipment;

(2) Disclosure of interchangeability and substitutability of items;

(3) Reduction in inventories of stock and increased rates of turnover;

(4) Increase in vendor competition and broader sources of supply;

(5) Provision of data for determining the most effective and economical method of item management on a Federal agency systemwide basis;

(6) Enhance item entry control;

(7) Facilitation of better interagency and intra-agency use of supplies, equipment, and excess stocks, and more exact identification of surplus personal property; and

(8) Assistance in providing precise statistics for budget and financial accounting purposes.

(41 FR 11308, Mar. 18, 1976)

§ 101-30.101-17 Supply support.

Supply support means the functions performed by the supply manager to provide requesting (using) activities with a Government source and method of supply for an item; e.g., GSA stock program, Federal supply schedule program, GSA's buy-on-demand program, or GSA's authorizing an agency to purchase locally.

[29 FR 16004, Dec. 1, 1964, as amended at 36 FR 20292, Oct. 20, 1971; 41 FR 11308, Mar. 18, 1976)

8 101-30.103 Responsibilities.

[43 FR 42257, Sept. 20, 1978)

8 101-30.101-18 Supply support re

quest. Supply support request means a request from an activity to a supply manager; e.g., a request to GSA to provide that activity with supply support for an item.

[43 FR 42257, Sept. 20, 1978]

8 101-30.102 Objectives.

The objectives of the Federal cataloging program are:

(a) To provide for the maintenance of a uniform Federal supply catalog system and the conversion to and exclusive use of this system by all Federal agencies.

(b) To name, describe, identify, classify, and number each item of personal property to be included in the Federal Catalog System so that the same items will have a single Federal item identification within and among the organizational elements of all Federal agencies.

(c) To collect, maintain, and publish such Federal catalog data and related supply management data as may be determined necessary or desirable to re

$ 101-30.103-1 General.

(a) The provisions of section 206 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 487) authorize the Administrator of General Services to establish and maintain a uniform Federal Catalog System to identify and classify personal property under the control of Federal agencies. Under this law each Federal agency is required to utilize the uniform Federal Catalog System, except as the Administrator of General Services shall otherwise provide, taking into consideration efficiency, economy, and other interests of the Government.

(b) The Defense Cataloging and Standardization Act (chapter 145, title 10, U.S. Code) authorizes the Secretary of Defense to develop a single supply catalog system for the Department of Defense.

(c) Both laws require that the Administrator of General Services and the Secretary of Defense shall coordinate the cataloging activities of GSA and the Department of Defense to avoid unnecessary duplication.

(29 FR 16004, Dec. 1, 1964, as amended at 41 FR 11309, Mar. 18, 1976)

g 101-30.103-2 Agency responsibilities. This microfiche publication includes a

comprehensive listing of the names and (a) Each civil agency shall:

addresses of manufacturers who have (1) Participate in the preparation and

supplied or are currently supplying maintenance of the civil agency por

items of supply used by the Federal tion of the Federal Catalog System and

Government and the applicable 5-digit in the conversion to and utilization of

code assigned to each. this system, and

(5) Federal Item Name Directory (FIND) (2) Comply with the policies, prin- for Cataloging (Cataloging Publication H6 ciples, rules, and procedures of the Fed

Series). This microfiche publication ineral Catalog System as prescribed in

cludes names of supply items with defithis part 101-30.

nitions, item name codes, and other re(b) Adherence by the Department of

lated data required to prepare item Defense to the single supply catalog

identifications for inclusion in the Fedsystem developed for the military de

eral Catalog System. partments under chapter 145, title 10, U.S. Code, shall be deemed to con- [29 FR 16004, Dec. 1, 1964, as amended at 42 stitute full coordination of cataloging

FR 36254, July 14, 1977; 46 FR 35645, July 10,

1981) activities with GSA.

$ 101-30.202 Policies. Subpart 101-30.2-Cataloging Handbooks and Manuals

The cataloging publications indicated in $ 101-30.201 provide a ready ref

erence to the following operating poli§ 101-30.201 General.

cies and rules covering the uniform (a) This subpart describes the cata

catalog system: loging handbooks and manuals pre- (a) Identification. (1) Each civil agenpared by the Defense Logistics Agency, cy shall ensure that each of its items Department of Defense, in coordination

authorized for cataloging is included with GSA.

and maintained in the Federal Catalog (b) The following basic cataloging System as prescribed in the Federal handbooks and manuals are available

Catalog System Policy Manual. for purchase from the Superintendent (2) Each item of supply shall have apof Documents, Government Printing plicable to it one, and only one, FedOffice, Washington, DC 20402. The re- eral item identification; each Federal quirements of these publications shall item identification shall be applicable be followed by all cataloging activities to one, and only one, item of supply. participating in the Federal Catalog (b) Federal Supply Classification (FSC). System.

(1) The Federal Supply Classification (1) Federal Catalog System Policy Man- shall be used in supply management ual (DOD 4130.2M). This hard copy within the civil agencies. manual prescribes the operating poli- (2) Each item included in the Federal cies and instructions covering the Catalog System shall be classified maintenance of a uniform catalog sys- under the Federal Supply Classificatem.

tion and shall be assigned only one 4(2) Defense Integrated Data Systems digit class in accordance with the rules (DIDS) Procedures Manual (DOD 4100.39 prescribed in the Federal Catalog SysM). This hard copy manual prescribes tem Policy Manual. the procedures covering the mainte- (c) Numbering. (1) Each item of supply nance of a uniform catalog system.

identified in the Federal Catalog Sys(3) Federal Supply Classification (Cata- tem shall be assigned a national stock loging Publication H2 Series). This number which shall consist of the apmicrofiche publication includes the plicable 4-digit FSC class code and a 9listings and indexes necessary for using digit national item identification numthe commodity classification system ber. (grouping related items of supply) as (2) The national stock number shall prescribed by the Federal Catalog Sys- be the only stock number used in suptem Policy Manual.

ply operations for items within the (4) Federal Supply Code for Manufac- scope of the Federal Catalog System. turers (Cataloging Publication H4 Series). The integrity of the national stock

number shall always be maintained whenever it is employed in any operation or document. Supply management codes, or other management symbols, may be associated with, but never included as a part of the national stock number. These management codes or symbols shall always be separated from the national stock number in such a manner that the national stock number is clearly distinguishable.

(a) Capital equipment items which are nonexpendable and are especially designed for a specific purpose, such as elevators or central air-conditioning system installations.

(b) Items of personal property on which security classification is imposed.

(c) Items procured on a one-time or infrequent basis for use in research and development, experimentation, construction, or testing and not subject to centralized item inventory management, reporting, or stock control.

(d) Items procured in foreign markets for use in overseas activities of Federal agencies.

(e) Printed forms.

(29 FR 16004, Dec. 1, 1964, as amended at 39 FR 37060, Oct. 17, 1974; 41 FR 11309, Mar. 18, 1976]

Subpart 101-30.3-Cataloging

Items of Supply

(29 FR 16004, Dec. 1, 1964, as amended at 41 FR 11309, Mar. 18, 1976; 42 FR 36255, July 14, 1977)

8 101-30.300 Scope of subpart.

This subpart prescribes the types of items to be cataloged, the types of items to be excluded from the Federal Catalog System, the responsibilities for catalog data preparation and transmission to the Defense Logistics Services Center (DLSC), and the application of item entry control procedures upon request for cataloging action.

[42 FR 36255, July 14, 1977)

§ 101-30.301 Types of items to be cata


Items of personal property in the civil agency systems that are subject to repetitive procurement, storage, distribution and/or issue, and all locally purchased, centrally managed items will be named, described, identified, classified, and numbered (cataloged) in the Federal Catalog System. Other locally purchased items may be cataloged based upon civil agency requirements. The term "repetitive" will be construed to mean continual or recurring and applies to those items for which a need is deemed to exist within the appropriate civil agency.

$ 101-30.303 Responsibility.

Each agency shall ensure that each of its items to be cataloged is included and maintained in the Federal Catalog System.

(a) Agencies with cataloging and data preparation and transmission capabilities, when authorized by GSA, shall submit data direct to the Defense LOgistics Services Center (DLSC) in conformance with procedures set forth in the Defense Integrated Data System (DIDS) Procedures Manual (DOD 4100.39-M).

(b) Agencies not having the capabilities cited in paragraph (a) of this section shall submit their request to the appropriate cataloging activity; i.e., GSA or VA, for the performance of all cataloging functions and/or the preparation of data for submission to DLSC. Cataloging requests to GSA or VA shall be prepared using Standard Form 1303, Request for Federal Cataloging/ Supply Support Action (illustrated at 8101-30.4901-1303). EAM card formatted requests for volume add/delete user actions may also be submitted. Instructions on the preparation of Standard Form 1303 and EAM card formatted requests and guidance in determining the appropriate cataloging activity designated to receive requests are in the GSA Handbook, Federal Catalog System-Logistics Data (FPMR 101–30.3), issued by the Commissioner, Federal Supply Service.

[41 FR 11309, Mar. 18, 1976)

§ 101-30.302 Types of items excluded

from cataloging. Items of personal property in the following categories are to be excluded from the Federal Catalog System except when an agency determines that Federal item identification data will be of value in its supply management operations:

(C) GSA will confer with civil agencies periodically to review and devise methods of submission according to their needs and capabilities.

(f) Whether supply support is received from another agency including the name of the agency and category of item involved; e.g., electronics.

(g) Cost differential between submitting a request for cataloging action and identifying the item under the agency's current or planned system.

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

g 101-30.304 Application of item entry


[43 FR 42257, Sept. 20, 1978, as amended at 46 FR 35645, July 10, 1981)

Subpart 101-30.4-Use of the

Federal Catalog System

In addition to the reviews attendant to the process of item identification and assignment of national stock numbers, proposed new items will be subjected to a technical review to associate them with items available through the GSA supply system. Where a similar item is available through the GSA supply system, the agency will be informed of the national stock number and a source of supply and will be requested to use that item. If the requesting agency considers the GSA item unacceptable because of technical differences, the requesting agency shall notify GSA of the technical differences between the alternate item and the requested item to allow for the assignment of a new national stock number to the requested item.

8 101-30.400 Scope of subpart.

This subpart prescribes the policies and procedures governing the dissemination of Federal catalog data, the conversion to and use of the Federal catalog system by Federal agencies, and the requesting of supply support from Government supply managers.

[43 FR 42257, Sept. 20, 1978]

8 101-30.401 Data available from the

Federal Catalog System. Federal Catalog System data are available in publications of general interest to Government supply activities and in the form of automated output tailored to meet individual agency needs.

(46 FR 35645, July 10, 1981)

$ 101-30.305 Exemptions from the sys


(42 FR 36255, July 14, 1977)

When an agency believes that the benefits of the Federal Catalog System may be realized without formal participation, a request for an exemption shall be submitted to the General Services Administration (FRI), Washington, DC 20406. After reviewing the request for an exemption, GSA will inform the requesting agency of the decision and will provide instructions for implementation. The request for an exemption shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

(a) Number of items repetitively procured, stored, distributed, or issued.

(b) Number of items currently used having national stock numbers.

(c) Identification system planned or in use other than the Federal catalog system.

(d) Whether procurement is centralized.

(e) Description of any catalogs published. If none, so state.

§ 101-30.401-1 Publications providing

Federal catalog data. (a) Federal Catalog System publications contain selected data from the Defense Logistics Services Center (DLSC) files chosen, assembled, and formatted to meet recognized needs for information in support of assigned missions, functions, and related responsibilities. Most publications are produced in microfiche form; however, some are produced in hard copy form. The following publications are available:

(1) Master cross-reference list. A microfiche publication which contains master list of national stock numbers (NSN's) cross-referenced to and from manufacturers' part numbers, specifications, or reference drawings. This publication is used to cross-relate reference numbers and stock numbers or to ascertain the manufacturer of an


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