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.
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1. This handbook is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense.
2. This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply.
3. This handbook is a guideline for successfully defining and evaluating Parts Management objectives in support of acquisition strategies and systems engineering practices of DoD 5000.2-R, Mandatory Procedures for Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Automated Information System Acquisition Programs. Additional guidance can be found in the Defense Acquisition Deskbook at http://web.deskbook.osd.mil/default.asp under section 26G, Parts Control Program.