4. General Requirements
4.1 PCP provisions
As specified in the contract (see 6.3), the contractor shall conduct a PCP in accordance with the requirements of this standard.
4.1.1 MPCASS application
MPCASS provides for the electronic submission and evaluation turn-around by the MPCAS's. Contractor shall use MPCASS electronic submission as the preferred method of input and response for operation of PCP's under this standard.
Replaced/Superseded by document(s)
The purpose of this standard is to establish the guidelines and requirements for implementation of a parts control program.
1.2 Intended use
This standard is intended for new design or modification (applicable to new parts used in the modification) in the following:
a. Major weapon systen
b. End items of equipment where provisioning and follow-on logistics support will be required
c. Any other contract or internal Government progress in which life cycle benefits can be derived
This standard described two procedures covering the submission, review, and approval of Program Parts Selection Lists (PPSL) (sec 3.2) and changes thereto. Procedure I is applicable to those contracts that do not require the Parts Control Board (PCB) (see 4,3) concept. Procedure II is applicable to contracts that include a PCB. Procedure II is intended for large progress where any subcontractors are normally required, or where several prime contractors will participate in a program or when an integrating contractor has been established for the program. Both procedures contain provisions for processing of requests for approval to use parts both within, and external to, the Military Parts Control Advisory Group (MPCAG) assigned commodity classes (see 3.1, 6.4.2a, 6.4.2b).