Initial Provisioning Conference - Contract

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Item Information

Revision History

Date Status ID Title
2014-06-26 Active B4054C Initial Provisioning Conference - Contract (2014-06-26) B4054C
2008-05-12 Superseded B4054C ARCHIVED: Initial Provisioning Conference (2008-05-12) B4054C

Remarks – Recommended Use of SACC Item

Use the following clause in contracts for the Department of National Defence when an Initial Provisioning Conference is required.

Contracting officers must include the name of the Technical Authority and the Procurement Authority in the contract.

Legal text for SACC item

  1. The purpose of an Initial Provisioning Conference (IPC) is to allow the Department of National Defence (DND) to verify that the Provisioning Parts Breakdown reflects the current and complete configuration of the equipment being procured by comparing it against full assembly drawings, and to select the range of spares required to support the system/equipment during an initial period of service, as determined in the Statement of Work. The IPC will be held in the offices of the Director Technical Information and Codification Services (DTICS), in the National Capital Region, unless Canada determines that it is necessary to hold the IPC at the Contractor's facility. If so, the Contractor must provide offices to hold the IPC at the Contractor's facility at no additional cost to Canada.
  2. Upon acceptance of the provisioning documentation by DTICS, the Contractor may be required to provide:
    1. engineering and product support assistance;
    2. engineering, reliability and maintainability data;
    3. modification data, if applicable.
  3. DND certifies that it will adhere to all proprietary and intellectual property rights relating to items identified in this documentation.
  4. Questions regarding the preparation, format or contents of the above provisioning documentation must be directed to the Procurement Authority.