The Technical Data Package for Procurement of Military Design Equipment 670747
The military Technical Data Package is the vehicle for communicating fixed price competitive procurement requirements between Government and industry for the manufacture of military design equipment. The necessity for complete understanding of the content, the controls invoked, and the Government philosophies behind the various elements is essential to interested potential manufacturers.
This paper defines the package elements, discusses the industrial application of the data, indicates trouble areas, and defines the terminology.
The conclusion of the Technical Data Package concept is the material advantages to industry and government. The broader supply base results in open competitive sources of supply, more sources of supply, greater interchangeability of parts and a greatly simplified logistics problem of procurement and inventory stocking.