CMCA(UK) is delighted to announce that following months of planning and a rigorous competitive tender process we have been awarded the single-source NATO Codification contract by the UK MoD. This will see CMCA(UK) continue to provide the UK’s Codification capability on behalf of the United Kingdom National Codification Bureau (UK NCB), a role the Company has performed exclusively since 2014. The new contract will run until at least 2022. This is the sixth successive codification contract that the Company has been awarded, the first being in 1997. Gary Harman, CMCA(UK)’s Codification Subject Matter Expert and Head of Codification Services comments,
“We are very proud to have won this contract and to be in a position to continue to be UK NCB’s partner for NATO Codification. I am delighted for the codification team and the award of this contract is a fitting testament to their hard work and professionalism.”
The NATO Codification System (NCS) is a uniform and common system for the identification, classification and stock numbering of items of supply, used by all NATO countries. It is designed to achieve maximum effectiveness in logistic support. Codification creates a detailed catalogue of everything our armed forces, not just hardware but spares, clothing, medical items, food and anything else the services need to operate effectively. Technical descriptions of every item are stocked on a central system against a unique NATO stock number (NSN) along with who makes and supplies it. This system is maintained and updated by CMCA(UK) on behalf of the UKNCB. The NCS is the biggest and most comprehensive codification and cataloguing system in the world, providing a common ‘language of logistics’, boosting the effectiveness of our armed forces, reducing costs and facilitating both national and coalition operations.
Our primary aim as the UK’s NATO Codification contractor is to support UKNCB in their goal to supply customers with accurate and timely delivery of NSN’s. We are proud to have a workforce of skilled Codifiers and Support Staff that have worked on many major projects over many years which has earned CMCA(UK) the title of ‘Codification Subject Matter Experts’ and as such we can also offer other services which include;
- NSN Allocation and Maintenance
- NATO Codification Management
- Source Data Collection (acquisition and/or validation)
- NSN Reporting
- Part Number Screening
- Education and Training
- Data Cleansing
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