Logistics & Supply
- Overview: Acquisition Logistics
- Overview: Supply Management
- Life-Cycle Sustainment
- Performance-Based Logistics
- Sustainment Metrics
- Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)
- 12 Step Product Support Process
- Acquisition Logistics Support Guidance
- Availability
- Blanket Order System
- Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS)
- Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
Core Capability & Planning Analysis
- Cross Functional Teams
- Data Management Strategy
- Data Management System
- Depot-Level (D-Level) Maintenance
- Depot Maintenance Analysis
- Diminishing Manufacturing Sources
- Flexible Sustainment
- Future Logistics Enterprise (FLE)
- Government Furnished Equipment
- Interim Contractor Logistics Support
- Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
- Integrated Product Team (IPT)
- Inventory Classification
- Item Unique Item Identification (IUID)
- Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventory
- Key Logistics Program Documents
- Level of Repain Analysis (LORA)
- Life-Cycle Signature Support Plan
- Logistics Contract Characteristics
- Logistics Demonstration (LD)
- Logistics Laws and Regulations
- Maintainability
- Maintenance & Sustainment Strategy
- Materiel Availability
- Non-Developmental Item (NDI)
- Performance-Based Agreements (PBA)
- Performance-Based Product Support
- Performance-Based Logistics (PBL)
- Product Support
- Product Support Manager (PSM)
- Product Support Strategy (PSS)
- Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
- Quality in Supply Management
- Reliability
- Standardization
- Supply Alliances
- Supply Chain Management
- Support Concept
- Supportability
- Supportability Analysis
- Sustaining Engineering
- Systems Contracting
- Total Ownership Cost
- Total Quality Management (TQM)
- Warranties
Logistics & Supply Management
Non-Developmental Item

Non-Developmental Item (NDI) according to (FAR 2.101) means:
  1. Any previously developed item of supply used exclusively for governmental purposes by a Federal agency, a State or local government, or a foreign government with which the United States has a mutual defense cooperation agreement;
  2. Any item described in paragraph (1) of this definition that requires only minor modification or modifications of a type customarily available in the commercial marketplace in order to meet the requirements of the procuring department or agency; or
  3. Any item of supply being produced that does not meet the requirements of paragraphs (1) or (2) solely because the item is not yet in use


See Commercially Available Off-The-Shelf (COTS)

A commercial item is: [1]


The term nondevelopmental was coined by Congress in 1986 to describe items that were previously developed. Buying items, already developed allows DoD to avoid paying for the development of new systems, components, and items. In this respect all nondevelopmental items, whether developed for the commercial or the military market, provide this benefit. As a result, the statutory definition of nondevelopmental item included commercial items and still does. When they meet defense needs, however, the acquisition of commercial items provides benefits over and above the acquisition of other previously developed items. Because of the size of the commercial market, commercial items offer price advantages resulting from economies of scale and price competition. Additionally, the commercial industrial base is an important resource, both for greater product availability and for access to state-of-the-art technology. Only through increasing our use of commercial products and practices can we take full advantage of our commercial industrial base. These benefits are especially important in the current environment of reduced defense spending. [1] 


AcqLinks and References:
- [1] Website: DoD Defense Standardization Program - Commercial Items and Nondevelopmental Items
- Website: FAR Part 12 "Acquisition of Commerical Items"
- Article: Commercial or Non-Developmental Item Acquisition Strategy by Paul Gutierrez


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