Basis of Issue Plan (BOIP) is an Army requirements document that describes a new or improved system or component. It’s required prior to Milestone B approval and is used by Program Managers (PM) for concept studies, life-cycle cost estimates, and trade-off analyses during the research and development process. BOIPs include personnel changes caused by the introduction of new items into the Army inventory and address the military occupational specialty (MOS) needed to operate and maintain the equipment.

Army Regulation 71–32: Force Development and Documentation – Consolidated Policies

 A BOIPs is a required documents used to plan and manage the introduction of developmental and Non-Developmental Items (NDIs) of equipment, make administrative changes, and implement Notification of Future Changed (NOFC) to the 611 series of Army regulations. BOIP are sourced documents for changes to the following: [1] 

  1. TOE: Tables of Organization and Equipment (TOEs) system
  2. TDA: Tables of distribution and allowances
  3. JTA: Joint tables of allowances
  4. ADOP: Additive operational projects

The BOIP describes: [1]

  • Capabilities
  • Planned quantity
  • Placement of new item
  • MOSs needed to operate and maintain the item
  • Component Major Items (CMI)
  • Associated Support Items Of Equipment (ASIOE) and personnel
  • Reciprocal displacement of equipment and personnel

PM’s use BOIPs as input for concept studies, life-cycle cost estimates, and trade-off analyses during the research and development process.  Army Commands use BOIPs to plan the equipment, facilities, initial provisioning, and personnel required to support new or improved materiel systems.

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Updated: 7/20/2017

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