The Government catalogs and manages products and services bought by the Federal Government thru the Federal classification System using codes arrived from the National Stock Number (NSN)) assigned to the item.
When an item is introduced into the Federal Supply System the Defense Logistics Service Center (DLS), Battle Creek, Michigan assigns a National Stock Number (), Battle Creek, Michigan assigns a National Stock Number (), Battle Creek, Michigan assigns a National Stock Number (NSNs).
The NSNs are a 13 digit number. ex 6240-00-027-2059
The first four digits (6240) identifies the Federal Supply Class ( FSC ) of the product.
The 5th and 6th digit are the Natoountry CodeCountry Code
The next nine numbers (000272059) represent the National Item Identification Number (NIIN)).
The first two numbers of the NII (00) identifies the country of origin. (00) identifies the country of origin. (00) identifies the country of origin.
The remaining seven digits (0272059) identifies the specific item.
Sometimes only the two-digit group code is used by procurement agencies, this means in general, the same agency buying officials buy most of the products in the group.
Most of the time the four-digit class codes are used.
North American Industry Classification System NAISCodescodes
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