The Codification Contract Clause is an NCS element which standardizes the manner, in which technical information for products is obtained from manufacturers. This technical information is necessary to properly complete the codification process.
The objective and process of the Codification Contract Clause in the acquisition of materiel is defined in the NATO Standardization Agreement - STANAG 4177 (Uniform System of Data Acquisition)
The Codification Contract Clause is a standard clause in a procurement agreement/contract which identifies the legal requirement of the supplier for the provision of technical data at no additional costs (except for those costs identified in the contract), as required for codification purposes.
The inclusion of this obligation on suppliers and subcontractors to accept the Codification Contract Clause guarantees a proper codification of the product by the NCB of the manufacturer’s country or by the NCB of Poland.