OTHER AIDS IN IDENTIFICATION
In addition to the ML-N and related publications,
other aids and sources are available to assist you in
identifying a requirement. These are discussed below.
Department of Defense Sections of
the Federal Supply Catalog
DOD sections of the Federal Supply Catalog are
published by defense supply centers for use by the
military services. Each DOD section contains items in
the FSC groups and classes assigned to a particular
Defense Supply Center. Also contained is
identification, price, and management data for each
item. DOD sections of the Federal Supply Catalog are
listed in the Navy Stock List of Publications and Forms,
Cognizance Symbol I, Section 1.
GSA Supply Catalogs
GSA Supply Catalog Series consists of a guide and
four commodity catalogs, identified as follows:
The guide section contains consolidated
alphabetical and NSN indexes for the items listed in the
four commodity catalogs. It directs the user to the
catalog that contains the listing of the item sought.
There is also detailed information about the Federal
Supply System (FSS) Stock program and requisitioning
The tools catalog contains listings of common and
special-use tools. It includes many of the tools listed in
earlier GSA catalogs and has alphabetical and
numerical indexes and a price list.
The office products catalog lists a wide variety of
items for office use, including paper supplies, forms,
and equipment. It, too, has alphabetical and numerical
indexes and a price list.
The industrial products catalog lists a broad range
of items. They include hardware, paints, adhesives,
chemicals, machinery, building materials, and cleaning
equipment and supplies. It has alphabetical and
numerical indexes and a price list.
The furniture catalog is a single source of
information for all furniture items presently stocked by
FSS. It should be used as sole guide for selecting
furniture and related items.
GSA supply publications are prepared for civilian agencies.
Before processing requisitions for GSA items, fleet units should
refer to the ILs or ML-N for supply management data.
Commercial and Government Entity
The Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE)
is a five-position, numeric code. These codes are
assigned to manufacture or commercial firms who
maintain design control for items of supply procured
and cataloged for federal agencies. Although the basic
purpose of the system is to identify manufacturing
nonmanufacturing organizations, primarily to facilitate
the processing of Federal Catalog data.
The CAGE coding system is used in machine
accounting operations related to support management
programs, such as cataloging and standardization. The
SK uses the CAGE in conjunction with the MCRL.
When using the MCRL to determine an NIIN, you often
find the same reference number listed more than once
with each having a different NIIN. For accurate item
identification, it is necessary to select the NIIN from the
MCRL showing the CAGE for the company that made
the needed part.
The CAGE is published on microfiche in three parts
H4-1Name to Code (in name sequence)
H4-2Code to Name (in numeric sequence)
H4-3NATO Supply Code for Manufacturers
(excluding USA and Canada)
The Commercial Government and Entity is
published in two parts as follows:
H8-1Name to Code (in name sequence)
H8-2Code to Name (in numeric sequence)
Navy Stock List of Publications and Forms
The Navy Stock List of Publications and Forms
(NAVSUPP-2002), commonly referred to as the I Cog
Catalog. It is published on microfiche and consists of
three sections as follows:
Section IAlphabetic/Numeric Listing of Form,
Publication, Hull, Electronic Model Numbers, and
Standard Subject Identification Cede for Cog 11 Forms.
Section IIAlphabetic Listing of Publications and
Forms by Title/Nomenclature.
Section IIINumerical Listing of Publications and
F o r m s b y S t o c k N u m b e r f o l l o w e d b y
NAVAIRSYSCOM Technical Directives (by type and
Publications and forms are