(R) Configuration Management Requirements for Defense Contracts
|Publication Date:||1 August 2020|
This document applies to hardware and software and provides CM requirements to be placed on contracts after being tailored by the Acquirer. The requirements have been organized by the following five CM functions:
a. Configuration Planning and Management
b. Configuration Identification
c. Configuration Change Management
d. Configuration Status Accounting
e. Configuration Verification and Audit
Responsibility of Acquiring and Supplying Activities
Responsibility of Acquirer
The Acquirer establishes and controls the product's functional requirements, performance requirements and has oversight and contract compliance responsibility during product development, production, fielding/deployment,
Responsibility of Supplier
The Supplier is responsible for complying with the requirements cited in this document, as tailored by the Acquirer. In addition, the Supplier is responsible for ensuring that their Sub-suppliers also conduct CM in such a manner that these requirements are achieved.
This document applies to Acquirers and their Suppliers covered by the contract and/or statement of work can be considered, whether the Supplier is a commercial enterprise or another government entity, tasked with CM responsibilities. CM is implemented on programs throughout the product life cycle or as specified in the contract.
This document is applicable only to the extent specified in the tasking directive or contract. The Acquirer tailors the requirements from this CM document to make them applicable to a specific program. Factors that influence the tailoring include; the program's life cycle phase, contract type/structure, acquisition or procurement method, complexity, size, intended use, mission criticality, and logistics support requirements of the affected Configuration Item. The EIA-649 principles listed in this document are copyright-protected by SAE. Except as permitted under the applicable laws of the user's country, neither the EIA-649 principles nor any extract may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission being secured; they are intended to be for reference only. However, the requirements in this document, which are listed in Annex A, may be used and quoted in contracts. Annex A is provided as a tool to aid the Acquirer in tailoring these requirements for use on specific contracts. For additional guidance, refer to GEIA-HB-649A.