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    What is the definition of Lot, Kit, and Set as used as a quantity measurement? When would it be appropriate to use each one?


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    Please refer to the Defense Logistics Agency letter of August 8th 2019,  Proposed Cataloging Data Change (PCDC) 0018, Addition of New Units of Measure Parts Per Million and Percent Weight and Unit of Issue Sleeve (Cataloging/Supply/Contract Administration). This is the definitive listing of all DOD approved unit of issues.

             The document describes a Kit as “ A collection of related items issued as a single item of supply, such as the tools, instruments, repair parts, instruction sheets and often supplies typically carried in a box or bag. Also includes selected collections of equipment components, tools, and/or materials for the repair, overhaul or modification of equipment. Use only when the term “kit” is a part of the item name.

        A Lot is “A collection of associated or miscellaneous articles sold as one unit”.    A Set is “a collection of matched or related items issued as a single item of supply, i.e., tool sets, instrument sets, and matched sets. Use only when the term “set” is a part of the item name.   

    It would be up to the suppliers description or the contracting officer’s judgment as to the appropriateness of the use of each term.  You can find the document by google searching for "Proposed Cataloging Data Change (PCDC) 0018, Addition of New Units of Measure Parts Per Million and Percent Weight and Unit of Issue Sleeve (Cataloging/Supply/Contract Administration)."   

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