4. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
This section covers general aspects of style, format, and general requirements for preparing a DoD standard or handbook.
4.2 Content. The following general content criteria shall apply for DoD standards and handbooks.
4.2.1 Contractual and administrative requirements.
Standardization documents shall not include contractual requirements which are properly a part of the contract, such as cost, quantity required, time or place of delivery, methods of payment, liquidated damages, rework, repair, resubmittal, contract quality requirements, packaging, requirements for preparation, submission, delivery, approval, and distribution of data, record keeping, and actions to be taken by the Government for accepting nonconforming material. Contractual and administrative provisions considered essential for acquisition may be included in the “Notes” section for information. Standardization documents shall not prescribe mandatory requirements or instructions for the Government Contract Administration Office. These include directions relating to quality assurance functions such as inspections, audits, reviews, certifications, and technical approvals.