b. An alphabetical table of contents by major topics is included in DPSC-SIM to
serve as a cross-reference guide. Changes affecting the subsection title should be
c. The manual is divided into two major sections identified as the 100 series and
200 series. The 100 series deals with DPSC administrative instructions, general
policies regarding definitions, overtime inspections, value engineering, and a roster of
key personnel responsible for food supply services in the military system. The 200
series describes DPSC technical quality assurance and inspection policies and
procedures in detail. (See figures 2-l, 2-1A, 2-1B, 2-1C, 2-1D.)
d. The manual outlines procedures for contract administration, such as
information relative to the preparation and distribution of reports, relationship with other
agencies, inspection cost determination, pre-award inspection procedures and testing
procedures. The veterinary food inspection specialist who cannot interpret the
procedures outlined by DPSC will not be able to successfully perform the assigned
e. The DPSC-SIM is not available for distribution with this subcourse. For this
reason, a brief outline of its contents will be presented. Detailed information about
specific functions and duties of the veterinary food inspection specialist will be
presented in other subcourses based on information contained in DPSC-SIM.
Therefore, only the subsections of the manual, which contain instructions of general
application will be covered here.
DEFENSE PERSONNEL SUPPORT CENTER SUBSISTENCE INSPECTION
MANUAL 4155.6, SUBSECTION 101.1
a. This subsection first lists references such as handbooks, agreements,
manuals, regulations, specifications, and standards. Secondly, this subsection
describes the purpose and scope of the manual to include a broad statement
concerning instructions to promote uniformity of inspections and to maintain quality
control. These instructions apply to all government personnel responsible to DPSC for
origin and destination inspections.
b. The manual is not a contractual document and it is never quoted in a contract.
It is a compilation of instructions on inspection procedures. Instructions in the manual
do not legally bind a contractor. The contractor is bound by the inspection provisions in
his contractual documents.
c. The only restricted portion of the DPSC-SIM is the military verification
procedures, which will not be distributed to USDA/USDC personnel. The manual may
be used by contractors or potential contractors as a reference. However, it is not to be
distributed to contractors.