Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE)
The preferred source of supply for all OCIE is the Standard DOD Supply
System. However, if past performance and availability indicates the standard
supply system cannot meet the FMS Customer's requirement, the U.S. Army Security
Assistance Command, Services and Products Division (SPD), can procure from
To better serve our International Customers, OCIE checklists have been
developed to assist in determining requirements and preparing Letters of Request
(LORs). The checklists cover clothing, boots, troop support, body armor and
Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) System. The OCIE checklists
include a column that should be used to annotate the quantity of each item
required by the FMS customer. The completed checklists should be submitted to
USASAC as part of the LOR.
The following applies for items procured through the SPD:
- NSNs included on the OCIE checklist may be cataloged as obsolete in the
DOD supply system however SPD has previously been successful in obtaining
- Inclusion of items on the checklist does not guarantee availability.
Some items procured in the past may no longer be produced.
- Price and availability of items may fluctuate based on market demand.
- Unit price of purchased items is not available until contract is
awarded. Upon request, an estimated unit price may be available from the
- Items appearing on the Clothing Checklist may be subject to minimum
order quantity due to fabric production restraints or non-NSN item may be
- USASAC SPD follows standard procurement practices and therefore OCIE
must comply with the Berry Amendment that all cloth items are made in the
USA and companies are 50% US owned.
- Items that are not available through FMS do not appear on this list.
- Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH)
- Army Combat Uniform (ACU) Digital Camouflage
- Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH)
- Enhanced Small Arms Protection Insert (ESAPI)/Improved Outer
Tactical Vest (IOTV)
- Certain Specialized Special Operations Items (case by case basis)
- SPD has established IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity)
contracts for a number of OCIE items. These items are annotated with an "X"
in the column entitled "IDIQ". Depending on demand, items under an IDIQ
contract should result in a shortened leadtime.
- Additional OCIE not available through the standard DOD supply system and
not reflected on the checklists could still possibly be obtained through the
SPD. FMS customer should provide detailed description such as obsolete NSN,
part number, last known manufacturer, technical characteristics (salient),
color, size/dimensions and internet website, if applicable. The more
information provided by the FMS customer, the more success the SPD will have
in procuring the required equipment. All criteria outlined in the above
bullets will apply to these items.