In order to standardize procurement transactions across the Federal Government, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 4.16, Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIID) has been amended to implement a uniform award identification system referred to as the Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID).

For DLA the new structure will continue to require use of Activity Address Codes (AACs) as the unique identifier for contracting offices, the current fiscal year, instrument type and a four-character serial number. Existing contract, purchase order, delivery order numbers will not change. Beginning October 1, 2016 manual purchase order numbers will change from “m” to “p” in the 9th position. Automated purchase orders will continue to use a “V” in the 9th position.

Beginning October 2017, Task/Delivery Order numbers will be issued with a unique 13-character delivery order number as described above, containing “F” or “M” in the 9th position; the current four-character supplementary call number identifier will no longer be utilized.
A “M” in the ninth position of the PIID will identify purchase orders and task or delivery orders issued by the enterprise FedMall system.
All modifications, including modifications to calls and task/delivery orders, will utilize a 6-character format, added to the 13-character PIID being modified.

If you have any questions or concerns about these changes contact your PTAC counselor!

To read Subpart 4.16 in full visit https://www.acquisition.gov/far/html/Subpart%204_16.html

Please monitor the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/Notices/
and/or the Supplier Information Resource Center (SIRC) http://www.dla.mil/HQ/InformationOperations/Business/EBSSupplierResources.aspx for updates.