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CPPM Process & Submission


Objective:  To provide a process which will allow rapid deployment of new products and materials for use on tactical ground vehicles and support equipment. This program encourages commercial vendors to submit materials or products for consideration by the Marine Corps to be included in the authorized products list for corrosion prevention and control on tactical and support equipment. The CPPM process ensures submissions meet the unique environmental and operational requirements of the Marine Corps.

To submit a new product or material to the CPPM for consideration, click here.

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The initial review determines whether the product is applicable to USMC CPAC Procedures.  Products and materials are initially submitted through the website by filling out the Product Testing Request Form for each submitted product or material. The CPAC Program Office will submit your product or material to Navy Environmental and Health Center (NEHC) for review/acceptance. Pending acceptance by both the CPAC Program Office and NEHC, your submission will then progress to the appropriate step.

  1. Product or material is submitted via website

    1. Complete Product Testing Request Form.

    2. Submit completed Product Testing Request Form.

    3. Click here for the Product Testing Request Form.

       

  2. The CPAC Program Office evaluates the need for the product and screens for product suitability

    1. Meets one of the needs outlined by applicable CPAC Technical Manuals

    2. Review and qualify to appropriate MIL-SPECS or industry standards

    3. Product / material information submitted regarding application method, PPE requirements, environmental and health hazards, or any other information not found in the MSDS.

    4. NEHC questionnaire completed and NEHC accepted

      1. If all needs are not met, an additional information request letter will be submitted to the vendor

         

  3. The CPAC Program Office notifies the submitting vendor of results

    1. If the product or material is accepted for evaluation, an acceptance letter is sent to submitting vendor indicating progress to Phase 2 - Laboratory Evaluation. If the product or material is not accepted for evaluation, a letter is sent to submitting vendor.

If it has been determined necessary, the submitted product or material will undergo laboratory evaluations by the CPAC Program Office. Each submitted product or material is assessed individually for its performance, effectiveness, and compatibility within Marine Corps activities.

  1. Test plan development

    1. The CPAC Program Office creates a test plan for submitted product or material.

    2. The submitted vendor will be contacted if further input is required.

    3. After feedback is received, evaluation plans will be completed.

       

  2. The CPAC Program Office completes laboratory evaluation and assesses the data

     

  3. The CPAC Program Office notifies the vendor of the results

    1. If the product or material passes laboratory evaluation, a letter is sent to submitting vendor indicating progress to Phase 3 - Field Evaluation. If the product or material does not pass laboratory evaluation, a letter is sent to submitting vendor indicating results.

If it has been determined necessary, the submitted product or vendor will undergo field evaluations completed by the CPAC Program Office. The field evaluation validates laboratory results and validates user application processes and procedures.

  1. CPPM will determine applicable field evaluations based on previous testing and intended use.

    1. The CPAC Program Office prepares a product/material field evaluation plan

    2. The product/material field evaluation plan is scheduled and coordinated with a using unit for each submitted product or material.

       

  2. The CPAC Program Office will monitor and analyze the results of the field evaluations

     

  3. The CPAC Program Office notifies the submitting vendor of the results

    1. If the product or material passes field evaluation, a letter is sent to submitting vendor indicating progress to Phase 4 - Completion.

    2. If the product or material does not pass field evaluation, a letter is sent to submitting vendor indicating results.

Pending the results of the CPPM process, your submission will be authorized for use by the CPAC Program Office. A formal communication will be sent to the submitter through the CPAC Program Office. This gives the users the ability to purchase products at their discretion.

  1. The CPAC Program Office will authorize the product or material for use in applicable CPAC Technical Manuals

     

  2. A formal communication will be sent to submitting vendor

    1. Communication will include evaluation results and data applicable to vendor's product or material only.

    2. Communication of product results is limited to the submitting vendor and the CPAC Program Office.

Marine Corps Systems Command