Table 2-2.--Urgency of Need Designator Definitions
1. The requirement is immediate.
2. Without the material needed, the activity will be unable to perform one or more of its
3. The condition noted in definition 2 has been reported by established
1. The requirement is immediate, or it is known that such requirement will occur in the
2. The activity's ability to perform one or more of its primary missions will be impaired
until the material is received.
3. This denotes immediate stock replenishment requirements of customer
mission-essential material in FBM submarine tenders when the on-hand quantity is
below the safety level and is expected to reach a zero balance before the receipt of
stock is due in.
4. This denotes outfitting and replenishment requisitions for Q COSAL allowed reactor
plan components, equipments, repair parts, special tools, and other material required
to support reactor plant systems.
1. The requirement is routine.
2. Material is required for stock replenishment of overseas forward-area supply
activities, including CLF ships (other than FBM submarine tenders, which qualify
for UND B under definition 3 above).
requirement of a force or an activity. The activity's
In addition to providing standardized criteria for
assigned F/AD, with the appropriate UND, determines
the correct priority designator to be assigned to a
maximum processing times for use by supply activities
in furnishing material. Processing time standards and
additional codes used in MILSTRIP and UMMIPS are
The basic definitions for UNDs are in table 2-2.
included in NAVSUP P-485.
Table 2-3 shows the priority designators. The table
is easy to use. For example, if your activity is assigned
an F/AD of II and your requirement is of a routine
Open purchase refers to the purchase of items
nature, the priority to be assigned is 12.
outside the normal supply system. Unit and
Table 2-3.--Table Relating F/ADs and UNDs to Priority Designators
Urgency of Need Designator
A Unable to perform
B Performance imparied