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Add on armor kitThe Construction & Equipment supply chain provides worldwide support of Federal Stock Group 95 and 96.  These National Stock Number items can be ordered through the traditional supply system (items available through FedMall ). The Metals Tailored Logistics Support Program (TLSP) enables customers to order commercial, non-NSN items within scope of the contract (details below). For a list of material groups covered by the Metals TLSP, jump to the list

Metals TLSP

The Construction and Equipment supply chain has logistics solutions for support of ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals (including specialty metals), angle, bar, extrusions, sheet, strip, plate, structural shapes, tubing, and ingots.  Other items provided by the TLSP include nonelectrical wire, wire rope, and chain.  Customer specifications available via TLSP include cutting, shearing, and grinding to size; painting and other finishes; commercial inspection, such as ABS, magnetic particle, and ultrasonic; and minor machining.

The Metals tailored logistics support program enables customers to order commercial, non-NSN items within scope of the contract. Since multiple vendors are solicited for prices, customers benefit from a competitive business model that will ensure best value for the customer.

TLSP Ordering Process

As of September 23, 2021, the following updates have been made to the Metals TLSP.  The five major changes are highlighted below:

  1. The Metals TLSP is now a multiple award program whereby all orders submitted will be completed amongst all vendors on contract.
  2. The Metals TLSP is for procurement of material which does not have an established National Stock Number (NSN). The traditional supply system will be used to support NSN requirements. Please visit FedMall for traditional NSN orders.
  3. Customers must complete a one-time registration before they may place orders through the Metals TLSP.  The approved Metals Customer Registration form can be submitted to
  4. All orders must now be submitted directly to DLA UNFUNDED.  Orders will be sent in utilizing only the approved Metals Order Spreadsheet to  The Order Spreadsheet will be included in the Welcome Package upon registration.
  5. The registered customer will receive a Price Acknowledgement Spreadsheet containing the proposed total price of your order. The customer will complete this Price Acknowledgement Spreadsheet and, at that time, submit (with funding) to

The Metals Customer Guidelines Document details the ordering process. Please be sure to read this prior to submitting your first order under this new process, and review the following documents:

1.  Metals TLSP process flow chart
2.  MIPR Instructions
3.  Material Receipt Acknowledgement in FedMall

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DLA remains committed to ensuring a seamless transition during this process change, and we look forward to your continued utilization of the Metals TLSP in the future.

Traditional Metals Support

Material Group Item Description
 5335   Metal Screening
 9505   Wire, Nonelectrical Iron and Steel
 9510   Bars and Rods, Iron and Steel
 9520   Structure Shapes, Iron and Steel
 9525   Wire, Nonelectrical, Nonferous Base  Material
 9530   Bars and Rods, Nonferrous Base Material
 9535   Plate, Sheet, Strip and Foil: Nonferrous Base Metal
 9540   Structural Shapes, Nonferrous Base Metals
 9545   Plate, Sheet, Strip, Foil and Wire: Precious Metals
 9610   Ores
 9620   Mineral, Natural and Synthetic
 9630   Additive Metal Materials and Master Alloys
 9640   Iron and Steel Primary and Semi-Finished Prod
 9650   Nonferrous Base Metal Refinery and Intermediate Forms
 9660   Precious Metals Primary Forms
 9670   Iron and Steel Scrap
 9680   Nonferrous Metal Scrap

Visit FedMall to search for any NSN items covered under our traditional support.