October 28, 1981
COMMERCIAL ITEM DESCRIPTION
POLYMYXIN B-BACITRACIN OINTMENT
The General Services Administration has authorized the use of this Commercial Item Description.
This drug is a topical antibiotic ointment that may be used in the treatment or prophylaxis of topical infections.
SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS. This Commercial Item Description applies to ointment preparations packaged in various quantities according to customary commercial practice including unit of use and unit dose. The preparation shall contain not less than 907; and not more than 110.0 percent of Bacitracin Zinc 500 units and Polymyxin B Sulfate 10,000 units in each gram of ointment. Materials used in manufacture shall be of a pharmaceutical grade. Expiration dating shall be not less than 18 months remaining at time of delivery to the Government, and may range up to 60 months, as deemed appropriate by the contracting officer.
CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATION. The contractor shall certify that the product offered meets the salient characteristics of this description, and conforms to the producerís own drawings, specifications, standards and quality assurance practices, and is the same as the product sold in the commercial marketplace. The Government reserves the right to require proof of such conformance prior to first delivery and thereafter as may be otherwise provided for under the provisions of the contract.
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act- If the product covered by this document has been determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be under its jurisdiction, the offeror/contractor ;hall comply, and be responsible for compliance by its subcontractors/ suppliers, with the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder, In addition, the offeror/contractor shall comply, and be responsible for compliance by its subcontractors/suppliers, with the requirements of all other applicable Federal, State, and local statutes, and regulations.
Recovered materials. The offeror/contractor is encouraged to use recovered material in accordance with Public Law 94-580 to the maximum extent practical.
PRESERVATION, PACKAGING, PACKING, LABELING, AND MARKING: Unless otherwise specified, preservation, packaging, and packing shall be to a degree of protection to preclude damage to containers and/or contents thereof under normal shipping conditions, handling etc., involving shipment from the supply source to the receiving activity, plus reshipment from receiving activity, and shall conform to applicable carrierís rules and regulations. Intermediate and exterior package quantities and labeling and marking shall be as specified in the contract and/or order.
For Information Only- The following product as of the date of this document is purported by the following company to meet the salient characteristics of the item described herein: Polysporin Ointment, NDC 0081-0798-87, Burroughs Wellcome CO.
Military Coordinating Activity:
VA-OSS VAMKC (904E)
VA-OSS VAC0 (93C)
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