Quality Clauses

PO Quality Clauses

CLAUSES APPLY AS FOLLOWS: MATERIAL &

HARDWARE SUPPLIERS: Q1 THRU Q11, Q19, Q20

PROCESSORS & THEIR SUBTIERS: Q1 THRU Q3

AND Q6 THRU Q20


 

 

Q1 INSPECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The seller shall provide and maintain a system that complies with ISO9001, or

AS9100 or other QMS appropriate to the product.

 

Q2 MRB AUTHORITY

Material Review Board Authority is not authorized on this purchase order.

 

Q3 CHANGES

The seller shall notify the buyer of any proposed changes in design, fabrication

methods, or processes previously approve by the Buyer and/or Buyer’s customer.

Changed articles shall be clearly identified an in a different manner from previous articles. When a proprietary item is procured by the Buyer, the Seller shall notify the Buyer of changes.

 

Q4 RAW MATERIALS

Raw Materials shall be accompanied with certifications, chemical and/or physical test results. The seller shall certify to the specific requirements defined on the face of the purchase order.

 

Q5 RAW MATERIALS USED IN PURCHASED ARTICLES

Results of tests performed on specimens or detailed analyses of Sellers acceptance test results on all raw materials that are required to satisfy specification requirements and which are employed in the fabrication of the articles purchased on a subcontract or purchase agreement shall be made available to the Buyer upon request.

 

Q6 AGE CONTROL AND LIMITED LIFE PRODUCTS

Seller records for age control/life limited products shall reflect useful life and when useful life is expended. 

 

Q7 IDENTIFICATION AND DATA RETRIEVAL

Where and to the extent traceability is a specified requirement, the seller shall

apply a unique identification to individual product, material or batches. This

identification data shall be recorded on and traceable to related Seller records (see seller Records)

 

Q8 SELLER RECORDS

The Seller shall maintain suitable inspection and test records to serve as evidence

of conformance with specified requirements. Such records shall be legible and

traceable to the product involved. These records shall be maintained for a

minimum of seven (7) years after final payment or as specified elsewhere in the

purchase order. See requirement(s) stated elsewhere in this order, for specific

records to be forwarded to the Buyer.

 

Q9 INSPECTION AND TEST CHARACTERISTICS

Seller shall inspect and/or test as applicable, all characteristics defined by the

purchase order, applicable drawing specifications, pertinent to the work that the

Seller is responsible for performing.   

 

Q10 RESUBMISSION OF NONCONFORMING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS

Non-conforming articles and materials returned by the Buyer and subsequently

resubmitted by the Seller shall bear adequate identification of such nonconformance, either on the articles, materials or applicable Seller records. The Seller shall provide evidence that the cause for non-conformances have been

corrected and actions taken to preclude any recurrence.  Seller shall communicate immediately with buyer to notify them of any non-conformance and identify corrective action to be taken, whether or not item is returned to buyer.

 

Q11 BUYER QUALITY ASSURANCE ACTIVITY AT SOURCE

The Buyer and its customers, reserve the right to perform inspections and test on all articles, materials or services at all time and places. The Buyer and its customers also reserve the “right of entry” which shall allow the Supplier, Customer, or Regulatory agency to determine and verify the quality of work, records, and materials at any place, including the plant of the subcontractor. 

 

 

Q12 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION

When the government elects to perform inspection at the Sellers facility, the

following requirement applies:

“All work on this order is subject to inspection and test by the Government at anytime and place. The Government quality representative who has been delegated quality assurance functions on this procurement shall be notified immediately upon receipt of this order. The Government shall also be notified forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the time articles or materials are ready for inspection or test.”

 

Q13 PROCUREMENTS OTHER THAN THOSE REQUIRING GSI

For procurements which do not require Government Source Inspection, the

following requirement applies: “The Government has the right to inspect any or all of the work included in this order at the Seller’s plant.”

 

Q14 ITAR FLOWDOWN

If the order falls under the regulations of ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations), all manufacturers, exporters, brokers of defense articles, defense services or related tech data are required to register with DDTC (Director of Defense Trade Controls). All license requirements imposed by ITAR are the

sole responsibility of the subcontractor in possession of the purchase order.

 

Q15 CALIBRATION SYSTEM

The supplier and supplier subcontractors shall meet and maintain a Calibration System in compliance with Calibration System Requirements of ISO10012

or ANSI Z540-1.

 

Q16 SELLER’S FLOW DOWN OF REQUIREMENTS

Supplier shall flow down requirements and/or key characteristics in the purchase documents to sub-tier suppliers as applicable.

 

Q17 STATEMENT OF CONFORMANCE

Each shipment must be accompanied by at least one legible copy of a statement of conformance. This statement shall specify that all contractual requirements have been adhered to including all specifications and other applicable documents as cited in the purchase agreement and that evidence is on file for review by a quality representative. The statement of conformance must contain as a minimum: the part number, purchase order number, quantity, revision as specified on the purchase order, name and address of the company certifying the part.

 

Q18 TEMPORARY SHIPPING PROTECTION

Apply temporary protection on parts or assemblies for transportation i.e UPS, Fed X etc.

 

Q19 DFARS

The Supplier certifies that all products supplied against the purchase order fully complies with DFARS Clause 252.225‐7014, Preference of Domestic Specialty Metals including Alternate Clause 1

 

Q20 DPAS

The DPAS provides that DoD contracts are assigned priority ratings to assure that these contracts are afforded production priorities for delivery ahead of unrated orders which includes commercial orders. Ratings are assigned to DoD contracts and enforced in both peacetime and war or emergencies. The contractor is obligated to accept the rated order, to schedule production operations to satisfy delivery requirements of each rated order, and to extend the priority rating to suppliers to assure that the item is delivered in the timeframe requested.