4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the
contract, the contractor is responsible for the performance of all inspection
requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise specified in the
contract, the contractor may use any facilities suitable for the performance of
the inspection requirements specified herein, unless disapproved by the
Government. The Government reserves the right to perform any of the inspections
set forth in the specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to
assure supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements.
Inspections shall be classified as
4.2 Classification of inspection.
Preproduction inspection (see 4.3).
Initial production inspection (see 4.4).
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.5).
Inspection comparison (see 4.7).
Inspection of packaging (see 4.8).
4.3 Preproducton inspection.
4.3.1 Examination. The auger shall be examined as specified in 4.6.1.
Presence of one or more defects shall be cause for rejection.
4.3.2 Tests. The auger shall be tested as specified in 188.8.131.52 through
184.108.40.206. Failure of any test shall be cause for rejection.
4.4 Initial production inspection. When specified (see 3.3), one or more
initial production augers will be selected at random by the be Government from
augers being produced from production tooling and will be examined as specified
in 4.6.1 and tested as specified in 220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168 to determine con-
formance to the requirements of this specification. The inspection will be
performed by the Government at a site selected by the Government. Acceptance of
an initial production auger shall not exclude the remaining augers from the
quality conformance inspection and acceptance provisions specified in Section
4. In addition to any test specified as part of the initial production test,
the Government reserves the right to conduct any and all other tests contained
in this specification as part of the initial production test and failure of such
additional tests shall have the same effect as failure of those tests specified
as initial production tests.
4.4.1 Inspection failure. Failure of an initial production auger to meet any
requirement specified herein during and as a result of the examination and tests
specified in 4.4 shall be cause for rejection of the initial production auger
and shall be cause for refusal by the Government to continue acceptance of
augers until evidence has been provided by the contractor that corrective action
has been taken to eliminate the deficiencies. Correction of such deficiencies
shall be accomplished by the contractor at no cost to the Government on augers
previously accepted and produced under the contract. Any deficiencies found as