Preproduction Approval- Approval of the preproduction sample shall be
by the procuring activity upon satisfactory completion of all tests. No production equip-
ments shall be delivered prior to the approval of the preproduction sample. Prefabrication
of production equipment prior to the approval of the preproduction sample is at the con-
tractor's own risk. The approved preproduction sample shall be retained by the contractor
for his use in the fabrication and testing of equipment to be submitted for acceptance. The
preproduction sample shall not be considered as one of the equipments under the contract.
Production Equipments - Equipments supplied under the contract shall
in all respects, including design, construction, workmanship, performance and quality, be
equivalent to the approved preproduction sample. Each equipment shal1 be capable of
successfully passing the same tests as imposed on the preproduction sample. Evidence
of noncompliance with the above shall constitute cause for rejection and for equipment
already accepted by the Government, it shall be the obligation of the contractor to make
necessary corrections as approved by the procuring activity.
Initial Production Tests - One of the first ten production equipments shall
be selected and sent at the contractor's expense to a designated Government laboratory for
tests, This equipment shall be selected by the procuring activity after the equipment has
successfully passed all individual tests. The preproduction sample shall not be selected
for this test.
Scope of Tests - This equipment may be subjected to any and al1 tests
the procuring activity deems necessary to assure that the production equipment is equivalent
to the previously approved preproduction sample in design, construction, workmanship,
performance and quality and that it meets all applicable requirements.
Accessory Material - In addition to the complete equipment submitted
for initial production tests, the contractor shall also submit such accessory material and
data necessary to test the equipment.
Initial Production Sample Approval - Approval of the initial production
sample shall be by the procuring activity upon satisfactory completion of all tests. Any
design, material or performance defect made evident during this test shall be corrected
by the contractor to the satisfaction of the procuring activity. Failure of the initial pro-
duction sample to pass any of the tests shall be cause for deliveries of equipment under the
contract to cease until proper corrective action is approved and accomplished. Corrective
action shall also be accomplished on equipment previously accepted when requested by the
Reconditioning of Initial Production Test Sample- On completion of the
initial production test, the equipment shall be reworked by the contractor by replacing all.
wear or damaged items. After reworking, the contractor shall resubmit the equipment for