4.1.3 Government verification. All quality assurance operations performed by the contractor
will be subject to Government verification at unscheduled intervals. Verification will consist of
(a) surveillance of the operation to determine that practices, methods, and procedures of the
written quality assurance system plan are being properly applied, and (b) Government product
inspection to measure the quality of the product offered for acceptance. Deviation from the
prescribed or agreed upon procedures, or instances of poor practices which might have an
adverse effect upon the quality of the product will immediately be called to the attention of the
contractor. Failure of the contractor to promptly correct deficiencies shall be cause for
suspension of acceptance until corrective action has been demonstrated.
4.1.4 Qualified products. When a part or component is specified to conform to a
specification having a Qualified Products List (QPL), the contractor shall make available to the
Government documentation of item acquisition from such QPL. The documentation shall
include the QPL date and identification of the supplier, purchase order, and quantity.
4.1.5 Quality assurance provisions. In the conduct of inspection, the contractor shall adhere
to Quality Assurance Provisions (QAP) and General Quality Assurance Provisions
(STA Form 458) as applicable and as required by the documents forming part of this
4.2 Classification of inspection:
a. First article inspection (see 4.4).
1. Preproduction inspection (see 4.4.1).
2. Initial production inspection (see 4.4.2).
b. Quality conformance inspections (see 4.5).
1. Examination (see 4.5.2).
2. Tests (see 4.5.3).
4.3 Inspection conditions. Unless otherwise specified (see 6.2), all inspections shall be
conducted under the following conditions:
a. Air temperature 73 + 18°F
b. Barometric pressure 28.5 + 2 in Mercury (Hg)
c. Relative humidity 50 + 30 percent
4.4 First article inspection. First article inspections shall be performed on preproduction or
initial production samples as specified herein. First article inspection shall be performed at the
location specified by the procuring activity (see 6.2). Approval of the first article sample by the
Government shall not relieve the contractor of the obligation to supply bulldozer kit's that are
fully representative of those inspected as a first article sample. Any changes or deviation of the
production units from the first article sample shall be subject to the approval of the contracting