Government under a previous contract for identical item acquired to this specifi-
This does not apply to specific data which may be required for each
contract regardless of whether an identical item has been supplied previously
(for example, test reports).
6.3 First article inspection. When a first article inspection is required,
the item should be first article sample. The first article should consist of
The contracting officer should include specific instructions in
acquisition documents regarding arrangements for examinations, approval of
first article test results and disposition of first articles.
bids should provide that the Government reserves the right to waive the require-
ment for samples for first article inspection to those bidders offering a
product which has been previously acquired or tested by the Government, and
that bidders offering such products, who wish to rely on such production or
test, must furnish evidence with the bid that prior Government approval is
presently appropriate for the pending contract.
6.4 Sub-contracted material and parts. The packaging requirements of
referenced documents listed in section 2 do not apply when material and parts
are acquired by the contractor for incorporation into the equipment and lose
their separate identity when the equipment is shipped.
6.5 Elements manufactured in excess of contract quantity may be placed in
stock and accepted for later contracts (within 3 years) based on prior tests of
the specific lot.
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