QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified (see 6.2), the
contractor is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements as
specified herein. Except as otherwise specified (see 6.2), the contractor may
use his own or any other facilities suitable for the performance of the
inspection requirements specified herein, unless disapproved by the Government.
Inspection records for examinations performed by the contractor shall be kept
complete and available to the Government for a period of four years following
completion of the contract. The Government reserves the right to perform any of
the inspections set forth in this specification where such inspections are deemed
necessary to assure supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements
4.1.1 Component and material inspection. The contractor is responsible for
ensuring that components and materials used are manufactured, examined, and
tested in accordance with referenced specifications, standards, drawings, and
tolerances, as applicable.
4.1.2 Disassembly inspection. Failure of any examination by the initial
production mounting kit components shall be cause for disassembly, in the
presence of a Government representative, of the initial production mounting kit
components to the extent necessary to determine the cause of the failure. Each
disassembled part shall be examined in detail for compliance with this
specification and referenced drawings in regard to materials, dimensions,
tolerances and workmanship. Parts not complying with such requirements, shall
be rejected and shall be cause for rejection of the initial production mounting
kit components. Reassembly with replacement parts shall be the responsibility of
4.1.3 Parts and components. Upon fabrication, parts and components shall be
inspected for compliance with the referenced specifications, standards, drawings,
and tolerances as shown on the drawings.
4.2 Classification of inspections. The inspection requirements specified
herein shall be classified as follows:
Initial production inspection (see 4.3).
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.4).
Inspection comparison (see 4.6).
Inspection of packaging (see 4.7).
4.3 Initial production inspection. One or more initial production kits from
the first five units being fabricated by production tooling will be examined for
compliance with the drawings and characteristics listed in column 3 of table 1 to
determine conformance to the requirements of this specification. The inspection
will be performed by the contractor at the contractor's location and witnessed by
Government inspectors. Acceptance of an initial production kit shall not exclude
remaining kits from quality conformance inspections and acceptance provisions
specified in 4.4.