3.11.4 Recovered materials. For the purpose of this requirement, recovered materials are
those materials which have been collected from solid waste and reprocessed to become a source
of raw materials, as distinguished from virgin raw materials. The components, pieces and parts
incorporated in the mounting kit may be newly fabricated from recovered materials to the
maximum extent practicable, provided the mounting kit produced meets all other requirements of
this specification. Used, rebuilt or remanufactured components, pieces and parts shall not be
incorporated in the mounting kit.
3.12 Qualification. Qualification is required for new vendors and shall be performed in
accordance with the first article inspection of 3.3 unless otherwise specified by the procuring
4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase
order, the contractor is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements as specified
herein. Except as otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order, 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. 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.
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items must meet all requirements of sections 3 and 5.
The inspection set forth in this specification shall become a part of the contractor's overall
inspection system or quality program. The absence of any inspection requirements in the
specification shall not relieve the contractor of the responsibility of assuring that all products or
supplies submitted to the Government for acceptance comply with all requirements of the
contract. Sampling in quality conformance does not authorize submission of known defective
material, either indicated or actual, nor does it commit the Government to acceptance of defective
4.1.2 Inspection of equipment. Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the supplier is
responsible for the provision and maintenance of all inspection and test equipment necessary to
assure that supplies and services conform to contract requirements. Commercial, modified
commercial, or contractor designed inspection equipment or measuring set-ups must be capable of
repetitive measurements to an accuracy of 10 percent of component tolerance. Calibration of
inspection and test equipment shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-45662, notice 3.
4.2 Classification of inspection. The inspection specified herein are classified as follows:
a. First article inspection (see 4.3).
b. Quality conformance inspection (see 4.4).
c. Inspection of packaging (see 4.6).