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
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 that supplies and
services conform' to prescribed requirements.
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items must meet the
requirements of Section 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 material.
4.2 Quality assurance terms and definitions. Quality
assurance terms and definitions as used In this specification are
in accordance with MIL-STD-109.
4.3 Classification of inspection. The inspection
requirements specified are classified as follows:
First article inspection (see 4.4).
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.5).
4.4 First aritcle.
4.4.1 First article sample. A first article sample shall be
selected and submitted for testing at a location approved by the
Government in accordance with the contract requirements (see
6.2). The sample shall be representative of the production
processes to be used during quantity production.
4.4.2 First article inspection. The first article sample
inspection shall be Inspected to determine conformance with the
requirements of the drawings and this specification.
4.4.3 First article rejection. If any sample fails to comply
with any of the applicable requirements, the first article sample
shall be rejected. The Government reserves the right to terminate
its inspection upon any failure of the sample to comply with the
requirements of this specification