c. A written description of the Qua1ity Assurance system used
in the manufacturer's normal operations.
d. A summary of operations and tests performed on sub-contract,
and identification of the sub-contractor.
4.2.1 Qualification approval.- Potential suppliers who have submitted
the required items for qualification testing will be placed on the Qualified
Products List (QPL) for this specification at such time as the specimens
have successfully passed all the required tests in a Government Laboratory.
Failure to meet All of these requirements will result in failure.to obtain
qualification approval. Qualification items will be accepted for retest
upon presentation of satisfactory evidence that deficiencies have been
corrected. The Government reserves the right to conduct such on-cite inspec-
tions on the potential suppliers premises as may be deemed necessary to
insure that the manufacturing processes and quality control measures used
in fabrication of the specimens are indicative of the quality of the item
expected in production.
4.2.2 Retention of (Qual ification.- TWO (2) years from the date of
last notification of qualification approval, unless otherwise directed by
the qualifying activity, suppliers shall submit six (6) representative
samples (see 4.2 herein) for requalification. Failure of the samples to
meet all the required tests shall be cause for removal from the Qualified
Products List (QPL).
4.3 First Article (Initial Production) approval.- The requirements for
First Article approval and the responsibility (Government or Contractor) for
First Article Testing, shall be as specified in the contract. The sample
for First Article approval tests shall consist of 6 periscopes, 6 each of
all items covered by SQAP plus 6 plastic bodies applicable to the periscope
under test. The plastic body part numbers are listed below with their
respective periscope. The sample shall be manufactured in the same manner,
using the same materials, equipment, processes and procedures intended for
production. To the maximum extent possible, all parts and materials, in-
cluding packaging and packing to be used in production, shall be obtained
from the same source of supply as used in the First Article.
4.3.1 Government testing.- When the Government is responsible for con-
ducting First Article approval tests, the contractor, prior to submitting