Quantity and size of containers.
6.3 First article. When first article inspection is required, the contracting
officer should provide specific guidance to offerors whether the item(s) should be a
first article sample, a first production item, or a standard production item from the
contractor's current inventory and the number of items to be tested as specified in 4.4.
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. Invitations for bids should provide that the Government
reserves the right to waive the requirement 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. Bidder should not submit alternate
bids unless specifically requested to do so in the solicitation.
6.4 Part or Identifying Number (PIN). The PIN to be used for polyurethane
foam acquired to this specification is created as follows:
Prefix to indicate military specification
6.5 Metrication. Wherever inch/pound dimensions are used in this document,
metric equivalents in accordance with FED-STD-376 will be acceptable.
6.6 Subject term (key word) listing.
Packing, resin base
6.7 Changes from previous issue. Marginal notations not used in this revision
to identify changes with respect to the previous issue due to the extensiveness of the