4.2 Government verification. Quality assurance operations performed by the contractor will
be subject to Government verification at unscheduled intervals. Verification will consist of
observation of the operations to determine that practices, methods, and procedures of the
contractor's inspection are being properly applied. Failure of the contractor to promptly correct
product deficiencies discovered shall be cause for suspension of acceptance until correction has
been made or until conformance of product to specification criteria has been demonstrated.
4.3 First production vehicle inspection. The first vehicle produced under the contract shall
be inspected by the contractor at his plant under the direction and in the presence of Government
representatives. The purpose of the inspection shall be to determine vehicle conformance to the
contract. Acceptance of the first production vehicle shall not constitute a waiver by the
Government of its rights under the provisions of the contract.
* 4.3.1 Vehicle weight. The first production vehicle shall be weighed to determine the curb
weight and distribution of the curb weight on the front and rear axles. The total imposed loading
on the front and rear axles shall be computed by the contractor and verified by the Government.
using the curb weight, the operator weight at 175 pounds, and the payload required to provide the
specified GVW. The calculated imposed loads on the front and rear axles shall be compared to
the suspension, axle and tire load capacity ratings to determine if these components are of
adequate capacity to meet contractual requirements.
4.3.2 Road test. The first production vehicle shall be examined and road tested
(less payload) by the contractor to assure that the vehicle will operate in accordance with the
contractual requirements. The Government reserves the right to perform inspection requirements
on first production vehicle with payload where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure
the vehicle will operate in accordance with the contractual requirements.
4.3.3 Radio frequency suppression verification. The vehicle manufacturer shall indicate on
the military questionnaire (commercial vehicle engineering data) if the vehicle will be
suppressed to limit electromagnetic radiation in accordance with SAE J551.
4.3.4 Production sample. Upon acceptance of the first production vehicle, it shall remain at
the manufacturing facility as a production sample, and be the last vehicle shipped on the
contract. The contractor shall maintain the vehicle in a serviceable condition for the duration of
4.3.5 Failure. Failure of the first production vehicle to meet requirements of the contract
shall be cause for the Government to refuse acceptance of all vehicles under contract until
corrective action has been taken.