3.7 Workmanship. Defective components or parts and assemblies which have been repaired
or modified to overcome deficiencies shall not be furnished. Welded, bolted, and riveted
construction utilized shall be in accordance with the highest standards of the industry.
4 QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
* 4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the contractor is
responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements (examination and tests) as specified
herein. Except as otherwise specified in the contract, 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 for ensuring that all products or
supplies submitted to the Government for acceptance comply with all requirements of the
contract. Sampling inspection, as part of manufacturing operations, is an acceptable practice to
ascertain conformance requirements, however, this does not authorize submission of known
defective material, either indicated or actual, nor does it commit the Government to acceptance of
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's 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 product 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, fourth, and rear axles. The total imposed
loading on the front, fourth, 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