QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 General Quality Assurance Provisions. - Unless otherwise
specified in the contract or purchase order, the supplier is
responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements
as specified herein. Except as otherwise specified, the supplier
may utilize his own facilities or any commercial laboratory accept-
able to 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. Reference shall be
made to Standard MIL-STD-109 in order to define terms used herein.
The provisions of Specification MIL-A-2550 shall apply.
4.1.1 Submission of Product. - At the time the Completed lot
of product is submitted to the Government for acceptance, the
contractor shall supply the following information accompanied by
a certificate which attests that the information provided is
correct and applicable to the product being submitted:
a. A statement that the lot complies with all of the
quality assurance provisions specified within this specification.
b. Number of units of product inspected.
c. Results obtained, by defect code, for all inspections
d. Drawing, specification number and date, together with
an identification and date of changes.
e. Certificates of conformance on all material purchased
by the contractor when such material is controlled by Government
or commercial specifications referenced In any of the contractual
f. Number of items in the lot.
g. Date submitted.
The certificate shall be signed by a responsible agent of the
certifying organization. The initial certificate submitted shall
be substaniated by evidence of the agent's authority to bind his
principal. Substantiation of the agent's authority will not be
required with subsequent certificates unless, during the course of
the contract, this authority is vested in another agent of the
4.1.2 Government verification. - Using the contractor's
written quality assurance procedure, this detailed specification,
the applicable drawings and other contractual documents as a
guide, the Government inspector shall verify at unscheduled
intervals, all quality assurance operations performed by the
contractor. Verification will be performed to the extent
necessary to assure compliance with the contractual requirements.
Severity of Government inspection of individual characteristics
will be directly related to the seriousness of the classification
assigned. In no instance will a characteristic classified
"critical" be accepted solely on the basis of the contractor's