Unless otherwise specified in the
4.1 Responsibility for inspection.
contract or purchase order, the supplier is responsible e 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
acceptable 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
4.2 Special provisions.
4 . 2 . 1 A l t e r n a t i v e i n s p e c t i o n . The supplier may utilize any alternative
inspection procedure which will provide equal or better assurance of quality by
submitting a written proposal with justification and obtaining written approval
from the Government prior to instituting the procedure. In case of dispute, the
procedures of this specification wilI govern.
4 . 2 . 2 Objective evidence, The supplier shalI provide objective evidence
acceptable to the contracting officer that the requirements of 3, 1 and section
5 for which specific inspection has not been provided in this specification
have been satisfied.
4 . 2 . 3 Substation inspection. If the supplier elects to establish inspection
substations for the purpose of conducting inspection for certain listed defects,
the Acceptable Quality Levels (AQL'S) for each inspection substation shalI be
equal to the AQL which is the next numericalIy lower value than the AQL
s p c i f i e d for the total Iisted defects. The requirements
applicable to each substation and to the end item.
A lot shall consist of the filter elements and ring assemblies
of one type produced by one manufacturer, at one plant, from the same
materials, under essentialIy the same manufacturing conditions.