months or changes are requested in production methods, a first article sample may be required. The
contracting officer should also include specific instructions in acquisition documents regarding arrangements
for examination, 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.
Bidders should not submit alternate bids unless specifically requested to do so in the solicitation.
6.5 Subject term (keyword) listing.
Ejection systems, aircrew
Emergency escape systems, aircrew
Escape systems, aircrew
Life-saving systems, aircrew
6.6 Changes from previous issue. Marginal notations are not used to identify changes with respect to
the previous issue because of the extensiveness of the changes.
Navy - OS
Navy - OS
Air Force - 99
Air Force - 70