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 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.
4.2 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 production vehicle of each size 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 Radio frequency suppression verification. The vehicle manufacturer shall indicate
on the questionnaire (commercial vehicle engineering data) if the vehicle will be suppressed to
limit electromagnetic radiation in accordance with SAE J551.
4.3.2 Vehicle weight. The first production vehicle shall be weighed to determine curb
weight and the distribution of curb weight on the front and rear axles. The imposed loading on
front and rear axles, shall be computed using the curb weight, the operator weight at 175 pounds,
and the payload equal to 650 pounds per cubic yard times that actual compaction volume of the
body furnished or the minimum GVW for the specified size vehicle whichever is greater. The
calculated imposed loads on front and rear axles will be utilized to ascertain that the suspension
axles and tires furnished are of adequate capacity to meet contractual requirements.