(See Purchase Order for Applicability)
PURCHASER shall mean NRL
& Associates Inc.
SELLER shall mean the person, firm, or corporation furnishing
products to NRL & Associates Inc.
QA-1. CERTIFICATE OF
The seller shall furnish
with each shipment a Certificate of Compliance. As a minimum the
Certificate of Conformance must contain, as applicable, the Purchase
order number, part/drawing or specification number, revision level,
and quantity shipped, and a statement similar to the following:
This is to certify that
all items ordered and contained in each shipment meet all drawings,
specifications, and other applicable documents as cited in the
NRL purchase order.
An authorized representative
of the seller shall sign this certificate.
QA-2. TEST REPORT/CERTIFICATE
With each shipment, the
seller shall furnish NRL a certification of actual physical and/or
chemical analysis for each lot, batch, or heat. Test reports and/or
Certificate of Analysis shall include as applicable:
NRL purchase order number.
Drawings and specification number.
Actual test results reflecting acceptability and/or chemical analysis.
Name and address of the company that performed the test or analysis.
Date, signature and title of certifying company official.
QA-3. INSPECTION AND/OR
With each shipment, the seller shall provide the NRL with certified
reports of inspections and/or tests to verify the quality of the
product(s) to be delivered. At a minimum, these reports shall
include the following data, as applicable to the product:
Dimensional and physical
inspection reports referencing the NRL purchase order number,
supplier's name and address, part number, part name, serial number
and date. Where variables data is involved, the actual numerical
results obtained shall be indicated in addition to criteria for
Raw material used in purchased
articles - The seller shall supply records of chemical and physical
test reports on all raw materials required for the manufacture
of articles procured on the purchase order.
QA-4 FIRST PIECE INSPECTION
When first-piece inspection
is required, the supplier must inspect and have NRL approval of
the first manufactured piece according to the NRL purchase order
and drawing specification before production begins. The submitted
article should include all necessary data as required by NRL.
This includes radiographic film, chemical and/or physical test
reports, dimensional inspection data sheets, etc.
QA-5 INSPECTION DATA
With each shipment the
seller shall furnish NRL with the inspection and/or test data
as indicated on the attached inspection data sheet(s) or as agreed
to in prior negotiations with the buyer.
QA-6 DRAWING AND CATALOG
A. The seller warrants
that no changes, deviations, repairs, an/or modifications will
be made to the articles hereon, from the date of the drawings
or catalogs to the date of the final shipment against the NRL
B. If purchased articles
have been changed in any way since the dates of the drawings and/or
catalogs as shown on the hereon note the changes and include the
latest drawings and/or catalogs with your quote.
With the shipment, the
seller shall furnish NRL with a certificate of compliance stating
that the castings, as applicable, have had the following inspection
Magnetic particle inspection
Seller shall also include
the following with each shipment:
Actual chemical analysis or, a statement that the chemistry meets
specification and the test reports are on file subject to examination
Radiographic film for each item shipped if radiographic inspection
Actual mechanical properties from a separate test coupon of the
QA-8 NRL SOURCE INSPECTION
NRL will inspect the materials
submitted in the performance of the NRL purchase order at the
seller's facility. The supplier will notify NRL when the items
are ready for inspection; or, if practical, ten (10) days in advance.
NRL reserves the right to inspect all materials under this purchase
order at the sellers facility. When the material is ready for
inspection, the seller shall notify the purchaser to determine
whether or not NRL desires to exercise this option.
Materials covered by the NRL purchase order are subject to in-process
inspection by a NRL quality assurance representative. The seller
shall notify the cognizant buyer in time to permit the NRL to
inspect the material during fabrication or assembly.
QA-9 GOVERNMENT SOURCE
The articles on this purchase
order are subject to government source inspection at source. A
copy of this purchase order must be furnished immediately to the
government inspector who normally services your plant. When material
is ready for inspection, or, if practicable, ten (10) days in
advance thereof, notify the government inspector, or office. If
the inspector or office cannot be located, notify the purchaser
The government and NRL
reserve the right to appraise your facilities and operations to
determine compliance with applicable product assurance requirements.
QA-10 CRITICAL AND LIMITED-LIFE
Materials or articles having
characteristics susceptible to quality degradation with age shall
be either marked or accompanied with a statement indicating when
the critical life was initiated or when the useful life will expire.
If limited life is not a characteristic of the material, a statement
to this effect must accompany the material.
QA-11 REPORT OF DISCREPANCY
All departures from drawings,
specifications, or other purchase order requirements must be reported
to NRL & Associates for approval prior to shipment.
QA-12 RESUBMISSION OF
All items rejected by the
NRL and subsequently resubmitted by the seller shall bear adequate
indication of such resubmission. This must be done either on the
items or on shipping document. Reference shall be made to the
purchaser's rejection report and evidence given that the causes
for rejection have been corrected.
The seller's quality system
shall conform to the requirements of:
ISO 9000 - 9004
The seller shall maintain an inspection system acceptable to NRL
& Associates Inc. covering supplies and services under this
QA-14 QUALITY ASSURANCE
The seller shall provide
a quality control plan for review by the purchaser. The plan shall
include provision for inspection data sheets, test reports, and
instructions pertinent to the performance of the inspections and/or
tests. Production shall not commence until the purchaser has reviewed
and approved the plan.
QA-15 SPECIAL PROCESSES
When required by the process
specification, each process, including cleaning, finishing, X-ray,
welding, magnetic particle and penetrant inspection, heat treating,
plating, etc. shall have NRL's approval and certification of operating
personnel. The approval or certification shall be obtained prior
to either manufacture or delivery of the articles defined in the
QA-16 DFARS 252.225-7014
DOMESTIC SPECIALTY METALS AND ALT 1
This purchase order incorporates
clause DFARS 252.225-7014 Alt 1. Any specialty metals (as defined
in paragraph (A) of the clause) included in any articles delivered
under this purchase order must comply with that clause.
QA-17 NRL RECEIVING
Upon receipt of items purchased
on this purchase order, a representative sample of those items
must be forwarded to the NRL quality department for verification.
QA-18 Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Vendors will certify that items, or any component incorporated into that item, delivered under this purchase order do not contain any of the six banned substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), in quantities exceeding maximum concentration values as outlined in the RoHS (2002/95/EC). Furthermore vendors must state "RoHS compliant" on their certifications supplied to NRL.
QA-19 LATEX FREE
Vendors will certify that items, or any component incorporated into that item, delivered under this purchase order does not contain any Latex. Vendors must state "Latex Free" on their certifications supplied to NRL.
QA-20 Raw Material Country of Origin Requirement
All metal raw materials or metal alloys must be melted in the United States or a Qualifying Country defined under DFARS 225.003(10). This applies to all metals - not only to those specified as a specialty metal. Country of Origin must be stated on Material Certificate of Compliance.
QA-21 DFARS 252.225-7008 Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals
This purchase order incorporates clause DFARS 252.225-7008. Any specialty metals (as defined in paragraph (A) of the clause) included in any articles delivered under this purchase order must comply with that clause.
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