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									Northrop Grumman Space Technology                                                Q CLAUSES
                                                                       PROCUREMENT QUALITY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                SYSTEMS 1991


1.0   PURPOSE                                                                                                            E.   CORRECTIVE ACTION REQUEST

      This document establishes the procurement quality requirements (Q Clauses), which are                                   When a quality problem exists with any Seller item, Buyer may forward a “Corrective
      applicable to the extent specified in the procurement document.                                                         Action Request” to Seller, requiring timely response, that shall include the following
                                                                                                                              information: analysis of the cause of the problem, statement of the action taken to
2.0   DEFINITIONS
                                                                                                                              prevent recurrence, and the effectively of the action. When corrective action is required
2.1   Buyer: Northrop Grumman Procurement entity                                                                              for U.S. Government source inspected items, Seller shall coordinate such action with the
                                                                                                                              U.S. Government quality representative assigned to administer Seller Facility.
2.2   Seller: The legal entity that is the contracting party with Buyer with respect to the
      procurement document.                                                                                              F.   U.S. GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION

2.3   Procurement Document: The purchase order or subcontract between the parties.                                            For procurements made under U.S. Government contracts, the US. Government has the
                                                                                                                              right to inspect any and all of the work included in the procurement document, at Seller
2.4   Item: The product or service contracted for by the procurement document.
                                                                                                                              facilities or at subtier supplier facilities. Seller quality control or inspection system and
3.0   PROCUREMENT QUALITY REQUIREMENTS                                                                                        manufacturing processes are subject to review, verification and analysis by authorized
                                                                                                                              U.S. Government representatives.
      The following Q Clauses are a requirement of the procurement document when expressly
      specified by clause number.                                                                                        G.   MEASURING AND TEST EQUIPMENT

Q-1   GENERAL QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS                                                                                  Seller shall be responsible for validating the accuracy and stability of tools, gages and
      (Include paragraphs A through L below)                                                                                  test equipment used to demonstrate that any item conforms to the requirements
                                                                                                                              specified by the procurement document.
      A.   PROHIBITED PRACTICES
                                                                                                                              Documented schedules shall be maintained to provide for periodic calibration to
           Unauthorized Repairs: Seller shall not repair any damaged item, nor any found to be
                                                                                                                              adequate standards. Objective evidence of calibrations shall be recorded and made
           faulty during manufacturing or that fails to meet Buyer specification/drawing
                                                                                                                              available for Buyer review.
           requirements, without Buyer’s written approval, except when the nonconformance is
           minor and Material Review Board (MRB) authorization has been granted by NGST.                                 H.   NONCONFORMING MATERIAL
           Seller is not authorized to perform MRB activity on non-conforming material without
                                                                                                                              Any decision to accept any nonconformance (variance from Buyer drawings and
           Buyer authorization.
                                                                                                                              specifications), detected at Seller facilities, must be made by Buyer unless otherwise
           Change in Approval, Drawing, Processes, Materials, or Procedures: Seller shall not                                 specified by the procurement document. Shipment of any non-conforming item shall be
           change any drawing, process, material (including subtier supplier parts), or procedure                             accompanied by Buyer approved “Supplier Information Request” (Systems 2212).
           without prior Buyer written approval, if such drawing, process, material, or procedure
                                                                                                                              Seller shall provide for identification, control and segregation of non- conforming
           was previously approved by Buyer as provided for in the procurement document.
                                                                                                                              material detected at Seller facilities.
           Seller shall not change any process, material or procedure from that used to qualify any
                                                                                                                         I.   INSPECTION RECORDS
           item or which was used by Seller to become a qualified source for Buyer
           specification/drawing, without Buyer written approval.                                                             Seller shall maintain records of all inspections and tests performed on any item delivered
                                                                                                                              to Buyer. These records shall identify any non-conformance and shall be made available
           Resubmittal of Rejected Items: Any item rejected by Buyer and subsequently
                                                                                                                              for Buyer review.
           resubmitted to Buyer shall be clearly identified as a resubmitted item, indicating
           procurement document number and Buyer reject document number in Seller’s certificate                          J.   SAMPLE INSPECTION
           of conformance.
                                                                                                                              Seller may use sample inspection plans, when tests are destructive, or when the records
           Notification of Facility Change: Seller shall not use nor relocate any production,                                 or inherent characteristics of the product indicate that a reduction in inspection/testing
           manufacturing, and/or processing facilities to differ from previous approval by Buyer,                             can be achieved without jeopardizing product quality. Sample inspection shall be in
           during performance of work specified in the procurement document, without previously                               accordance with the applicable Buyer specification. When not specified by Buyer,
           notifying Buyer and affording Buyer an opportunity to examine such facilities for                                  military standard sampling plans (e.g. from ANSI/ASQCZ1.4-1993, MIL-STD-414, or
           compliance with procurement Quality requirements.                                                                  handbooks H016, H017, and H018) may be used. The Buyer prior to their
                                                                                                                              implementation shall approve other sample inspection plans. All sample inspection plans
           Changing of Test Facility: Seller shall not change a test facility nor use another test
                                                                                                                              shall provide valid confidence in specified quality levels.
           facility to meet specification/drawing requirements without prior Buyer written approval, if
           a specific test facility was previously approved by the Buyer as provided for in the                          K.   SELLER’S BASIC CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE
           procurement document.
                                                                                                                          Q1K has been replaced with the following statement: “Unless otherwise required by
           Change of Management/Owner: Seller shall notify Buyer when a significant change in                                 specification (MIL-PRF-38535), acceptance of this purchase order indicates
           management or ownership has occurred.                                                                              compliance to the requirements of Quality Clause Q-1, General Quality Assurance
                                                                                                                              Requirements and compliance to the following elements:
      B.   RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONFORMANCE
                                                                                                                         1)    The items furnished per the Buyer procurement document have been manufactured,
           Neither surveillance, inspection and/or test made by Buyer or its representatives or US
                                                                                                                               tested and inspected in accordance with the requirements of the applicable
           Government representatives at either Seller’s or Buyer’s facility, nor Seller’s compliance
                                                                                                                               specifications/drawings and the results of such tests and inspections meet the
           with all applicable procurement quality requirements, shall relieve Seller of the
                                                                                                                               requirements thereof.
           responsibility to furnish an item that conforms to the requirements of the procurement
           document.                                                                                                     2)    That buyer required inspections and tests have been performed utilizing calibrated
                                                                                                                               equipment.
           Seller shall control subtier supplier procurements to the extent necessary to ensure
           quality requirements specified in the procurement document are satisfied. Quality                             3)    All material used in items furnished meet the applicable specification/drawing
           requirements shall include, but are not limited to, the following: subtier supplier pre-                            requirements specified by the procurement document.
           award survey/evaluations, periodic auditing of supplier, implementing a subtier supplier
                                                                                                                         L.   DESC QML BASIC CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (MIL-PRF- 38535)
           rating system, ensuring adequate review of procurement documentation prior to
           procurements, controlling procurement of critical items for Seller product, inspection of                          Manufacturers or suppliers, including distributors who offer QML microcircuits described
           procured items to documented procedures, and control of non-conforming material,                                   by MIL-PRF-38535 specification shall provide written certification to Buyer as required
           including corrective action.                                                                                       by MIL-PRF-38535 paragraph 3.2.1.

      C.   BUYER SURVEY, SURVEILLANCE, AUDITS AND INSPECTION                                                       Q-5   (A OR B) INSPECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MIL-I-45208)

           Buyer has the right to conduct surveys, audits and surveillance of Seller facilities, and                     A.   Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection system that is in conformance with MIL-I-
           those of Seller subtier suppliers with prior coordination with Seller, to determine                                45208, “Inspection System Requirements”, and a calibration program that is in
           capability to comply, and to verify continuing compliance, with the requirements of the                            conformance with MIL-STD-45662, “Calibration Systems Requirements”.
           procurement document.
                                                                                                                         B.   Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection system in accordance with requirements
           Buyer has the right to perform inspection at Seller facilities and those of Seller subtier                         of MIL-I-45208, “Inspection System Requirements”, and calibration program that is in
           supplier with prior coordination with Seller, during the period of manufacturer and                                accordance with MIL-STD-45662, “Calibration Systems Requirements”, that have been
           inspection prior to shipment. Final inspection, and acceptance, shall be performed at the                          tailored as specified in the Buyer procurement document.
           Buyer facility, unless otherwise specified in the procurement document.
                                                                                                                   Q-6   (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,or H) BUYER SOURCE INSPECTION
           Buyer reserves the right to use ANSI/ASQCZ1.4-1993, MIL-STD-414 or other sampling
                                                                                                                         Seller conformance to Buyer requirements shall be verified by Buyer and shall be performed
           process for the acceptance or rejection of items.
                                                                                                                         at Seller facilities prior to shipment of items being procured. Seller shall provide reasonable
      D.   DOCUMENTATION                                                                                                 facilities and a copy of Buyer specification/drawing and the procurement document for Buyer
                                                                                                                         verification of Seller conformance to the procurement document and specification/drawing
           Buyer may refuse to accept item if Seller fails to submit certifications, documentation,
                                                                                                                         requirements. Buyer reserves the right to audit/verify conformance to Buyer requirements at
           test data or reports specified by the procurement document. Documentation includes
           Buyer source inspection if such source inspection is performed.                                               Seller facility and at Seller subtier supplier facilities for any item not manufactured/processed
                                                                                                                         within Seller facilities.
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       Buyer source inspection shall include, but not limited to the following:                                                     Review of Seller’s test/inspection data and reports to verify conformance to
                                                                                                                                     procurement document requirements.
            Validation of Seller automated test programs               and   procedures    to   Buyer
            specification/drawing requirements (when applicable).                                                         F.    BUYER  SOURCE    INSPECTION  FOR     PROCUREMENT                       TO     ANOTHER
                                                                                                                                CONTRACTOR’S PART NUMBER/SPECIFICATION
           Witnessing Seller performance of acceptance/qualification testing and inspections to
            Buyer specification/drawing requirements. Seller shall perform an additional 1.0 AQL                                Buyer source inspection shall consist of verification of another contractor’s inspection
            acceptance test/inspection when Buyer Quality Field Engineer has not witnessed Seller                               data to ensure that items have met the other contractor’s specification requirements
            acceptance testing.                                                                                                 when Buyer procurement document specifies contractor’s part number. Seller shall
                                                                                                                                provide copy of other contractor’s source inspection report/data containing results of
           Review of Seller acceptance test/inspection data and reports to verify conformance with
                                                                                                                                other contractor’s inspection. Whenever other contractor’s source inspection report/data
            Buyer specification/drawing requirements.
                                                                                                                                is/are not available, the Seller’s inspection traveler, indicating other contractor’s
           Review of lot qualification test data to Buyer specification/drawing requirements, if                               test/inspection acceptance may be used for verification. Inspection verification review
            applicable.                                                                                                         shall be performed at Seller facility prior to shipment.

            Verification of Seller packaging and packing of items being procured to ensure                               G.    BUYER FINAL SOURCE INSPECTION
            conformance with Buyer procurement document or specification/drawing requirements.
                                                                                                                                Items of this procurement require final inspection by Buyer Quality Field engineering
           Verification of item traceability and Seller certification to ensure conformance with Buyer                         subsequent to the 100 percent final inspection performed by Seller. When the Purchase
            procurement document or specification/drawing requirements.                                                         Order (PO) authorizes shipment of parts prior to completing Quality Conformance
                                                                                                                                Inspection (QCI) additional Buyer source inspection is required for QCI samples and
       Seller shall provide inspection/test data and reports to Buyer Quality Field Engineer
                                                                                                                                data unless otherwise documented on the PO.
       indicating which characteristics, parameters, dimensions, etc., were actually tested/inspected
       for validation to Buyer specification/drawing requirements.                                                 Q6SG        BUYER SKIP FINAL SOURCE INSPECTION

       Seller shall notify the Buyer Quality Field Engineering organization not less than three                                This procurement has been identified as a supplier whose performance warrants skip lot
       working days prior to the time that items are ready for Buyer source inspection.                                         sampling for Quality Field Engineering Final Source Inspection. Do not call for source
                                                                                                                                inspection.
       After Buyer source inspection, any rework or test of the item(s), including any unscheduled or
       unauthorized entry, such as removal of a panel, cover, or enclosure shall void the Buyer                           H.    BUYER SOFTWARE AUDITS
       source inspection and Seller shall request Buyer to repeat applicable source inspection
                                                                                                                                Buyer shall perform audits, review and/or verification at Seller facilities during the
       step(s)
                                                                                                                                development and test of software to be furnished on this procurement.
       A.    BUYER IN-PROCESS INSPECTION
                                                                                                                   Q-9    U.S. GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION (NASA)
             Seller performance of in-process operations to Buyer requirements shall be verified by
                                                                                                                          All work under the procurement document is subject to inspection and test by the U.S.
             Buyer Quality Field Engineering during item manufacture at one or more of the following,
                                                                                                                          Government any time and place. The U.S. Government representative who has been
             as specified by the procurement document:
                                                                                                                          delegated NASA quality assurance functions for the procurement document shall be notified
             1. Prior to encapsulation/conformal coating.                                                                 immediately upon receipt thereof. The U.S. Government representative shall also be notified
             2. Prior to cleaning.                                                                                        three working days in advance of the time the items are ready for inspection or test. In the
             3. Prior to plating.                                                                                         event that the U.S. Government representative cannot be contacted, Buyer shall be notified
             4. Prior to assembly close-up                                                                                immediately.
             5. Other points specified by the procurement document.
             6. Other points specified in the Process Identification Document.                                            Seller, without additional charge to the procurement document, shall provide all reasonably
                                                                                                                          required facilities and assistance for convenience and safety of the U.S. Government
Q6SA        BUYER SKIP IN-PROCESS INSPECTION                                                                              representatives in the performance of their duties.
            This procurement has been identified as a supplier whose performance warrants skip lot                 Q-10 U.S. GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION (DOD)
            sampling for Quality Field Engineering In-process Inspection. Do not call for source
             inspection.                                                                                                  U.S. Government source inspection is required prior to shipment from seller facility. Upon
                                                                                                                          receipt of this procurement document, Seller shall immediately notify and provide a copy of
       B.    BUYER AUDIT/PROCESS VERIFICATION                                                                             the procurement document to the U.S. Government representative who normally services the
             Buyer audit of Seller process operations by Buyer Quality Field Engineering shall                            Sellers facility, so that appropriate planning for U. S. Government source inspection can be
             include, but not be limited to, the following:                                                               accomplished. If an U.S. Government representative does not normally service the Sellers
                                                                                                                          facility, the nearest Army, Navy, Air Force, or Defense Agency inspection Office shall be
                Verification that Seller is maintaining a Quality Assurance System that has been
                                                                                                                          contacted. In the event that a U.S. Government representative cannot be contacted, Buyer
                 previously approved by Buyer.
                                                                                                                          shall be notified immediately.
                Verification that Seller flow down of requirements to subtier suppliers is adequate to
                 meet Buyer requirements.                                                                                 Seller, without additional charge to the procurement document, shall provide all reasonably
                                                                                                                          required facilities and assistance for convenience and safety of the U.S. Government
                Verification that Seller work instructions are adequate to ensure implementation of
                                                                                                                          representatives in the performance of their duties.
                 Buyer requirements.
                Verification that Seller manufacturing processes is under control to ensure product               Q-13 (A ,B,C.D) RAW MATERIAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
                 quality, configuration control and traceability to meet Buyer requirements.                              A.    Shipment of materials whether raw, semi-finished or finished, shall be accompanied by a
                Verification that Seller is maintaining proper control of non- conforming material and                         Certificate of Conformance from Seller, stating as a minimum:
                 taking corrective action, as required.                                                                             Material identification by specification number, and material conditions where
       C.    BUYER PRECAP INSPECTION                                                                                                 applicable.
                                                                                                                                    The raw material manufacturer’s or mill’s lot or batch number.
             Items of this procurement document require pre-cap inspection by Buyer Quality Field
             Engineering subsequent to the 100 percent pre-cap visual inspection performed by                                       A statement of raw material conformance to applicable requirements.
             Seller.                                                                                                                The name and location of the raw material manufacturer or mill must be available
                                                                                                                                     upon request.
Q6SC        BUYER SKIP PRE-CAP INSPECTION
                                                                                                                          B.    All items defined in Q13A.
            This procurement has been identified as a supplier whose performance warrants skip lot
            sampling for Quality Field Engineering Pre-Cap Inspection. Do not call for source                                       Actual chemical/physical test results which substantiate compliance with the
            inspection.                                                                                                              applicable raw material and/or specification requirements.

       D.    BUYER SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE ANALYSIS                                                                  C.        This order requires compliance with buyer document D32656 for third party testing of
                                                                                                                                    high strength fasteners.
             Buyer approval of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis shall be required for
             wafer lots to be incorporated in parts supplied to Buyer Quality Field Engineering. The                      D.        SKIP LOT SAMPLING PROGRAM
             SEM analysis shall be performed by Seller and must be approved by Buyer prior to the                                   Raw Material testing and Raw Material Skip Sample testing per SP1015 and D32956
             incorporation of wafers in parts.                                                                                      is not applicable to this procurement. Forward the manufacturer’s raw material
       E.    BUYER SOURCE SURVEILLANCE                                                                                              certification to Northrop.

             Buyer Quality Field Engineering shall perform surveillance at Seller facilities during the            Q-15 CONTROL OF PROCESSES
             contract period. Surveillance shall be scheduled by Buyer and coordinated with Seller                        A process requiring NGST approval of processor’s facility is being procured on this order.
             prior to implementation. Surveillance activities shall include, but not be limited to, the                   The facility performing such processes, whether the Seller’s or a sub-tier to the Seller, must
             following:                                                                                                   be approved by NGST in advance of actual processing. The Seller is required to call the
                Auditing Seller’s procurement, manufacturing, test and inspection, configuration                         Buyer for the approved process facilities specific to the applicable processes. A Certificate of
                 control, and non-conforming material control procedures and processes.                                   Conformance to the process specification requirements shall be provided with the shipment.
                Witnessing of product acceptance/qualification testing.                                           Q-16 TEST DATA

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                                                                      PROCUREMENT QUALITY REQUIREMENTS
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     When Buyer specification requires test data to be recorded during performance of                                 B.   Seller shall provide and maintain a supplier quality assurance program in accordance
     acceptance testing, a copy (paper or electronic) of the recorded data, showing evidence of                            with requirements of MIL-STD-1535A, “Supplier Quality Assurance Program
     Seller inspection and verification of conformance, shall accompany shipment of items to                               Requirements”, that have been tailored as specified in the Buyer procurement document.
     Buyer. Shipment of data on non-paper, CD ROM/disk is desirable. Data shall meet the format
                                                                                                                 Q-32 (A,B,C,D,E,F) CORRECTIVE ACTION AND DISPOSITION SYSTEM FOR NONCONFORM-
     requirements of Buyer specification and, as a minimum, be identified with:
                                                                                                                      ING MATERIAL (MIL-STD-1520)
         Buyer procurement document number and applicable change notice number.
                                                                                                                      Seller shall provide and maintain a corrective action and disposition program for non-
         Buyer specification/drawing number and revision letter.
                                                                                                                      conforming material that is in conformance or with accordance with MIL-STD-1520,
         Buyer engineering order(s).                                                                                 “Corrective Action and Disposition System for Non-conforming Material” or with tailored
         Part number.                                                                                                requirements of MIL-STD-1520.
         Type of test performed.                                                                                     A.   MIL-STD-1520A.
         Lot number, serial numbers, and/or codes of items tested.
                                                                                                                      B.   MIL-STD-1520A, tailored as specified in the Buyer procurement document.
         Total quantity tested, quantity accepted and quantity rejected.
                                                                                                                      C.   MIL-STD-1520B.
         Any codes, keys or other information necessary to interpret Seller data.
                                                                                                                      D.   MIL-STD-1520B, tailored as specified in the Buyer procurement document.
Q-18 RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION
                                                                                                                      E.   MIL-STD-1520C.
     Seller must be approved by Buyer to perform the radiographic inspection applicable to this
     procurement document or shall use a radiographic facility approved by Buyer. Buyer shall                         F.   MIL-STD-1520C, tailored as specified in the Buyer procurement document.
     provide a list of approved radiographic facilities upon request. If Seller wishes to use an
                                                                                                                 Q-33 CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MIL-STD-45662)
     unapproved facility, prior authorization must be requested and received from Buyer. The
     seller must have at their Facility the necessary equipment to evaluate the x-ray film per ASTM                   Seller shall provide and maintain a calibration program that is in conformance with MIL-STD-
     E 1742 & Calibrated per MIL-STD-45662 or equivalent.                                                             45662, “Calibration System Requirements”.
     Unless otherwise specified by the parts specification, each radiograph shall comply with                    Q-34 (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J) CONTROL OF SOFTWARE
     ASTM E 1742 “Standard Practice for Radiographic Examination, MIL-STD-883 “Test Method
                                                                                                                      A.   Seller shall provide and maintain a system for the control of software used in the
     and Procedures for Microelectronics”, MIL-STD-750 “Test Method for Semiconductor
                                                                                                                           qualification/acceptance testing of deliverable hardware, software and firmware to be
     Devices”. The radiographic film and a copy of the report shall accompany the shipment of the
                                                                                                                           furnished on this procurement. Seller shall maintain procedures and test records on
     items to the Buyer. Serial number location & x-ray position must be recorded as part of or
                                                                                                                           items delivered to Buyer and these records shall be available for Buyer review.
     attached to the report.
                                                                                                                      B.   Seller shall deliver documentation of software as specified in the procurement document.
Q-24 REQUIREMENTS FOR DISTRIBUTORS
                                                                                                                           Software documentation shall be sufficient to establish that:
     A.    The distributor (a supplier other than the manufacturer) shall ensure and verify through                           All requirements are achieved or waivers submitted.
           the Buyer that the manufacturer and location is listed in the Approved Manufacturer
                                                                                                                              Configuration is correct and deliverables are properly identified and marked.
           Directory (AMD). The distributor shall identify on the C of C the name and location of
           manufacturer of each item under the procurement document.                                                          Planned level of acceptance is achieved and/or deviations/waivers are made part of
                                                                                                                               the deliverable documentation package.
           When items are identified by Buyer’s specification/drawing number, the distributor shall
                                                                                                                              Operating instructions accompanying the developed software are sufficient to enable
           provide complete information as to the original manufacturer and original manufacturer’s
                                                                                                                               loading, initialization, and operation by Buyer’s personnel.
           part number, lot number, serial number, and/or date code of items shipped. Such
           identification shall be submitted with each shipment.                                                      C.   Seller shall provide and maintain a software development program, which is in
                                                                                                                           conformance with DOD-STD-2167A, “Defense System Software Development”.
           The manufacturer must be NGST AMD approved for any inspection systems and or
           special processes imposed by the part specification for electronic, electro-mechanical,                    D.   Seller shall provide and maintain a software development program in accordance with
           cable and wire procurements (verified through the NGST Buyer).                                                  requirements of DOD-STD-2167A, “Defense System Software Development”, that have
                                                                                                                           been tailored as specified in Buyer procurement documents.
     B.    When procuring Raw Material, the distributor (a supplier other than the manufacturer)
           shall be AMD approved. However the manufacturer need not be listed in AMD.                                 E.   Seller shall provide and maintain a software quality assurance program that is in
                                                                                                                           conformance with DOD-STD-2168, “Defense System Software Quality Program”.
Q-25 SUPPLIER INSPECTION REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                                      F.   Seller shall provide and maintain a software quality program that is in accordance with
     Seller shall submit, with each shipment of items, one copy of an inspection report reflecting
                                                                                                                           requirements of DOD-STD-2168, “Defense System Software Quality Program”, that have
     100 percent inspection verification of all drawing characteristics for all products. The report
                                                                                                                           been tailored as specified in Buyer procurement document.
     shall delineate each drawing characteristic and specify the corresponding actual
     measurement results, except that a check mark will suffice for those dimensions with a total                     G.   Seller shall provide and maintain a software development process that is in compliance
     tolerance spread greater than 0.005 inch. True position dimensions of 0.007 inch or less and                          with IEEE/EIA 12207.0-1996 “Industry Implementation of International Standard ISO/IEC
     surface finish better than 32 shall be recorded in the data submitted. The inspection report                          12207:1995 (Standard for Information Technology – Software Life Cycle Processes”
     will include by number, each general note called out on the drawing. A check mark will be
                                                                                                                      H.   Seller shall provide and maintain a software development process that is in compliant
     used to address each general note to indicate that the general note requirements are in
                                                                                                                           with IEEE/EIA 12207.0-1996 “ Industry Implementation of International Standard
     compliance and all required certifications or test reports are included as part of the data
                                                                                                                           ISO/IEC 12207:1995 (Standard for Information Technology -- Software Life Cycle
     package.
                                                                                                                           Processes” that have been tailored as specified in Buyer procurement documents.
     Inspection record traceability shall be maintained by either serializing each item (if allowed)
                                                                                                                      I.   Seller shall provide and maintain a software development program that is in compliance
     or tag identification. The item identification is then matched with the corresponding inspection
                                                                                                                           with CMU/SEI-93-TR-024 – “Capability Maturity Model for Software, Version 1.1”
     report. A single inspection documentation record sheet may be used for more than one item
     of the same part number.The only exception to the above procedure applies to items                               Seller shall provide and maintain a software development program that is in compliant with
     machined under tape-controlled or automatic conditions. In that case, the 100 percent                                 CMU/SEI-93-TR-024- “Capability Maturity Model for Software, Version 1.1” that has
     inspection report may be limited to the first and last item procured from one continuous set-                         been tailored as specified in Buyer procurement documents
     up, and the inspection report shall state that the items were machined under tape-controlled
                                                                                                                 Q-35 ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CONTROL
     or automatic conditions.
                                                                                                                      Seller shall provide and maintain a program for electrostatic discharge (ESD) control for
                                    INSPECTION RECORD EXAMPLE
                                                                                                                      hardware items to be furnished on this procurement. Buyer requirements are as specified in
     DIMENSIONS                     S/N 001                S/N 002            S/N 003                                 the procurement document. Seller electrostatic discharge control program is subject to review
                                                                                                                      and approval by the Buyer.
     .250 + .004                     .251                    .253                 .254
          - .001                                                                                                 Q-36 (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I ) SUBCONTRACTOR PRODUCT ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
     If there are more than 25 items of the same part number and if serialization is not required,                    A.   Seller shall provide and maintain a system that assures implementation of the provisions
     the items may be grouped and data recorded as follows:                                                                contained in the applicable Product Assurance Requirements (PAR) document,
                                                                                                                           Statement of Work (SOW) and or Quality Systems Requirements Document (QSRD),
     DIMENSION                       QUANTITY                         RESULTS
                                                                                                                           that is referenced within the procurement document.
     .250 + .004                     150                              .249/.253
                                                                                                                      The general Quality Assurance requirements of Q-1 are also applicable for this procurement.
          - .001
                                                                                                                      B.   Seller shall provide and maintain a quality assurance program that is in conformance
Q-31 (A or B) SUPPLIER QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (MIL-STD-1535A)
                                                                                                                           with NASA Quality Publication NHB 5300.4 (1B), “Quality Program Provisions for
     A.    Seller shall provide and maintain a supplier quality assurance program that is in                               Aeronautical and Space System Contractors”.
           conformance with MIL-STD-1535A, “Supplier Quality Assurance Program
                                                                                                                      C.   Seller shall provide and maintain a quality assurance program in accordance with
           Requirements”.
                                                                                                                           requirements of NHB 5300.4 (1B), “Quality Program Provisions for Aeronautical and
                                                                                                                           Space System Contractors”, that have been tailored as specified in the Buyer
                                                                                                                           procurement document.
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     D.    Seller shall provide and maintain a quality assurance program that is in conformance                         The seller shall provide and maintain a Quality System that meets the Buyer’s requirements
           with MIL-Q -9858A, “Quality Program Requirements”, and a calibration program that is in                      for design/development, production and servicing based on the ISO 9001:1994 Standard.
           conformance with MIL-STD-45662, “Calibration Systems Requirements”.                                          The Seller capability to perform satisfactorily to these requirements shall be demonstrated by
                                                                                                                        having either:
     E.    Seller shall provide and maintain a quality assurance program in accordance with
           requirements of MIL-Q-9858A, “Quality Program Requirements”, and a calibration                               A.   ISO Certification from an accredited registrar or,
           program that is in accordance with MIL-STD-45662, “Calibration Systems
                                                                                                                        B.   The Buyer’s Quality Capability Evaluation Certificate for compliance to the NGST QSA-
           Requirements”, that have been tailored as specified in the Buyer procurement document.
                                                                                                                             9001: 1994 Quality System Assessment Checklist elements.
     F.    Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection system that is in conformance with NASA
                                                                                                                  Q-47 QUALITY SYSTEM: NGST QSA-9002: 1994
           Publication NHB 5300.4(1C), “Inspection System Provisions for Aeronautical and Space
           System Material, Parts, Components, and Services”.                                                           The Seller shall provide and maintain a Quality System that meets the Buyer requirements for
                                                                                                                        production, installation and servicing based on the ISO 9002:1994 Standard. The Seller
     G.    Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection system in accordance with requirements
                                                                                                                        capability to perform satisfactorily to these requirements shall be demonstrated by having
           of NHB 5300.4(1C), “Inspection System Provisions for Aeronautical and Space System
                                                                                                                        either:
           Material, Parts, Components, and Services,” that have been tailored as specified in the
           Buyer procurement documents.                                                                                 A.   ISO Certification, from an accredited registrar or,

     H.    Seller shall provide and maintain a quality program that is in conformance with NASA                         B.   Buyer Quality Capability Evaluation Certificate, for compliance to the NGST QSA-9002:
           Quality Publication NHB 5300.4(1D-2), “Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, and Quality                          1994 Quality System Assessment Checklist, element.
           provisions for the Space Shuttle Program”.
                                                                                                                  Q-48 QUALITY SYSTEM: NGST QSA-9003: 1994
     I.    Seller shall provide and maintain a quality program in accordance with requirements of
                                                                                                                        The seller shall provide and maintain a Quality System that meets the Buyer’s requirements
           NASA Quality Publication NHB 5300.4(1D- 2), “Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, and
                                                                                                                        for final inspection and test based on the ISO 9003-1994 Standard. The Seller capability to
           Quality Provisions for the Space Shuttle Program”, that have been tailored as specified
                                                                                                                        perform satisfactorily to these requirements shall be demonstrated by have either:
           in Buyer procurement document.
                                                                                                                        A.   ISO Certification, from an accredited registrar or,
Q-39 (A,B,C,D) SPACE STATION PRODUCT ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS (SSP 30000 AND
     JSC 31000)                                                                                                         B.   Buyer Quality Capability Evaluation Certificate, for compliance to the NGST QSA-9003:
                                                                                                                             1994 Quality System Assessment Checklist, elements.
     A.    Seller shall provide and maintain a product assurance program that is in conformance
           with NASA Publication SSP 30000, “Space Station Program Definition and                                 Q-49 QUALITY SYSTEM: NGST QSA-9001: 2000
           Requirements, Section 9, Product Assurance Requirements”.
                                                                                                                        The seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System that demonstrates its
     B.    Seller shall provide and maintain a product assurance program that is in accordance                          ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory
           with requirements of NASA publication SSP 30000, “Space Station Project Description                          requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of
           and Requirements, Section 9, Product Assurance Requirement”, that have been tailored                         the system, including processes for continual improvement of the systems and the assurance
           as specified in Buyer procurement document.                                                                  of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements based on the ISO
                                                                                                                        9001:2000 Standard. The Seller capability to perform satisfactorily to these requirements
     C.    Seller shall provide and maintain a product assurance program that is in conformance
                                                                                                                        shall be demonstrated by having either:
           with NASA publication JSC 3100, “Space Station Projects Description and
           Requirements, Volume 4, Product Assurance Requirements”.                                                     A.      ISO Certification from an accredited registrar or,
     E.        Seller shall provide and maintain a product assurance program that is in accordance                      B.      The Buyer’s Quality Capability Evaluation Certificate for compliance to the NGST
               with requirements of NASA publication JSC 31000, “Space Station Program Definition                               QSA-9001: 2000 Quality Management System Assessment Checklist elements.
               and Requirements, Volume 4, Product Assurance Requirements”, that have been
                                                                                                                  Note: Items changed with this revision:
               tailored as specified in Buyer procurement documents.
                                                                                                                  Was: Q1 REPLACE unless otherwise required by spec (MIL-PRF-38535), acceptance of the PO
Q-41 LEAD MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                                  indicates compliance to the requirements of Quality Clause Q1, General Quality Assurance
     Lead material requirements of Buyer document D11048, “Hot Solder Coating (Tinning) of                        Requirement.
     Electronic Parts by Outside Supplier”, applies to this procurement. Seller shall submit a
                                                                                                                  Is see new Q1 statement.
     certificate describing the lead material and finish with each shipment of items, including a
     statement of compliance with the provisions of Buyer document D11048.                                        Was: Q16 when Buyer spec requires test data to be recorded during performance of acceptance
                                                                                                                  testing a copy of the recorded data, showing…
Q-42 END ITEM DATA PACKAGES
                                                                                                                  Is: Q16 When Buyer specification requires test data to be recorded during performance of
     The following are the minimum Buyer requirements for data package contents, Special
                                                                                                                  acceptance testing a copy (paper or electronic), of the recorded data, showing… and added new
     project requirements in addition to these are contained in Buyer “Product Assurance
                                                                                                                  sentence: Shipment of data on non-paper, CD ROM/disk is desirable.
     Requirements” and/or “Statement of Work”.

     1.    Format:
               Table of contents and labeled dividers between sections.

     2.    Contents:                                                                                              APPROVED BY:
               As -built versus as-designed report.
               Acceptance test procedure and Data.                                                               _____________________________________________________
               Operating time record.
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               Discrepancy documents (initiated after final acceptance test has begun).
               Waivers/deviations/SIR(s).
               Identification sheet listing: unit name, equipment specification (if applicable), part
                number, serial number, revision level, contract number, project name (if applicable),
                number of volumes, original vs. retest package, acceptance vs. Qualification test
                data, and review signatures.

Q-44 PROHIBITED MATERIAL

            Prohibited Material: All constructions and finishes containing pure cadmium or pure
     zinc are prohibited. In addition, constructions and finishes containing pure tin are prohibited
     unless they contain a minimum of 3 weight percent alloying element(s) (i.e. lead, silver, etc.).
     Seller shall submit a certificate with each shipment stating that no prohibited materials are
     present in their deliverable product.

     Q-45 SEMICONDUCTOR CERTIFICATION

     Shipment of electronic devices using semiconductors shall be accompanied by a certification
     of conformance from Seller, stating as a minimum:
         The name and location of the original manufacturer of any semiconductor used in the
          fabrication of the end item.
         The semiconductor lot number.

Q-46 QUALITY SYSTEM: NGST QSA-9001: 1994



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