General Dynamics Mission Systems Quality Codes

General Dynamics Mission Systems Quality Codes

Applies to POs dated On or After October 01, 2019

Last Updated: October 10, 2021

Quality Codes are used to communicate specific quality and contract requirements to our vendors. Below is a list of the current QA Codes being used by General Dynamics Mission Systems.

QA001 - Calibration System Requirements (Rev C) 8/03/2021
Seller must provide a statement attesting the utilization of a calibration system that is compliant to ISO/IEC 17025, ANSI/NCSL Z5401.1, or ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 calibration system requirements. Third party registration of the supplier or sub-tier suppliers (as applicable) by an accredited registrar will be acceptable as proof of conformance to this flow-down requirement. A Seller that declares conformance with no formal accredited registrar will be subject to further review by GD Supplier Quality for compliance verification. This requirement also applies to: 

  • All subcontractors utilized for manufacturing.
  • All measuring and test equipment utilized on this order.
  • All distribution source suppliers and their sub-tier source suppliers.

All test equipment on this order is required to be fully calibrated and certified in accordance with the latest ISO/IEC 17025, ANSI/NCSL Z540.1, or ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 and is traceable to National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) for each item submitted. Documentation and data attesting to calibration certification shall be signed and dated by the certifying entity and shall accompany each item on this order. 

The Certificate of Calibration must contain the following statements: 

“The provided items have been measured and tested with a calibration system that complies with ISO/IEC 17025, ANSI/NCSL Z540.1, or ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 and traceable to the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST)”. 

Failure of receipt of documentation shall be cause for rejection and the items will be returned at the expense of the seller for recalibration & certification.

QA002 - Certificate of Conformance/Compliance (Rev B) – 8/03/2021
Seller must provide a clearly legible Certificate of Conformance (C of C) with each shipment, which attests to the conformance/compliance to the applicable specification and the Purchase Order of the provided materials, and shall contain the following information (not necessarily in this order):

  1. GDMS purchase order number
  2. Part number
  3. Part revision (not applicable to items fully defined by a military specification or catalog items)
  4. Part traceability information - must identify the Lot/Date Code, and/or Serial Number as required by QA078
  5. Part manufacturer
  6. Statement attesting to the seller’s compliance with the purchase order clauses, drawings, and/or specifications
  7. Stamp or signature of the Supplier’s QAE or authorized representative
  8. The certification shall be dated

Additional requirement applicable to parts and assemblies with an ASL (Approved Supplier List):

Items with an ASL must include the item part number and manufacturer’s name on the C of C. Example:

_______ company purchased part # ________ from __________ manufacturer

OR

_______ company verified that part # _____ was manufactured by _____ company

Seller must flow down the above requirements to sub-tier suppliers, OEM’s, distributors, process providers, and for raw materials. These additional C of C’s must be included with each shipment.

QA003 Certificate of Identicality (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
A certificate of Identicality (COI) provides the buyer with the sellers certification that the equipment being provided, together with the drawings and all other documentation, is identical in all respects to the equipment and the documentation previously provided by the seller. The seller also certifies the documentation to support the qualification requirements has been approved and is available. If product is not identical documentation outlining the differences between will be required in lieu of COI.

QA004 - Certificate of Conformance/Compliance for Raw Material (Rev -) 10/01/2019
A raw material Certificate of Compliance (C of C) is required certifying the material used to fabricate the parts supplied is compliant with all requirements, as specified. Additionally, the Seller shall supply a test report showing actual chemical and mechanical properties analysis test data on the lot of raw material used to manufacture the items or raw material shipped against this Purchase Order.

QA005 - Nonconforming Material (Rev -) 10/01/2019
The supplier is hereby notified that the authority to disposition nonconforming material (i.e. use - as - is or repair via material review) is not delegated. All items requiring material review shall be referred to General Dynamics MS quality for disposition.

QA006 – Conforming Goods (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Conforming Goods
Seller warrants that all Goods furnished under this Order shall conform at time of delivery to all specifications and requirements of this Order and shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship. To the extent Goods are not manufactured pursuant to detailed designs and specifications furnished by Buyer, the Goods shall be free from design and specification defects. Unless otherwise provided in this Order, at Buyer’s option, Buyer may (i) return the defective goods for credit or refund or (ii) direct Seller to promptly repair or replace defective goods. Return to Seller of defective Goods and redelivery to Buyer of corrected or replaced Goods shall be at Seller’s expense. Goods required to be corrected or replaced shall be subject to this requirement in the same manner and to the same extent as Goods originally delivered under this Order, but only as to the corrected or replaced part or parts thereof. Seller shall promptly comply with Buyer’s direction to: (i) repair, rework or replace the Goods, or (ii) furnish any materials or parts and installation instructions required to successfully correct the defect or nonconformance.

Seller shall assure employees understand their impact on product or service conformity as well as product safety, and their importance of ethical behavior.

QA007 – DFAR (Rev -) 10/01/2019
Buy American Act (DFAR 252.225-7001) and Qualified Countries (DFAR 252.225-7002) is imposed on this contract.

QA008 –  Prohibited Material Certification (Rev B)  10/7/2021
Supplier shall complete the enclosed document 99-P45317G "Certification for Prohibited Material and Restrictions" prior to shipping. Enclose the signed certification with the shipment.

QA009 – Battery Material Requirements (Rev -) 10/01/2019
Material on this order has been identified as potentially containing, or consisting of, batteries or battery cells. The supplier shall provide one reproducible copy of the following paperwork, on the supplier’s letterhead or form, with EACH shipment:
1) Battery or cell composition (Lead Acid, Alkaline, Lithium) and transportation classification;
2) A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), or Product Data Sheet;
3) Lithium Batteries and cells must also have documentation showing:
a) Watt-Hour rating for Lithium Ion/Lithium Polymer (rechargeable);
b) Lithium content, in grams, for Lithium Metal (primary); and,
c) Documentation stating that the battery/cell has successfully passed the required tests in the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria.
If no batteries/battery cells meeting the above criteria are present, a certificate attesting to this, on the supplier’s letterhead or form, must be provided.

QA010 – Mercury Exclusion Clause (Rev -)  10/01/2019
Supplies furnished shall contain no free mercury (metallic form) or mercury compounds (e.g. mercuric oxide & mercuric chloride) without written approval of General Dynamics. Seller shall perform a review to the extent necessary for a reasonable assurance that mercury is not being used in the supplies (e.g. review of drawing parts lists & material lists).

During the manufacturing, testing or inspection processes the supplies offered shall not have come in direct contact with the element Hg or any chemically, or thermally unstable mercury compound, nor with any mercury containing devices which provide only a single barrier seal against breakage or spillage and release of the elemental mercury. Mercury contamination of the supplies will be cause for rejection of the material.

Mercury bearing instrument & equipment (i.e. those instruments containing free mercury) shall not be used in the manufacture, fabrication, assembly, testing, etc., of any supplies. Note: Seller shall develop the same assurance & confidence of compliance with the mercury exclusion clause as it does with other specification requirements (e.g. toxic materials, flammable materials, fragile materials & radioactive materials). Certification of compliance or other attesting documentation shall be available if required to be provided to the Buyer and/or Government.
The seller shall furnish a certification of exclusion of metallic mercury compounds in the supplies furnished the buyer on this order. The certificate shall reference the buyer’s order number, part number and contain the signature and title of a responsible representative of the seller.
The Subcontractor shall require all sub-tier Subcontractors to comply with the mercury exclusion requirements.

QA011 – Ozone Depleting Chemicals (Rev -)10/01/2019
Definition. "Ozone-depleting substance," as used in this clause, means any substance the Environmental Protection Agency designates in 40 CFR Part 82 as--
(1) Class I, including, but not limited to, chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform; or
(2) Class II , including, but not limited to hydro chlorofluorocarbons.

Seller shall label products which contain or are manufactured with ozone-depleting substances in the manner and to the extent required by 42 U.S.C. 7671j (b), (c), and (d) and 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart E, as applicable:
Warning
Contains *_______, a substance(s) which harm(s) public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.

Warning
Manufactured with *_______, a substance(s) which harm(s) public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.

* Seller shall insert the name of the substance(s).

Boeing requires that the provisions/requirements set forth above be included in Seller's direct supply contracts as well as the obligation that they be flowed to the sub-tier supply chain. For the purpose of this note Supply Chain shall mean Seller's direct and indirect suppliers performing value-added activity on the products and services. It focuses on direct and lower-tier suppliers.

QA012 – Prohibited Materials (Rev A)  5/14/2020
Product on this order requires prohibition of certain materials: Tin, Cadmium, Mercury, or Zinc can not be contained in or used as a final finish/undercoat. Tin-Lead (SN-PB) finishes are acceptable provided they are in accordance with the General Dynamics drawing requirements and that the minimum lead content is three (3) percent. For all prohibited materials listed on this Purchase Order, supplier shall provide a written/signed Certificate of Compliance (C of C) per QA002 with each shipment that attests to meeting this requirement. 1) Supplier CAGE code; 2) Lot/heat/batch/date code and serial numbers (if applicable); 3) General Dynamics order number; 4) Part number of material; 4) Name and address of manufacturing location; 5) Quantity and unit of measure; 6) Statement of exclusion specific to the materials listed on the order’s prohibited materials; and, 7) Signature of an authorized member of the supplier’s Quality department. If supplier to General Dynamics is not the original manufacturer, supplier is responsible for obtaining all necessary information from the original manufacturer. If supplier to General Dynamics is not the original manufacturer, supplier is responsible for obtaining all necessary information from the original manufacturer. Materials which are determined to not meet these requirements may be rejected and returned to the Seller.

QA013 - Prohibited material Hexavalent Chromium (Rev -) 10/01/2019
The Supplier shall comply, and shall ensure their sub-tier suppliers comply, with identification of Hexavalent Chromium as a prohibited material to this order. Hexavalent Chromium refers to chemical compounds that contain the element Chromium in the +6 oxidation state; and further, may be represented as "Chromium (VI)", "CR(VI)", or "Chromium 6".

QA014 - Prohibited Tin plating (Rev - ) – 10/01/2019
Tin plating is prohibited as a final finish or as an undercoat. Tin-lead (Sn-Pb) finishes are acceptable provided that the minimum lead content is three (3) percent.

QA015 – Gold Plating Thickness (Rev -) 10/01/2019
Acceptance of material at General Dynamics is dependent upon successful completion of gold plating thickness verification by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF). This verification will be performed by General Dynamics during inspection after receipt of material. The thickness criteria is established by the General Dynamics drawing. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the revision specified on the Purchase Order on file.

QA016 – Plating requirements (Rev -)  10/01/2019
Subject parts shall meet the requirements of General Dynamics document 99-P60034A. The Supplier can obtain a copy by working with the GDMS Buyer.

QA017 – Sub-supplier Plating (Rev -)  10/01/2019
If plating cannot be performed at the facility of the supplier to whom this order has been issued, plating must be performed at a General Dynamics approved plating house.
Approved Plating Houses:

1) Coastline Metal Finishing, 7061 Patterson Dr., Garden Grove, CA 92841
2) ABSOLUTE METAL FINISHING, 90 MORSE ST., NORWOOD, MA 02062, (781) 551-8235
3) EPNER TECHNOLOGY, 78 KINGSLAND AVE., BROOKLYN, NY 11222, (800) 823-7637
4) GOLD TECH INDUSTRIES 450 E. CURRY ROAD, TEMPE, AZ 85281, (480) 968-1930.
5) PRECIOUS METALS PLATING CO, 2635 ORANGE AVE., SANTA ANA, CA 92707, (800) 481-6271
6) PURECOAT NORTH, LLC, 39 HITTINGER ST., BELMONT, MA 02478, (617) 484-8870
7) AMZ MANUFACTURING CORP, 2206 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, YORK, PA 17404, (717) 848-2565
8) General Metal Finishing, 42 Frank Mossberg Dr, Attleboro, MA, 02703-4697, US, (508)-226-5626
9) MIDWEST FINISHING INC., 9000 WYOMING AVE. N, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 55445, US, (763)493-5315
10) Litron, Inc., 207 Bowles Road, Agawam, MA 01001, (413) 789-0700

Identification of plating house (name and address), if applicable, shall be noted on packaging slip, or other shipping documentation. If plating is performed by supplier to whom this order has been issued, a statement to this effect must be similarly noted.

QA018 – Government-Industry Exchange Program (Rev -)  10/01/2019
Supplier shall participate in the appropriate interchange of the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP). Compliance with this clause shall not relieve the supplier from complying with other provisions of the contract.

QA019 – Change in Material or Design Details (Rev -)  10/01/2019
Supplier agrees not to make any changes in material or design details which would affect the part or any component part thereof with regard to (a) part number identification, (b) physical or functional interchangeability, and (c) repair and overhaul procedures and processes and material changes which affect these procedures without prior written approval of Boeing, and without revising the part numbers and the originals of all drawings or data. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

QA020 Supplier Change Notice (Rev -) 10/01/2019
Supplier shall document a process for notifying Buyer of intended or actual changes described in the following requirements.

1. Change in Quality Management Representative or Company Ownership- Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative of intended or actual changes in the management representative with assigned responsibility and authority for its quality management system. Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of change in Company Ownership

2. Change in Quality Management System - Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative in writing of intended or actual major change to its quality management system that may affect the conformity of its goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality management system is subject to review by Buyer. Supplier shall include, as part of written notification of change to its quality management system, a list of changed procedures identified by revision level, a description of the intent of the changes and a signed statement that compliance with Buyer’s quality system approval has not been diminished.

3. Change in Manufacturing Line, Facility Location, or Process - Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of intended or actual change to the manufacturing process that may affect the quality of delivered goods or services. This includes changes to Supplier’s and Supplier’s subcontractors manufacturing facility location for the contracted goods or services, equipment, or processes for which the product was qualified. Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of change to its quality control process that may affect the inspection verification of conformity or airworthiness. Notification shall document effect of change to inspection with respect to fit, form, reliability, function, conformity, airworthiness of the Supplier’s goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality control system is subject to review by Buyer.

4. Time Intervals between Successive Product Lots - The Seller is required to notify General Dynamics when the time interval between successive production lots for the part number specified on the Purchase Order exceeds 18 months. The Seller shall not begin production until given formal authorization by General Dynamics. The time between successive production lots is defined as the time between the last day of production of the previous lot and the first day of production of new product against this Purchase Order. Production is defined as kitting operations through the final manufacturing process.

5. Better-than-Established Parts  -  The use of better-than-established reliability level parts, or alternate parts, must be authorized by the General Dynamics Buyer prior to shipment. The Buyer shall advise if substitution is acceptable, and if necessary, process a formal revision to this Purchase Order.

6. Notification of Nonconformity or Obsolescence - Supplier shall notify the General Dynamics buyer, within one (1) working day of discovering any nonconformity, failure, etc. that could jeopardize the delivery schedule required by this Purchase Order. If an obsolescence issue occurs, the Seller shall notify the Buyer of this condition upon identification that a product  is slated to be phased out.

7. Inability to Make Delivery Date -Supplier upon acknowledging order is authenicating the ability to make the delivery date. Any change should be communicated at that time. Any slippage due to general dynamic failure to provide product or information will not impact the supplier scorecard. Any slippage of delivery due to supplier issue must be communicated in a timely manner to allow reaction time at general dynamics. For late deliveries general dynamic may request a cause and corrective action if a delivery slippage is more than 5 working days. If delivery slippage extends past 5 days we maintain the right to weekly or twice weekly conference calls in support of delivery recovery.

When specifically requested by Buyer, Supplier shall make specified quality data and/or approved design data available in the English language.

Supplier shall maintain an English language translation of:
1. Its quality manual,
2. The operating instructions that implement the quality manual requirements, and
3) An index of Suppliers procedures that contain quality requirements.

Buyer may require additional documentation to be translated, including but not limited to: shop orders, technical specifications, certificates, reports, and nonconformance documents.

The Seller shall not make any changes in the Work or end items (including assemblies, subassemblies, parts and components thereof) that do not conform to the requirements of this Order without the prior written consent of Buyer.

QA021 Supplier Material Substitution (Rev -) 10/01/2019
MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION  IS PROHIBITED

Supplier shall notify General Dynamics of proposed changes in design and/or process definition, and shall obtain approval from General Dynamics Buyer and cognizant Quality authority prior to implementing the change. Changes affecting processes, production equipment, tools, and programs shall be documented. Procedures shall be available to control change implementation.

A. Unauthorized Material Substitution (General) Unauthorized material substitutions are not permitted on buyer’s goods. Unauthorized material substitution includes any deviation from the engineering definition of a raw material. Engineering definition includes buyer design drawing and applicable specifications, product specification, form, size, shape, chemistry, melt method, origin, temper/condition, product testing or surface finish. Alternate materials specified in the engineering definition (and often described as approved material substitutions therein) do not constitute unauthorized material substitution. Terms and definitions for metallic materials and processing used herein are clarified in ARP1917. Contact buyer’s authorized procurement representative for details regarding deviations to authorized materials. Supplier agrees and understands that such deviations only apply to this purchase contract, and only as indicated in the buyer’s authorized document.

B. Metallic Materials (Specific) Temper or condition conversion - unless specifically authorized by the engineering definition, conversion of a raw material (i.e. heat treat to change the temper or condition of the material) constitutes material substitution of the condition provided by the manufacturer. Metallic Raw Materials Buyer’s engineering drawings may refer to obsolete or superseded specifications covering several forms, thicknesses, widths, etc. of the alloy or alloys. The required characteristics of these materials are defined not only by the objective test standards of the specification, but by the processes/methods by which this final form is achieved. These requirements are often captured in the definitions of the required material forms, and may not be explicitly called out in the detailed requirements. The raw material certification results from both the process used to make it and the tests to verify basic properties. Supplier shall ensure that metallic materials covered by current or obsolete/superseded specifications are produced using the standard industry practices designed strictly for the production of stock to the specified thickness, diameter, width or cross sectional electrochemical and mechanical methods used for the removal of surface scale or contamination, or the production of the required surface finish, in accordance with the material specification are acceptable. Raw material must not be re-certified with respect to thickness, diameter, width or cross sectional area or product form. Machining or cutting of thicker product or other product forms shall not be supplied in lieu of specified product unless specifically authorized by buyer. Raw material certifications for material or parts shall reflect the form and size of the raw material as originally manufactured by the raw material producer.

C. Specification Supersession: For government specifications and standards canceled after June 1994, supplier and subcontractors at all tiers shall use the last active revision of the canceled specification and standard until an acceptable replacement is included in the requirements of this contract. Contact the buyer’s authorized procurement representative in the event of any inconsistency in applicable specification or standard.

D. Reports (Full Pedigree From Melt To Final Product) - Raw material certifications shall show clear traceability to the manufacturer(s) of the raw material including ingot source, all thermo-mechanical processing (i.e. forging, rolling, drawing, etc.), heat treatment, chemical processing and inspections as required by applicable raw material specification requirements.

E. Chain of Custody (Disguising Intermediate Ownership) Suppliers shall not disguise the pedigree of material or chain of ownership by removal of a previous supplier’s name, nomenclature or identification.

F. Source Of Additional Information - Addition information and guidance may be found through buyer’s supplier portal or buyer’s authorized procurement representative.

G. The substance of this article shall be flowed in all subcontracts at every tier.

QA022 Counterfeit Parts Requirement (Rev B) 5/14/2020
All parts and materials shall be procured only through OEMs/OCMs, or their franchised dealer or distributors.
The supplier shall verify the procurement source and associated certifying paperwork.

Seller must maintain and make available to Buyer at Buyer’s request, within 10 business days, OEM/OCM documentation that authenticates traceability of the parts/components to the applicable OEM/OCM. The supplier shall obtain written authorization from the GDMS Buyer noted on the order (or their designated replacement) prior to discarding or destroying compliance documentation after the specified retention period.
Appropriate incoming inspection test methods shall be used to detect potential Counterfeit Parts and materials. The supplier shall not use unapproved brokers (any company, person, or entity who is not an OEM/OCM or not an OEM/OCM authorized franchised dealer or distributor) for the purchase of components/materials/parts unless pre-approval has been granted by GDMS.

A Certificate of Conformance/Compliance (C of C) shall be required with EACH shipment; refer to QA002 for format and minimum content.

QA023 - Counterfeit Mitigation (Rev A) 5/14/2020
This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp.

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007.

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (C of C) per QA002 and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order and made available upon request.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method shall clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification for the item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications. Supplier to provide the following MAC Address information for each item that contains a MAC address: 1) Each item with a MAC address shall be labeled with that MAC address on the unit and on the packaging; 2) A summary listing of MAC addresses by the part number and serial number for each item in the delivery lot. A copy of the summary list shall be provided with the packing list and shall be delivered with the equipment.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

Additional requirements with regards to counterfeit parts prevention can be found at the General Dynamics web site https://gdmissionsystems.com/suppliers/terms-conditions/. The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

QA024 - Mil-Spec Part Requirements (Rev -) 10/01/2019
If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a Mil-Spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.) the Supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DoD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DoD Qualified Products Database (QPD). ASSIST-Online (https://assist.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DoD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DoD databases such as the QPD.

The QPD does not include every specification, Mil-Spec part, or manufacturer doing business with the government; it is limited to active and inactive specifications that have a requirement for qualification. Only government or manufacturer parts within those specifications are listed. Likewise, only the sources for products currently included in those qualification data sets will be located and found within the QPD. Additionally, if a specification is canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification, the qualification data associated with that specification will be archived offline and be unavailable to general users of ASSIST-Online or the QPD. If you cannot find a Mil-Spec part in the QPD, please check the governing specification in ASSIST-Online, as the specification may have been canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification.

The Mil-Spec parts shall not be altered. Purchase Order shall only be accepted by the Seller if the manufacturer is currently approved on the applicable QPL/QML for the military specification part number specified.

QA025 Qualified Products List - JAN (Rev -) 10/01/2019
The devices furnished under this order shall be products which are listed on the Qualified Products List (QPL) applicable to the device ordered. Government source inspection is required on all JAN branded devices to the extent specified in the applicable military specification. The supplier shall make details of their inventory system and traceability documentation available to the authorized government representative for inspection (acceptance) upon request and shall be prepared to provide copies of actual records of processing or certification as to the origin of transactions and handling of JAN devices ordered.

QA026 - Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive material packaging (Rev -) 10/01/2019
Parts shall be packaged in MIL-PRF-81705, transparent/translucent (clear or tinted any color), waterproof, electrostatically protective, electrostatic shielding bags and marked as static shield. Additional packaging to preclude damage in shipment shall be utilized as necessary, such as non-corrosive static dissipative material within metal foil or carbon-lined containers is preferred for providing ESD protection. However, topically treated polyethylene materials (Pink Poly or Blue Benstat) shall NOT be utilized for any portion of the packaging.

Covers, insulators, and Kovar carriers must be separately packaged in individual ESD-protective bags, complying to ANSI/ESD S 541. Each bagged item shall be protected by sandwiching and taping the bagged item between two sheets of corrugated cardboard as an individual unit. Individually packaged units shall be packaged together and wrapped in bubble-wrap to a thickness of at least .5 inches on all sides. The bubble-wrapped package shall be inserted into a cardboard shipping container. Identification labels must be placed on the shipping container and each individual ESD protective bag. The labels must note the part number, drawing revision, and quantity enclosed within the container.
Components that have been ordered as an electrical matched set, shall be packaged in a single ESD protective package and clearly labeled as a “matched set.”
NOTE: ONLY when testing and classification in accordance with ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-001-2012 ESDA/JEDEC identifies a subject item as having a HBM Sensitivity Threshold of less than 250 Volts, shall the subject items on this purchase order be considered ESDS Class 0; such items shall be clearly identified as “ESDS CLASS 0” on package marking by the supplier.

QA027 - Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive material packaging (Rev A) 8/03/2021
If this order is for a device that is Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive (ESDS), the Seller shall maintain an Electrostatic Discharge Control program in accordance with the most recent version of MIL-STD 1686, ANSI S20.20, or approved alternate. The program shall be subject to review by General Dynamics. The item shall be packaged in materials that are non-charge generating on the inside surface next to the part as well as providing conductive shielding protection. The protective container shall be labeled with an industry recognized ESDS cautionary statement.

QA028 - Foreign Object Debris (Rev -)  10/01/2019
A FOD prevention program shall be maintained, available for review. The program shall include the review of design and manufacturing processes to identify and eliminate foreign object entrapment areas. Work shall be accomplished in a manner preventing foreign objects or material in deliverable items. Work areas and control tools, parts and materials shall be maintained in a manner to prevent FOD incidents. Seller shall apply adequate measures to ensure that product is free from burrs, loose items and foreign objects. Prior to closing inaccessible or obscured areas and compartments during assembly, the supplier shall inspect for foreign objects and materials. The supplier shall flow down these requirements to sub-tier suppliers to ensure compliance.

QA029 - OEM Flowdown from Distributors to Sub-contractors (Rev -)  10/01/2019
If the Seller is not the manufacturer of the product, the Seller is responsible for flowing down all requirements to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and/or assuring compliance to ISO 9000 or AS9100.  It is the Seller’s responsibility to identify those requirements that cannot be met and to notify the Buyer.
All shipments against this purchase order shall contain documentation identifying the product manufacturer.
Shipments may contain product from more than one manufacturer if the following conditions are met:
1. Product from each manufacturer shall be separately packaged and, if applicable, be accompanied with the required paperwork (Certificate of Conformance per QA002, applicable data package).
2. Each set of product shall have a separate line item on the shipping document corresponding to the applicable set of product, with the quantity of each set indicated. 

QA030 - Subcontractor Flowdown (Rev -)  10/01/2019
Whenever the Supplier subcontracts any part of the work required by this purchase order (including parts or all of the manufacturing processes) it shall be the Supplier’s responsibility to flow down all the applicable contractual requirements invoked on this purchase order to the Supplier’s subcontractors.

QA031 - Original Equipment Manufacturer (Rev A)  9/24/2020
Only authentic parts and/or components directly from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM or OCM) or through the OEM/OCM authorized distribution chain shall be authorized for the subject order line. Purchases of parts or components from independent distributors are not authorized unless first approved–in writing–by cognizant Quality authority. “Independent Distributor” shall mean a person, business, or firm that is neither authorized nor franchised by an OEM/OCM to sell or distribute the OEM/OCM’s products, but which purports to sell, broker, and/or distribute such product. Independent distributors are also referred to as “non-franchised distributors”, “unauthorized distributors”, or “brokers”.

When the subject order begins with “01ESM” or “01P”—only if supplied by other than the OEM/OCM or through authorized distributors of the OEM/OCM—material under this order is subject to, and must comply with, 00-2730228 Level I testing. The supplier shall deliver documented results of all required inspection and tests performed. Traceability for semiconductors shall be to the individual wafer identification number. Supplier shall flow this requirement down to all sub-tier suppliers. If material is supplied by the OEM/OCM, or authorized distributors of the OEM/OCM, then the requirement for a documentation package compliant to 00-2730228 is waived (unless otherwise required by design documentation or Purchase Order); instead, a Certificate of Conformance is required, in accordance with Quality Codes QA002. 

QA032 - Sub-Tier Supplier Control (Rev -) 10/01/2019
The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product
2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product
3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval
4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements
5. Records retention requirements
6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

No subtier assignation without written aproval from General Dynamics purchasing. All flowdowns and control processes must be communicated to any approved subtier. Any data from a subtier supplier must be evaluated and validated prior to final product submittal to GDMS.

QA033 - First Article Inspection (Rev -)  10/01/2019
At its option, GD-MS may perform the required first article inspection at GD-MS without prior notice to the seller. The seller shall obtain written acceptance of the first article prior to further shipments. The seller shall provide tentative notice of inspection readiness ten days in advance and confirmation no less than forty-eight hours in advance thereof.
Supplier is required to submit a First Article Inspection (FAI) report on the subject material. Format is required to comply to AS9102. Shipment of material is contingent on General Dynamics’ Quality Engineering acceptance of the submitted report. Record of FAI performance shall be maintained by the supplier for three (3) years, at a minimum, and a copy should be submitted with delivery of the unit used in performance of the FAI.
First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) must be submitted to supplier quality (refer to the contact information table located at https://gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19)

assurance and approval received before shipping material. Do not include the FAIR with the first material shipment. GDMS approval of the FAIR locks the process and it shall not be modified without written approval by GDMS in advance.
The FAIR includes all of the following:
1) first article inspection and any required test results submitted per AS9102;
2) process flow diagrams generated to include manufacturing, inspection and special process operations;
3) manufacturing process (e.g., routing sheets, manufacturing/quality plans, manufacturing work instructions, etc.).
4) evidence that indicators of process control are established. These may include but are not limited to monitoring specific characteristics, process capability studies, key characteristics identified, functional checks, and required frequency of gage calibration or gage R&R.
5) if part marking is required per drawing, a photo of the part marking as applied on the part must be included with first article package. Photo must clearly depict marking content and location.

QA034 - First Piece Source Inspection (Rev -)  10/01/2019
General Dynamics Source Inspection is required on each shipment from your facility. Source inspection may be requested by submitting an supplier quality report (SQR), please refer to the contact information table located at  for site specific contact information.
A First Piece Inspection (FPI) is also required on this purchase order. The balance of lot is subject to a minimum inspection sample of a 4.0 AQL per ANSI Z1.4 general inspection level II. Alternate inspection plans may be considered but must be approved by GDMS Pittsfield QA department.
It is the supplier’s responsibility to conduct an FPI on one (1) of the first five (5) pieces delivered under this order to verify conformance of all physical, chemical, and test requirements specified as part of this order. Upon completion of the inspection, the supplier shall notify the GDMS quality department by submitting an SQR along with a copy of the FPI, please refer to the contact information table located at https://gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19 for site specific contact information.

A five (5) day notice shall be required for scheduling verification. This process must be completed before shipping the parts.

In cases of distributors, the requirement can be considered satisfied by a certificate of compliance (C of C) per QA002 from the manufacturer as long as it states objective evidence is on file and available.

Manufacturer’s of QPL parts are only required to produce evidence of current qualification for QPL parts.

FPI is considered satisfied if the Purchase Order has an active line item for a First Article Inspection and has been completed as part of the first article test requirements.

FPI approval is considered extended by GDMS from one purchase order to the next provided that:
1. No processes or configuration changes have occurred.
2. The part is manufactured at the same facility.
3. The manufacturing process has remained the same.
4. The part has been in continuous production, with no break in production in excess of one (1) year.
5. No formal corrective action has been required.
6. The subtier suppliers and special processors have not changed.

Objective evidence must be maintained demonstrating the above. GDMS quality must be notified if any of the above conditions cannot be met.

QA035 - Supplier First Piece Inspection (Rev -) 10/01/2019
It is the supplier’s responsibility to conduct an FPI on one (1) part delivered under this order to verify conformance of all physical, chemical, and test requirements specified as part of this order. The supplier shall provide a copy of the FPI, annotating the PCD Part Number, Revision, and applicable Purchase Order, please refer to the contact information table located at https://gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19 for site specific contact information. GDMS will, upon acceptable review of the supplier FPI, provide to the supplier a confirmation of acceptance.

FPI shall consist of one legible copy of a report of actual recorded variable measurements identifiable to the following parameters listed on the drawing:
a) Dimensional requirements in accordance with the Procurement Control (PCD) outline (reference dimensions not required).
b) Weight in accordance with the PCD.
c) Chemical properties (may be satisfied by a copy of the manufacturer’s certification).
d) Test Requirements in accordance with the approved Acceptance Test.

Note: Environmental requirements are not applicable to FPI.
These reports shall contain the signature and title of a responsible representative of the seller who performed the measurements indicating conformance to the specified requirements. The drawing /part number must be referenced, including the appropriate revision letter.

Alternate Method: FPI is considered satisfied if the supplier can provide a completed FPI report meeting the criteria above from a previous delivery given the following conditions exist:
1) No configuration changes have occurred.
2) The part is manufactured at the same facility.
3) The manufacturing process has remained the same.
Objective evidence must be maintained demonstrating the above.

QA036 - Final Source Inspection (Rev A)  5/14/2020
Final Source Inspection is required on all shipments against this line item at the supplier’s facility prior to shipment. The supplier shall provide the necessary facilities, equipment, qualified personnel, and documentation to demonstrate conformance to the order requirements during this inspection, including final testing. At the time of source inspection a copy of the General Dynamics PO, latest Drawing & PL, latest Change Notices, and other applicable specifications shall be presented. The parts or devices shall be ready for shipment except for any packaging that may interfere with the inspection/test. The seller shall provide the necessary facilities, equipment and personnel qualified to demonstrate conformance to the order requirements to the GDMS Quality Assurance representative for this inspection. The supplier shall provide tentative notice ten (10) days in advance of inspection readiness and confirmation no less than forty-eight hours in advance thereof, using the General Dynamics Source Inspection Request form provided by General Dynamics Procurement; please refer to the contact information table located at; https://preprod.gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19  for site specific contact information. After completion of successful and accepted source inspection, a copy of the completed Source Inspection Report and all other required data shall be packaged and shipped with the parts.
All specified documents referenced in the purchase order (i.e. certifications, test reports, etc.) are not to be shipped with the product. These records are to be maintained at the supplier’s facility and are subject to GDMS verification upon request. Unless otherwise required by purchase order, the records must be retained for six (6) years after completion of deliveries and payment thereof under this purchase order.

QA037 - Government Source Inspection (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Government inspection requirements. Government inspection is required prior to shipment from your facility. Upon receipt of this order, promptly notify the government representative who normally services your facility so that appropriate planning for government inspection can be accomplished. In the event the representative or office cannot be located, the General Dynamics buyer should be notified immediately.

QA038 - Inspection requirement 99-P60077 (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Supplemental to MIL-STD-883, all inspection criteria shall be subject to the requirements of document 99-P60077, Supplemental Inspection Criteria for Microelectronic Packages.

QA039 - Inspection requirement 99-P60051A (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All parts shall be inspected in accordance with General Dynamics document 99-P60051A, TABLE 1 99-P60051A011 Supplier Requirements for Visual Inspection of Machined Parts.

QA040 - In-Process Source Inspection (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
In-process source surveillance is required on all items covered by this order at the seller’s facility during the duration of the order. It is intended that random surveillance inspections will be conducted at periodic intervals upon 48 hours verbal notice. Generally these inspections will consist of a review of selected process controls procedures and documentation associated with the manufacture of the articles covered by this order. This seller shall provide tentative notice ten days in advance of commencing manufacture and confirmation not less than forty-eight hours in advance thereof. At the time of confirmation, seller shall supply the dates comprising of the start and the end of the manufacturing cycle.

In-Process Source Inspection is required on all shipments against this line item at the supplier’s facility prior to shipment.  In-process inspection shall verify acceptability of quality characteristics which cannot be readily inspected in completed items. In-process inspection points shall be as defined in the order and shall be mutually agreed upon by GDMS Quality Assurance and the seller prior to start of manufacturing. The seller shall provide the necessary facilities, equipment and personnel qualified to demonstrate conformance to the order requirements to the GDMS Quality Assurance representative for this inspection. Scheduling of SI is dependent on special processes required to complete manufacture, and requires the supplier to contact General Dynamics Quality Engineer/Buyer to determine appropriate submission checkpoints at the point of order receipt. At the time of source inspection a copy of the General Dynamics PO, latest Drawing & PL, latest Change Notices, and other applicable specifications shall be presented. The supplier shall provide notice ten (10) business days in advance of inspection readiness in advance thereof, using the General Dynamics Source Inspection Request form provided by General Dynamics Procurement; please refer to the contact information table located at; https://gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19 for site specific contact information.  After completion of successful and accepted source inspection, a copy of the completed Source Inspection Report will be maintained with supplier’s work instruction through completion of manufacture, to be packaged and shipped with the parts at the conclusion of manufacture.

QA041Quality Conformance Inspection (Rev -) 10/01/2019
The supplier is authorized to ship the quantity of parts required by this purchase order line, less the samples required for Quality Conformance Inspection (QCI), Group B and Group D testing, at the successful completion of 100% processing and Group A testing, but prior to QCI Group B and Group D testing.

QA042 - Inspection of Suppliers FAR (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The supplier shall comply with the requirements of FAR Clause 52.246-2, “inspection of supplies,” as a minimum.

Record retention: Suppliers must retain inspection records for 6 years after the completion of deliveries and payment thereof under this purchase order.

These records (i.e. certifications, test reports, etc). are to be maintained at the supplier’s facility, and are subject to GDMS’s verification any time within the specified interval.

QA043 - Radiographic Inspection (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The items on this order require radiographic inspection by a government or buyer-approved x-ray laboratory. Film will be read and interpreted by the laboratory and the findings reported on an appropriate form. The x-ray film and one copy of the x-ray report must accompany the material. The x-ray film must be identified with the buyer’s order number and the report shall contain the signature and title of a responsible representative of the laboratory.

QA044 - Source Inspection (Rev A) – 5/14/2020
Source Inspection is required on all shipments against this line item at the supplier’s facility, prior to encapsulation. Source Inspection/Oversight may include the witnessing of Wire Bond, Pre-Cap inspection and the witnessing of Lid Seal. The supplier shall provide the necessary facilities, equipment, qualified personnel, and documentation to demonstrate conformance to the order requirements during this inspection. At the time of source inspection a copy of the General Dynamics PO, latest Drawing & PL, latest Change Notices, and other applicable specifications shall be presented. The supplier shall provide notice seven (7) business days in advance of inspection readiness in advance thereof, using the General Dynamics Source Inspection Request form provided by General Dynamics Procurement; please refer to the contact information table located at; https://preprod.gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19  for site specific contact information. After completion of successful and accepted source inspection, a copy of the completed Source Inspection Report will be maintained with supplier’s work instruction through completion of manufacture, to be packaged and shipped with the parts at the conclusion of manufacture.

QA045 - First Article Inspection (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
A First Article Inspection (FAI) is to provide evidence that all engineering, design and specification requirements are correctly understood, accounted for, verified and recorded. An FAI compliant with the current revision of AS9102 shall be conducted on a one piece sample that is representative of the first production run.

The FAI requirement shall continue to apply after initial compliance. The Seller shall re-perform a full FAI or partial FAI for affected characteristics when any of the following events occurs:

-A change in the design affecting form, fit, or function of the part.
-A change in the manufacturing source(s), process(es), inspection method(s), location of manufacture, tooling or materials, that can potentially affect form, fit, or function.
-Changes in a numerical control program or translation to another media that can potentially affect form, fit or function.
-A natural or man-made event which may adversely affect the manufacturing process.
-A lapse in production for two years.

QA046 - SPARE Part Requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Customer source inspection is required at your facility.

1) The supplier will inspect (each part) to the supplier’s normal test and inspection plan.
2) The supplier will provide certification of compliance that 100% inspection has been completed and acceptable.
3) The C of C per QA002 (certificate of Compliance) must be shipped attached to the supplier packing slip
4) The supplier shall submit an SQR(supplier quality report) indicating that the parts are ready for customer source inspection, please refer to the contact information table located at https://gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19  for site specific contact information.
5) Electrical items must include functional verification for each item delivered on each part.
6) The “SPR” designation will not be affixed to the part or to the part packaging.

All supplier shipping documents must be identified with the “SPR” designation.

The source inspector will “s” stamp each part, unless the note: “Final acceptance test will occur at GDMS” is on the purchase order.

QA047 - First Article Inspection reporting (AS9102) (Rev A) – 2/13/2020

First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) must be submitted to Supplier Quality Assurance and approval received before shipping material. Do not include the FAIR with the first material shipment. GDMS approval of the FAIR locks the process and it shall not be modified without written approval by GDMS in advance. FAI will be performed on a part from the initial production lot provided by the supplier.

Any modifications to these requirements shall be specified within the Purchase Order.

The FAIR includes all of the following:

1) First Article Inspection and any required test results submitted per AS9102;
2) Process flow diagrams generated to include manufacturing, inspection and special process operations;
3) Manufacturing process (e.g., routing sheets, manufacturing/quality plans, manufacturing work instructions, etc.).
4) Evidence that indicators of process control are established. These may include but are not limited to monitoring specific characteristics, process capability studies, key characteristics identified, functional checks, and required frequency of gage calibration or gage R&R, as required.
5) If part marking is required per drawing, a photo of the part marking as applied on the part must be included with First Article package. Photo must clearly depict marking content and location.
Clarifying information and instructions:

1) Seller to notify Supplier Quality Assurance prior to production starting for the coordination and planning of the FAI so all requirements are met in the Final FAIR. FAI may include the witnessing of in-process inspections to be accomplished during performance of FAI.
2) AS9102 forms, or equivalent, shall be used to document the results of the first article inspection as required in the specification. These forms may be generated by any media, but must contain all the information required by AS9102.
3) Report actual dimensions/results for all characteristics as well as applicable drawing notes.
4) FAIR requires bubbled Drawings, Drawing Notes, Engineering Change Notices, and Specifications.
5) The supplier shall forward the FAIR along with applicable certifications and test data (e.g., NDT, painting, plating, composition, X-ray, functional testing, etc.). The completed routers/travelers supporting the FAIR must be available upon request.
6) The supplier is required, unless permission is granted contractually, to use the same unit of measure as specified in the technical data package when reporting inspection.
7) Seller personnel preparing the FAIR shall sign, and date the FAIR on AS9102, Form # 1, Blocks 19 and 20.
8) Seller representative of the Quality Department shall review, sign, and date the FAIR on AS9102, Form # 1, Blocks 21 and 22.
9) The exclusion for unique single run production orders not intended for ongoing production (AS9102 Rev B, Section 1.3 Applicability), shall not apply.
10) At the discretion of GDMS, during the performance of the FAI, the part and its required systems, procedures, and facilities are subject to surveillance by purchaser representatives.
11) Following GDMS review and approval of the initial FAIR, resubmission is required in the event of changes as delineated in MV-QSP-TMP-10.0.1

Note: A FAIR is required for all products except for the following:

1) Standard catalog items
2) Product covered by a military/industry standard or specification.

List all military/industry standard or specification on AS9102, form # 1 and # 2, and record the certification numbers on Form # 2, Block # 10 and attach a copy of the certifications/test reports in the FAIR.

 

FAI REQUIREMENTS FOR 3D MODEL BASED DEFINITION:

For product definition established by technical data provided in the form of 3D Model Based Definition (MBD), the authority for all geometrical features is the 3D CAD model. These data packages will contain the 3D CAD model (STEP format, or native Catia V5 on request), a 3D .pdf file containing datum’s and limited dimensions showing feature tolerances that are not standard tolerances as specified in the notes list. This 3D .pdf file also contains the Parts List/Notes List as an attachment (Excel file). Please read through all notes as all standard tolerances and any special instructions are specified here. It is the responsibility of the supplier to document and record First Article Inspection of all geometric features of the 3D CAD model. FAI shall consist of 100% of all model features unless otherwise specified by the Purchase Order.

QA048 - Test and Inspection Data (Rev A) – 5/14/2020

The supplier shall provide, with each shipment, one legible/reproducible copy of the documented Test Data, including electrical, mechanical, environmental, chemical analysis and/or physical, as applicable.  Lot type and serial numbers of items submitted data shall be included with every part shipment. These reports shall contain the signature and title of a responsible representative of the seller who performed the test indicating conformance to the specified requirements. The specifications must be listed, including the revision letter.

When a Final Source Inspection is required on this Purchase Order, along with the request for inspection, send an electronic copy of the above Test Data to the site specific contact located at https://preprod.gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/suppliers/terms-and-conditions/quality-codes/general-dynamics-mission-systems-quality-codes-pos-after-10-1-19.

 

QA049 - Data required for each order (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The supplier shall provide dimensional data for each part on this purchase order. The dimensional data must include the measured value for every dimension as defined by the applicable drawing. All drawing notes shall be verified by indicating accept or not accept on the suppliers data sheet. The supplier is to provide this inspection data with each shipment. If the dimension is measured, the measured value shall be provided. If the dimension is gaged, provide a statement to that effect. If a nonconformance is found during the supplier’s inspection, the supplier shall notify buyer procurement prior to delivery.

QA050 - Wafer Lot acceptance Report (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Supplier shall deliver one copy of the wafer lot acceptance report and SEM photos for the wafers used in material manufacture.

QA051 - Trouble and Failure Reporting (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformance's which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

QA052 - Mechanical Measurements Reports (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Each part shall be accompanied by one legible copy of a report of actual variables mechanical measurements identifiable to all mechanical parameters listed on the drawing. These reports shall contain the signature and title of a responsible representative of the seller who performed the measurements indicating conformance to the specified requirements. The drawing number must be listed, including the revision letter.

In the event that measurements data are represented by sampling send data on those samples by the AQL selected. Place an identification tag or other temporary marking on all parts measured to assure positive data correlation upon receipt at GDMS.

QA053 - Customer Furnished Digital Data (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The Seller shall ensure that Customer Furnished Digital Data is protected and controlled to match Seller’s developed software and quality records are available for GDMS and Customer/Government and/or Regulatory authorities review at the Seller’s facility. This applies only to software developed by the Seller used in controlling manufacturing operations or inspection and test equipment. Software Quality Assurance Procedures/Forms/Software Types and revisions shall be submitted to GDMS Buyer for Supplier Quality Assurance review/approval before starting production.

Seller shall flow the substance of this clause to its subcontractors, including this sentence, changing the relationship of the parties as appropriate to preserve the intent of the words.

QA054 - Witness Acceptance Test (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The QA/QC personnel of the contractor to whom this Purchase Order was issued shall perform, or physically witness the performance of, all acceptance tests/inspections whether performed at the contractor’s facility or another facility. All test records resulting from acceptance inspection/testing must include: GD part number and revision; Date Code(s) of assemblies being tested (when applicable); actual measurements/readings of inspections/tests performed; these records must be sent to General Dynamics as part of the packaging documentation accompanying material shipment. These requirements cannot be fulfilled by data review without advance written permission from GD Quality Assurance Engineering (a copy of which should be added to shipment documentation). Advance notice of seven (7) business days of planned acceptance testing/inspection must be provided to GD QAE for internal scheduling purposes.

QA055 - Fiber optic cable requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
1) Each individual cable shall be tested to confirm compliance to the 1 db loss requirement, from one direction then from the reverse direction. 100% test required. Supplier to test cables with light passing first from one direction and then reversed. Test data results to be provided.
2) Testing requires a mate up with a complimentary connector to form a connector pair (MTJR to MTJR or mil connector to mil connector, etc.). Individual Mil termini to Mil connectors is not acceptable for optical loss readings.
3) Each pin in each connector shall be tested to the 1 db requirement.
4) If any pin on any connector fails requiring a remote, all pins must be rechecked to confirm compliance to the 1 db requirement.
5) Military connector mates will be hand tight mates. If it is desired to use a more controlled procedure for consistent torque measurements (using a special tool) this procedure shall be submitted for approval.
6) Determination of the actual insertion loss will be in compliance with testing standards outlined in eia/tia-526-7 method a.1 for single mode and eia/tia-526-14a method b for multi-mode.

QA056 - Soldering Requirement (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Solderability requirement: Solderability testing is required for product furnished in accordance with this Purchase Order or contract. The supplier shall furnish certification with each shipment. This certification shall contain the following information as a minimum:

1. General Dynamics Purchase Order number.
2. General Dynamics part number
3. Revision number if revision by document is called out on the Purchase Order.
4. The supplier shall state in that certificate the fact that solderability testing has been successfully performed on the product, the procedure used to perform solderability testing (Mil-Spec, industry standard, company procedure, etc.) and the date(s) that solderability testing was performed or date code(s) of the product.
5. Certification is to be signed and dated by an authorized representative of the company (preferably a member of company quality management).

All leads, pins, terminations or terminals on components/parts supplied shall comply with the solderability requirements of J-STD-001, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-750 or MIL-STD-202. The testing may be performed on leads, pins or packages which are from the same material lot as that used in production parts and which have been exposed to the same environments as the production parts.

No more than twenty-four (24) months shall expire between performance of solderability testing(s) or date code and arrival of material at General Dynamics MS.

QA057 - Acceptance Test Procedure for material (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The seller shall submit one reproducible copy of the acceptance test procedure (ATP) to be used for determining acceptability of the articles to be delivered under this order at least ten days prior to requesting source inspection or at least ten days prior to shipment of the articles, as applicable. As a minimum, the ATP shall:

1. Be identified with a control number and revision status.
2. Be traceable to device serial number(s).
3. Exhibit approval by the seller’s quality function.
4. Address acceptance testing of all performance and mechanical characteristics of the GD-MS specification that are applicable to the level of testing required, i.e., qualification, first article and/or production.
5. Contain a clear and concise description of the test methods to be used in performing each test.
6. Contain a list of test equipment to be used, including the manufacturer’s name and model number.
7. Contain block diagrams of test equipment set-ups identifying interconnection points and equipment used.
8. Contain data sheets which present specified information.

In the event of a required revision to the ATP during performance under this order, the seller shall furnish one reproducible copy of the revision prior to inspection by GDMS. The revision shall be identified as described above and shall exhibit evidence of approval by the seller’s quality function.

The test procedures shall identify regulatory body type-approved equipment. Main equipment Factory Acceptance Test Reports. First submittal: 21 days after successful completion of each applicable test or retest Factory Acceptance Test (FAT). Reports shall be submitted in accordance with regulatory body requirements. Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) reports shall include a copy of the regulatory body approval, as required.

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

QA058Ring Out Test requirements (Rev -)10/01/2019
All cable assemblies must be tested to verify integrity and connectivity all data must be recorded, by cable, type and quantity as “pass” or “fail” data is to be provided with each shipment of cable assemblies.

QA059 - Continuity and Hi-Pot testing (Rev A) – 9/24/2020
Subject material must have both circuitry continuity and Hi-Pot testing performed. For PO’s beginning with “01ESM” or “01P”, testing shall be performed at supplier’s facility I.A.W. OI-1353017. Reproducible copies of test data, traceable to inspection lot, are to be maintained and available for review at supplier’s facility for a minimum of three (3) years after shipment of material.

QA060 - acceptance test requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All shipments against this Purchase Order shall contain parts from a single lot/date code. This is to facilitate Lot Acceptance Testing (LAT) of each lot/date code and to maintain traceability. In the instance where multiple lot/date codes must be supplied, the Seller shall request approval from the Buyer.

QA061 - Chemical/Physical Test Reports (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Laboratory certificate of actual chemical analysis and mechanical of physical property test results as specified by the governing material specification with each shipment. A mill analysis or certificate of compliance per QA002 traceable to the mill heat number is acceptable for metallic wrought products only. Reference the GDMS purchase order number on the certification.

QA062 - North American Location of Manufacturer (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Only those products manufactured within the North American continent shall be supplied.

QA063 - Electromechanical assemblies Location of Manufacturer (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
No product that involves design, manufacturing, production, assembly, or test in a location not located in the North America shall be supplied on this order.

Electromechanical assemblies not covered by a specification or a standard listed in MIL-P-11268, MIL-E-16400 or MIL-E-5400 shall not be supplied on this order (all other commodity types, such as cables, sheet metal, hardware, etc. are exempt from this restriction). A signed statement of compliance from the supplier must be located on or accompany shipment documentation to General Dynamics.

QA064 - Lot date code requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
This requirement applies to all commodities including printed wiring boards (PWBs) and commercially available or Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) electronic components, connectors, and consumables (e.g. adhesives and solder paste). Note that this requirement is not applicable to fastening hardware, holding devices, sheet metal or machined parts, and stencils.

Shipments must be traceable to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and one of the following: lot code, date code, plating lot (specific to PWBs), or serial number. In the instance where this information is not available, the Seller shall request an Advance Deviation Request from the Buyer.

Shipments may contain product from more than one manufacturer’s lot/date code if the following conditions are met:

1. Product and corresponding data from each manufacturer’s lot/date code/plating lot shall be separately packaged.
2. Each manufacturer’s lot/date code/plating lot shall have a separate line item on the shipping document corresponding to the applicable set of product, with the quantity of each set indicated.

QA065 - 2 Years Lot date code requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All deliverable product furnished under this Purchase Order shall have a lot/date code no older than two (2) years prior to receipt of the shipment by General Dynamics. A certificate of origin attesting to lot/date code on supplier’s letterhead is required, including part number, lot number, and signature of supplier’s authorized Quality Assurance representative.

QA066 - 3 Years Lot date code requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All deliverable product furnished under this Purchase Order shall have a lot/date code no older than three (3) years prior to receipt of the shipment by General Dynamics. A certificate of origin attesting to lot/date code on supplier’s letterhead is required, including part number, lot number, and signature of supplier’s authorized Quality Assurance representative.

QA067 - 4 Years Lot date code requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All deliverable product furnished under this Purchase Order shall have a lot/date code no older than four (4) years prior to receipt of the shipment by General Dynamics. A certificate of origin attesting to lot/date code on supplier’s letterhead is required, including part number, lot number, and signature of supplier’s authorized Quality Assurance representative.

QA068 - 5 Years Lot date code requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All deliverable product furnished under this Purchase Order shall have a lot/date code no older than five (5) years prior to receipt of the shipment by General Dynamics. A certificate of origin attesting to lot/date code on supplier’s letterhead is required, including part number, lot number, and signature of supplier’s authorized Quality Assurance representative.

QA069 - 7 Years Lot date code requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All deliverable product furnished under this Purchase Order shall have a lot/date code no older than seven (7) years prior to receipt of the shipment by General Dynamics. A certificate of origin attesting to lot/date code on supplier’s letterhead is required, including part number, lot number, and signature of supplier’s authorized Quality Assurance representative.

QA070 - Single Lot date code requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All material delivered against this purchase order line shall be made from a single lot date code.

QA071 - Space Mission Payloads Wafer Lot number (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All material on this Purchase Order line shall be from the same wafer diffusion lot number. Traceability shall be to the wafer diffusion lot number. General Dynamics withholds the right to request objective evidence of compliance to this requirement.

QA072 - Catalog Component Requirements (Rev A) – 08/03/2021
Each unit's shipping package and corresponding packing slip shall identify the GDMS part number. The packing slip shall also include manufacturer, catalog number, and quantity of items. The individual catalog parts identification may be marked in accordance with the manufacturer’s standard practice.

QA073 - Special marking for SSBN-R development material (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Marking shall be in accordance with the requirement depicted in the Drawing per the marking note(s). In addition, the supplier shall add the unique “BNR” suffix to the part number that is not included on the drawing marking note.

Any information specified within the marking note in quotations must be marked to that which is contained within the quotation and must include the suffix “BNR” following the part number.

For example Note reads:

“53711-7101554-” (dash no.) “rev” (revision)
“mfr” (manufacturers cage code)
Part to be marked: (example)
53711-7101554-2 BNR rev b1
mfr 97993

Typically the revision requirement is determined by the revision status table and not the PO or drawing revision. The revision table lists by part number the correct revision to be applied to the part or packaging.

Identification of manufacturer of product:

Supplier of the product being delivered against this purchase order shall provide the GDMS part number, name, address and cage code of the manufacturer on all of the following:

1) packing slip
2) smallest unit container
3) outer shipping container

QA074 - Special Marking for "Dev" Material (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Marking shall be in accordance with the requirement depicted in the

Drawing per the marking note(s). In addition add the unique “dev” suffix that is not included on the drawing.

Any information specified within the marking note in quotations must be marked to that which is contained within the quotation and must include the suffix ” d e v ” following the part number.

For example Note reads:

“53711-7101554-” (dash no.) Dev “rev” (revision)
“mfr” (manufacturers cage code)
Part marked:(example)
53711-7101554-2 dev rev b1
mfr 97993

Typically the revision requirement is determined by the revision status table and not the PO or drawing revision. The revision table lists by part number the correct revision to be applied to the part or packaging.

Identification of manufacturer of product:

Supplier of the product being delivered against this purchase order shall provide the GDMS part number, name, address and cage code of the manufacturer on all of the following:

1) packing slip
2) smallest unit container
3) outer shipping container

Use of other manufacturers or distributors does not relieve the supplier of its responsibility of meeting all of the requirements of this purchase order.

QA075 - Marking Requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Marking shall be in accordance with the requirement depicted in the drawing per the marking note(s).

Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130.

Any information specified within the marking note in quotations must be marked identically to that which is contained within the quotation.

**for example*********************************

Note reads:

“53711-7101554-” (dash no.) “rev” (revision)
“mfr” (manufacturers cage code)
part marked:(example)
53711-7101554-2 rev b
mfr 97993

************************************************

Typically the revision requirement is determined by the revision status table and not the PO or drawing revision. The revision table lists by part number the correct revision to be applied to the part or packaging.

If marking requirements are not provided by the drawing/specification or purchase order, then Bag & Tag marking shall be required. DO NOT apply the part marking directly to the part. The part number shall be applied either to a tag attached to the part or on a label affixed to a bag or other suitable container.

Identification of manufacturer of product. Supplier of the product being delivered against this purchase order shall provide the GDMS part number, name, address and cage code of the manufacturer on all of the following:

1) packing slip
2) smallest unit container
3) outer shipping container

Use of other manufacturers or distributors does not relieve the supplier of its responsibility of meeting all of the requirements of this purchase order.

QA076 - Part marking requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Supplier shall note/mark manufacturer’s name and material part number for all parts shipped against this order. Note/marking may be made on the protective packaging, the packing slip, or other accompanying documentation. Only material from the same Purchase Order Line may be packaged together, unless authorized by General Dynamics Buyer–material must then be marked as “multi-packaged”. (Please review T’s and C’s for additional packaging guidance)

Surfaces of finished and/or painted parts and assemblies must not be exposed to abrasion from other parts or from fixtures, containers or storage racks. To prevent this it may require individual containers, corrugated or foam inserts, paper or poly wrapping or shelf liner.

QA077 - Serialization (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The seller shall serialize components, subsystems, and assemblies, as required by drawings, specifications, and the purchase contract. Serialization shall be such that duplication of serial numbers will be precluded. The seller's quality control system shall provide traceability of all serialized supplies to the source. When two or more serialized parts are joined in assembly, a list for each assembly serial number with part numbers, change letters, and component serial numbers must accompany each shipment.

QA078 - TRACEABILITY (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Traceability to the manufacturer and lot and/or date code is required for all parts and materials supplied to this Purchase Order. Traceability shall be defined in the individual part specifications*. The Seller shall identify the lot and/or date code on the Certificate of Conformance/Compliance. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable source control drawing or military specification, the Seller is allowed to provide this lot and/or date code in their own format (date code, lot number, batch code, cure date, etc).

Traceability to the wafer lot is required for each procured microcircuit. This traceability is part of the requirements specified in MIL-PRF-38535, regardless of device class.

Traceability shall also be maintained to the sub-component parts of hybrid, multi-chip modules, crystal oscillators, current sensors, and other small assemblies that are themselves procured as parts. Parts from a single lot and/or date code shall be assembled from homogeneous lots of sub-components wherever possible.

*In the case that the individual part specification does not define what a lot is, the Seller is exempt from this quality clause.

QA079 - Package/Covers for production material (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The supplier shall submit three mechanical packages/covers which are representative of the plating on the production material, and perform seal/seam evaluation for each package/cover plating lot in accordance with 99-P47429N. Mechanical samples shall be marked per the applicable drawing requirements. Packaging shall identify the part number, plating lot number, and manufacturer’s lot number (if applicable).

QA080 - Silver or Silver-plated part packaging (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Silver or silver-plated parts are to be wrapped in tarnish-retardant paper (such as “silver saver”) or sealed in a suitable non-sulfur-bearing container prior to final packaging for shipment. Where part size or quantity preclude individual wrap (e.g., terminals), non-damaging bulk wrap techniques will be acceptable. Packing list or other prominent package marking should identify material as silver or silver-plated.

QA081 - Die Packaging (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Supplier to ship these die in 2X2 inch static dissipative waffle packs (Fluoroware H20 series Chip Sentry or equivalent). The color will be black for all die except black encapsulated die (use white). The cavity width and length shall be less than the diagonal length of the die. The depth shall be no more than 1.5X the height of the die. No tapered walls. Polarized parts must be clearly marked on top surface. Loading of the die must start in the bottom-left cavity (waffle pack notch in top left corner) and proceed up each column. Each waffle pack must have its own lid. The waffle pack label must specify the manufacturer’s name, part number, and lot date code. Tyvek paper must be used in all waffle packs and die must be stored in dry nitrogen. Die shall not be packaged in gel packs.

QA082 - Moisture Sensitive Level packaging (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Package and mark the Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) Rating on the minimum protective packaging in accordance with IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033A.

QA083 - Baseplate protective tape (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Parts described as “baseplates” shall have a protective tape applied to the bottom side (side with the edge radii) of the part to aid in protection against damage. Suggested tape: 3M™ Polyester protective 2AU23B/UV Protective tape.

QA084 - Tefzel insulated wire (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Where Tefzel insulated wire is required (i.e. SAE AS 22759 /16 thru /19 and /32 thru /46A, generically known as Ethylene Tetra Fluoroethylene or ETFE), the preferred packaging shall enclose the connector body only, leaving the Tefzel wire leads either unpackaged or in a separate well-ventilated package (multiple pencil-diameter holes in individual plastic bags). The second acceptable packaging method is where the Tefzel insulated wire leads are packaged in the same package as the connector body, with the outer packaging well-ventilated (multiple pencil-diameter holes in the individual plastic bags). The primary shipping container and/or plastic bag does not require ventilation holes.

QA085 - Tape and Reel Packaging Required (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Seller shall provide surface mount parts on a Tape and Reel for the Pick and Place machine. The Reel should be constructed of anti-static material and the Carrier tape should be made of conductive polystyrene material or equivalent to protect devices from ESD damage. The Tape and Reel parts packaging shall be fully compliant to EIA-481.

QA086 - Packing Slip Requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Packing slips must be numbered and depict the following

Information:
PO number,
Line item number,
Quantity,
Drawing/part number,
Revision letter,
Date,
ECP (Engineering Change Proposal) and waiver numbers if applicable.

QA087 - Single Shipment QTY requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The quantity requirements for each line item of this purchase order must be delivered complete in a single shipment. Ship only the exact quantities ordered. Multiple Lot Date Codes and/or any partial shipments must be authorized in advance by the General Dynamics Buyer and cognizant Quality authority who administer this order.

QA088 - Micro-sections (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Supplier is to provide two (2) sets of micro-sections with each shipment. Micro-sections must be identified with the PWB part number, supplier name, Purchase Order number, shipment number, lot/date code, serial number, and panel number. (If the micro-section represents more than one board, serial numbers represented by that coupon must be listed). Micro-sections must contain the information listed above, as one set of coupons will remain with GD, while the second set could be sent to GD’s customer for PWB approval.

QA089 - Boeing Commercial (Rev -) – 10/01/2019

            AS9100 - GDMS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with AS9100 (Latest Revision), Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations. The Seller shall demonstrate compliance for the life of this contract by:

- providing GDMS with a copy of current AS9100 registration certificate and all subsequent updates;

- or periodically passing an AS9100 compliance audit performed by GDMS representatives.

The Seller shall ensure that products and services provided by outside suppliers comply with all Seller and GDMS requirements. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Seller of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies and/or services as specified herein.

APPROVED PROCESS SOURCE – DELIVERABLE DOCUMENTATION

Supplier and/or supplier's subcontract process sources shall be an approved processor or shall use approved processors as required by D1-4426, "APPROVED PROCESS SOURCES". A list of the approved processors and associated processes are available from buyer's procurement agent or at HTTP://WWW.BOEING.COM/COMPANYOFFICES/DOINGBIZ/D14426/INDEX.HTML.

This clause shall be included in supplier’s subcontracts for work performed under this purchase contract that involves D1-4426 processes. A Certificate of Conformance and/or equivalent process certificate, signed by an authorized agent of the Processor/Supplier shall be included with shipping documentation (packing slip/invoice). The certificate shall include purchase contract number, part number(s), trace number (as applicable), process specification number w/revision, processing date(s) and name and address of the processor(s) performing each of the D1-4426 process(es). Buyer approval of any processor shall not relieve supplier of supplier's requirement to comply with the terms of this purchase contract.

DIGITAL PRODUCT DEFINITION (DPD) / MODEL BASED DEFINITION (MBD)

Supplier shall conform to Buyer‘s document D6-51991 "Quality Assurance Standard For Digital Product Definition At Boeing Suppliers" and obtain buyer approval as DPD capable if supplier receives, downloads, and/or uses buyer’s DPD geometry in any format.

If supplier receives buyer’s DPD geometry in MBD format, supplier is required to obtain buyer’s approval as MBD-CAPABLE.

If supplier provides buyer’s DPD geometry to supplier’s subcontractors in any format, Supplier shall impose buyer’s document D6-51991 as a requirement and is responsible for its subcontractor’s conformance.

If supplier provides buyer’s DPD geometry in any format to supplier’s subcontractors, supplier shall comply with all applicable export laws. A copy of buyer’s document D6-51991 and associated documents can be obtained at the following URL or are available through buyer’s authorized procurement representative. HTTP://WWW.BOEING.COM/COMPANYOFFICES/DOINGBIZ/DPD.HTML

GDMS MARION, VA Site/BOEING/FAA/ GOVERNMENT VISITS

During the performance of this contract, supplier’s quality system and manufacturing processes are subject to review, verification, and analysis when determined applicable by representation of GDMS Marion, VA site and/or Boeing and/or Federal Aviation Administration (if non domestic, Boeing and/or the Federal Aviation Administration and/or equivalent Government Agency) may inspect and evaluate supplier’s facilities’ system, data, equipment, personnel and all completed articles manufactured for installation on Boeing commercial production airplanes. GDMS Marion, VA site requires that the provisions/requirements set forth above be included in supplier’s direct supply contracts as well as the obligation that they be flowed to the sub-tier supply chain.

FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION AS9102

First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) must be submitted to supplier quality assurance and approval received before shipping material. Do not include the FAIR with the first material shipment. GDMS approval of the FAIR locks the process and it shall not be modified without written approval by GDMS in advance.  FAI will be performed on a part from the initial production lot provided by the supplier. Any modifications to these requirements shall be specified within the purchase order. The FAIR includes all of the following:

1) first article inspection and any required test results submitted per AS9102;

2) process flow diagrams generated to include manufacturing, inspection and special process operations;

3) manufacturing process (e.g., routing sheets, manufacturing/quality plans, manufacturing work instructions, etc.).

4) evidence that indicators of process control are established. These may include but are not limited to monitoring specific characteristics, process capability studies, key characteristics identified, functional checks, and required frequency of gage calibration or gage R&R.

5) if part marking is required per drawing, a photo of the part marking as applied on the part must be included with first article package. Photo must clearly depict marking content and location.

Clarifying information and instructions:

1) Seller to notify Supplier Quality Assurance prior to production starting for the coordination and planning of the FAI so all requirements are met in the Final FAIR. FAI may include the witnessing of in-process inspections to be accomplished during performance of FAI.

2) AS9102 forms, or equivalent, shall be used to document the results of the first article inspection as required in the specification. These forms may be generated by any media, but must contain all the information required by AS9102.

3) Report actual dimensions/results for all characteristics as well as applicable drawing notes.

4) FAIR requires bubbled Drawings, Drawing Notes, Engineering Change Notices, and Specifications.

5) The supplier shall forward the FAIR along with applicable certifications and test data (e.g., NDT, painting, plating, composition, X-ray, functional testing, etc.). The completed routers/travelers supporting the FAIR must be available upon request.

6) The supplier is required, unless permission is granted contractually, to use the same unit of measure as specified in the technical data package when reporting inspection.

7) Seller personnel preparing the FAIR shall sign, and date the FAIR on AS9102, Form # 1, Blocks 19 and 20.

8) Seller representative of the Quality Department shall review, sign, and date the FAIR on AS9102, Form # 1, Blocks 21 and 22.

9) The exclusion for unique single run production orders not intended for ongoing production (AS9102 Rev B, Section 1.3 Applicability), shall not apply.

10) At the discretion of GDMS, during the performance of the FAI, the part and its required systems, procedures, and facilities are subject to surveillance by purchaser representatives.

11) Following GDMS review and approval of the initial FAIR, resubmission is required in the event of changes as delineated in MV-QSP-TMP-10.0.1

Note: A FAIR is required for all products except for the following:

1) Standard catalog items

2) Product covered by a military/industry standard or specification.

List all military/industry standard or specification on AS9102, form # 1 and # 2, and record the certification numbers on Form # 2, Block # 10 and attach a copy of the certifications/test reports in the FAIR.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (C of C)

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (COC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS purchase order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the COC shall reference the GDMS purchase order number and the GDMS part number and revision or the specified applicable documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the supplier. Supplier must provide evidence of acceptance by its Quality Assurance Department on all shipments. (a) Certified physical and metallurgical test reports where required by controlling specification, or (b) a signed, or stamped, dated statement on the packing sheet certifying its Quality Assurance Department has inspected the parts and they adhere to all requirements, applicable drawings, and/or specifications. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

RETENTION OF RECORDS

Supplier’s records, to demonstrate conformance, shall be on file and available for review by buyer, buyer’s customers or regulatory agencies, upon request. Quality records shall be retained for a minimum of fifteen (15) years from date of final payment. Supplier shall have a documented procedure on record retention defining specific records and applicable retention. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

UNITED STATES EXPORT CONTROL REQUIREMENTS

A. In performing the obligations of this agreement, both parties will comply with United States export control and sanctions laws, regulations, and orders, as they may be amended from time to time, applicable to the export and re-export of goods, software, technology, or technical data (“items”) or services, including without limitation the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), International Traffic In Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), and regulations and orders administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (collectively, “EXPORT CONTROL LAWS”).

B. The party conducting the export shall be responsible for obtaining the required authorizations. The party conducting the re-export shall be responsible for obtaining the required authorizations. Each party shall reasonably cooperate and exercise reasonable efforts to support the other party in obtaining any necessary licenses or authorizations required to perform its obligations under this agreement.

C. The party providing any items under this agreement shall, upon request, notify the other party of the items’ Export Control Classification Numbers (“ECCNs”) as well as the ECCNs of any components or parts thereof if they are different from the ECCN of the item at issue.

D. Each party represents that (i) the items, and the parts and components thereof, it is providing under this agreement are not “defense articles” as that term is defined in 22 C.F.R. Sub Section 120.6 of the ITAR , and (ii) the services it is providing under this agreement are not “defense articles” as that term is defined in 22 C.F.R Sub Section 120.9 of the ITAR. The parties acknowledge that this representation means that an official capable of binding the party providing such items knows or has otherwise determined that such items, and the parts and components thereof, are not on the ITAR’s munitions list at 22 C.F.R. Sub Section 121.1. Each party agrees to reasonably cooperate with other in the providing, upon request of the other party, documentation or other information that supports or confirms this representation.

E. To the extent that such items, or any parts or components thereof, were specifically designed or modified for a military end use or end user, the party providing such items shall notify the other party of this fact and shall also provide the other party with written confirmation from the United States Department of the State that such items, and all such parts or components thereof. Are not subject to the jurisdiction of the ITAR. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

CHANGE IN MATERIAL OR DESIGN DETAILS

Supplier agrees not to make any changes in material or design details which would affect the part or any component part thereof with regard to (a) part number identification, (b) physical or functional interchangeability, and (c) repair and overhaul procedures and processes and material changes which affect these procedures without prior written approval of Boeing, and without revising the part numbers and the originals of all drawings or data. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Supplier commits that any material violation of law by supplier relating to basic working conditions and human rights, including laws regarding slavery any human trafficking, applicable to suppliers performance under this contract/agreement may be considered a material breach of this contract/agreement for which GDMS Marion, VA site may elect to cancel any open orders between GDMS Marion, VA site and the supplier, for cause, in accordance with the provisions of this contract/agreement, or exercise any other right of GDMS Marion, VA site for an event of default under this contract/agreement. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

EVIDENCE OF ACCEPTANCE

Supplier must provide evidence of acceptance by its Quality Assurance Department on all shipments. (a) Certified physical and metallurgical test reports where required by controlling specification, or (b) a signed, or stamped, dated statement on the packing sheet certifying its Quality Assurance Department has inspected the parts and they adhere to all requirements, applicable drawings, and/or specifications. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

BOEING’S FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) ISSUED PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE 700

Supplier hereby acknowledges that the parts and/or materials being shipped under this order are intended for use under Boeing’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued production Certificate 700. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS

Definition. "Ozone-depleting substance," as used in this clause, means any substance the Environmental Protection Agency designates in 40 CFR Part 82 as--
(1) Class I, including, but not limited to, chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform; or
(2) Class II , including, but not limited to hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

Seller shall label products which contain or are manufactured with ozone-depleting substances in the manner and to the extent required by 42 U.S.C. 7671j (b), (c), and (d) and 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart E, as applicable:
Warning
Contains *_______, a substance(s) which harm(s) public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.

Warning
Manufactured with *_______, a substance(s) which harm(s) public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.

* Seller shall insert the name of the substance(s).

Boeing requires that the provisions/requirements set forth above be included in Seller's direct supply contracts as well as the obligation that they be flowed to the sub-tier supply chain. For the purpose of this note Supply Chain shall mean Seller's direct and indirect suppliers performing value-added activity on the products and services. It focuses on direct and lower-tier suppliers.

MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION PROHIBITION

A. Unauthorized Material Substitution (General) Unauthorized material substitutions are not permitted on buyer’s goods. Unauthorized material substitution includes any deviation from the engineering definition of a raw material. Engineering definition includes buyer design drawing and applicable specifications, product specification, form, size, shape, chemistry, melt method, origin, temper/condition, product testing or surface finish. Alternate materials specified in the engineering definition (and often described as approved material substitutions therein) do not constitute unauthorized material substitution. Terms and definitions for metallic materials and processing used herein are clarified in ARP1917. Contact buyer’s authorized procurement representative for details regarding deviations to authorized materials. Supplier agrees and understands that such deviations only apply to this purchase contract, and only as indicated in the buyer’s authorized document.

B. Metallic Materials (Specific) Temper or condition conversion - unless specifically authorized by the engineering definition, conversion of a raw material (i.e. heat treat to change the temper or condition of the material) constitutes material substitution of the condition provided by the manufacturer. Metallic Raw Materials – Buyer’s engineering drawings may refer to obsolete or superseded specifications covering several forms, thicknesses, widths, etc. of the alloy or alloys. The required characteristics of these materials are defined not only by the objective test standards of the specification, but by the processes/methods by which this final form is achieved. These requirements are often captured in the definitions of the required material forms, and may not be explicitly called out in the detailed requirements. The raw material certification results from both the process used to make it and the tests to verify basic properties. Supplier shall ensure that metallic materials covered by current or obsolete/superseded specifications are produced using the standard industry practices designed strictly for the production of stock to the specified thickness, diameter, width or cross sectional electrochemical and mechanical methods used for the removal of surface scale or contamination, or the production of the required surface finish, in accordance with the material specification are acceptable. Raw material must not be re-certified with respect to thickness, diameter, width or cross sectional area or product form. Machining or cutting of thicker product or other product forms shall not be supplied in lieu of specified product unless specifically authorized by buyer. Raw material certifications for material or parts shall reflect the form and size of the raw material as originally manufactured by the raw material producer.

C. Specification Supersession: For government specifications and standards canceled after June 1994, supplier and subcontractors at all tiers shall use the last active revision of the canceled specification and standard until an acceptable replacement is included in the requirements of this contract. Contact the buyer’s authorized procurement representative in the event of any inconsistency in applicable specification or standard.

D. Reports (Full Pedigree From Melt To Final Product) - Raw material certifications shall show clear traceability to the manufacturer(s) of the raw material including ingot source, all thermo-mechanical processing (i.e. forging, rolling, drawing, etc), heat treatment, chemical processing and inspections as required by applicable raw material specification requirements.

E. Chain of Custody (Disguising Intermediate Ownership) – Suppliers shall not disguise the pedigree of material or chain of ownership by removal of a previous supplier’s name, nomenclature or identification.

F. Source Of Additional Information - Addition information and guidance may be found through buyer’s supplier portal or buyer’s authorized procurement representative.

G. The substance of this article shall be flowed in all subcontracts at every tier.

COUNTERFEIT GOODS

A. Supplier shall not furnish to buyer any goods under this contract that are "counterfeit goods," deemed as goods or separately-identifiable items or components of goods that: (i) are an unauthorized copy or substitute of an original equipment manufacturer or original component manufacturer (collectively, "OEM") item; (ii) are not traceable to an OEM sufficient to ensure authenticity in OEM design and manufacture; (iii) do not contain proper external or internal materials or components required by the OEM or are not constructed in accordance with OEM design; (iv) have been re­worked, re-marked, re-labeled, repaired, refurbished, or otherwise modified from OEM design but not disclosed as such or are represented as OEM authentic or new; or (v) have not passed successfully all OEM required testing, verification, screening, and quality control processes.

B. Supplier shall implement an appropriate strategy to ensure that goods furnished to buyer under this contract are not counterfeit goods. Supplier's strategy shall include, but is not limited to, the direct procurement of items from OEMs or authorized suppliers, conducting approved testing or inspection to ensure the authenticity of items, and, when items are to be procured from non-authorized suppliers, obtaining from such non-authorized suppliers appropriate certificates of conformance that provide one or more of the following: (i) the OEM's original certificate of conformance for the item; (ii) sufficient records providing unbroken supply chain traceability to the OEM; or (iii) test and inspection records demonstrating the item's authenticity.

C. Counterfeit goods delivered or furnished to buyer under this contract are deemed nonconforming. If supplier becomes aware or suspects that it has furnished counterfeit goods to buyer under this contract, supplier promptly shall notify buyer and replace, at supplier's expense, such counterfeit goods with OEM or buyer-approved goods that conform to the requirements of this contract. Supplier shall be liable for counterfeit goods to the same extent as any other non-conforming goods.

D. Supplier bears responsibility for procuring authentic goods or items from its subcontractors and shall ensure that all such subcontractors comply with the requirements of this article.

E. In the event that buyer's U.S. Government customer modifies the Federal Acquisition Regulations ("FAR") or FAR supplements or otherwise passes laws or regulations regarding Counterfeit Goods and such FAR, FAR supplements, laws or regulations include a requirement for buyer to flow down such requirements to supplier, then such FAR, FAR supplements, laws or regulations shall apply to orders placed pursuant to this agreement after the date that such FAR, FAR supplements, laws or regulations become effective and shall take precedence over any conflicting provisions contained in this Article 25 with respect to goods destined for US Government end use. In the event that the FAR, FAR supplement, laws or regulations do not contain a mandatory flowdown requirement to sub-tier suppliers, but the Counterfeit Goods Article nonetheless needs to be modified for the limited purpose of ensuring compliance with the FAR requirements in buyer's applicable prime contracts, the parties will have the opportunity to negotiate an acceptable modification to the Article to ensure compliance by buyer. If such new clause flowed down to supplier increases the cost or time required to perform this contract, it shall be considered a change under this contract, and handled in accordance with the changes article set forth in this contract.

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

CALIBRATION SYSTEM TRACEABILITY REQUIREMENTS

The supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that complies with one or more of the following calibration system requirements standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 10012:2003, NCSL Z540.3 or MIL-STD-45662A. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the supplier of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by the buyer's quality representatives. This provision shall be applicable to all inspection, test and measuring equipment supplied by the buyer for the use of the supplier, as well as the supplier's own equipment.

BOEING FOD PREVENTION

A FOD prevention program shall be maintained. The program shall include the review of design and manufacturing processes to identify and eliminate foreign object entrapment areas. Work shall be accomplished in a manner preventing foreign objects or material in deliverable items. Work areas and control tools, parts and materials shall be maintained in a manner to prevent FOD incidents.

SUPPLIER CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Supplier change notification process, supplier shall document a process for notifying buyer of intended or actual changes described in the following requirements.

1. CHANGE IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE Supplier shall promptly notify buyer’s authorized procurement representative and supplier quality representative of intended or actual changes in the management representative with assigned responsibility and authority for its quality management system.

2. CHANGE IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Supplier shall promptly notify buyer’s authorized procurement representative and supplier quality representative in writing of intended or actual major change to its quality management system that may affect the conformity of its goods or services. Each change to supplier’s quality management system is subject to review by buyer. Supplier shall include, as part of written notification of change to its quality management system, a list of changed procedures identified by revision level, a description of the intent of the changes and a signed statement that compliance with buyer’s quality system approval has not been diminished.

3. CHANGE IN MANUFACTURING LINE, FACILITY LOCATION OR PROCESS Supplier shall promptly notify buyer’s authorized procurement representative in writing of intended or actual change to the manufacturing process that may affect the quality of delivered goods or services. This includes changes to supplier’s and supplier’s subcontractors manufacturing facility location for the contracted goods or services, equipment, or processes for which the product was qualified. Supplier shall promptly notify buyer’s authorized procurement representative in writing of change to its quality control process that may affect the inspection verification of conformity or airworthiness. Notification shall document effect of change to inspection with respect to fit, form, reliability, function, conformity, airworthiness of the supplier’s goods or services. Each change to supplier’s quality control system is subject to review by buyer.

PART MARKING REQUIREMENT

Parts shall be marked per the applicable drawing or specification. Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130. Marking shall be applied in the approximate area and using the same method as depicted on the drawing. The manufacturing authority will be considered GDMS unless otherwise specified on the drawing or purchased order. The (CAGE) code, "FSCM", "Code Ident", or "MFR" on the drawing is the GDMS site from which the purchase order originated. Contact the GDMS buyer for clarification. The appropriate CAGE code for the GDMS Marion, VA site is 04DG4.

MIL-SPEC PART REQUIREMENTS

If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a MIL-spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.), the supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DOD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DOD qualified products database (QPD). Assist-online (https://assist.daps.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DOD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DOD databases such as the QPD.

SUPPLIER AND SUB-TIER SUPPLIER CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

APPLICATION OF ACCEPTANCE AUTHORITY MEDIA (AAM) – 01/09/2018

Seller shall comply with the AS/EN/JISQ 9100 requirements and 14CFR Part 21.2 regarding the application of the Acceptance Authority Media (AAM) requirements. Seller shall, within its organization and its supply chain, ensure that the use of AAM is clearly defined within its Quality Management System (QMS).Seller shall, upon Boeing request, be able to demonstrate evidence of communication to its employees and to its supply chain; use of AAM must be considered as a personal warranty of compliance and conformity. Seller shall maintain compliance to the AAM requirements by assessing its process and supply chain as part of its internal audit activities. The areas of focus of this assessment shall include but not limited to:

• Authority Media Application Errors (i.e. Omission, Typos, Legibility, etc.)

• Authority Media Application Untimely Use (i.e. Documentation is not completed as planned, “Stamp/Sign as you go”, etc.)

• Authority Media Application Misrepresentation (i.e., uncertified personnel, Falsification of documentation, Work not performed as planned, etc.)

• Authority Media Application Training Deficiencies (i.e. Ethics, Culture awareness, Proper Use of authority media, etc.)

 

Seller shall comply with the requirements of Form X31764 (10/01/2017) "Boeing Quality Purchasing Data Requirements".  To ensure Seller is performing to the latest Boeing Form X31764, Seller shall access this form by selecting "Supplier Quality" from the menu bar of "Doing Business with Boeing" home page located at the following URL address: http://www.boeingsuppliers.com/x31764.pdf. When entering the URL, use lower case letters only.  Seller shall flow-down to its Supply Chain the provisions/requirements of X31764.

For purposes of this PO Note, "Supply Chain" means Seller's complete network of material, equipment, information, and services integrated into deliverable products and services provided to Seller by Seller's direct first tier supply contracts and Seller's sub-tier or lower tier supply contracts.

 

FAA-PMA – 02/19/2018

 

THE SELLER WILL PLACE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT ON THE SHIPPING DOCUMENTATION OF ALL SHIPMENTS TO BOEING: 

"Seller hereby acknowledges that the parts and/or materials being shipped under this order are intended for use under Boeing's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Production Certificate 700 and no articles (or constituent parts thereof) or the accompanying paperwork (e.g., packages, shippers, etc.) contain any Federal Aviation Administration- Parts Manufacturer Approval (FAA-PMA) markings."

APPLICATION NOTE FOR SUPPLIER 1: THE PREFERRED LOCATION FOR THE STATEMENT IS ON THE SHIPPING DOCUMENT, NEXT TO, OR FOLLOWING, THE CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (C of C). THE STATEMENT MAY BE PRINTED, STAMPED OR ATTACHED AS A LABEL OR STICKER TO THE SHIPPING DOCUMENTATION. IT IS ALLOWABLE TO REPLACE "Seller" WITH THE COMPANY NAME OR "WE".

APPLICATION NOTE FOR SUPPLIER 2: PO NOTE Q31 PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 1, 2017 SHALL BE FULLY IMPLEMENTED MAY 1, 2018. UNTIL MAY 1, 2018, IF A SUPPLIER HAS NOT ADOPTED THE JANUARY 1, 2017 Q31 NOTE, THEN THE SUPPLIER MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING Q31 NOTE TEXT REVISED JANUARY 1, 2016: "SELLER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PARTS AND/OR MATERIALS BEING SHIPPED UNDER THIS ORDER ARE INTENDED FOR USE UNDER BOEING'S FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) ISSUED PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE 700." NOT WITHSTANDING THE MAY 1, 2018 FULL IMPLEMENTATION DATE, ALL SELLER SHIPMENTS SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: NO ARTICLES (OR CONSTITUENT PARTS THEREOF) ORDERED BY BOEING SHALL CONTAIN ANY FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION PARTS MANUFACTURER APPROVAL (FAA-PMA) MARKINGS AND THE ACCOMPANYING PAPERWORK SHALL NOT CONTAIN ANY FAA-PMA MARKINGS.

QA090 - Aerostructures Quality Clauses (Gulfstream) (Rev A) 3/30/2021

AS9100

The seller shall provide and maintain a system that complies with AS9100. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the seller of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by General Dynamic’s representatives.

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that complies with one or more of the following Calibration System Requirements standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 10012:2003, NCSL Z540.3 or MIL-STD-45662A. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Supplier of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by the buyer's quality representatives. This provision shall be applicable to all inspection, test and measuring equipment supplied by the buyer for the use of the Supplier, as well as the Supplier's own equipment.

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

SUB-TIER SUPPLIER CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION: PROCUREMENT FROM A RECOGNIZED SOURCE

This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp.

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007. 

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (CoC) and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order and made available upon request.

Seller shall maintain the Manufacturer’s CoC for each component included in the assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. At a minimum, the CoC shall include:

Manufacturer’s name and address Manufacturer’s and/or buyer’s part number Batch identification for the item such as date code, lot code, etc.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method shall clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification for the item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

SUPPLIER CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Supplier Change Notification Process Supplier shall document a process for notifying Buyer of intended or actual changes described in the following requirements.

1. Change in Quality Management Representative - Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative of intended or actual changes in the management representative with assigned responsibility and authority for its quality management system.

2. Change in Quality Management System - Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative in writing of intended or actual major change to its quality management system that may affect the conformity of its goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality management system is subject to review by Buyer. Supplier shall include, as part of written notification of change to its quality management system, a list of changed procedures identified by revision level, a description of the intent of the changes and a signed statement that compliance with Buyer’s quality system approval has not been diminished.

3. Change in Manufacturing Line, Facility Location or Process

Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of intended or actual change to the manufacturing process that may affect the quality of delivered goods or services. This includes changes to Supplier’s and Supplier’s subcontractors manufacturing facility location for the contracted goods or services, equipment, or processes for which the product was qualified. Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of change to its quality control process that may affect the inspection verification of conformity or airworthiness. Notification shall document effect of change to inspection with respect to fit, form, reliability, function, conformity, airworthiness of the Supplier’s goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality control system is subject to review by Buyer.

Documentation in English Language

When specifically requested by Buyer, Supplier shall make specified quality data and/or approved design data available in the English language.

Supplier shall maintain an English language translation of:

1. Its quality manual,

2. The operating instructions that implement the quality manual requirements, and

3) An index of Suppliers procedures that contain quality requirements.

Buyer may require additional documentation to be translated, including but not limited to: shop orders, technical specifications, certificates, reports, and nonconformance documents.

FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) PLAN

Seller shall apply adequate measures to ensure that product is free from burrs, loose items and foreign objects. Seller shall have an established FOD Plan available for review.

PROCUREMENT OF RAW MATERIAL AND HARDWARE- GAC

Seller or its Sub-tier supplier shall provide objective evidence of the conformance of all procured supplies and services. The objective evidence shall be maintained on file by Seller and/or Seller's Sub-tier suppliers and made available for review by GAC, its customers or involved authorities (FAA).

Raw material and fastener chemical/physical test reports shall be verified by a third party laboratory a minimum of once every 12 months for each manufacturer.

For material substitution direction refer to the following Gulfstream standards: GAS30BF Material Substitution List, GAS30TV Material Thickness Substitution, and GAS30J Substitution of Fasteners and Related Hardware.

Ultrasonic inspection shall be performed in accordance with GAMPS 9101 (Aluminum), GAMPS 9102 (Steel), and GAMPS 9103 (Titanium).

Laboratory tests shall be performed by GAC approved or NADCAP accredited laboratories. NADCAP accredited laboratories can be viewed at http://pri-network.org/PRI/

PART MARKING REQUIREMENTS

Parts shall be marked per the applicable drawing or specification. Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130. Marking shall be applied in the approximate area and using the same method as depicted on the drawing. The Manufacturing authority will be considered GDMS unless otherwise specified on the drawing or Purchased Order. The (CAGE) code, "FSCM", "Code Ident", or "MFR" on the drawing is the GDMS site from which the purchase order originated. Contact the GDMS Buyer for clarification. The appropriate CAGE code for the GDMS Marion, VA is 04DG4.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (COC)

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (CoC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS Purchase Order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the CoC shall reference the GDMS Purchase Order Number and the GDMS Part Number and Revision or the specified Applicable Documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the Supplier. 

MIL-SPEC PART REQUIREMENTS

If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a Mil-Spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.) the Supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DoD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DoD Qualified Products Database (QPD). ASSIST-Online (https://assist.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DoD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DoD databases such as the QPD.

The QPD does not include every specification, Mil-Spec part, or manufacturer doing business with the government; it is limited to active and inactive specifications that have a requirement for qualification. Only government or manufacturer parts within those specifications are listed. Likewise, only the sources for products currently included in those qualification data sets will be located and found within the QPD. Additionally, if a specification is canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification, the qualification data associated with that specification will be archived offline and be unavailable to general users of ASSIST-Online or the QPD. If you cannot find a Mil-Spec part in the QPD, please check the governing specification in ASSIST-Online, as the specification may have been canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification.

The Mil-Spec parts shall not be altered.

DRAWING AND SPECIFICATION CONTROL

GDMS and sub-tier suppliers must comply with Gulfstream 3D data requirements. The applicable requirements are defined in CGER-1123. GDMS and sub-tier suppliers are required to maintain the environment and processes per CGER-1123 and GER-7818.

GDMS and sub-tier suppliers must maintain an approved hardware environment per the requirements set by the software application providers for design and review of the data.

RECORDS RETENTION

Supplier’s records, to demonstrate conformance, shall be on file and available for review by buyer, buyer’s customers or regulatory agencies, upon request. Quality records shall be retained for a minimum of twelve (12) years from date of final payment. Supplier shall have a documented procedure on record retention defining specific records and applicable retention. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

QA091 - CUSTOMER FURNISHED MATERIAL (CFM) (Rev -, 10/01/2019) – 10/01/2019

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (COC)

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (CoC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS Purchase Order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the CoC shall reference the GDMS Purchase Order Number and the GDMS Part Number and Revision or the specified Applicable Documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the Supplier.

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION: PROCUREMENT FROM A RECOGNIZED SOURCE 

This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007.

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (CoC) and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order and made available upon request.

Seller shall maintain the Manufacturer’s CoC for each component included in the assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. At a minimum, the CoC shall include:

Manufacturer’s name and address Manufacturer’s and/or buyer’s part number Batch identification for the item such as date code, lot code, etc.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method shall clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification for the item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

SUPPLIER AND SUB-TIER SUPPLIER CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

QA092 - Boeing (Military) (Rev A)  3/30/2021

BOEING FOD PREVENTION

A FOD prevention program shall be maintained. The program shall include the review of design and manufacturing processes to identify and eliminate foreign object entrapment areas. Work shall be accomplished in a manner preventing foreign objects or material in deliverable items. Work areas and control tools, parts and materials shall be maintained in a manner to prevent FOD incidents.

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION: PROCUREMENT FROM A RECOGNIZED SOURCE

This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp.

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007.

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (CoC) and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order available upon request.

Seller shall maintain the Manufacturer’s CoC for each component included in the assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. At a minimum, the CoC shall include:

Manufacturer’s name and address Manufacturer’s and/or buyer’s part number Batch identification for the item such as date code, lot code, etc.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

SUPPLIER CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Supplier Change Notification Process Supplier shall document a process for notifying Buyer of intended or actual changes described in the following requirements.

1. Change in Quality Management Representative Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative of intended or actual changes in the management representative with assigned responsibility and authority for its quality management system.

2. Change in Quality Management System Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative in writing of intended or actual major change to its quality management system that may affect the conformity of its goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality management system is subject to review by Buyer. Supplier shall include, as part of written notification of change to its quality management system, a list of changed procedures identified by revision level, a description of the intent of the changes and a signed statement that compliance with Buyer’s quality system approval has not been diminished.

3. Change in Manufacturing Line, Facility Location or Process

Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of intended or actual change to the manufacturing process that may affect the quality of delivered goods or services. This includes changes to Supplier’s and Supplier’s subcontractors manufacturing facility location for the contracted goods or services, equipment, or processes for which the product was qualified. Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of change to its quality control process that may affect the inspection verification of conformity or airworthiness. Notification shall document effect of change to inspection with respect to fit, form, reliability, function, conformity, airworthiness of the Supplier’s goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality control system is subject to review by Buyer.

PART MARKING REQUIREMENTS

Parts shall be marked per the applicable drawing or specification. Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130. Marking shall be applied in the approximate area and using the same method as depicted on the drawing.

If marking requirements are not provided by the drawing/specification or purchase order, then Bag & Tag marking shall be required. DO NOT apply the part marking directly to the part. The part number shall be applied either to a tag attached to the part or on a label affixed to a bag or other suitable container.

The Manufacturing authority will be considered GDMS (CAGE code 04DG4) unless otherwise specified on the drawing or Purchased Order.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (CoC)

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (CoC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS Purchase Order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the CoC shall reference the GDMS Purchase Order Number and the GDMS Part Number and Revision or the specified Applicable Documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the Supplier.

MIL-SPEC PART REQUIREMENTS

If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a Mil-Spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.) the Supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DoD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DoD Qualified Products Database (QPD). ASSIST-Online (https://assist.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DoD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DoD databases such as the QPD.

The QPD does not include every specification, Mil-Spec part, or manufacturer doing business with the government; it is limited to active and inactive specifications that have a requirement for qualification. Only government or manufacturer parts within those specifications are listed. Likewise, only the sources for products currently included in those qualification data sets will be located and found within the QPD. Additionally, if a specification is canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification, the qualification data associated with that specification will be archived offline and be unavailable to general users of ASSIST-Online or the QPD. If you cannot find a Mil-Spec part in the QPD, please check the governing specification in ASSIST-Online, as the specification may have been canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification.

The Mil-Spec parts shall not be altered.

CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that complies with one or more of the following Calibration System Requirements standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 10012:2003, NCSL Z540.3 or MIL-STD-45662A. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Supplier of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by the buyer's quality representatives. This provision shall be applicable to all inspection, test and measuring equipment supplied by the buyer for the use of the Supplier, as well as the Supplier's own equipment.

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

SUPPLIER AND SUB-TIER SUPPLIER CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

AS9100 - GDMS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with ISO 9001, (Latest Revision) Quality Management Systems - Requirements.

The Seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with AS9100 (Latest Revision), Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations.

The Seller shall demonstrate compliance for the life of this contract by:

- providing GDMS with a copy of current AS9100 registration certificate and all subsequent updates;

- or periodically passing an AS9100 compliance audit performed by GDMS representatives.

The Seller shall ensure that products and services provided by outside suppliers comply with all Seller and GDMS requirements. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Seller of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies and/or services as specified herein.

RECORDS RETENTION

Supplier’s records, to demonstrate conformance, shall be on file and available for review by buyer, buyer’s customers or regulatory agencies, upon request. Quality records shall be retained for a minimum of twelve (12) years from date of final payment. Supplier shall have a documented procedure on record retention defining specific records and applicable retention. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

QA093 - GE Programs (Rev B) 3/30/2021

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION: PROCUREMENT FROM A RECOGNIZED SOURCE

This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp.

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007.

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (CoC) and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order and made available upon request.

Seller shall maintain the Manufacturer’s CoC for each component included in the assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. At a minimum, the CoC shall include:

Manufacturer’s name and address Manufacturer’s and/or buyer’s part number Batch identification for the item such as date code, lot code, etc.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method shall clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification for the item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

SUPPLIER CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Supplier Change Notification Process Supplier shall document a process for notifying Buyer of intended or actual changes described in the following requirements.

1. Change in Quality Management Representative - Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative of intended or actual changes in the management representative with assigned responsibility and authority for its quality management system.

2. Change in Quality Management System - Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative in writing of intended or actual major change to its quality management system that may affect the conformity of its goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality management system is subject to review by Buyer. Supplier shall include, as part of written notification of change to its quality management system, a list of changed procedures identified by revision level, a description of the intent of the changes and a signed statement that compliance with Buyer’s quality system approval has not been diminished.

3. Change in Manufacturing Line, Facility Location or Process - Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of intended or actual change to the manufacturing process that may affect the quality of delivered goods or services. This includes changes to Supplier’s and Supplier’s subcontractors manufacturing facility location for the contracted goods or services, equipment, or processes for which the product was qualified. Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of change to its quality control process that may affect the inspection verification of conformity or airworthiness. Notification shall document effect of change to inspection with respect to fit, form, reliability, function, conformity, airworthiness of the Supplier’s goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality control system is subject to review by Buyer.

PART MARKING REQUIREMENTS

Parts shall be marked per the applicable drawing or specification. Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130. Marking shall be applied in the approximate area and using the same method as depicted on the drawing. The Manufacturing authority will be considered GDMS unless otherwise specified on the drawing or Purchased Order. The (CAGE) code, "FSCM", "Code Ident", or "MFR" on the drawing is the GDMS site from which the purchase order originated. Contact the GDMS Buyer for clarification. The appropriate CAGE code for the GDMS Marion, VA site is 04DG4.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (CoC)

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (CoC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS Purchase Order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the CoC shall reference the GDMS Purchase Order Number and the GDMS Part Number and Revision or the specified Applicable Documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the Supplier.

MIL-SPEC PART REQUIREMENTS

If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a Mil-Spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.) the Supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DoD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DoD Qualified Products Database (QPD). ASSIST-Online (https://assist.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DoD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DoD databases such as the QPD.

The QPD does not include every specification, Mil-Spec part, or manufacturer doing business with the government; it is limited to active and inactive specifications that have a requirement for qualification. Only government or manufacturer parts within those specifications are listed. Likewise, only the sources for products currently included in those qualification data sets will be located and found within the QPD. Additionally, if a specification is canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification, the qualification data associated with that specification will be archived offline and be unavailable to general users of ASSIST-Online or the QPD. If you cannot find a Mil-Spec part in the QPD, please check the governing specification in ASSIST-Online, as the specification may have been canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification.

The Mil-Spec parts shall not be altered.

CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that complies with one or more of the following Calibration System Requirements standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 10012:2003, NCSL Z540.3 or MIL-STD-45662A. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Supplier of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by the buyer's quality representatives. This provision shall be applicable to all inspection, test and measuring equipment supplied by the buyer for the use of the Supplier, as well as the Supplier's own equipment.

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

AS9100 - GDMS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The seller shall provide and maintain a system that complies with AS9100. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the seller of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by General Dynamic’s representatives.

GE S-1000 & S-1002

Supplier shall comply with General Electric Aviation Supplier Quality System requirements S-1000, and General Electric Aviation Sourcing Quality Products Requirement S-1002.

SUPPLIER AND SUB-TIER SUPPLIERS CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

GE FLOW DOWN 246

A copy of certificate of conformance must be retained on file. This shall include test report(s) from a GE approved laboratory(s). Lab reports shall include mill source, heat number, chemical and mechanic properties required by drawing, and the name of the laboratory performing the tests (if not submitted under the laboratory's letterhead).

When material is shipped to GE Batesville an electronic copy of the lab report shall be e-mailed to: BCO.MATERIALDATA@GE.COM. Acceptable formats: (comma separated values) .CSV, (text or tabbed delimited) .TXT, (MS Excel) .XLS, .XLSX, and (extensible markup language) .XML

GE FLOW DOWN 299

For GE designed component designated production/unclassified, Seller will submit to Purchaser prior to first shipment of this material, the processing information required by specification P1TF17 para 3.2 and S1001. When procurement is a Seller designed item, Seller will submit before first shipment a Supplier Substantiation list as specified by P1TF17, para 3.1 and S1001. For orders requiring Source Substantiation, the seller can only ship product which has received Source Substantiation approval or when the purchaser provides written approval authorizing shipment of the unapproved part.

Once approval is obtained on DV228/GT7350, Seller is subject to Source Process Change Control in accordance with GE specification P1TF17 and S1001 Substantiation requirements. For orders of source control product, Seller can only ship product when the vendor name is listed in the "Approved Source of Supply" table on the drawing or as approved by Change in Design (CID).

When direct shipment to a GE customer is authorized by shipping instructions on this order, material shall not be shipped until Source Substantiation Approval has been received in advance. NOTE: For purchase orders involving only Farmout/Offload Operations, GT 7350-5 will be used. NOTE: This remark applies only to the purchase order on which first shipment of the part number is made.

RECORDS RETENTION

Supplier’s records, to demonstrate conformance, shall be on file and available for review by buyer, buyer’s customers or regulatory agencies, upon request. Quality records shall be retained for a minimum of twenty-seven (27) years from date of final payment. Supplier shall have a documented procedure on record retention defining specific records and applicable retention. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

QA094 - Raytheon Programs (Rev -) – 10/01/2019

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION: PROCUREMENT FROM A RECOGNIZED SOURCE

This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp.

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007.

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (CoC) and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order available upon request.

Seller shall maintain the Manufacturer’s CoC for each component included in the assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. At a minimum, the CoC shall include:

Manufacturer’s name and address Manufacturer’s and/or buyer’s part number Batch identification for the item such as date code, lot code, etc.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

SUPPLIER CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Supplier Change Notification Process Supplier shall document a process for notifying Buyer of intended or actual changes described in the following requirements.

1. Change in Quality Management Representative Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative of intended or actual changes in the management representative with assigned responsibility and authority for its quality management system.

2. Change in Quality Management System Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative in writing of intended or actual major change to its quality management system that may affect the conformity of its goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality management system is subject to review by Buyer. Supplier shall include, as part of written notification of change to its quality management system, a list of changed procedures identified by revision level, a description of the intent of the changes and a signed statement that compliance with Buyer’s quality system approval has not been diminished.

3. Change in Manufacturing Line, Facility Location or Process

Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of intended or actual change to the manufacturing process that may affect the quality of delivered goods or services. This includes changes to Supplier’s and Supplier’s subcontractors manufacturing facility location for the contracted goods or services, equipment, or processes for which the product was qualified. Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of change to its quality control process that may affect the inspection verification of conformity or airworthiness. Notification shall document effect of change to inspection with respect to fit, form, reliability, function, conformity, airworthiness of the Supplier’s goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality control system is subject to review by Buyer.

PART MARKING REQUIREMENTS

Parts shall be marked per the applicable drawing or specification. Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130. Marking shall be applied in the approximate area and using the same method as depicted on the drawing.

If marking requirements are not provided by the drawing/specification or purchase order, then Bag & Tag marking shall be required. DO NOT apply the part marking directly to the part. The part number shall be applied either to a tag attached to the part or on a label affixed to a bag or other suitable container.

The Manufacturing authority will be considered GDMS (CAGE code 04DG4) unless otherwise specified on the drawing or Purchased Order.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (CoC)

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (CoC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS Purchase Order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the CoC shall reference the GDMS Purchase Order Number and the GDMS Part Number and Revision or the specified Applicable Documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the Supplier.

MIL-SPEC PART REQUIREMENTS

If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a Mil-Spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.) the Supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DoD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DoD Qualified Products Database (QPD). ASSIST-Online (https://assist.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DoD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DoD databases such as the QPD.

The QPD does not include every specification, Mil-Spec part, or manufacturer doing business with the government; it is limited to active and inactive specifications that have a requirement for qualification. Only government or manufacturer parts within those specifications are listed. Likewise, only the sources for products currently included in those qualification data sets will be located and found within the QPD. Additionally, if a specification is canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification, the qualification data associated with that specification will be archived offline and be unavailable to general users of ASSIST-Online or the QPD. If you cannot find a Mil-Spec part in the QPD, please check the governing specification in ASSIST-Online, as the specification may have been canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification.

The Mil-Spec parts shall not be altered. 

CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that complies with one or more of the following Calibration System Requirements standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 10012:2003, NCSL Z540.3 or MIL-STD-45662A. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Supplier of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by the buyer's quality representatives. This provision shall be applicable to all inspection, test and measuring equipment supplied by the buyer for the use of the Supplier, as well as the Supplier's own equipment.

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

SUPPLIER AND SUB-TIER SUPPLIER CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

AS9100 - GDMS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with AS9100 (Latest Revision), Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations.

The Seller shall demonstrate compliance for the life of this contract by:

- providing GDMS with a copy of current AS9100 registration certificate and all subsequent updates;

- or periodically passing an AS9100 compliance audit performed by GDMS representatives.

The Seller shall ensure that products and services provided by outside suppliers comply with all Seller and GDMS requirements. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Seller of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies and/or services as specified herein.

Record Retention for 7 years (Raytheon Quality Note G9)

1. SCOPE

1.1. Raytheon Revision 1- 05/24/17 replaces revision 0 dated 06/29/06.

1.1.1. This document was converted to a new format and expands record retention to include all quality records.

1.2. The applicable revision of this document is determined by:

1.2.1. The revision specified on the purchase order, or 1.2.2. The revision in effect at the time of the purchase order if no revision is listed on the purchase order.

1.3. The purpose of this document is to ensure that the supplier retains records applicable to this purchase order for a period of 7 years and that the supplier obtains Raytheon’s approval prior to destroying/disposing of the records.

 

2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

2.1. The following documents are referenced in Sections 3 and 4 of this document.

2.2. Raytheon Specifications

2.2.1. None

2.3. Other Specifications

2.3.1. None

 

3. REQUIREMENTS

3.1. The word ""shall"" invokes a binding requirement for the supplier to meet.

3.2. General Requirements

3.2.1. The Supplier shall retain all records needed to show conformance to Purchase Order requirements for each shipment.

3.2.2. Records shall remain legible, readily identifiable and retrievable for a period of 7 years after the date of the completion of this Purchase Order.

3.2.3. If the Seller is a distributor of the item(s) in this Purchase Order, the Seller shall require the same documentation from the original manufacturer of the item(s).

3.2.3.1. Seller shall flow down this requirement to the manufacturer.

3.2.4. Seller shall allow Raytheon to acquire or inspect all records needed to show conformance to Purchase Order requirements.

3.2.5. At the end of the retention period, the seller shall receive Raytheon approval prior to destroying / disposing of any record required by this Quality Note.

 

4. DATA SUBMISSION

4.1. Supplier to deliver the following data to Raytheon for Raytheon Approval

4.1.1. Request to destroy / dispose of any records throughout the retention period.

 

5. NOTES

5.1. Order of Precedence - Conflicts between this document and other provisions within the Purchase Order are defined in the Terms & Conditions (TC-001).

5.2. The seller is required to retain all records that are needed to demonstrate conformance to the purchase order. Examples of the type of documents that require retention may include:

5.2.1. Records of inspection measurements, where applicable.

5.2.2. Records of product testing, where applicable.

5.2.3. Records demonstrating work performed to produce the product (i.e. shop travelers, routers, etc.).

5.2.4. Records of traceability to manufacturer part number, lot number and date code where applicable for part type.

5.2.5. Records of calibration.

5.2.6. Records of raw material certification.

5.2.7. Records of purchasing from sub-tier suppliers, to include purchase orders and certificates of conformance at a minimum.

This document is an integral part of the contract (purchase order), which calls it out. The revision in effect at the time the purchase order was placed applies.


QA095 - Lockheed QA Clauses (Rev -) – 1/13/2021

LMCO MANUFACTURING PROCESS OBJECTIVES

1) Manufacturing processes and operations shall be scrutinized on a recurring basis to eliminate waste, reduce abnormal variation (statistical control) in product characteristics, increase ease of assembly, maintain capable production processes and achieve improvement in performance or reliability.

2) Materials, work in process, and finished products shall be positively identified with inspection status at all appropriate stages of production and storage. Location of product in the normal flow does not constitute suitable indication of inspection and test status unless the process flow is inherently error proof such as an automated inspection and transfer operation.

3) The acceptance criteria shall be zero defects for sampling plans using attribute data (this requirement does not supersede the requirements stated in applicable drawings or specifications).

4) Prior to end-item acceptance, final inspection shall be performed to verify conformance of the end-item assembly, packaging, marking and label requirements; and the supplier shall review applicable inspection records to verify the records are complete and the lot is acceptable.

5) Manufacturing processes shall be stable, capable, and produce product with consistent conformance to the acceptance limits and have minimal variation from lot to lot. For those characteristics selected for monitoring with Statistical Process Control (SPC), the process control goal shall be to provide a minimum process capability (CPK) of 1.33 or higher. For characteristics designated as IKCs or KCs, the minimum process capability shall be 1.67 or higher. This data shall be accessible to support process decisions at point of manufacture.

Assembly methods, operator techniques, workmanship, and assembled item functioning shall be consistent from lot to lot. Physical properties of component materials and preservation finishes shall be consistent from lot to lot.

COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION

This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp.

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007.

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (CoC) and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order and made available upon request.

Seller shall maintain the Manufacturer’s CoC for each component included in the assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. At a minimum, the CoC shall include:

Manufacturer’s name and address Manufacturer’s and/or buyer’s part number Batch identification for the item such as date code, lot code, etc.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method shall clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification for the item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (CoC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS Purchase Order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the CoC shall reference the GDMS Purchase Order Number and the GDMS Part Number and Revision or the specified Applicable Documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the Supplier.

MIL SPEC PART REQUIREMENTS

If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a Mil-Spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.) the Supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DoD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DoD Qualified Products Database (QPD). ASSIST-Online (https://assist.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DoD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DoD databases such as the QPD.

The QPD does not include every specification, Mil-Spec part, or manufacturer doing business with the government; it is limited to active and inactive specifications that have a requirement for qualification. Only government or manufacturer parts within those specifications are listed. Likewise, only the sources for products currently included in those qualification data sets will be located and found within the QPD. Additionally, if a specification is canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification, the qualification data associated with that specification will be archived offline and be unavailable to general users of ASSIST-Online or the QPD. If you cannot find a Mil-Spec part in the QPD, please check the governing specification in ASSIST-Online, as the specification may have been canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification.

The Mil-Spec parts shall not be altered.

CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that complies with one or more of the following Calibration System Requirements standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 10012:2003, NCSL Z540.3 or MIL-STD-45662A. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Supplier of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by the buyer's quality representatives. This provision shall be applicable to all inspection, test and measuring equipment supplied by the buyer for the use of the Supplier, as well as the Supplier's own equipment.

LMCO APPENDIX QX REV 9

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/aeronautics/materialmanagement/scm-quality/scm-quality_qualityappendices.html

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

SUPPLIER AND SUB-TIER SUPPLIERS CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

AS9100 GDMS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with AS9100 (Latest Revision), Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations.

The Seller shall demonstrate compliance for the life of this contract by:

- providing GDMS with a copy of current AS9100 registration certificate and all subsequent updates;

- or periodically passing an AS9100 compliance audit performed by GDMS representatives.

The Seller shall ensure that products and services provided by outside suppliers comply with all Seller and GDMS requirements. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Seller of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies and/or services as specified herein.

MARKING REQUIREMENTS

Parts shall be marked per the applicable drawing or specification. Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130. Marking shall be applied in the approximate area and using the same method as depicted on the drawing.

If marking requirements are not provided by the drawing/specification or purchase order, then Bag & Tag marking shall be required. DO NOT apply the part marking directly to the part. The part number shall be applied either to a tag attached to the part or on a label affixed to a bag or other suitable container.

The Manufacturing authority will be considered GDMS (CAGE code 04DG4) unless otherwise specified on the drawing or Purchased Order.

RECORDS RETENTION

Supplier’s records, to demonstrate conformance, shall be on file and available for review by buyer, buyer’s customers or regulatory agencies, upon request. Quality records shall be retained for a minimum of twelve (12) years from date of final payment. Supplier shall have a documented procedure on record retention defining specific records and applicable retention. Supplier shall ensure all provisions/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

LOCKHEED MARTIN CLAUSE Q4R, FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE/DAMAGE PREVENTION

Lockheed Martin Clause Q4R Rev 4, dated 01 April 2010, is invoked on this P.O. To view requirements, go to the following web address: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/suppliers/business-area-procurement/aeronautics/quality-requirements/clauses.html

QA098 - Logistics Supporting Information (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The following information must be provided separately and at no extra cost for all assemblies, subassemblies, and components that are either replaceable, repairable, or require maintenance as part of this purchase order to support development of logistics support information.

The information package shall include for all assemblies, subassemblies, and components:

Equipment technical manuals, complete parts lists, including an illustrated parts breakdown, OEM part numbers, pricing, quantities, reliability data (expressed in MTBF or similar), characteristics data, supporting illustrations and diagrams, maintenance, servicing, and operation procedures. All documentation must be in English and provided electronically as an Adobe portable documentation format (.pdf?utm_source=gdmissionsystems.com&utm_medium=pdf&utm_campaign=link).

Note 1: Proprietary equipment technical data regarding “detailed manufacturing or process data” may be excluded as allowed by DFARS 252.227-7015.
Note 2: Individual documents may be omitted if requested information is included in technical manual.
Note 3: Installation drawings will not be considered an appropriate substitute for an illustrated parts breakdown.

QA099 - Purchase order attachments (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
This clause incorporates by reference all attachments, exhibits, and/or appendices identified below:

QA100 - Heat or Melt Identification (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All parts and/or material, and applicable documents, shall be identified by a heat number, heat code, heat lot number, or melt number of the seller. Where stamping of individual parts is not practical due to size or shape, the heat number, code, lot number, or melt number shall be stamped on the smallest unit package by the seller.

QA101 - PWB 00-2729801 requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Printed wiring boards (PWB’s) shall be manufactured in compliance with SOW 00-2729801. Printed wiring assemblies (PWA’s) shall be manufactured in compliance with SOW 00-2729801 and SOW 00-2729811. General Dynamics withholds the right to request objective evidence of material compliance to the SOW requirements.

QA102 - Duroid material PWBs (Rev A) – 5/14/2020
Inspection of Thin RF Boards. All thin Duroid (RF) boards (using material .020” or less in thickness) shall have source inspection done at the vendor by GD personnel. Acceptable parts shall be packaged with appropriate support to avoid movement, flexing and damage. Assembly tooling may be used for this packaging. Acceptable parts will be packaged for shipment with GD oversight to ensure that the interior package does not need to be opened at GD until ready for assembly. Additional external marking may be required so that the internal contents and packaging avoids additional handling. PWB’s made from Duroid material shall be packaged for shipment in accordance with 12-P40046B, Storage, Packaging and Handling Requirements for Printed Wiring Boards on Space Programs.

QA103 - Printed Wiring Board Requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Solder mask shall be Taiyo PSR-4000 MP, HFX, LDI, or BN green finish. Seller must request approval from General Dynamics if an equivalent solder mask must be used.

Seller shall use a General Dynamics approved copper foil on the surface layers that has been proven to meet 5 lbs/in minimum post thermal stress peel strength on the laminate.

QA104 - Printed wiring board documentation requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The following documentation shall be Included with each printed wiring board plating lot shipment:

1. Printed Wiring Board Inspection Report (Final Inspection results)
2. Metallurgical Lab Report consisting of copper thickness, glass-to-glass board thickness, and di-electric thickness (all layers)
3. Certificate of Conformance (C of C)
4. Certificate of Electrical Test
5. TDR (Impedance) Report
6. Serialization log of shipped printed wiring boards

Each printed wiring board shall be individually packaged in a static shielding bag that is reclosable or heat-sealed. The static shielding bag shall not contain desiccant or humidity indicator cards. When more than one plating lot is being supplied, each plating lot shall be packaged separately and labeled accordingly with corresponding shipping documentation.

QA105 -Printed Wiring Board Testing (Rev -)  10/01/2019
PWB testing (electrical & microsectioning): supplier is responsible for the performance of electrical testing, inspections and coupon microsectionings in accordance with applicable drawings and/or specifications. Supplier shall maintain records of the performance of each test, inspection or microsectioning for a period of not less than five years or the contract time period plus one year whichever is greater. Unless otherwise specified in the purchase order or contract, the supplier shall retain the coupons, original copies of the data, etc. At the supplier’s facility(ies). General Dynamics and/or the government hereby reserve the right to perform a review of such records and/or performance of tests, inspections, or no more than twenty-four (24) months shall expire between performance of solderability testing(s) or date code and arrival of material at General Dynamics MS. Microsectionings at the supplier’s facility(ies).

When applicable; the supplier shall provide a circuit test report, for each PWB in this order. Each test report, at a minimum, shall provide evidence of each signal/net tested, the resistance values, and a pass/fail result. The reports shall be on common electronic media (CD or DVD) and be shipped with the PWBs.

Supplier shall send a test circuit, for each panel, as configured in the referenced specifications, along with the PWB(s) they represent. Test circuit shall be co-delivered with the associated PWB(s).

QA106 - General Dynamics 99-0047-0029 requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The parts delivered against this PO shall meet the requirements of General Dynamics document 99-0047-0029.

QA107 - Quality Management System - AS9100 Compliant  (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Subject material is to be manufactured with processes and controls that are compliant with AS9100 requirements. This includes flow-down of applicable Quality requirements to sub-tier suppliers and General Dynamics’ approval of special process providers. As such, General Dynamics shall reserve the right to review and approve the supplier’s manufacturing processes, controls, and records associated with the manufacture of subject material.

QA108 - Quality Management System - GDMS certified (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) acceptable to GDMS. GDMS acceptance of supplier’s quality system shall be formally documented. The seller’s QMS shall ensure all items delivered are in full compliance with the requirements of the purchase order. The seller QMS may be subject to review by GDMS at any time.

QA109 - Quality Management System - ISO9001 certified (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System that is registered to ISO-9001. The certification must be current.

QA110 - Quality Management System - ISO9001 Compliant  (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The supplier shall provide and maintain a “Quality Assurance System” that complies with ISO-9001 or an Industry Derivative. The system is subject to review at all times by General Dynamics or its customers. Resulting records are subject to General Dynamics and/or General Dynamics’ customer’s review. All products delivered to the requirements of this order are required to be designed and produced using the criteria of the supplier’s standard quality system.

QA111 - Quality Management System (BOEING) (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Seller shall implement and maintain a system that complies with D6-51991(current revision), Quality Assurance Standard for Digital Product Definition at Boeing Suppliers.

QA112 - Quality Management System (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Seller shall establish and maintain a quality management system that is acceptable to Buyer and complies with the Purchase Order’s requirements. Acceptable quality management systems are certified or compliant to AS9100 or ISO 9001 standards. The quality management system, engineering procedures, and manufacturing processes may be subject to auditing by General Dynamics during the performance period of this Purchase Order.

QA113 - Supplier's Quality System Audit (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
General Dynamics’ performance of any audit of the supplier’s quality system and/or test and inspection documentation at the supplier’s facility may be required in association with this order. The audit may encompass parts procured to this order or any parts in-process for General Dynamics, to assure conformance to the associated procurement documentation. A supplier representative shall be available to provide technical assistance to the auditor in those areas of a technical nature, i.e., ATE, Test Programs, etc.

QA114 - Software Quality Assurance Requirements (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The Seller shall ensure that Customer Furnished Digital Data is protected and controlled to match Seller’s developed software and quality records are available for GDMS and Customer/Government and/or Regulatory authorities review at the Seller’s facility. This applies only to software developed by the Seller used in controlling manufacturing operations or inspection and test equipment. Software Quality Assurance Procedures/Forms/Software Types and revisions shall be submitted to GDMS Buyer for Supplier Quality Assurance review/approval before starting production.

Seller shall flow the substance of this clause to its subcontractors, including this sentence, changing the relationship of the parties as appropriate to preserve the intent of the words.

QA115 - Quality Management System - AS9100 certified (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System that is registered to AS9100. The certification must be current.

QA116 - 7 Year Record Retention (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Inspection records adequate to ascertain the quality level of required articles and of the Seller’s production processes must be maintained by the Seller and made available to General Dynamics upon request. Unless otherwise specified, the Seller shall maintain the records for a minimum period of seven years after satisfaction of this Purchase Order.

This requirement does not apply to products defined by a Military Specification and carry a Mil-Spec part number.

QA117 - 5 Year Record Retention (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Seller’s product, process control and quality records must be maintained by the Seller and made available to General Dynamics upon request. Unless otherwise specified, the Seller shall maintain the records for a minimum period of five years after satisfaction of this Purchase Order.

QA118 - 10 Year Record Retention (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The supplier shall retain in a safe and accessible location all records associated with the manufacturing of serialized or lot controlled items, providing continued traceability of serial numbers or lot number identification through all manufacturing phases, commencing with raw material and continuing through final acceptance. This shall include verifiable objective evidence of all inspections and testing, with final results, and the dispositions of non-conforming items. These records shall be identified to associated items, including the heat and lot numbers, unit or lot serialization. Records shall be made available to General Dynamics and/or government representative upon request for a period of ten (10) years, and shall not be destroyed without customer’s concurrence.

QA119 - Age/Environment Sensitive Material (75%) (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
The seller shall identify all materials and articles which have definite characteristics of quality degradation with age and/or environment. Identification shall include the date useful life was initiated and the date and/or the cycle at which the useful life will be expended. When environment is a factor in determining useful life, the identification shall include storage conditions required to achieve the stated useful life. Limited shelf life material containers shall be marked with the date of manufacture and the shelf life expiration date. The shelf life shall not exceed the requirements and a minimum of 75% of the shelf life shall remain at the time of shipment. Special storage requirements, if required, shall be provided with each shipment.

QA120 - Shelf Life Shipping Authorization (Rev -, 10/01/2019) – 10/01/2019
Material shelf life remaining shall adhere to the minimum amount as identified on the part specification unless authorization has been received from the buyer in advance of shipping. This authorization will be a Shipping Authorization Number (SAN). The SAN shall be included on the supplier documentation submitted with the shipment and is only valid for a single shipment quantity as agreed upon by the buyer. If material is shipped with less shelf life remaining than specified on the part specification or shipped without the SAN on the Documentation, material will be refused and returned to the supplier at the supplier’s expense. For example: 80% shelf life must be remaining on the material upon receipt at GDMS.

QA121 - 50% MINIMUM SHELF LIFE (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
50% minimum shelf life must be remaining on the material upon receipt at GDMS

QA122 - 60% MINIMUM SHELF LIFE (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
60% minimum shelf life must be remaining on the material upon receipt at GDMS

QA123 - 80% MINIMUM SHELF LIFE (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
80% minimum shelf life must be remaining on the material upon receipt at GDMS

QA124 - Material is subject to shelf-life control. (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Material is subject to shelf-life control. The following information shall be identified on accompanying documentation/certification: 1) Manufacturer’s name; 2) Product name/designation; 3) Shelf life duration period (in months) and shelf life beginning and/or expiration date; 4) Cure Date (if subject material is rubber); and, 5) Controlled storage conditions/handling instructions (flash point, if applicable) required to achieve stated useful life.

Package marking, alone, of shelf-life information is not sufficient for compliance.

No material shall be shipped to General Dynamics with less than a compliant shelf life, unless provided written authorization by a General Dynamics purchasing agent. “Compliant shelf life” shall be defined as follows:

1) 80% for material with a manufactured shelf life of less than 1 year after manufacture;
2) 65% for material with a manufactured shelf life of greater than/equal to 1 year and less than 2 years after manufacture; and,
3) 50% for material with a manufactured shelf life of greater than/equal to 2 years after manufacture.

For material in which shelf life is determined as a measure of time after environmental exposure (i.e., seal is broken) or date of shipment (rather than as a characteristic related to date of manufacture), full shelf life shall be guaranteed by the supplier.

QA125 - End-Item Data-Package (Rev A) – 5/14/2020
Data is required for each of the part groups (Qual, Flight, Life Test). A copy of the End Item Data Package (EIDP) shall be included with each shipment of associated parts/devices. Lot Type Data shall be included with every part shipment. If applicable: for space level compliant military parts that require RLAT testing, each shipment shall include lot specific RLAT data.
EIDP files are required to be provided on electronic media (i.e. CD/DVD).
EIDP files are required to meet the followings:
Electrical test readings should be in MS Excel format (wherever possible).
Acceptable File Types: .pdf, .zip, MS Word, MS Excel, MS power point, and . JPEG. File types, .exe, .TIF, .SPT, and. IDX are unacceptable.
Emails included in the supplier data package must be converted into .pdf.
No other file types are acceptable unless written permission is granted from the GD buyer in advance
File names cannot contain the following characters or symbols: + \ : / * ? < > | { } % ~ & ! “
EIDP Format
Pages must be readable from top down. Scanned .pdf files must always be in landscape or portrait format. It is preferred to have a Table of Contents in the beginning of the data package, with files organized accordingly. In the case of a PWB; An End-Item Data-Package (EIDP) is required for each PWB part number on this order. The EIDP shall consist of a copy of process, inspection, and test documentation, along with micro/cross-sections, as required (per IPC-6012 or IPC-6018, whichever is applicable). Required media is CD/DVD
.

QA126 - Special Process (Rev -) 10/01/2019
As per GDMS Special Process requirements, all special process suppliers (processors) utilized must be approved by GDMS and listed in the GDMS Quality Approved Processors List (QAPL). The Seller shall provide a special process certification with each delivery certifying compliance with all special processes required in executing this Purchase Order. Special process certification may be included on the Seller's C of C provided that the special process used and the special process supplier is identified. For traceability and verification purposes, the certification must contain the processor's name and address used for the special processes unless the special process supplier's certification is included with the shipment.

Some examples of special processes are; Chemical Processes (including Plating, Anodizing, Conversion Coating, and Passivation), Painting, Heat Treating, Welding (Fusion), Brazing (Vacuum/ Dip), etc.

The General Dynamics' Special Process Requirements, Quality Approved Processor List (QAPL) and forms to request addition to the QAPL can be found on the General Dynamics website https://gdmissionsystems.com/suppliers/terms-conditions/.

QA127 - Special Process (GAC) (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
All Special Processes performed by Seller or Seller’s Sub-tier suppliers shall be approved by GAC as applicable, prior to performing any Special Process. Reference document: GAC Approved Process Sources. Contact the GDMS Buyer to confirm source is GAC approved.

QA128 - Special Process (NADCAP) (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Special Processes: The Supplier and/or sub-tier Suppliers performing a special process shall be certified by Nadcap and listed on the Nadcap approved special process list. Each shipment shall be accompanied by one (1) legible and reproducible copy of a certificate for all processes used and the name of the company performing such process.

QA129 - Special Process (Boeing) (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Approved Suppliers are required for all special processes. Objective evidence (copy of Boeing Approval page along with Boeing Special Process approval number) of approval for all special processes shall be provided along with material certifications with each shipment. Check the Boeing/Northrop Grumman on-line listing at the location shown below to ensure approved suppliers are used. This requirement must be flowed down to the Primary Supplier's sub-tier suppliers as well. It is the responsibility of the Primary Supplier to meet all requirements for Approved Suppliers. The Primary Supplier will provide to GDMS a listing of all Special Processes performed and the Processors performing these processes along with his certification.

Utilizing on those Suppliers as listed in:

a) Boeing's document D1-4426 Approved Processors List located at http://www.boeing.com/.
b) Northrop Grumman's Approved Processors List located at https://oasis.northgrum.com/

All Special Processing Certificate of Compliance  from the suppliers' sub-tier will be retained by the supplier and shall be faxed and/or e-mailed to GDMS requestor within 48 hours of a request. The C of C shall list all special processes and their revisions that are called out on the drawing and who performed the Special Process and their addresses.

QA130 - Special process (LMCO) (Rev -) – 10/01/2019
Approved Suppliers are required for all special processes. Suppliers and any sub-tier suppliers are required to be listed/approved on LMCO’s specification QCS-001 for the process being performed. Objective evidence (copy of LMCO Approval page along with LMCO Special Process approval number) of approval for all special processes shall be provided along with material certifications with each shipment that meets the requirements of Appendix QJ Section F, 12d. This requirement must be flowed down to the Primary Supplier's sub-tier suppliers as well. It is the responsibility of the Primary Supplier to meet all requirements for Approved Suppliers. The Primary Supplier will provide to GDMS a listing of all Special Processes performed and the Processors performing these processes along with his certification.

All LMCO special processes such as, but not limited to, Paint and Prime, Fuel Tank Coating, Bonding and Composites RTM-BMI, Fracture/Durability Critical Parts, Non-Destructive Testing, and Wind Swept must be on LMCO's approved vendor listing, QCS-001. Contact the GDMS buyer for access to this list.

All Special Processing Certificate of Compliance from the supplier and supplier’s sub-tiers shall be provided to GDMS upon receipt of material/parts per Lockheed Appendix QJ, sec. E, 9. The C of C shall list all special processes and their revisions that are called out on the drawing and who performed the Special Process and their addresses. All requirements of LMCO Specifications, ”QCS-001” and “QJ” are to be met on the suppliers’, and sub-tier suppliers’, certification.

The Lockheed assigned unique vendor code number for GDMS Marion, VA is: 154183. In accordance with LMCO specification Appendix QJ and QCS-001, this code must be flowed down to all GDMS’s suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers that perform any LMCO designated controlled/special processes.

Supplier must include his unique LM Aero identification number (vendor code) on the product certification. Processing to be accomplished in performance of this purchase order is directly related to a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company purchase order and must be accomplished in accordance with process specification(s) on this purchase order and the revision in effect as of the date of this PO of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Appendix QJ. All requirements of such Appendix QJ paragraph 12. a. f. shall be accomplished.

Appendix QJ is located at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/materialmanagement/

QA131 – Beryllium-Copper Material Certifications (Rev -) 10/1/2019

Material certifications for components and assemblies fabricated from Beryllium−Copper shall be provided. Certifications shall include actual chemical and mechanical test data for each lot of Beryllium−CU used in the product. The material reports shall contain the following information:

− Buyer PO number, item nomenclature and material heat number.
− If item is an assembly, the buyer PO number, item nomenclature, and material heat number for each applicable component within the assembly.
− Material, Chemical and Physical properties traceable to the original mill(s.)
− Signature of individual authorized to certify compliance.

QA132 – Titanium Material Certifications (Rev -)10/1/2019

Material certifications for components and assemblies fabricated from Titanium shall be provided. Certifications shall include actual chemical and mechanical test data for each lot of titanium used in the product. The material reports shall contain the following information:

− Buyer PO number, item nomenclature and material heat number.
− If item is an assembly, the buyer PO number, item nomenclature, and material heat number for each applicable component within the assembly.
− Material, Chemical and Physical properties traceable to the original mill(s.)
− Signature of individual authorized to certify compliance.

QA133 – Circuit Card Assembly Requirements (Rev -) 10/1/2019

Supplier Manufacturing Requirements for Circuit Card Assemblies (SOW-GD-CCA) Statement of Work (SOW) defines the efforts required for the fabrication of circuit card assemblies (CCA’s) used in highly reliable, long life hardware systems supported by General Dynamics – Mission Systems (GDMS).  This SOW also includes requirements associated with program management, material procurement and handling, inspection, test, warranty, and quality data retention.  All material shall be produced in accordance with the latest revision of SOW-GD-CCA.  At no time may the supplier deviate from SOW-GD-CCA, approved design documentation, configuration items, nor Purchase Order Requirements unless written approval is received from a GDMS Procurement Representative.

QA134 – Markings for Destructive Samples (Rev -)10/1/2019

QCI samples from Groups B, C, and D are considered destructive and shall be marked/labeled individually on the part, on the container, and in the data package as Group B, Group C or Group D samples (not applicable for generic Group D inspection). The marking shall permanent and done in accordance with seller’s process.

QA135 – Buy American Act and Qualified Countries (Rev -)1/21/2020

Buy American Act (FAR 52.225-1) and Qualified Countries (FAR 52.225-13) is imposed on this contract.

QA136 – Shelter Program Clauses (Rev A)3/30/2021

PRODUCT CONFORMANCE

The Supplier is responsible for performing or having performed all inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the supplies or services furnished under this contract conform to contract requirements, including any applicable technical requirements for specified manufacturer's parts. By delivery of the item(s) of this order, the Supplier certifies compliance to all requirements of the applicable drawings and specifications of the revision current at the time of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Upon request, the Supplier will make available, at no additional cost to the buyer, all records necessary to support evidence of such compliance.

CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that complies with one or more of the following Calibration System Requirements standards: ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 10012:2003, NCSL Z540.3 or MIL-STD-45662A. Compliance with the provisions of this clause in no way relieves the Supplier of the final responsibility to furnish acceptable supplies or services as specified herein. This system shall be subject to audit by the buyer's quality representatives. This provision shall be applicable to all inspection, test and measuring equipment supplied by the buyer for the use of the Supplier, as well as the Supplier's own equipment.

COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION:  PROCUREMENT FROM A RECOGNIZED SOURCE

This clause applies to all parts and material delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items, including but not limited to fasteners and Electrical, Electric and Electromechanical (EEE) components. “Counterfeit” includes parts and material that is misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved parts and/or material that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable.

With specific regard to counterfeit hardware, a registry of active fastener trademarks is maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office and can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/fastener/fqa.jsp.

With specific regard to electronic components, Seller shall establish and maintain an acceptable counterfeit electronic part detection avoidance system as defined in DFARS 252.246-7007.

All purchased material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order must have been procured by the seller directly from either the manufacturer of the item(s) or an authorized distributor of the manufacturer of the item(s). A Certificate of Conformance (CoC) and a method of item traceability shall be retained for each component. These documents shall be retained per the records retention requirements directed elsewhere within this order and made available upon request.

Seller shall maintain the Manufacturer’s CoC for each component included in the assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. At a minimum, the CoC shall include:

Manufacturer’s name and address Manufacturer’s and/or buyer’s part number Batch identification for the item such as date code, lot code, etc.

Seller shall maintain a method of item traceability that ensures tracking of the supply chain back to the manufacturer of all material included in assemblies and subassemblies being delivered per this order. This traceability method shall clearly identify the name and location of all of the supply chain intermediaries from the manufacturer to the direct source of the product for the seller. The manufacturer shall also include the manufacturer’s batch identification for the item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications.

In the event any item required to be delivered under this order cannot be procured by the Seller in accordance with this requirement, the Seller shall submit written justification and request a deviation from this requirement prior to making delivery. If the request for deviation is accepted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall modify this order accordingly. Additional verification of the items may be required prior to allowing the deviation from this requirement. This additional verification shall include inspections and/or tests activities (including, but not limited to include visual inspection, X-Ray inspection, destructive physical analysis, thermal cycle testing, and electrical testing) necessary to assure the authenticity of the purchased product. The Buyer may request copies of such acceptance criteria and records of this activity prior to granting the deviation.

This PO and activities hereunder are within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable Federal statutes. Seller employees engaged in the performance of work under this purchase order shall be informed in writing prior to performance of work that there is a risk of Federal criminal penalties associated with any falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation in connection with work performed under this purchase order.

If counterfeit parts/ assemblies are furnished under this purchase agreement, such items shall be impounded. The seller shall promptly replace such items with items acceptable to the Buyer and the seller may be liable for all costs relating to impoundment, removal, and replacement. The Buyer may turn such items over to US Governmental authorities (Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.) for investigation and reserves the right to withhold payment for the items pending the results of the investigation.

The seller shall flow the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all sub-tier subcontracts for work performed under this PO.

SUPPLIER CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Supplier Change Notification Process Supplier shall document a process for notifying Buyer of intended or actual changes described in the following requirements.

1. Change in Quality Management Representative

Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative of intended or actual changes in the management representative with assigned responsibility and authority for its quality management system.

2. Change in Quality Management System

Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative and Supplier Quality Representative in writing of intended or actual major change to its quality management system that may affect the conformity of its goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality management system is subject to review by Buyer. Supplier shall include, as part of written notification of change to its quality management system, a list of changed procedures identified by revision level, a description of the intent of the changes and a signed statement that compliance with Buyer’s quality system approval has not been diminished.

3. Change in Manufacturing Line, Facility Location or Process

Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of intended or actual change to the manufacturing process that may affect the quality of delivered goods or services. This includes changes to Supplier’s and Supplier’s subcontractors manufacturing facility location for the contracted goods or services, equipment, or processes for which the product was qualified. Supplier shall promptly notify Buyer’s Authorized Procurement Representative in writing of change to its quality control process that may affect the inspection verification of conformity or airworthiness. Notification shall document effect of change to inspection with respect to fit, form, reliability, function, conformity, airworthiness of the Supplier’s goods or services. Each change to Supplier’s quality control system is subject to review by Buyer.

PART MARKING REQUIREMENTS

Parts shall be marked per the applicable drawing or specification. Unless otherwise specified, the marking shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-130. Marking shall be applied in the approximate area and using the same method as depicted on the drawing.

If marking requirements are not provided by the drawing/specification or purchase order, then Bag & Tag marking shall be required. DO NOT apply the part marking directly to the part. The part number shall be applied either to a tag attached to the part or on a label affixed to a bag or other suitable container.

For parts where the Current Design Activity (CDA) is different than the Original Design Activity (ODA), the marking of the CDA number per MIL-STD-130 is permissible but NOT required.

The Manufacturing authority will be considered GDMS unless otherwise specified on the drawing or Purchased Order. The (CAGE) code, "FSCM", "Code Ident", or "MFR" on the drawing is the GDMS site from which the purchase order originated, unless otherwise

specified on the purchase order. Contact the GDMS Buyer for clarification of the appropriate code. The appropriate CAGE code for the GDMS Marion, VA site is 04DG4.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (COC)

Certification: Supplier shall include a legible Certificate of Conformance (CoC) with each shipment certifying that all items/materials supplied meet all GDMS Purchase Order requirements, including referenced drawings, specifications and standards. At a minimum, the CoC shall reference the GDMS Purchase Order Number and the GDMS Part Number and Revision or the specified Applicable Documents and revisions as listed on the purchase order. SEP product that has been qualified, all data for each shipment, shall be maintained on file at the Supplier.

MIL-SPEC PART REQUIREMENTS

If the applicable drawing/specification (or a document referenced on the drawing/specification) specifies a Mil-Spec part (e.g., MS24524-22, M81044/12-16-0, D38999/20WC98PA, etc.) the Supplier is responsible for determining if Department of Defense (DoD) qualification is required. If so, the part shall be manufactured by an approved source listed in the DoD Qualified Products Database (QPD). ASSIST-Online (https://assist.dla.mil/) is the official source for specifications and standards used by the DoD. It also serves as a portal to other useful DoD databases such as the QPD.

The QPD does not include every specification, Mil-Spec part, or manufacturer doing business with the government; it is limited to active and inactive specifications that have a requirement for qualification. Only government or manufacturer parts within those specifications are listed. Likewise, only the sources for products currently included in those qualification data sets will be located and found within the QPD. Additionally, if a specification is canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification, the qualification data associated with that specification will be archived offline and be unavailable to general users of ASSIST-Online or the QPD. If you cannot find a Mil-Spec part in the QPD, please check the governing specification in ASSIST-Online, as the specification may have been canceled or revised to remove the requirement for qualification.

The Mil-Spec parts shall not be altered.

SUPPLIER AND SUB-TIER SUPPLIERS CONTROL

The suppliers shall ensure that all suppliers and sub-tier suppliers are capable of attaining and maintaining a quality system acceptable to GDMS for the supplies and services covered by this purchase order. Records of seller and sub-tier supplier’s performance shall be maintained and available for review by GDMS as necessary. The product quality program of the seller and all sub-tier suppliers shall contain necessary provisions for product quality activities to assure satisfactory performance to the requirements below:

1. Notify GDMS of origination of nonconforming product

2. Obtain GDMS approval of nonconforming product

3. Notify the GDMS of changes in product and/or processes, change of suppliers, change of manufacturing facilities location and where required, obtain organization approval

4. Flow down to supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements

5. Records retention requirements

6. Right of access by GDMS, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, included in the order and to all applicable records.

FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION AS9102

First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) must be submitted to Supplier Quality Assurance and approval received before shipping material. Do not include the FAIR with the first material shipment. GDMS approval of the FAIR locks the process and it shall not be modified without written approval by GDMS in advance. FAI will be performed on a part from the initial production lot provided by the supplier.

Any modifications to these requirements shall be specified within the Purchase Order.

The FAIR includes all of the following:

1) First Article Inspection and any required test results submitted per AS9102;

2) Process flow diagrams generated to include manufacturing, inspection and special process operations;

3) Manufacturing process (e.g., routing sheets, manufacturing/quality plans, manufacturing work instructions, etc.).

4) Evidence that indicators of process control are established. These may include but are not limited to monitoring specific characteristics, process capability studies, key characteristics identified, functional checks, and required frequency of gage calibration or gage R&R, as required.

5) If part marking is required per drawing, a photo of the part marking as applied on the part must be included with First Article package. Photo must clearly depict marking content and location.

Clarifying information and instructions:

1) Seller to notify Supplier Quality Assurance prior to production starting for the coordination and planning of the FAI so all requirements are met in the Final FAIR. FAI may include the witnessing of in-process inspections to be accomplished during performance of FAI.

2) AS9102 forms, or equivalent, shall be used to document the results of the first article inspection as required in the specification. These forms may be generated by any media, but must contain all the information required by AS9102.

3) Report actual dimensions/results for all characteristics as well as applicable drawing notes.

4) FAIR requires bubbled Drawings, Drawing Notes, Engineering Change Notices, and Specifications.

5) The supplier shall forward the FAIR along with applicable certifications and test data (e.g., NDT, painting, plating, composition, X-ray, functional testing, etc.). The completed routers/travelers supporting the FAIR must be available upon request.

6) The supplier is required, unless permission is granted contractually, to use the same unit of measure as specified in the technical data package when reporting inspection.

7) Seller personnel preparing the FAIR shall sign, and date the FAIR on AS9102, Form # 1, Blocks 19 and 20.

8) Seller representative of the Quality Department shall review, sign, and date the FAIR on AS9102, Form # 1, Blocks 21 and 22.

9) The exclusion for unique single run production orders not intended for ongoing production (AS9102 Rev B, Section 1.3 Applicability), shall not apply.

10) At the discretion of GDMS, during the performance of the FAI, the part and its required systems, procedures, and facilities are subject to surveillance by purchaser representatives.

11) Following GDMS review and approval of the initial FAIR, resubmission is required in the event of changes as delineated in MV-QSP-TMP-10.0.1

Note: A FAIR is required for all products except for the following:

1) standard catalog items

2) Product covered by a military/industry standard or specification.

List all military/industry standard or specification on AS9102, form # 1 and # 2, and record the certification numbers on Form # 2, Block # 10 and attach a copy of the certifications/test reports in the FAIR.

FAI REQUIREMENTS FOR 3D MODEL BASED DEFINITION:

For product definition established by technical data provided in the form of 3D Model Based Definition (MBD), the authority for all geometrical features is the 3D CAD model. These data packages will contain the 3D CAD model (STEP format, or native Catia V5 on request), a 3D .pdf file containing datum’s and limited dimensions showing feature tolerances that are not standard tolerances as specified in the notes list. This 3D .pdf file also contains the Parts List/Notes List as an attachment (Excel file). Please read through all notes as all standard tolerances and any special instructions are specified here. It is the responsibility of the supplier to document and record First Article Inspection of all geometric features of the 3D CAD model. FAI shall consist of 100% of all model features unless otherwise specified by the Purchase Order.

ISO 9001 - GDMS QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Seller shall provide and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with ISO 9001, (Latest Revision) Quality Management Systems - Requirements.

TROUBLE AND FAILURE REPORTING

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, GDMS suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers are not authorized to disposition nonconforming material USE AS IS or REPAIR. If material contains minor nonconformances which cannot be reworked to conform to all drawing, specification and purchase order requirements, the Supplier may request a Nonconformance form from the GDMS Buyer.  Nonconforming material shall not be shipped to GDMS until the Nonconformance from has been approved by GDMS and returned to the supplier.

QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FLOWDOWN FROM DISTRIBUTORS OR SUBCONTRACTORS

If the Seller is not the manufacturer of the product, the Seller is responsible for flowing down all requirements to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and/or assuring compliance to ISO 9000 or AS9100.  It is the Seller’s responsibility to identify those requirements that cannot be met and to notify the Buyer.

All shipments against this purchase order shall contain documentation identifying the product manufacturer.

Shipments may contain product from more than one manufacturer if the following conditions are met:

1. Product from each manufacturer shall be separately packaged and, if applicable, be accompanied with the required paperwork (Certificate of Conformance, applicable data package).
2. Each set of product shall have a separate line item on the shipping document corresponding to the applicable set of product, with the quantity of each set indicated.

RECORDS RETENTION

Supplier’s records, to demonstrate conformance, shall be on file and available for review by buyer, buyer’s customers or regulatory agencies, upon request. Quality records shall be retained for a minimum of nine (9) years from date of final payment. Supplier shall have a documented procedure on record retention defining specific records and applicable retention. Supplier shall ensure all provision/requirements set forth above is flowed down sub-tier supply chain.

QA137 – Cert for Prohibited Material (Rev A) – 10/7/2021
Supplier shall complete the enclosed document 99-P59906A "Certification for Prohibited Material and Restrictions" prior to shipping. Enclose the signed certification with the shipment.

QA138 – PWB Certificate of Compliance (Rev -) – 5/14/2020
A Certificate of Compliance is required with all PWBs on this order. The C of C must be signed by a representative of the supplier’s QA department, certifying that the PWBs meet all specified requirements, including that the raw material and special processes used are in compliance with applicable specifications. All General Dynamics-approved exceptions from the applicable master drawing must be noted on the C of C (i.e., continuity testing, solderability testing, QC Group testing, etc.). The C of C will also contain as a minimum, the following data: Lot Date Code, serial #, PO #, drawing #, and revision letter of PWBs being delivered. The C of C must be based on actual test results–data from the tests shall be made available to General Dynamics upon request.

QA139 – MRAM Packaging (Rev -) – 5/14/2020

This order contains MRAM devices that are susceptible to damge by stray magnetic fields and is Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive (ESDS). The MRAMs shall be packaged in such a way that no MRAM will come within 4 inches from the outside of the shipping container.  The internal packaging containing the MRAM must be labeled as Magnetic / ESDS.  The supplier shall place the following information on the outside of the shipping box along with the Packing list.

 

Processing Directions to General Dynamics STOCKROOM

DO NOT DETRASH or open box.

Parts must remain in original Vendor shipping packaging!

Magnetic-Field Sensitive Device.

QA140 – Plating Coupons (Rev -) – 5/14/2020
Plating coupons are required for this part. Coupons shall conform to the requirements of the plating specification(s) noted on the drawing. Each coupon must be permanently marked, engraved, or labeled with the corresponding part number(s).

QA141 – PWB EIDP and Cross-Section (Rev -) – 5/14/2020
An End-Item Data-Package (EIDP) is required for each PWB part number
and Lot Date Code (LDC) on this order. The EIDP shall consist of a copy of inspection, test documentation, Panel Map and micro-section report as required (per IPC-6012 or IPC-6018, whichever is applicable). Process data will be available for review at the supplier. Micro/cross-section mounts and Data Package will be kept at the supplier for the length of the contract (10 years unless otherwise specified at time of order) and shall be retrievable within 72 hours of request., Required media is Softcopy/PDF.

QA142 – Analysis Samples by Lot Date Code (Rev -) – 5/14/2020
When the full order quantity cannot be met on a single Lot Date Code (LDC) the supplier must include an additional board for Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA) at no cost for each additional LDC supplied.

QA143 – Tape and Reel (Rev A) – 8/03/2021
Paper labels and tags must be removed from all diodes before shipment and parts must be on tape and reel.

QA144 – As-Designed Documentation (Rev -) – 5/14/2020

Where the component(s) under subject order line contain(s) electrical, electronic, electromechanical (EEE) sub-elements, the supplier shall submit an As-Designed and an As-Built EEE Bill of Materials (BOM) per General Dynamics document 00-0047-0080.

Otherwise, the components under subject order line require a Material and Process As-Designed (BOM) per General Dynamics document 00-0047-0079.

The As-Designed BOM shall be provided to General Dynamics as soon as the information is available, by submitting the data to AB-AD.BOM@GD-MS.COM. Where required, the As-Built BOM shall be included in the end item data package required with this shipment. General Dynamics representatives are available for consultation to ensure successful compliance.

QA145 – OEM Lot Traceability (Rev -) – 5/14/2020
Original Manufacturer (OEM) lot traceability is required. Each piece delivered in the subject lot shall be clearly marked with a lot code or date code which provides traceability to the manufacturer. If the part is too small to mark, the minimum protective package shall contain the information.

QA146 – Raytheon Special Process requirements (Rev -) – 9/24/2020
The fabrication of this part has been identified to contain Special Processes as identified by Raytheon that need to be controlled.  See Raytheon Quality Note SL Special Process Control.

The full text of this Quality Note can be found on the following Raytheon website:

https://qnotes.raytheon.com/

QA147 – Raytheon Nondestructive Testing requirements (Rev -) – 10/28/2020
The fabrication of this part has been identified to contain Nondestructive Testing as identified by Raytheon that need to be controlled.  See Raytheon Quality Note TC Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Requirements.

The full text of this Quality Note can be found on the following Raytheon website:

https://qnotes.raytheon.com/

QA148 – EU REACH Requirements CoC (Rev -) 8/03/2021
All materials and products delivered on this Purchase Order (PO) require a Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals [CH] (REACH) Certificate of Compliance (CoC) declaring that the product being delivered is compliant with the European Union (EU) REACH regulation (EC) No 1907 (Ref. JIG-101, Ed 4.0), possessive of the Substance of Very High Concentration (SVHC) list, unless authorized in writing otherwise.

QA149 – EU REACH Requirements Marking (Rev -) – 8/03/2021
The product(s) being purchased/delivered on this purchase order are required to be CE (European Conformity) compliant as required per the applicable European Union (EU) CE Marking Directives and Standards. If product(s) being purchased on this purchase order are required to be CE compliant and/or the drawing for the product states that the product needs to be marked for CE then the seller must ensure the product is CE marked and compliant with the latest applicable CE Directives. Seller shall provide a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) certificate stating which CE Directives and standards are relevant for product marking conformance on this P.O.

QA150 – 7 Year Record Retention (Rev -) – 8/03/2021
Inspection records adequate to ascertain the quality level of required articles and of the Seller’s production processes must be maintained by the Seller and made available to General Dynamics upon request. Unless otherwise defined by a military specification, the Seller shall maintain the records for a minimum period of seven years after satisfaction of this Purchase Order. At the end of retention requirement and prior to record disposal, the Seller shall notify the Buyer to allow request of records for storage at Buyer’s facility.

QA151 – MIL-STD-11991A Prohibited Materials (Rev -) – 8/03/2021
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 lead. The use of lead free solder alloys is not acceptable unless approved by the Buyer. The requirement of this Q-Clause shall be flowed down to any sub tiers utilized in fulfilling the requirements of this PO.

Acceptance of material is conditional based on the Buyer’s performance of Elemental Composition Testing (i.e. XRF) upon receipt to confirm these prohibited materials are not present.

615 – PROHIBITED MATERIAL, AMOUNT OF TIN06/01/11
If the material being delivered contains tin, or has tin in the finish, unless otherwise specified on the specification or drawing, General Dynamics requires that the amount of tin, as determined by x-ray fluorescence, not be greater than 97%. Materials which are determined to not meet these requirements may be rejected and returned to the Seller.

616 – PROHIBITED MATERIALS (Rev A) 04/20/12
General Dynamics requires notification of changes in the use of the prohibited materials listed in Ordinance Document 65477 revision C (OD-65477). Changes that require notification are those that affect the quantity of the material used in the product. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

624 – ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CONTROL AND PACKAGING (ANSI S20.20)06/01/11
The Seller shall maintain an Electrostatic Discharge Control program in accordance with the most recent version of ANSI S20.20. The program shall be subject to review by General Dynamics. The item shall be packaged in materials that are non-charge generating on the inside surface next to the part as well as providing conductive shielding protection per ANSI S20.20. The protective container shall be labeled with an industry recognized ESDS cautionary statement.

630 – PREFERRED LEAD FINISH TIN-LEAD (Rev A)04/12/12
The preferred component lead finish coatings are tin-lead plate or hot solder dip in accordance with MIL-PRF-19500. Seller must request authorization from General Dynamics if another lead finish must be used.

Gold finished component leads being refinished to meet this preference must be done so using SnPb with a minimum lead (Pb) content of 3 weight percent and applied using a double dip process or a dynamic bath in accordance with IPC J STD-001 DS AMD 1. Documentation must be included with each shipment that provides evidence that one of the acceptable hot solder dip processes has been used.

632 – STATEMENT OF CONFORMACE / C OF C (Rev E)06/17/14

The Seller shall provide with each shipment a written statement which attests to the conformance of material to the applicable specification and the Purchase Order requirements. The statement of conformance/compliance shall be furnished with each lot of material shipped. The Seller’s documentation shall contain the following information as a minimum (not necessarily in the order given below).

1. Purchase Order number
2. Part number ordered
3. Part revision (not applicable to items fully defined by a military specification or catalog items)
4. Part manufacturer
5. Part traceability information – must identify the Lot/Date Code, and/or Serial Number as required by Quality Clause 613
6. – RESERVED –
7. Statement attesting to the Seller’s compliance with the Purchase Order requirements which are contained in specific Purchase Order clauses
8. Signature of authorized representative of the company
9. The certification shall be dated
10. Address of manufacturer (only applicable when the seller is not the original equipment manufacturer)

The Seller shall maintain records which support validation of the information attested
in the certification and shall be made available for review upon request.

633 – WAFER LOT REQUIREMENT09/20/11
All shipments against this Purchase Order shall contain documentation identifying the wafer lot number.

Shipments may contain product from more than one wafer lot number if the following conditions are met:

1. Product from each wafer lot number shall be separately packaged.
2. Each set of product shall have a separate line item on the shipping document corresponding to the applicable set of product, with the quantity of each set indicated.

636 – DATA REQUIRED WITH EACH SHIPMENT (Rev -) 04/20/12
If a lot is split and a partial shipment is made, all required data shall accompany each shipment. An additional copy of the data (i.e., test data, certificates of conformance, etc.) shall be included in the follow-on shipments. When samples or sample data are sent separately, they shall reference the original Purchase Order number, line item, and date of shipment. If a partial shipment is made, annotate it on the shipper.

638 – SPECIAL PROCESS APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION – LM (Rev A)07/12/16
Lockheed Martin approval of subtier special processing shall be verified using the Lockheed Martin Procure to Pay (P2P) Exostar application (https://portal.exostar.com/idprov/portal/ShowActiveSps.do). Contractors that do not have access to Exostar to verify approval status must contact the Buyer for a list of Lockheed Martin approved special processors. Processor (Contractor and/or Subtier) shall have current required approval(s) in place at the time of hardware processing. Contractor shall verify approval prior to performing processing.

Definition:
Special Process – A method controlled by a contractually required specification where:
1. A product undergoes a physical, chemical or metallurgical transformation or inspection. Conformance to the specification cannot be readily verified by normal inspection methods and,
2. The quality of the product depends on use of specific equipment operated in a specific manner, under controlled conditions, by trained personnel with instructions, procedures or standards.

Contractually required specifications include Industry or Government specifications identified in the Purchase Order, subordinate drawings, statements of work, or other contractual documents.

Certification:
A special process certification shall be provided with each shipment of item (s) delivered on this contract.
Special Process Certifications may be in supplier format and shall include the following:
-Customer’s Order number
-Part number(s)
-Serial and/or lot numbers, of the hardware processed (if applicable,)
-Material process specification & revision
-A certification stating the special process was performed per the applicable drawing/specification requirements.
-Processing Organization’s name and address
-Each certification must be signed and dated by a company official of the Organization and/or Processor attesting to the acceptance of the processes performed to the required specification(s).

Equivalency:
If the Purchase Order requires processing in accordance with a cancelled Military Specification or Standard, the Lockheed Martin determined Special Processor Approval may be for the replacement Industry or Government specification. This special process approval does not authorize deviation to, or take priority over, the contractually imposed requirement. The Contractor and/or the Subtier Contractor must conform to the requirements of the contractually imposed requirement.

Responsibility:
Lockheed Martin approval of subtier special processing does not relieve the Contractor of the responsibility to ensure that work performed by Subtier Contractors is in accordance with specification requirements.

The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this sentence, in all lower-tier purchase agreements for work performed under this contract.

640 – OD 65235 Rev M (Rev E)6/12/19
Ordinance Document (OD) 65235 revision M is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

641 – OD 63425 Rev E (Rev A)03/03/15
Ordinance Document (OD) 63425 revision E is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

642 – OD 55732 Rev AN (Rev I) – 08/05/2019
Ordnance Document (OD) 55732 revision AN is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

643 – OD 67501 Rev – (Rev -)04/20/12
Ordinance Document (OD) 67501 revision – is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

644 – OD 56383 Rev L (Rev -)04/20/12
Ordinance Document (OD) 56383 revision L is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

645 – OD 57679 Rev L (Rev C) – 10/01/2019
Ordnance Document (OD) 57679 revision L is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

646 – OD 56389 Rev P (Rev A)08/26/2019
Ordinance Document (OD) 56389 revision P is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

647 – WS 28210 Rev E (Rev A)06/06/2016
Weapon Specification (WS) 28210 revision E is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

648 – WS 15620 Rev – (Rev -)04/20/12
Weapon Specification (WS) 15620 revision – is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

649 – WS 9030 Rev A (Rev -)04/20/12
Weapon Specification (WS) 9030 revision A is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

650 – OD 66352 Rev H (Rev C)04/07/14
Ordinance Document (OD) 66352 revision H is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

655 – WS 15763 Rev A (Rev -)04/25/12
Weapon Specification (WS) 15763 revision A is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

657 – WS 23208 Rev A (Rev -)05/14/12
Weapon Specification (WS) 23208 revision A is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

658 – OD 56369 Rev U (Rev A) – 10/16/19
Ordinance Document (OD) 56369 revision U is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

659 – OD 55733 Rev C (Rev -)07/03/12
Ordinance Document (OD) 55733 revision C is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not a current copy of the specified revision on file.

660 – WS 15759 Rev – (Rev -)07/03/12
Weapon Specification (WS) 15759 revision – is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

668 – OD 67056 Rev B (Rev A) 09/24/18
Ordnance Document (OD) 67056 revision B is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

672 – OD 56395 Rev K (Rev A)05/12/16
Ordnance Document (OD) 56395 revision K is applicable to this order. The Seller is responsible for requesting a copy of this document from the General Dynamics Buyer if they do not have a current copy of the specified revision on file.

673 – ELECTROLESS NICKEL COATING PER OD 55705 Rev GC (Rev L) 05/28/2020
Electroless nickel coating must be performed by the approved source of supply as identified on Ordnance Document (OD) 55705 revision GC.

OD 55705 Rev GC identifies the following approved vendor name and CAGE code for electroless nickel coating:

Co-Operative Plating Co.

CAGE: 574L9

 

Due to document restrictions, General Dynamics is not authorized to distribute OD 55705 to the Seller.

674 – QPL/QML APPROVAL (Rev -)09/05/14
Purchase Order shall only be accepted by the Seller if the manufacturer is currently approved on the applicable QPL/QML for the military specification part number specified.

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