Craftech Quality Clauses (QF 6.6, rev. P)

Q1: RIGHT OF ENTRY: Craftech Metal Forming (CMF), CMF’s customers, and regulatory authorities reserve the right to access all facilities and quality records involved in the work described by the purchase order.

Q2A: INSPECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The supplier will have developed and shall maintain an inspection system in accordance with ISO / IEC 17025 (latest revision).

Q2B: QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The supplier will have a quality system that complies with AS9100, AS9120, ISO 9001 or ISO/IEC 17025, as applicable.

Q3: PROHIBITIONS: No amount of the work required by this purchase order shall be subcontracted out to another vendor without the express written permission of Craftech Metal Forming’s Quality Assurance Manager.

Q4: FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION AT SUPPLIER’S FACILITY: This purchase order requires first article acceptance at the supplier’s facility on one (1) sample article prior to delivery and/or acceptance of the balance of the order. Delivery or production of articles, other than the sample, prior to first article acceptance by Craftech Metal Forming shall be entirely at the risk of the supplier. The first article submitted for inspection shall be represen­tative of the balance of the lot quantity to be supplied. Source inspection shall be requested forty-eight (48) hours in advance. The supplier shall utilize AS9102 for their first article inspection.

Q5: FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION AT BUYER’S FACILITY: Work on this order requires first article acceptance at Craftech Metal Forming on one (1) sample article prior to delivery and/or acceptance of the balance of the order. All work-performed prior to the acceptance of the first article part shall be at the risk of the supplier. The first article submitted shall be representative of the balance of the lot quantity supplied. The supplier shall utilize AS9102 for their first article inspection.

Q6:  BUYER SOURCE INSPECTION:  Craftech Metal Forming’s inspection of article(s) for conformance to contract requirements shall be accomplished at supplier’s facility prior to delivery. Craftech Metal Forming shall be notified forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the article(s) being available for source inspection. The supplier shall provide facilities and assistance as may be reasonably required by Craftech Metal Forming’s personnel in the performance of their inspections.

Q7: CHEMICAL/PHYSICAL TEST REPORTS: Materials furnished in fulfillment of this purchase order shall be accompanied by a legible copy of certified test report(s) of the physical/chemical properties of the material. All raw materials must be identified with the applicable heat/lot number and material type.

Q8: SPECIAL PROCESS CERTIFICATION: Each shipment shall be accompanied by a legible copy of the certification for processing in accord­ance with this purchase order. Special processes include, but are not limited to; heat treating/age hardening, penetrant inspection, welding, brazing, and all finish applications. The certification shall list all applicable specifica­tions, including revision letter to which the process conforms, the certifying signature and job title, the date, Craftech Metal Forming purchase order number, the part number, and quantity.

Q9: GOVERNMENT SOURCE SURVEILLANCE: During performance of this order, supplier’s system and manufacturing processes are subject to review, verifica­tion, and inspection by authorized government representatives.

Q10: GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION: A) Government inspection is required prior to shipment from your plant. Upon receipt of this order promptly notify the government representative who normally services your plant so that appro­priate planning for government inspection can be accomplished. B) Upon receipt of this order, promptly furnish a copy to the government representative who normally services your facility, if none; contact the nearest Army, Navy, Air Force, or defense supply agency inspection office for instructions.

Q11:  CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE: The supplier shall furnish a Certificate of Compliance with ap­plicable specifications and/or purchase order requirements with all items delivered. The certification must contain the following information, as applicable: (1) Title and Specification number including revision letter of the process. (2) Name and address of facility.  (3) Date of issue. (4) Referenced Purchase Order. (5) Referenced Part Number. (6) Quantity accepted/rejected. (7) Signature and Title of authorized quality agent. (8) Prime contractor assigned processor number, when one is assigned.

Q12:  TECHNICAL TRAINING: Upon request, technical training shall be made available as an aid in the accomplishment of this purchase order and the requirements thereof. Craftech Metal Forming shall be notified forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the start of work.

Q13:  PRIME CONTRACT NUMBER: The prime contractor’s number referenced on the PO must be included on the Certificate Of Compliance.

Q14:  DPAS (Defense Priorities & Allocation System) RATING: If this is a rated order certified for national defense use, you are required to follow all provisions of the Defense Priorities and Allocations System  regulation (15 CFR 700),  including flowing this rating and requirement to sub-tier suppliers. The latest version of 15 CFR 700 may be obtained at  There are two levels of priority ratings: 1. DX: Highest national defense urgency. All DX rated orders have equal priority and take preference over DO and unrated orders (based on ship schedule). 2. DO: Critical to national defense. All DO rated orders have equal priority and take preference over unrated orders (based on ship schedule).

Q15:  INSPECTION DATA:The supplier’sdimensional inspection results in report form shall accompany each shipment.

Q16:  TOOLING INSPECTION DATA: A tooling inspection report shall accompany the new or reworked tooling listing all work accomplished.

Q17:  NONCONFORMING PRODUCT AND CORRECTIVE ACTION: Supplier shall notify buyer immediately of any nonconformance found during performance of PO activities, including discrepancies in count and handling damage. CMF shall determine the appropriate method of inspection and the suitability and disposition of nonconforming product. Upon Buyer notice that material/services furnished were found non-compliant at Craftech, the supplier must promptly investigate and provide written response listing the root cause and corrective action taken to prevent recurrence.

Q18:  NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT) REPORTS: A NDT report must identify the part number, part revision, quantity, and list the NDT method, process specification includingthe specification and revision that defines the accept/reject criteria, the type of NDT technique and revision used and evidence of customer/government source inspection (when required) and must be signed by a Level II inspector.

Q19:  INSPECTION RECORDS: Inspection and Purchasing records shall be available, and readily retrievable if requested by Craftech Metal Forming, for no less than ten (10) years or as specified by the purchase order.

Q20:  FOD (FOREIGN OBJECT DEBRIS/DAMAGE): The supplier must maintain a system to prevent Foreign Object Damage (FOD) as related to Craftech Metal Forming raw material, parts, assemblies and/or processes. Lockheed projects must comply with the requirements of Lockheed Quality Clause Q4R. The latest revision of Q4R may be obtained at the Lockheed Martin website.

Q21:   HARDWARE PROTECTION: The supplier is responsible for ensuring that items provided under this contract / purchase order shall be packaged in such a manner that dimensional integrity is preserved, contamination and corrosion are prevented, and no physical damage occurs or, when specified, that packaging is in accordance with the drawing or the applicable customer specified requirement. Purchase Order Statement:  “The supplier of this hardware shall provide a suitably wrapped, boxed or racked part system to guard against damage and to apply rust or corrosion protection as necessary” (Ref Q21)

Q22:   FLOW DOWN REQUIREMENTS: If sub contracting is authorized by Craftech Metal Forming, the requirement to flow down to sub-tier suppliers the applicable requirements in the purchasing documents, including key characteristics where required, is mandatory.

Q23:   FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION REPORT:   The supplier shall furnish an AS9102, latest revision, formatted First Article Inspection Report (FAIR), including the Craftech Purchase Order number, with delivery of product.

Q24:   DIGITAL PRODUCT DEFINITION & MODEL BASED DEFINITION: The supplier must be DPD/MBD approved by CMF and meet the requirements of the CMF DPD Procedures, including providing objective evidence of PAS verification and translation validation. Contact CMF for a copy of the applicable DPD Procedures.

Q25:   PRODUCT OR SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE: Supplier shall notify buyer immediately of any change to the product, process, or definition thereof so CMF can authorize the change or cancel the PO.

Q26:   COUNTERFEIT PARTS: Supplier shall not deliver Counterfeit, or, Suspect Counterfeit, materials / parts to buyer under this purchase order. Supplier shall establish and maintain a Counterfeit Prevention and Control Process / Plan as appropriate to the product and organization. Seller is responsible for the authenticity of all materials / parts provided to buyer and evidence of authenticity is subject to review by buyer and its customer upon request.

Q27:  PRODUCT CONFORMITY: Suppliers shall ensure that all employees are aware of their contribution to product conformity, the importance of product safety, and the importance of ethical behavior.

Q28: ITAR / EAR Requirements: Supplier shall comply with the requirements of ITAR and/or EAR, as applicable, in the fulfillment of this purchase order.

Q29: (1) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph, in all subcontracts and other contractual instruments, including subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items (excluding COTS items). (2) The Contractor shall not award a subcontract or other contractual instrument, that is subject to the implementation of NIST SP 800-171 security requirements, in accordance with DFARS clause 252.204-7012 of this contract, unless the subcontractor has completed, within the last 3 years, at least a basic NIST SP 800-171 DoD assessment, as described on the Acquisition & Sustainment website, for all covered contractor information systems relevant to its offer that are not part of an information technology service or system operated on behalf of the Government. (3) If a subcontractor does not have summary level scores of a current NIST SP 800-171 DoD assessment (i.e., not more than 3 years old unless a lesser time is specified in solicitation) posted in SPRS, the subcontractor may conduct and submit a Basic Assessment, in accordance with the NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment Methodology, to for posting to SPRS along with the information required by paragraph of this clause.

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