Quality Clauses

QPOA SUPPLIER QUALITY PURCHASE ORDER CLAUSE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Complete the required form found at www.apvmfg.com website and return to the APV Quality Department. The attached Quality Purchase Order Clause aims to establish Quality Assurance Requirements for suppliers of APV Manufacturing and Engineering Co. Suppliers are required to review the attached Quality Purchase Order Clauses and acknowledge receipt of said clauses by signing this document. The signed acknowledgement together with the completed Supplier Assessment Survey and copies of ISO Certification shall be returned to the quality department of APV Manufacturing & Engineering (if required).

Q1 QUALITY ASSURANCE & INSPECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The supplier shall comply with APV Quality system requirement as specified by APV’s Supplier Survey Selection Criteria QWI -7.4.1-1 or purchase order. Supplier agrees to implement and maintain the Quality or Inspection System during the performance of this contract. An authorized Certificate of Conformation is required with each shipment. The supplier is not authorized to perform Material Review actions on nonconforming material. Note: this clause does not apply to contracts for APV non-deliverable goods or services.

Q1A CALIBRATION HOUSE QUALITY ASSURANCE REQURIEMENTS

Calibration houses shall be compliant to one or more of the following: ANSI/NCSL Z540-1, ISO 100012-1 MIL-STD-45662A, AND ISO/IEC 17025

Q2 MRB AUTHORITY

Material Review Board Authority is not authorized on this purchase order.

Q3 CHANGES

Changes or substitutions are not authorized without prior written approval.

*As supported by Boeing’s flow down of H900 requirements and NGST’s Q1 flow down.

Q4 SUB-PROCESSAND/OR TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Process ,calibration and testing suppliers shall furnish a complete Certificate of Conformance and Test Report with actual chemical composition (when applicable) with each shipment indicating the PO number, specification number and revision, name of supplier and quantities accepted and rejected. Airworthiness certificates to support MRO/FAA (when applicable).

Q4A WELDING GASES AND WELD WIRE CERTFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Gas and Weld Wire suppliers shall furnish chemical/physical test reports with each shipment identifying the applicable specification and revision, actual chemical composition and physical properties, melt, heat, batch, or lot, as applicable. The seller shall certify to the specific requirements defined on the face of the purchase order.

Q5 RAW MATERIALS

Raw Material suppliers shall furnish chemical/physical test reports with each shipment identifying the applicable specification and revision, actual chemical composition and physical properties, melt, heat, batch, or lot. The seller shall certify to the specific requirements defined on the face of the purchase order.

Q6 RAW MATERIALS USED IN PURCHASED ARTICLES

Results of tests performed on specimens or detailed analysis of Sellers acceptance test results on all raw materials that are required to satisfy specification requirements and which are employed in the fabrication of the articles purchased on a subcontract or purchase agreement shall be made available to the Buyer only upon request.

Q7 AGE CONTROL AND LIMITED LIFE PRODUCTS

Seller records for age control/life limited products shall reflect useful life and when useful life is expended.

Q8 IDENTIFICATION AND DATA RETRIEVAL

Where and to the extent traceability is a specified requirement, the seller shall apply a unique identification to individual product, material or batches. This identification data shall be recorded on and traceable to related Seller records (see seller Quality Records)

Q9 SELLER QUALITY RECORDS

The Seller shall maintain suitable inspection and test records to serve as evidence of conformance with specified requirements. Such records shall be legible and traceable to the product involved. These records shall be maintained for a minimum of seven (7) years after final payment or as specified elsewhere in the purchase order. See requirement(s) stated elsewhere in this order, for specific records to be forwarded to the Buyer.

Q10 INSPECTION AND TEST CHARACTERISTICS

Seller shall inspect and/or test as applicable, all characteristics defined by the purchase order, applicable drawing specifications, pertinent to the work that the Seller is responsible for performing.

Q11 RESUBMISSION OF NONCONFORMING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS

Non-conforming articles and materials returned by the Buyer and subsequently resubmitted by the Seller shall bare adequate identification of such nonconformance, either on the articles, materials or applicable Seller records. The Seller shall provide evidence that the cause for non-conformances have been corrected and actions taken to preclude any recurrence. Seller shall communicate immediately with buyer to notify them of any non-conformance and identify corrective action to be taken, whether or not item is returned to buyer.

Q12 BUYER QUALITY ASSURANCE ACTIVITY AT SOURCE & RIGHT OF ENTRY

The Buyer and its customers, reserve the right to perform inspections and tests on all articles, materials or services at all times and places. The Buyer and its customers also reserve the “right of entry” which shall allow the Supplier, Customer, or Regulatory agency to determine and verify the quality of work, records, and materials at any place, including the plant of the subcontractor.

Q13 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION & PROCUREMENTS OTHER THAN THOSE REQUIRING GSI

When the government elects to perform inspection at the Sellers facility, the following requirement applies: “All work on this order is subject to inspection and test by the Government at any time and place. The Government quality representative who has been delegated NASA quality assurance functions on this procurement shall be notified immediately upon receipt of this order. The Government shall also be notified forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the time articles or materials are ready for inspection or test. PROCUREMENTS OTHER THAN THOSE REQUIRING GSI: For procurements which do not require Government Source Inspection, the following requirement applies: “The Government has the right to inspect any or all of the work included in this order at the Seller’s plant.”

Q14 PRESERVATION, PACKAGING AND SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Q14A PRESERVATIONAND PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS

Preservation and Packaging of parts shall be prepared to protect from any damage during shipping.

Q14B DROP SHIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Preservation and Packaging of parts for drop shipment shall comply with MIL-STD-2073-1 (latest revision) and/or any addition flow down requirements by our customer. (Boeing, Northrop Grumman, ARO)

Q15 OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES

If seller’s product applicable to this purchase order contains or is manufactured with substances designated as Class I or Class II, the seller shall comply with the labeling requirements defined in Federal Register Vol. 58, No. 27, pages 8164 through 8169 (Ref. Part 82 entitled “PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE”), except as exempted therein. The appropriate warning statement shall be provided in the text of the shipping documents.

Q16 SELLER’S FLOW DOWN OF REQUIREMENTS

Supplier shall flow down requirements and/or key characteristics in the purchase documents to sub-tier suppliers as applicable.

Q16A DOMESTIC MATERIAL FLOW DOWN FROM BOEING

“*This purchase order is for domestic material or material that qualifies per the Qualified Product List (QPL) of Douglas Material Specification (DMS) 2201. Specialty metals melted outside the United States, Its Possessions, or Puerto Rico or specialty metals from any source not listed on the Qualified Product List (QPL) of Douglas Material Specification (DMS) 2201. The seller may request relief from this clause for non-domestic specialty metals from a source on the QPL by providing documentary evidence that the seller meets one of the exceptions set forth in DFARS 252.225-7009, if these provisions are incorporated elsewhere in this contract.”

Q16B DOMESTIC MATERIAL FLOWDOWN FROM NGST

“*This purchase order is for domestic material or material that qualifies per the DFARS 252.225-7009.”

Q16C DX/DO RATING

*DPAS Required Statement: If this is a rated order certified for national defense use, Seller is required to follow all the provisions of the Defense Priorities and Allocations System regulation (15 CFR part 700) in obtaining controlled materials and other products, services and materials needed to fill this order. If this is a DX rated order, Seller must provide Buyer with written acceptance or rejection of this order within ten (10) working days after receipt. If this is a DO rated order, Seller must promptly provide Buyer with written acceptance or rejection of this order within fifteen (15) working days after receipt. Seller must include in any written rejection of a rated order the reasons for the rejection. Seller’s written acknowledgement of this rated order shall constitute written acceptance of the DPAS rating. When applicable, the DPAS rating is specified in the line item(s) contained in this Purchase Contract. Seller’s commencement of performance or acceptance of this Purchase Contract in any manner shall conclusively show evidence of acceptance of the Purchase Contract as written.

Q16D PURE CADMIUM OR PURE ZINC PROHIBITED.

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.

Q16E MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION PROHIBITION (BOEING H900 ARTICLE 26 FLOWDOWN)

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. Seller 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.

Seller 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 12 area, achieved by thermo-mechanical processing or casting process. Chemical, 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, Seller 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.

Q16F COUNTERFEIT DETECTION FLOWDOWN (ELECTRICAL/ELETRONIC AND NO-ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC)

See QWI-7.4.1-2 latest revision of detailed requirements. (For NGST)

Q17 SPECIAL PROCESS REQUIREMENTS (IE.NDT, WELDING, ETC)

This clause imposes special process requirements approved & certified by Nadcap and/or Prime or OEM (both when applicable)

Q18 ITAR FLOWDOWN

If the order falls under the regulations of ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations), all manufacturers, exporters, brokers of defense articles, defense services or related tech data are required to register with DDTC (Director of Defense Trade Controls). All license requirements imposed by ITAR are the sole responsibility of the subcontractor in possession of the purchase order.

Q19 RELEASE DOCUMENT PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MRO

This clause imposes the requirement for release documents consisting of Certification of Conformance, Test Reports (when applicable), material certifications, and a shipping document. These documents may be electronic or in hard copy with appropriate approvals and signatures.

Q20 DEFECTS, UN-AIRWORTHY CONDITIONS AND DISPOSITION FOR MRO

Seller shall communicate immediately with buyer to notify them of any defects and/or un-airworthy conditions and whether or the not item is to be returned to buyer. A disposition of the defect or un- airworthy condition shall be submitted to APV (when applicable).

Q21 FLOW DOWN OF SPECIAL TOOLING CONTROL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBCONTRACTORS PERFORMING ST PROCESSES OR USE (FROM BOEING)

Contact Quality Department for exact flow-down requirements in place on this order; Any imposed flow-downs must be flow-downed to their subcontractors as well.

Electronically Issued 02/03/16  If this document is printed, it becomes uncontrolled.
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