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Supplier Quality Clauses

DEFINITIONS:

BUYER: K&L Anodizing Corporation
SUPPLIER: Contracting party with buyer in respect to the Procurement Document.
PROCUREMENT DOCUMENT: K&L Purchase Order, Request for Quote (RFQ) or Contract.
COUNTERFEIT PARTS: A product produced or altered to imitate or resemble a product without authority or right to do so, with the intent to mislead or defraud by passing the imitation as original or genuine.

  1. GENERAL QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

    PROHIBITED PRACTICES:
    The supplier shall not change any drawing, process, material or procedure without prior written approval of the Buyer.
    All information in the Procurement Document must be held in confidence and not shared with a third party unless written authorization is given by the Buyer.
    Supplier shall not use or relocate any production, manufacturing, test and/or processing facilities during performance of the work specified on the Procurement Document from those facilities approved by Buyer, without promptly notifying Buyer and affording Buyer an opportunity to examine such facilities for compliance with Quality Assurance Requirements.
    Supplier shall comply with Executive Order E13224. Supplier shall not engage in any transaction of any type with persons or businesses or organizations who commit, threaten to commit or support terrorism.

    RESPONSIBILIITY FOR CONFORMANCE:
    Neither inspection, and/or tests made by Buyer at either Suppliers or Buyers facility, nor Suppliers compliance with all applicable Quality Assurance requirements, shall relieve Seller of the responsibility to furnish items that conform to the requirements of the Procurement Document.Supplier shall control sub-tier procurements to the extent required to assure quality requirements are satisfied in Buyers Procurement Documents. When ITAR/EAR and or government related data is noted on the procurement document US Government restrictions/requirements shall be followed.

    Supplier shall have a process to control counterfeit parts or supplies from being delivered to K&L.

    BUYERS SURVEYS, SURVEILLANCE, AUDITS AND INSPECTION:
    Buyer has the right to conduct inspections, surveys, audits and surveillance of Supplier facilities, or those of the Suppliers sub-contractors or suppliers to verify continuing compliance with the requirements of the Procurement Document.

    Final inspection and acceptance shall be performed at Buyers facility, unless otherwise specified on the Procurement Document.

    Buyer has the right to use C=0 sampling per ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 (Latest Rev.) or 100% for Acceptance Inspection.

    Buyer has the right to reject product after acceptance due to latent defects, which cannot be tested or inspected for at Buyers facility.

    DOCUMENATION:
    Buyer may refuse to accept items, if Seller fails to submit certification, documentation and test data or reports specified by the Procurement Document.

    CORRECTIVE ACTION REQUEST:
    When a quality problem exists with Sellers item or delivery, Buyer may forward a Corrective Action Request to Seller. The Corrective Action Request requires response within 15 days of receipt.

    INSPECTION RECORDS:
    Seller shall maintain records of all inspections and test performed in items delivered to Buyer. These records shall identify non-conformances and are available for Buyers review. This document must be maintained for a period of ten (10) years minimum.

  2. INSPECITON SYSTEM REQUIREMENT:
    Suppliers quality system shall comply with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 or AC7004 requirements. Sellers quality system shall be subject to an audit if their quality system is not accredited by a third party registrar.
  3. BUYER SOURCE INSPECTION:
    Inspection by Buyer must be performed at Suppliers facility prior to shipment. Supplier shall provide reasonable inspection facilities for Buyer to verify conformance to requirements. Buyer reserves the right to inspect at Supplierssub-contractor those items not manufactured with in Sellers facility. Seller shall notify the Buyers Procurement Quality Organization no less then three (3) working days prior to the time that items are ready for Buyers Source Inspection.
  4. CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (C of C):
    The seller shall furnish a “Certificate of Compliance” with each shipment that assures full conformity with the QA requirements and applicable specifications. It shall state that test reports and inspection records are on file at the seller or manufacturers facility and are available for Buyer and Government to review. An authorized representative of seller’s quality department shall validate this certification.
  5. CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS (C of A):
    The items or services being shipped or performed against the Procurement Document require copies of actual chemical and physical test results showing actual readings taken, and conformance to applicable specifications. These documents must be identifiable to the items they represent and shall be included with each shipment. An authorized representative of the agency performing the tests must sigh this documentation.
  6. INSPECITON AND TEST DATA:
    A copy of inspection and/or test data shall be supplied with each shipment identifiable to the lot number or date code of items supplied.
  7. CALIBRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
    Seller shall provide and maintain a calibration program, that is in conformance with ANSI/NCSL Z540 (Latest Rev.) or comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. The laboratory shall ensure and be able to demonstrate that it is competent to perform the activities required by the Procurement Document. Sub-contracting by the Supplier is not allowed.
  8. RIGHT OF ENTRY:
    The supplier shall allow the buyer, buyers customer and regulatory agencies right of entry to any places necessary to determine and verify the quality of goods or services contracted.
  9. CONTROL OF AGE SENSITIVE ITEMS
    On each container of and on the certification for products having a limited or specified shelf life, Seller shows the manufacture date, expiration date or shelf life, lot or batch number and when applicable, any special storage or handling conditions.