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The supplier and all in the supply chain shall flow down to their suppliers the applicable requirements of this purchase order, including any key characteristics.
The supplier is required to maintain a quality of manufacturing or a supply of a service. The system may be subject to a quality review by Bigelow Aerospace.
During performance against this purchase order, any deviations noted from established
drawings must be reported to the buyer immediately. No deviation will be considered
approved without written confirmation of the fact from buyer. Under no circumstances are
changes or repairs to be undertaken without written approval from buyer.
The supplier shall develop and maintain a Foreign Object Debris/Damage FOD prevention
program to prevent introduction of foreign objects into any item delivered under this purchase
The supplier shall develop and maintain an ESD control program that meets the requirements
to the latest revision of JEDEC Standard JESD625 and includes documented employee
Cleanliness levels for all hardware shall be identified on all engineering drawings. Handling,
Cleaning and Encapsulation of material can be performed in a facility that is environmentally
controlled to class 100,000 conditions or better, or to the requirement identified in writing.
Supplier must maintain a record of approved suppliers that includes status of approval and
scope of approval.
All processing shall be accomplished by NADCAP or Bigelow Aerospace approved process
suppliers. Processes specified on Bigelow Aerospace drawings must be performed by
sources listed on the Bigelow Aerospace Approved Supplier List.
The Supplier shall notify and obtain written approval from Bigelow Aerospace for changes in
design, manufacturing, assembly processes, location or source of supply of their products.
Statistical Process Control is required on this Purchase Order. The supplier shall identify the
statistical techniques in establishing, controlling and verifying process capability, personnel
qualification and suitable equipment and product characteristics. Documented methods and
procedures shall be established, maintained and approved.
The calibrator service shall provide a certificate of calibration for each item calibrated. The
certificate must include the date of calibration, readings “as received” and “after adjustment” if
applicable, calibration due date, model and serial number of the equipment used in calibration
and a statement that all equipment/standards used are traceable to the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST).
Acceptance testing shall be performed to the supplier’s prepared ATP approved by Bigelow
Aerospace. Requirements for design, test, inspection, verification, use of statistical techniques
for product acceptance, and as applicable critical items including key characteristics must be
Bigelow Aerospace, Bigelow Aerospace Customers and regulatory authorities have the right
to access the facilities, all levels of the supply chain, all applicable records where the
processing/manufacturing and assembly of the product is performed.
The supplier must maintain written standards of workmanship directly applicable to the nature
and level of work performed under the Purchase Order. A copy shall be supplied upon
The supplier shall comply with the requirements of all Flight and Fracture critical designated
products. Changes in sequencing of manufacturing or any other substitutions are not allowed.
The supplier must follow all instructions without deviations unless written permission is
granted by Bigelow Aerospace.
Designated representatives of regulatory authorities and the buyer including its direct or
indirect customer shall have the right to review and monitor the quality system of the supplier.
Bigelow Aerospace will coordinate with supplier, mandatory surveillance points. Supplier shall
give Bigelow Aerospace reasonable notice prior to start of any processing, manufacturing or
assembly relative to the purchase order. The supplier is expected to grant a designated
representative access to the facility where the production of contracted items takes place.
Source Inspection is required for all materials and services supplied under this Purchase
Order, prior to assembly and throughout all processing and testing. Evidence of source
inspection must accompany each shipment.
Seller shall include with each shipment a certificate of inspection that list the Nondestructive
inspections performed and must include the inspector’s signature and stamp and
A part of suitable size and configuration for destructive analysis shall accompany each
shipment made against this order. The part shall be the same material and shall have been
processed with the lot it represents through all processes.
Government Source Inspection is required prior to shipment from supplier’s facility. On receipt
of this order, promptly furnish a copy of this contract to the government representative.
Evidence of government source inspection must be included with each shipment.
First Article Inspection is required at supplier’s facility. The First Article Inspection must be
documented on form AS9102 or equivalent, so long as the equivalent form contains the same
information required by AS9102.
First Article Inspection shall be performed on all new first production lots of a specific part
number prior to shipment. New First Article Inspections are also required when any changes
occur in characteristics or dimensions which affect the original First Article.
The report must accompany the identified part.
Digital media / data must be controlled. Supplier must provide a Digital Data control plan for
approval prior to receipt of data.
The original mill or foundry of chemical or physical test reports signed by authorized
representative with title for material used in fulfilling this Purchase Order must be included. The
lot number of each report must be traceable to the material. The test report must include
objective evidence of compliance to the material’s condition. Copies of each test report must
be submitted with each shipment
Supplier shall provide objective evidence with each shipment that all goods furnished under
this purchase order/contract were dimensionally inspected for compliance with drawing and
other purchase order/contract requirements. Objective evidence shall consist of records of
actual readings taken during the inspection of each part, with the dimension and its tolerance
Acceptance of this contract or purchase order obligates the supplier to perform, upon request,
a corrective action investigation when discrepant material is received. A written report shall be
furnished, within a reasonable time period, which is specific and conclusive to prevent a
reoccurrence of the discrepancy.
Bigelow Aerospace must be notified whenever there is Nonconforming product. Bigelow
Aerospace must approve in writing, all Nonconforming product dispositions.
A Certificate of Compliance shall accompany all shipments. Certificate of Compliance must be
signed by authorized representative with title. The COC must reflect all information necessary
to identify the product, quantity, current revisions and all services or processes performed.
When product includes using materials with a limited life, the supplier shall include the
expiration date of the materials used and batch identification on the required certifications.
Method of Part identification must be approved by Bigelow Aerospace. Traceability is required
on all raw materials to the manufacturer's source. Components need to be traceable to lot
numbers during manufacturing.
As a minimum, the supplier must package all material in a manner that will ensure protection
against corrosion, oxidation, deterioration and physical damage during shipment.
Supplier shall not furnish to Bigelow Aerospace any Goods under this contract that are an
unauthorized copy, imitation, substitute, or modified part (e.g., material, part, component),
which is knowingly misrepresented as a specified genuine part of an original or authorized
Seller shall comply with International Traffic in Arms Regulation §122.1, Registration
Suppler shall establish a documented procedure to define the controls needed for identification,
storage, protection, retrieval, retention and disposition of records. Retain all item records
pertaining to materials or services provided under this contract for a period of five (5) years (if
not otherwise specified). Records include all forms of documented information.
Supplier must maintain a Safety and Health Plan that addresses employee and subcontractor’s
safety and occupational health for work that is completely or partly on the supplier’s premises,
property owned or controlled by Bigelow Aerospace or the Government, and contracted offsite
Supplier must maintain a Property Management Plan that adheres to the provisions of FAR
52.245-1 Government Property.
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) must accompany all shipments of this contract. In addition, if the
suppler is aware of any additional precautions and/or handling requirements, the supplier is
requested to submit those safeguards with the SDS.
Supplier shall provide a Certificate of Analysis, ascertaining that a regulated product has met its
product specification, quality, and has not degraded or become contaminated.
Unless otherwise noted, latest specification revisions apply.
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