ATK Aerospace Systems Brigham City, UT 84302-0707 Magna, Utah 84044-0098

QUALITY ASSURANCE DOCUMENT FQA-0176
(REV 10-10)

*SUPPLIER / SUBCONTRACTOR QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

APPROVED :

M. Oja

21 Oct, 2010 ____________________________________ Mark Oja DIRECTOR, Quality Assurance

J. Vaniman

21 Oct, 2010 ____________________________________ Jean Vaniman MANAGER, Procurement Quality Assurance

* Indicates a paragraph change for this revision. ** Indicates a new paragraph for this revision.

FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10)

TABLE OF CONTENTS *INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................... 4 *TERMS AND DEFINITIONS ........................................................................................................................ 5 QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASE AGREEMENTS ................................................................. 9 1.0 QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................... 9 1.1 MIL-Q-9858A QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .................................................................... 9 1.2 MIL-I-45208 INSPECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ................................................................ 9 1.3 QUALITY SYSTEM PER PURCHASE AGREEMENT ........................................................................... 9 1.4 ISO9001 .......................................................................................................................................... 9 1.5 CALIBRATION ................................................................................................................................ 9 1.6 AS9100............................................................................................................................................ 9 1.7 AS9120............................................................................................................................................ 9 1.8 AS9003............................................................................................................................................ 9 2.0 GENERAL QUALITY REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................ 9 2.1 RIGHT OF ACCESS ....................................................................................................................... 9 2.2 TRACEABILITY ............................................................................................................................... 9 2.3 CHANGE NOTIFICATION ............................................................................................................10 2.4 DOCUMENTATION CONTROL ....................................................................................................10 2.5 ACCEPTANCE TOOLING ............................................................................................................10 2.6 ACCEPTANCE TEST PROCEDURES .........................................................................................10 2.7 COMPLIANCE WITH FORM DD 250 ...........................................................................................11 2.8 COMPANY LOT TRACEABILITY REQUIREMENTS ...................................................................11 2.9 INSPECTION/TEST VALUE ROUNDING ....................................................................................11 3.0 PROCESS CONTROL ......................................................................................................................11 3.1 WORK INSTRUCTIONS ...............................................................................................................11 3.1.1 WORK INSTRUCTION CHANGES ........................................................................................11 3.2 STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL ..........................................................................................12 3.3 *SPECIAL PROCESSES ..............................................................................................................12 3.3.1 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” ................................................................................................12 3.3.1.1 MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION REPORT .............................................................12 3.3.2 *WELDING..............................................................................................................................12 3.3.2.1 *WELDING CERTIFICATION ..........................................................................................13 3.3.2.2 *CRITICAL AND SEMI-CRITICAL WELD REQUIREMENTS .........................................13 3.3.2.3 *NON-CRITICAL WELD REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................13 3.3.3 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” .................................................................................................14 3.3.3.1 LIQUID PENETRANT INSPECTION REPORT ................................................................14 3.3.4 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” ................................................................................................14 3.3.4.1 RADIOGRAPHIC FILM/REPORT ....................................................................................14

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......14 3....3......................3..............................6...................16 3...16 3..18 4............................3..............3...........................................3 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) PREVENTION PROGRAM ........................16 3...19 4..1 EDDY CURRENT INSPECTION REPORT .................15 MANUFACTURING LOCATION(S) .........................15 3..2 MANUFACTURING DATE ...............................................................20 4.........12 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” .......................................16 3...15 3.......1 INSPECTION DATA ...........................................................................................................................................................................................3 VENDOR INSPECTION PLAN .1...................3 RADIOGRAPHIC FILM/REPORT FOR SECOND PARTY SHIPMENTS ......................................3....3..14 COMPANY PROVIDED MATERIALS/COMPONENTS .......................19 4...0 INSPECTION AND REPORTING ....................................................................3.....9 MODIFICATION OF QUALIFIED MATERIAL AND PROCESSES ..14 3.........14 3......................................13 *TEFLON® COATING ..................................................3...................6....................8..14 3...................................................4 SUPPLIER INSPECTION FORMS ............................3...........................15 3..............................3.................................................17 4......1 COMPANY SPECIFICATIONS USED FOR PROCUREMENT OF MATERIALS ..................3...................3......19 4....................5 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” ....................................................................................................................3..............6 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” ....3......4..............................3.........................................15 3....8 *CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS...........16 3...........19 4.............................................2 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) CERTIFICATION ....2 RADIOGRAPHIC FILM/REPORT FOR THIRD PARTY SHIPMENTS ...............................3...............................................................4.................................7...........10 PERSONNEL TRAINING .................................................................15 3..............................1 SUBMITTAL/RESUBMITTAL OF NONCONFORMING ITEMS ...............19 4.....................16 3...............15 3.................................................................................7..............16 3.................3.....11 CONTAMINATION CONTROL .......2 LEGIBILITY OF PAPER WORK ........................................6 COMPANY FURNISHED MATERIALS ....................4.......................3.................................................................................17 4..20 FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 2 ...................5 SOFTWARE CONTROL ........................................................19 4.......4.3...........................17 4............2 SAMPLING .................15 3............................7 AGE CONTROL ................1 ULTRASONIC INSPECTION REPORT ...................................................................4 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) PREVENTION ...........................1 FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION PER AS9102..............19 4..........................1 CURE DATE FOR O-RINGS AND RUBBER GOODS ......................................4............................15 3........................4.................................................................................................................................16 4..................................7..............4.............................................................1 SHELF LIFE AND STORAGE REQUIREMENTS (RSRM PROGRAM) ....1 **BLACK TEFLON® COATING ........13.............17 4..............................5..................................................................14 3.1................................16 3....................................................................................3.....7 FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION OR PROCESS PROOFING ....1 MIL-STD-1520 CORRECTIVE ACTON SYSTEM FOR NONCONFORMING ITEMS .................................8 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL ..................2 **BLACK OR GREEN TEFLON® COATING .13..................................2 NONCONFORMING MATERIAL .........15 3.14 3.................................20 4............1 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) INSPECTION .................3...........

.......................................19 MATERIAL CERTIFICATION............21 4............1 SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE OF AUDITS .....................................2 COMPANY AUDIT ....................22 4............23 4.........................18 FORGING DATA PACKAGE .........................................................10 RETENTION OF RECORDS ..........................3 TEST REPORTS ............................................................................................22 4.......................................................11 COMPANY SOURCE INSPECTION ........................13............................24 FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 3 ...................12.11...............................................................4..........................................................9 *CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE ..........................2 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION (NASA CONTRACTS) ..2 *TENSILE TESTING.........17 AUTHORIZATION TO SHIP (ATS) ..........................................................21 4..................................................15 CRITICAL ITEM AND KEY CHARACTERISTIC CONTROL .............................................23 4.......22 4..............................................1 **FASTENER FOR TOOLING AND FACILITIES………………………………………......................................1 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION .22 4...........................................0 AUDITS AND SURVEILLANCE .........13........................22 4....................21 4.............23 5...............................20 4................................................................................................................................................................24 5.................................................................................23 5. 22 4..........13....................................................23 4........................22 4............................................. PHYSICAL AND/OR MECHANICAL TEST REPORTS ................................................................................................................................................................................14 CHEMICAL.........3 SOURCE SURVEILLANCE ...........................21 4.....24 5..................12 *CRITICAL FASTENERS ...............................................................23 4....13 RAW CASTINGS AND FORGINGS ..........................................11.............................21 4..............................................................1 *HEAT TREAT CERTIFICATION (Applicable to all Metals)..........................................20 MANUFACTURER CAGE CODE ...16 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” ............................................

HOWEVER. as referenced in this document for inquiry. TO PROVIDE OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE THAT ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT REQUIREMENTS WHETHER MATERIALS ARE MANUFACTURED OR SERVICES ARE RENDERED BY THE SUPPLIER DIRECTLY OR OBTAINED THROUGH PURCHASE AGREEMENTS WITH SUB-TIER SUPPLIERS. notification or document submittal. Additional quality requirements may be stated directly in the purchase agreement and supplement the referenced paragraphs. UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED THE SUPPLIER MAY SELECT ALL SUB-TIER SUPPLIERS. raw material. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 4 . assemblies and special tooling / test equipment) and services provided to ATK Aerospace Systems. AND UPON REQUEST.*INTRODUCTION This document defines the quality requirements for suppliers of items (e. hardware. SUPPLIER EXCEPTIONS TO PURCHASE ORDER REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Only the paragraphs of this document that are referenced in the purchase agreement apply. All ATK Aerospace Systems approvals and supplier requests for approval referenced in this document shall be by and through the ATK Aerospace Systems buyer in writing. ALTERNATE TEST METHODS. Unless otherwise specified. components. WHETHER SELECTION WAS DICTATED BY ATK AEROSPACE SYSTEMS OR OF THE SUPPLIER’S CHOICE. EXAMPLES OF EXCEPTIONS ARE VALUES THAT DO NOT MEET SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. THE SUPPLIER MUST FLOW DOWN THE APPLICABLE ATK AEROSPACE SYSTEMS PURCHASE AGREEMENT REQUIREMENTS TO THE SUB-TIER SUPPLIER. ATK Aerospace Systems. OR REVISIONS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED IN THE PURCHASE ORDER. In the event of conflict between the quality provisions and other purchase agreement requirements the supplier shall obtain clarification from ATK Aerospace Systems.g. The word "Company" used throughout this document refers to ATK Aerospace Systems THE SUPPLIER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSURANCE. AN EXCEPTION IS ANY ATTEMPT TO CERTIFY MATERIAL TO A SPECIFICATION WITHOUT MEETING ALL REQUIREMENTS. is the ATK Aerospace Systems buyer.

Tooling that has been damaged c. Tooling producing a defective product d. **National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) – A program created as part of the Performance Review Institute (PRI) by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to coordinate industry-wide standards for special processes and products. the following: *Repair – An MRB disposition where a product or NCM is returned to a useable condition although not within design requirements. Exception – A record that is initiated in the Pilgrim MRB system when a nonconformance is found or the acceptability of material is in question.A record that has been referred to the Material Review Board (MRB) for action.*TERMS and DEFINITIONS ATK nonconformance – refers to Company nonconformance documents including PRR. Authorization To Ship (ATS) – Company document used for submittal of required supplier data prior to shipment. uninterrupted process. Company – The word "Company" used throughout this document refers to ATK Aerospace Systems. Exception and Issue. The nonconforming condition is determined by Company engineering and quality representatives to be satisfactory for its intended use. ER. Use-As-Is dispositions shall be referred to MRB. require MRB approval. *Use-As-Is – An MRB disposition to use a product or NCM without modifying the reported condition. **Disposition – A statement regarding resolution of a reported nonconformance. or noncompliance to. Lot or Batch – A collection of material compounded at one time or during one continuous. drawing. bearing identification and treated as a unique entity. DER. but are not limited to. or planned quality inspection) or contractual requirement. FBM – Fleet Ballistic Missile. and shall be completed on a DER. Discrepancy Event Record / Discrepancy Report (DER/DR) . Scrap – A Preliminary Review disposition for nonconforming material that is not useable for its intended purpose and which cannot be economically reworked or cannot be repaired in a manner acceptable to the Company. NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Tooling found defective during periodic tool inspection FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 5 . DR. Issue – A record that is initiated in the Pilgrim MRB system to disposition and assign cause and corrective action for a nonconformance noted in an Exception. These may include. other approved product description. Nonconforming Material (NCM) – Deliverable material which has a departure from. Event Record (ER) – A record initiated in order to document a deficiency or unplanned event that clearly does not result in nonconformance to deliverable hardware or materials. *Rework – A Preliminary Review or MRB disposition where a product or NCM is returned to complete design conformance when it can be accomplished without adverse effect and without using methods of manufacturing other than those originally used. **Out-of-tolerance tooling – Tooling is considered out-of-tolerance if one or all of the following conditions apply: a Tooling that has been moved to a facility other than where it was proofed (if not designed to be portable) b. a design document (specification.

molds. **Special Tooling (ST) – Includes jigs. quality requirements. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 6 . Supplier – A contractor that furnishes products in accordance with Company engineering and purchase agreement. or procedure which if improperly performed. 304. fixtures. STE does not include material. design verification. A105. designed. special tooling. or similar capital items. Materials and Process List). Sub-tier Supplier – A contractor that furnishes products or materials to a supplier who uses those materials or services to fulfill a Company purchase agreement requirement. and plant equipment items used for general plant testing purposes. **Subcontractor – A contractor with design responsibility who furnishes products or materials in accordance with a Company Purchase Agreement. A500. including: Low / Mild Carbon steel: ASTM A36. etc. A516. Preliminary Review Record (PRR) – A record that is initiated when a nonconformance is found or the acceptability of material is in question. *Tool Used in Lieu Of a Gage (TULOG) – Tooling used in the manufacture of product and also as a media of acceptance in lieu of Standard Measuring Instruments or gages to verify part dimensions. or modified to accomplish special purpose testing in performing a contract. such as time. and certain documentation to be attached to the VIP. and replacements of these items that are of such a specialized nature that. **Procurement Data List (PDL) – Purchase Agreement document that lists applicable sections of this standard. Herein the term supplier is used to describe a supplier or subcontractor. including standard or general purpose items or components that are interconnected and interdependent so as to become a new functional entity for special testing purposes. 316 (except when used in a corrosive environment) **Vendor Inspection Plan (VIP) – A company generated document that will be provided to the supplier when specific supplier buy-offs are required. gauges. Qualified Product Supplier List (QPSL) – A Company document listing suppliers whose product has successfully met qualification requirements for a specific program. packaging and handling. A53. treatment. taps. fabricated. RSRM – Reusable Solid Rocket Motor. all components of these items. facilities needed for installing ST (except foundations or similar improvements). dies. their use is limited to the development or production of particular supplies or parts thereof or to the performance of particular services. A234. STE. configuration management. Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) – A Company representative who visits a supplier to inspect products or otherwise verify supplier conformance to Company purchase agreements. **Special Test Equipment (STE) – Includes either single or multipurpose integrated test units engineered. parts. ST. (Products. engineering. will have a significant performance effect on the end product. and any additional quality requirements. **Special Processes – A material process.**Product – A product may be materials. components. This includes items or assemblies of equipment. general or special machine tools. (Approved Parts List) or (Materials and Process List). **Typical Materials for Welding – Materials considered by the Company to be low risk materials for welding. facilities needed for installing STE (except foundations or similar improvements). 6063 (except when post weld heat treatment (PWHT) is required) Austenitic Stainless Steel: 304L. Special Tooling does not include material. The VIP will be imposed on the Purchase Agreement. or services that are supplied by a supplier or subcontractor to the Company in accordance with a Purchase Agreement. Document may be identified as (Qualified Product Suppliers List). temperature and pressure during part manufacture. The VIP identifies specific items that are required of the supplier such as data. Process Control Tooling – Tooling used in the fabrication of a component wherein there exists a requirement to maintain specific environmental conditions. software. reliability. AISI 1010-1028 Aluminum: 6061. 316L. A569. patterns. hardware. other equipment and manufacturing aids. without substantial modification or alteration.

22209. 550 N.7 Aluminum Brazing. form a part of this document to extent specified herein. Miami.3 Design. Specification for AWS C3.1 Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification..) STANDARDS Aerospace Industries Association of America Inc.9 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Variables for Percent Non-Conforming FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 7 . 1000 Wilson Blvd Suite 1700.4 Torch Brazing.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes ANSI/ASQC Z1. **Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) – A document providing the required welding variables for a specific application to produce a weldment and assure repeatability by properly trained welders or welding operators **APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS Government documents The following documents of the issue in effect on date of invitation for bids or request for proposal form a part of this specification to the extent specified. Manufacture.6 Furnace Brazing.5 Induction Brazing.1 Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications. Specification for AWS B2. Test Method Standard. NASA Fastener Management and Control Practices MIL-STD-1916. and Examination of Critical Brazed Components. Fusion Welding for Aerospace Materials used in Flight Hardware NASA-STD-6008.W.) American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) ANSI/ASQC Z1. Arlington VA. Spectification for AWS C3. STANDARDS National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) standards.2 Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification. Specification for AWS B2. LeJeune Road. Recommeded Practices for AWS C3.) Non-Government documents The following documents. Specification for (Application for copies should be addressed to American Welding Society. standards. Florida 33126. SPECIFICATIONS American Welding Society (AWS) AWS D17. Specification for AWS C3. Standard Practice for Military Packaging (Copies of specifications. Specification for AWS C3. DOD preferred methods of acceptance of Product MIL-STD-2073-1C.**Welding Approved Supplier List – A Company document listing suppliers with welding capabilities that have been rated for joining specific materials. of the latest approved issues unless otherwise specified. drawings and publications required by suppliers in connection with specific procurement functions should be obtained from the contracting agency or as directed by the contracting officer. Welding of Aerospace GSE and Related Nonconventional Facilities NASA-STD-5006. NASA-SPEC-5004. (AIA/NAS) AIA/NAS 410 NAS Certification & Qualification of Nondestructive Test Personnel (Application for copies should be addressed to Aerospace Industries Association of America Inc.

Requirements for Measurement Processes and Measuring Equipment (Application for copies should be addressed to International Organization for Standardization) National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL) NCSL Z540.. WI 53201-3005.O. PA 15096-0001. Suite 305B.X Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Application for copies should be to Global Engineering Documents (800-854-7179) American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) ASNT-TC-1A Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. Utah 84302-0707.Requirements (Application for copies should be addressed to the American Society for Quality. CO 80301.1. P.) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International AS1933 Age Control for Hose Containing Age-Sensitive Elastomeric Materials AS9100 Quality Management Systems . 400 Commonwealth Drive.3 Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment – Requirements for (Application for copies should be addressed to the National Conference of Standards th Laboratories. Milwaukee.(Application for copies should be addressed to American National Standards Institute. Recommended Practice (Application for copies should be to Global Engineering Documents (800-854-7179) American Society for Quality (ASQ) ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2000 Quality Management Systems. Brigham City.) OTHER PUBLICATIONS ATK Aerospace Systems FQA-0171 Form. Boulder.) FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 8 . Box 707. 11 West 42nd Street.Aerospace Requirements AS9120 Quality Management Systems .1 HDBK Handbook for the Interpretation and Application NCSL Z540.Requirements for Aviation. Box 3005. P. Warrendale. New York. Space and Defense Distributors AS9003 Inspection and Test Quality System (Application for copies should be addressed to SAE International Headquarters.1 Teflon Application S-0004 TER-01001 Black & Green Teflon Application Manufacture of Special Tooling and Equipment. NY 10036. Supplier Welding Requirements and Approval GPI000036 Black Teflon Application SP-V-GF-3.O.) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 10012 Measurement Management Systems . Workmanship and Shop Practice Standard for (Application for copies should be addressed to ATK Launch Systems Inc.) American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) ASME Section I . 1800 30 Street.

equipment and assistance for the safety and convenience of the Company’s or its customer’s personnel in the performance of selected inspections and tests.7 AS9120 The supplier shall provide and maintain a quality system that meets the requirements of AS9120. 1. The Company’s access to processes considered proprietary by the supplier will be by mutual agreement. change number.4 ISO9001 The supplier shall provide and maintain a quality system that meets the requirements of ISO9001 as currently amended. specifications and requirements specified by the purchase agreement. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 9 . 1. as currently amended. If applicable. part number. revision and. ISO10012 “Measurement management systems Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment” 5. ANSI/NCSL Z540. 1. 1.1 MIL-Q-9858A QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS The supplier shall provide and maintain a quality system that meets the requirements of MIL-Q-9858A.0 QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 1. 1.3 QUALITY SYSTEM PER PURCHASE AGREEMENT The supplier shall provide and maintain a quality system that will ensure that all products delivered conform to the drawings.QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASE AGREEMENTS 1. 2. 2.2 TRACEABILITY Parts to be delivered shall be identified by serial or lot numbers (as specified by the purchase agreement). revision and.5 CALIBRATION The supplier shall provide and maintain a calibration system that meets at least one of the following requirements.0 GENERAL QUALITY REQUIREMENTS 2.8 AS9003 The supplier shall provide and maintain an inspection and test quality system that meets the requirements of AS9003. if applicable. change number and shall be traceable to the lots of raw materials used. if applicable.6 AS9100 The supplier shall provide and maintain a quality system that meets the requirements of AS9100. 1. part number. When two or more parts are joined in an assembly.3 “Requirements for the Calibration of Measuring and Test Equipment” 1. the supplier or sub-tier supplier shall provide the necessary facilities.2 MIL-I-45208 INSPECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS The supplier shall provide and maintain an inspection system that meets the requirements of MIL-I-45208. 1. manufacturing and inspection records shall identify each part used in the assembly by serial or lot number.1 "American National Standard for Calibration” 4. ISO-10012-1 “Quality Assurance Requirements for Measuring Equipment” 3. MIL-STD-45662A “Calibration System Requirements” 2. ANSI/NCSL Z540. in the performance of this contract.1 RIGHT OF ACCESS All work and material may be subject to inspection and test by the Company and its customer at any place and time.

Tools that receive Company approval to be used as TULOGs shall comply with a supplierestablished periodic inspection program acceptable to the Company. 6. Prior to use. revision and. manufacturing procedures. proofing. 2. etc. Tooling furnished by the Company or its customer shall not be modified without prior written authorization by the Company. Found to produce a defective product e. manufacturing and inspection stations. receiving inspection. if applicable.6 ACCEPTANCE TEST PROCEDURES The supplier shall prepare test procedures detailing all tests required for acceptance. Acceptance gage tolerance shall be no greater than ten percent of the total tolerance of the attribute being inspected unless otherwise approved by the Company. Damaged c. Classified defective as a result of periodic tool inspection. e. inspection. The serial or lot numbers of scrapped or rejected parts or materials shall not be reused. 2. Note: Additional Company lot traceability requirements may be imposed per section 2. 2. and be traceable to manufacturing and inspection records.g. at the Company's option. technical documents. address.3 CHANGE NOTIFICATION The supplier shall provide advance notification to the Company of any change of the supplier's or subtier supplier's name. Moved to a facility other than where proofed b.4 DOCUMENTATION CONTROL The supplier shall provide a system to ensure control of all documents (supplier and Company-furnished drawings. specification number. The supplier shall control standard measuring instruments and tools used for acceptance.. 2.5 ACCEPTANCE TOOLING Selection of tools and standard measuring instruments is the option of the supplier except as follows: 1. Documents shall be distributed to the proper places. facilities. ISO 10012 or ANSI/NCSL Z540-1. Tools and standard measuring instruments used for acceptance shall be calibrated in accordance with MIL-STD-45662A.Materials to be delivered shall be identified by lot or batch number. 4. change number.. Test FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 10 . Each item or part thereof that requires acceptance testing shall be covered by an acceptance test procedure. inspection and test procedures) and for the incorporation of changes thereto. tooling. manufacturing tools to be used as TULOGs and specially designed acceptance gages require Company approval and. handling. 3. 7. changed materials are appropriately marked and all obsolete documents are removed from use. Serial or lot numbers shall not be duplicated within the manufacturing of the same part or material. Departure from Company specified inspection methods requires prior written Company approval. Removed from the Company inspection form d. 5. This includes but is not limited to fabrication. Use of a tools shall be discontinued pending Company approved reproofing if the tool is: a. materials or processes. assembly.8. at the prescribed times to ensure that changes are accomplished at the proper effectivity point. 2. Unless otherwise specified the supplier shall maintain traceability records on file available for review by the Company. The supplier may determine lot size unless otherwise specified in the purchase agreement. acceptance or testing.

Justification for the change.1 WORK INSTRUCTIONS The supplier shall have written work instructions that provide for consistent manufacturing operations. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 11 .g. 2. the supplier may determine the supplier lot size relative to unit of measure (e. Company supplied lot number shall not be duplicated within the manufacturing of the same part or material. The Company supplied lot numbers of scrapped or rejected parts or materials shall not be used.. or changes thereto. including a statement of the "From" and "To" conditions of the change. stated either in terms of a calendar date or a part serial / lot number. Material Receiving and Inspection Report. 3.9 INSPECTION/TEST VALUE ROUNDING All limits in Company specifications and drawings are absolute unless stated otherwise in the specification or drawing. Unless otherwise specified in the purchase agreement. Proposed changes to work instructions submitted to the Company shall contain the following information: 1. or affecting those tests. Preparation of the form shall be in accordance with DFARS 52. All materials. process steps and process control tooling shall be identified in the work instructions. 2. one supplier lot number is used for one Company supplied lot number. 2. Where these tests are performed using equipment controlled by computer software or firmware. kit. which affect the requirements of Company controlled drawings or specifications require Company approval prior to implementation. All subsequent changes to any acceptance test procedure are subject to Company approval.1. 3. Special tooling shall be noted by its identifying number in the operational sequence in which it is used.procedures require Company approval prior to delivery of first article. The supplier may apply one supplier lot number to several different Company supplied lot numbers. including background information in sufficient detail to allow an adequate study of the proposed change. but no more than one supplier lot number may be used on one Company supplied lot number.7 COMPLIANCE WITH FORM DD 250 The supplier shall complete and submit Form DD 250.0 PROCESS CONTROL 3.8 COMPANY LOT TRACEABILITY REQUIREMENTS When the Company requires per the contract the material to be a Company supplied lot number. The supplier shall not round attribute values into conformance with engineering limits.1 WORK INSTRUCTION CHANGES Work instructions. shall be approved by the Company. Contact the cognizant Company buyer for copies of the form. The proposed effectivity of the change. the software or firmware associated with. A copy of the revised work instruction. Recording of all materials and processes used for manufacture shall be provided in the work instructions. 2. Fabrication or processing of materials shall not begin prior to implementation and proofing of work instructions or changes thereto.246-7000 Appendix F. The supplier must provide advance change notification for any change beyond the supplier/ Company agreement of the established manufacturing process of a lot. pounds) per the contract. 3. A complete description of the change. 4. each.

An example of a technique chart is attached to this document (Attachment 1). A typed name submitted by the Supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. Note 1: The Company shall approve the technique chart and any change thereto prior to NDE for product acceptance unless otherwise specified in the purchase agreement. ultrasonic inspection.1). Note 2: Compliance to AWS D17. radiographic inspection. heat treating and plating) and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) special processes (e. 3. The supplier shall also maintain welding procedure specifications (WPS) for submittal and approval by the Company. or the supplier's system to control its sub-tier supplier's special processes shall have been approved by the Company.3. For each part or weldment requiring NDE special processes. soldering.1 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” 3. magnetic particle inspection and penetrant inspection. Note 3: The technique chart number and revision should be recorded on the test reports submitted by the supplier to the Company. 3. Note 2: Technique charts approved for the same part on previous procurements need not be resubmitted if the inspection technique is unchanged.1. The supplier shall have records of its personnel certifications and sub-tier supplier special process approvals on file. or other applicable codes and specifications. Modification of Qualified Material and Processes.2 *WELDING The supplier shall maintain certified status of all welding personnel and welding facilities and visual weld inspectors used in performance of this contract in accordance with AWS D17.3..3 *SPECIAL PROCESSES Special processes are segregated into fabrication special processes (e.9. eddy current inspection. Note 1: AWS D17. available for review by the Company. The supplier and any sub-tier supplier shall either have special processes approval by the Company. 3. welding. The use of SPC does not supersede the requirements of 3.2 STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL The supplier shall use statistical process control (SPC) for controlling the manufacturing process.g.. coating. The chart may be in the supplier's or sub-tier supplier's format and shall be the document used for the actual inspection. NAS-410 or as specified in the purchase agreement. Personnel performing special processes shall be certified in accordance with applicable special process specifications.g. Approval of special process sub-tier suppliers does not relieve the supplier of the responsibility for exercising those control measures necessary to ensure that work performed by sub-tier suppliers is in accordance with specification requirements. statement for acceptance criteria used. The Company shall approve the SPC plan prior to manufacture of product.3. and a statement that magnetic particle inspection has been performed on items being supplied in accordance with applicable specifications. Personnel performing NDE special processes shall be certified to ASNT-TC-1A.1 allows use of other standards / codes for non-flight hardware (Table 8.3.1.1 and NASA-SPEC-5004 is required for welded materials used in NASA Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Transportation Support Equipment (TSE). the supplier or sub-tier supplier shall complete a technique chart and submit it to the Company for approval. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 12 . Authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed.1 MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION REPORT The supplier shall include a magnetic particle inspection report listing the specification number and revision used.3. including pre-penetrant etch).

authorizing production welding.3. B and C (NASA-STD-5006) • Welds identified as Class A. • With Shipment of Welded Product: The Supplier shall provide to the Company after production welding.1 Verification of Certified Weld Inspector or Company approved equivalent.1 *WELDING CERTIFICATION The supplier shall include in a C of C a statement that welding has been performed on welded products being supplied in accordance with applicable codes and specifications. before the start of any production welding.3.2.1) in typical materials (see definitions) Prior To Fabrication of Welded Product: The supplier shall ensure that the following are available upon request: • • • WPS for each welded material Each welder or weld operator is qualified in accordance with AWS D17. B and C (NASA-SPEC-5004) • Structural Brazed joints (AWS C3. CWI. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed. 3. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. 3.Note 3: Compliance to AWS D17. SCWI or company approved equivalent) as FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 13 . the applicable items identified in Part II of the ”Supplier Welding Requirements and Approval” form (FQA-0171).2.2 *CRITICAL/SEMI-CRITICAL WELD DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS This section applies to the following weld applications: • Welds identified as Class A or B (AWS D17.1 and NASA-STD-5006 is required for welded materials used in NASA flight hardware. the applicable items identified on Part III of the ”Supplier Welding Requirements and Approval” form (FQA-0171) along with a copy of the approved form. • This form is provided with each purchase agreement with specific requirements identified and shall be completed by the Supplier and submitted to the Company for approval along with the required items.3 *NON-CRITICAL WELD DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT This section applies to the following non-critical weld welded product applications: • Welds identified as Class C (AWS D17.3. 3.7) Prior To Fabrication of Welded Product: The Supplier shall provide to the Company for review and approval. fabrication and inspection are complete. fabrication and inspection are complete: Visual Weld Inspection Report Report shall be signed by the certified welding Inspector (AWS CAWI. With Shipment of Welded product: The Supplier shall submit to the Company the following items after production welding.3 – C3. A Company Welding Engineering representative shall review and approve the supplier-provided items by submitting a signed form (FQA-0171) to the supplier.1) in non-typical materials (see definitions) • Welds on tooling or equipment used in energetic environment • Welds and brazed joints on pressure vessels and pressure systems (ASME BPVC.1) • Welds identified as Class C (AWS D17.2. ASME B31) • Welds identified as Class A.

3. statement for acceptance criteria used.1 EDDY CURRENT INSPECTION REPORT The supplier shall include a eddy current inspection report listing the specification number and revision used.4 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” 3. 3. and subsequent delivery to the Company. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed.3.3.6. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed. stating the specification number and revision used statement for acceptance criteria used. re-identification. 3.3. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 14 .3.certificate of compliance to AWS D17. x-ray/n-ray film and x-ray/n-ray reports shall be sent to the Company at the time of shipments. 3.3 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” 3. 3. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute.1 section 6. and a statement that liquid penetrant inspection has been performed on items being supplied in accordance with applicable specifications. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed. Report to include: • Verification that all welding operations are performed only by qualified welders or welding operators • Verification that all welding is performed to approved WPS’s.1 ULTRASONIC INSPECTION REPORT The supplier shall include an ultrasonic inspection report listing the specification number and revision used with a statement that ultrasonic inspection by the contact or immersion method has been performed on items being supplied in accordance with applicable specifications. • Verification that the final welds meets acceptance criteria. and a statement that xray/n-ray inspection has been performed on items being supplied in accordance with applicable specifications.6 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” 3.5 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” 3.1 RADIOGRAPHIC FILM/REPORT The supplier shall furnish x-ray/n-ray film and x-ray/n-ray reports with each shipment.3.3.3. • Verification that the size. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed.3. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. 3.3.5. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. statement for acceptance criteria used.4.2 RADIOGRAPHIC FILM/REPORT FOR THIRD PARTY SHIPMENTS In case of shipment of part(s) to a third party. and a statement that eddy current inspection has been performed on items being supplied in accordance with applicable specifications.3. length and location of all welds conform to the requirements of the contract documents.3 RADIOGRAPHIC FILM/REPORT FOR SECOND PARTY SHIPMENTS When part(s) are sent to another vendor for machining.4. 3.4.1 LIQUID PENETRANT INSPECTION REPORT The supplier shall include a liquid penetrant inspection report listing the specification number and revision used. all applicable x-ray/n-ray film and x-ray/n-ray reports shall accompany the part(s).

and assembly dates (date of assembly completion by the supplier). 3. curing completion dates.. shall be included in the inspection data package. and shall be delivered to the Company within six (6) months of the cure date.8 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL The supplier shall establish and maintain a documented system for control of material sensitive to environmental degradation. supplier. 3.11 CONTAMINATION CONTROL The supplier shall clean articles ordered under this contract per Company contamination control specifications.3.3. inspection. testing. Each article shall be identified with a tag certifying its cleaning status and identification. 3. drawing or purchase agreement.3.9 MODIFICATION OF QUALIFIED MATERIAL AND PROCESSES The supplier shall notify the Company of any proposed changes to Company. as required by the applicable specification.7. 3.3. When the shelf life begins (i. 3.3. 2. ship date.e. tooling or nonconforming material. the Company requirements take precedence. manufacturing processing completion dates. 3. Training shall include pertinent subjects relating to manufacturing.1 SHELF LIFE AND STORAGE REQUIREMENTS (RSRM PROGRAM) When specified on Company drawings and/or specifications. In the event they do not coincide with supplier shelf life and storage requirements. The requirements shall designate the following (as applicable): 1. processes.3. specification or purchase agreement. date of manufacture.3. non-installed ‘O’ rings shall be individually packaged in a preservative wrapping in accordance with MIL-P-116 that is marked with “Cure Date”.3. Further. 3. 3. Cleaning and/or testing of the articles shall be performed in facilities with Company approved procedures and equipment.8. the compounding dates.7 AGE CONTROL Material that degrades with age shall be marked to indicate the date when the useful life expires as defined by the applicable specification. or date of receipt).e.7. packaging and handling techniques and shall be documented. either state “not environmentally sensitive” or state recommended storage temperatures and allowable excursion time and temperature allowances). and the supplier will notify the Company of the disparity. Material that may degrade in shipment or during storage shall be shipped or stored as specified by the applicable drawing.1 CURE DATE FOR O-RINGS AND RUBBER GOODS Rubber goods delivered under this contract shall conform to the requirements set forth in MIL-STD-1523. Any environmentally sensitive information (i. When shelf life and storage requirements are applicable. and sub-tier supplier approved designs (including proprietary designs).2 MANUFACTURING DATE The supplier shall include the manufacturing date of material in acceptance documentation.3.3. If this order is for product that has been previously qualified and listed on a QPSL it must be manufactured and accepted under the same conditions using the same processes and methods by the same manufacturer and acceptance agency as material previously supplied. If applicable. fabrication and test methods. shelf life and storage requirements shall apply as stated. drawing or purchase agreement.10 PERSONNEL TRAINING The supplier shall ensure that personnel whose work has an effect on the quality of the product are trained. The tag shall not be in contact with significant surfaces. and shall obtain Company approval prior to change incorporation. the supplier shall include the recommended requirements.12 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 15 .

and handling devices shall be maintained in a state of cleanliness and repair to prevent foreign object damage. The supplier shall document and investigate all FOD incidents assuring elimination of the root cause. Supplier shall provide processing documentation as required per paragraph 7. Company specifications and accept tags take precedence over any other marking or manufacturer recommendations.13 *TEFLON® COATING Teflon® coating to be performed per Company document SP-V-GF-3. as a minimum: • Certification of conformance to drawing requirements and this document • Temperature recorder charts are required for all bake out and Teflon fusing operations • Relative humidity recorder charts • Material Certification for Teflon-S and Teflon FEP • Teflon-S and Teflon FEP thickness recording measurements An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed. Teflon® application to be performed by an ATK approved Teflon® supplier.0 of specification SP-V-GF-3. parts. 3.2 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) CERTIFICATION Supplier shall provide a statement of certification that deliverable products are free of any foreign materials that could cause damage to the product or to the components/systems of which the product is a part or to which the product is attached. and material shall preclude the risk of FOD incidents. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. 3. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute.3.3. Supplier shall provide processing documentation as required per paragraph 7.1 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) INSPECTION Prior to closing inaccessible or obscured areas or compartments during assembly the supplier shall inspect for foreign objects/materials. The Company shall have the right to perform inspections and/or audits as a method of verification that the FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 16 . 3. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed.1.4 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) PREVENTION Deliverable items under this contract shall be free of FOD that can be detected by a visual inspection.4. 3. The supplier shall use materials in accordance with Company shelf life.3.1. jigs. 3.3.13. Tooling.3.1 **BLACK TEFLON® COATING Black Teflon® coating to be performed in accordance with company document GPI000036.4.1.3.0 of GPI000036 Black Teflon Application Specification. and storage condition requirements. Teflon® application to be performed by a Company approved Teflon® supplier. usage life.2 **BLACK or GREEN TEFLON® COATING Teflon® coating to be performed in accordance with company document S-0004.3 FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD) PREVENTION PROGRAM The supplier shall maintain a FOD control program assuring work is accomplished in a manner preventing foreign objects or material from entering and remaining in deliverable items. Maintenance of the work area and control of tools. 3.13. fixtures.4. test equipment.1. Supplier shall provide the following processing documentation.14 COMPANY PROVIDED MATERIALS/COMPONENTS When Company provided materials or components are used by the supplier. Teflon® application to be performed by a Compnay approved Teflon® supplier.15 MANUFACTURING LOCATION(S) The supplier shall include the manufacturing location(s) of material in acceptance documentation. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. 3. 3.

8. Detail F. inspection and submittal or resubmittal shipment.. if applicable. change number. Company Quality Assurance Representative concurrence if in residence. 6. 3.1. Date and purchase agreement number.supplier’s FOD control program is functional. Vendor Inspection Plan each of which shall reference the ATK nonconformance document number(s). "replacement for lot/serial [number] and ATK nonconformance document [number]".. The corrective action statement shall designate effectivity by serial number. In the event the Company and supplier agree that nonconforming material or items will not be submitted or resubmitted (i.) by letter to the Company 4.e. A report number shall be assigned to each letter or message and shall include the following information: 1.1 MIL-STD-1520 CORRECTIVE ACTON SYSTEM FOR NONCONFORMING ITEMS The supplier shall provide and maintain a corrective action system that meets the requirements of MILSTD-1520 and is acceptable to the Company. lot number or date. A copy of the dispositioned ATK nonconformance document shall also accompany the shipment. Material serial or lot number (subcomponent serial or lot number. documented. The Company requires objective evidence of corrective action implementation. The Certificate of Conformance shall indicate the condition for submittal or resubmittal (i. revision and. If corrective action is complete. Certification of Conformance and. 4.1 SUBMITTAL/RESUBMITTAL OF NONCONFORMING ITEMS Material/items which have undergone ATK nonconformance dispositioning shall be accompanied by the supplier's shipping document. manufacturer's name. 2. A positive statement defining the cause and corrective action. Supplier's recommended disposition. The supplier shall identify a FOD control person responsible for implementing FOD prevention awareness and training. reference to the drawing location and requirement (Example: Sheet 6.010. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 17 .015). Nomenclature of material. VIP item number (if applicable). Drawing or specification number. Scrap. 5. if not. Delegation of Material Review Board (MRB) activities is not authorized by this clause. if applicable). 9. submit upon completion. Exact description of nonconformance. submit the objective evidence with the material review request. etc. Zone 4-B. should be 5.1. if different.e. 7. replacement. as applicable.0 INSPECTION AND REPORTING 4. and effective. "reworked per ATK nonconformance document [number]".000 + 0.2 NONCONFORMING MATERIAL The supplier shall notify the Company of any nonconformances that require Company material review. is 5. including effectivity of corrective action. the supplier shall document the final physical disposition (i. 4.e. 4. Supplier records shall be maintained and available to provide traceability of items/materials throughout rework/repair.. "Repair per Discrepancy Report or Pilgrim Issue [number]"). Note: The cause statement shall specifically address the nonconformance. reduction in Contract quantity). Supplier's name and. Note: NDE nonconformances require submission of the NDE report with the discrepancy fully located and identified.

etc. A copy of the ATK nonconformance document shall be included in the inspection data package. the supplier shall perform the Rework or Repair specified and either stamp the ATK nonconformance document "Verification of Rework/Repair" block titled "Mfg Stamp" with an acceptance stamp or submit objective evidence (documentation) to verify work accomplishment. If Rework or Repair is not acceptable. shall accept the Rework or Repair by signing or stamping the ATK nonconformance document "Verification of Rework/Repair " block titled "QC Stamp". Complete . Rework . Material rejected/scrapped by the Company requires Company approval of any subsequent effort to make the material useable.material is not usable and cannot be economically reworked or repaired. When the supplier receives a copy of the ATK nonconformance document with a disposition of "Rework" or "Repair". a Company-approved supplier inspection plan.2 SAMPLING Sampling plans shall not be used to accept design parameters of serialized hardware unless specifically authorized by the Company inspection documents. Note: Material that has been returned to the supplier for Company authorized "Rework" or "Repair" shall not be reidentified. if in residence. the supplier shall record the applicable ATK nonconformance document number furnished by the Company on the inspection data forms for the material. 2. shipped or subjected to further processing that will alter or cover the nonconforming condition unless approved by the Company.material is incomplete to requirements and can be readily corrected without adverse effect using the same methods or instructions as originally used.The Company shall make all other material dispositions unless otherwise directed by the purchase agreement.In the event the Company permits use of the nonconforming material. Reject . or the FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 18 . A Company Quality Assurance Representative. FOR FBM PROGRAMS The supplier may disposition nonconforming material as follows after the supplier's Quality and Engineering personnel determine which of the following applies: 1. the supplier shall repeat the material review process.material nonconformance may be eliminated using Company-approved written procedures or other methods of correction that are allowed by the Company design. corrective action report. 4. 3. FOR NON-FBM PROGRAMS Nonconforming material may be dispositioned “Scrap” or “Rework” by the supplier's Quality and Engineering personnel. Any material rejected by the Company and subsequently resubmitted by the supplier shall bear indication of such resubmission on the material and the associated supplier documentation. reinspection data. The supplier shall contact the Company for identification of material submitted as replacements for Company or supplier rejected material. The Company shall make all other material dispositions unless otherwise directed by the purchase agreement. Materials that require Company material review for disposition shall not be used. include a copy in the inspection data package and immediately forward another copy to the Company. The supplier shall retain a copy of the completed ATK nonconformance document bearing the acceptance stamp. 4. shipped or subjected to further processing that will alter or cover the nonconforming condition unless approved by the Company. Materials that require Company material review for disposition shall not be used. The associated supplier documentation (discrepancy report. Refer to the Company .) shall be identified with the same lot or serial number as the material.

imprints. reproducible ink.purchase agreement. The Company shall be notified of nonconforming material. with prior Company approval of the inspection level. Nonconforming material or material not fitting the supplier's tooling shall be identified.2 LEGIBILITY OF PAPER WORK All inspection records. sampling of lotted material shall be in accordance with Standard Sampling Plans (MIL-STD-105. method for design review. The requirement and inspection data to show acceptance shall be recorded on the supplier's own format. A copy of the inspection data shall accompany each shipment. marked to the attention of Receiving Quality Control. condition and assurance of the presence of required documentation. count. the supplier shall develop and implement a plan for control of software (or firmware). and signatures. Do not erase/write over or blank out. Unless otherwise specified in the material specification. 4.6. This paragraph does not apply to software used in the operation of commercial off-the-shelf inspection devices. storage of master control software and firmware shall be included in the plan. Sampling inspection is not authorized under this provision unless specifically stated in the purchase agreement. a Company approved supplier inspection plan or the purchase agreement.4. Each item of the VIP shall be dated and verified by the supplier and/or the Company Quality Assurance representative as applicable. verification and proofing. ANSI/ASQ Z1. unless otherwise specified. The supplier’s inspection plan shall be submitted for Company approval.9) only.1 COMPANY SPECIFICATIONS USED FOR PROCUREMENT OF MATERIALS Materials used to manufacture items per this contract shall be certified to Company specifications and revisions. the supplier shall include an inspection data package with the required inspection data and all approved PRRs/DER's/DR’s.5 SOFTWARE CONTROL When computer software is used as medium of acceptance. Configuration and change control.4. Errors may be voided by drawing a single line through the entry. The copy returned to the Company must be legible and reproducible. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. Company approval shall be obtained prior to use. initialing and dating. 4. MIL-STD-414.3 VENDOR INSPECTION PLAN A completed Vendor Inspection Plan (VIP) shall accompany each shipment of material. Suppliers purchasing these materials shall flow this Company requirement to sub-tier suppliers.4. The supplier shall furnish inspection data for each serialized part or each lot and for tests accomplished in accordance with this contract along with a statement of conformance and an authorized acceptance stamp or signature.1 INSPECTION DATA With each shipment. The supplier's inspection of each requirement shall include all dimensions and tests on applicable specifications and drawings unless otherwise stated in the purchase agreement. either singly or in conjunction with tooling.or ANSI/ASQ Z1. Supplier is to ensure legibility and reproducibility of all entries. Should the supplier wish to implement a different sampling plan. The Company shall supply the form to the supplier. 4. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 19 . segregated and withheld from further processing. including Government Source Inspection (GSI) buyoffs. 4. 4. The use of liquid paper (white-out) or correction tape is prohibited. certifications and supporting documentation shall be done using permanent. recording the correct entry above or adjacent to the voided entry. 4.6 COMPANY FURNISHED MATERIALS It is the supplier's responsibility to inspect Company furnished material upon receipt for identification. 4. MIL-STD-1916. The Company shall approve the plan before the software is used to accept product. stamps.4 SUPPLIER INSPECTION FORMS The supplier shall perform inspection of all material manufactured for this order.

A single certification document from the supplier (however titled). sampling. Where specific test methods are required by the specification/drawing. 7. 4. and/or Specification. the test methods used shall agree exactly with the methods stated in the specification/drawing. In addition to all the items specified in Paragraph 4. 5. Along with other required documentation. 4. packaging. in accordance with AS9102. Note 1: A valid C of A indicates that the product/material being offered meets all the requirements in the controlling specification/drawing including applicable test methods. The Company will coordinate with the supplier and establish the requirements for the inspection or proofing. The supplier shall contact the Company prior to the start of fabrication so that mandatory in-process inspection/test points can be agreed upon. Chemical. 2. 2. Different or equivalent test methods require Company approval prior to certification. as a minimum.9 have been met. Company Purchase Order (PO) Number (if applicable) Company Part Number/Stock Number or PO Item Number Company Serial Number/Lot Number (if applicable) Quantity Shipped Drawing Number. date of shipment. Note 2. Name and address of the company that performed the tests. workmanship. Revision. Serial Number.9 *CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE The supplier shall provide a Certificate of Conformance (C of C) or similarly named document that will include. packing. physical and/or mechanical test data that show compliance to all applicable requirements of the applicable drawing or specification. 4. or to verify material compliance to the design. the following information: 1. 4.1 FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION PER AS9102 The supplier shall perform a First Article Inspection. and Change Notice(s) as specified on PO to which the item was manufactured (if applicable) Manufacturer name and address Manufacturer Part Number. Lot Number or Batch number (if applicable) Other information as applicable (i. The First Article may be for proofing a tool or software prior to approving the tool for product acceptance. Test data shall be actual values obtained from testing of the material (lot) submitted. 9.8 *CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS The supplier shall include in the inspection data package a legible and reproducible copy of a Certificate of Analysis (C of A) or similarly named document. discrepancy reports) Title of the supplier’s certifying representative along with their signature (or typed name) FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 20 . the C of A shall accompany the product upon delivery to the Company. the C of A shall contain the following data/information: 1. which certifies that all product requirements and items from paragraph 4. is acceptable in lieu of multiple certification documents. marking.4. and any other requirements).9 (Certificate of Conformance). if different from the manufacturing facility. 3. manufacture/cure date.e..7 FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION OR PROCESS PROOFING The Company will perform a First Article Inspection or Process Proofing of material produced at the supplier or subtier’s facility. Revision. 6.7. 8. material heat number. of material produced at the supplier or subtier’s facility.

shipping documents and review of hardware or material. packaging. or (4) any combination of the above. Testing shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-1312 or ASTM F 606 and shall be performed by an agency different from the agency that performed the testing for FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 21 . At the conclusion of this time period. In the event the representative or office cannot be located the supplier shall notify the Company immediately. or (3) maintain said records at Contractor’s facilities.12 *CRITICAL FASTENERS For part numbers identified as "critical fastener" in the purchase agreement. The Government representative shall also be notified 48 hours in advance of the time articles or materials are ready for inspection or test. A Certificate of Analysis (C of A) may be offered in place of a C of C if the above requirements are met. or (2) package and ship same to ATK Aerospace Systems. marking. Air Force. The supplier shall notify the Company at least five (5) working days prior to presentation of material for source inspection. papers. 4. and any other requirements) Test/inspection data shall be available upon request to substantiate the C of C. to the nearest Army. test data. workmanship. The C of C normally shall contain a signature of the authorized individual representing the supplier. Note 2: To facilitate that all applicable C of C requirements are met. Contractor may use electronic media storage in lieu of paper records if requested and approved by the Company. for permission to: (1) destroy such records. 4. Note 1: A valid C of C indicates that the product/material being offered meets all the requirements in the controlling specification/drawing including applicable test methods. Contractor shall make written request to ATK Aerospace Systems. The Government quality representative who has been delegated NASA quality assurance functions on this procurement shall be notified immediately upon receipt of this order. Contractor shall retain all pertinent books. Navy. Along with other required documentation.10 RETENTION OF RECORDS Unless a different period is set forth elsewhere in the Contract.11 COMPANY SOURCE INSPECTION Approval by a Company Quality Assurance representative is required prior to shipment of the material. if none. packing. documents. the supplier shall randomly select three (3) fasteners from each lot for verification of ultimate tensile strength through mechanical testing of tensile load and hardness.11. On receipt of this purchase agreement the supplier shall promptly furnish a copy of the purchase agreement to the government representative who normally services the supplier or. A copy of the documentation bearing the Government source inspection verification shall accompany each shipment.1 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION Government inspection is required prior to shipment of the material. Copies of such records shall be furnished to ATK Aerospace Systems upon request. a typed name of the supplier’s certifying representative is an acceptable substitute.11. the supplier may submit their own standardized C of C form that includes the applicable items (previously identified as items 1– 9) or a standardized Company form (FQA-0170). Approval will require prior completion of inspection records. or Defense Supply Agency Inspection Office. sampling. the C of C shall accompany the product upon delivery to the Company.2 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION (NASA CONTRACTS) All work on this order is subject to inspection and test by the Government at any time and place. Although a signature is preferred. 4.A valid C of C typically contains a quality statement that states the items provided have been found acceptable to Company Purchase Order requirements. The supplier shall promptly notify the government representative who normally services the supplier so that appropriate planning for government inspection can be accomplished. and records involving transactions related to this Contract for a period of four (4) years after final payment on this contract. 4. addressed to the cognizant Procurement Representative. 4.

identify the "critical fasteners" and comply with the verification testing as stated above. The supplier shall include a heat treat certification listing the heat lot. 4. PHYSICAL AND/OR MECHANICAL TEST REPORTS One copy of test reports indicating chemical composition. 4. date. An authorized supplier representative (including subcontractor representatives). where key characteristics have been identified in the Company engineering documentation. class.15 CRITICAL ITEM AND KEY CHARACTERISTIC CONTROL The supplier shall establish. either by a dated inspection stamp or signature. coupons. including procurement through approved fastener distributors and manufacturers and applicable inspection and certification.3 TEST REPORTS All functional test reports shall reference the contract number. and indicate that the method used was in compliance with that specification for all articles shipped. The samples shall be provided to the Company along with the actual results of layout inspection. either by a dated inspection stamp or signature. date. or tooling before implementing the change. shall validate all test reports.). contractor’s name and address. specification used (i.1 **FASTENERS FOR SPECIAL TOOLING / FACILITIES Fasteners provided by a Supplier for use on Special Tooling. physical and/or mechanical properties including actual test data/results identifiable to each lot. An authorized supplier representative. An authorized acceptance stamp or signature shall be affixed. Fasteners with verification test results that do not comply with the applicable product specification shall not be delivered or incorporated into assemblies to be delivered. shall be submitted with each lot delivered. or appendages. 4. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. and title. 4. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute. The supplier shall obtain Company approval of any change in processes. implement and maintain appropriate methods to control critical items. including process controls and/or inspections. 4. Other information that shall accompany each shipment includes the following: part number. and independent laboratory’s name and address (as applicable). date and run time (if applicable). raw materials. physical/mechanical properties. 4.13. actual chemical.12. shall validate all test reports.1 *HEAT TREAT CERTIFICATION (applicable to all Metals) Heat Treat suppliers shall be NADCAP certified unless approved by the company (approval shall be coordinated by PQE and M&P).13 RAW CASTINGS AND FORGINGS Two samples of all raw castings and forgings are required from new or reworked dies or molds and shall be approved by the Company prior to manufacture of production parts. Suppliers who are responsible for design of the product to be delivered shall perform the fastener criticality analysis as specified in the purchase agreement. Note: Compliance to NASA-STD-5008 is required for fasteners used in NASA flight hardware.e.2 *TENSILE TESTING At least two (2) separately cast test bars.14 CHEMICAL. Key characteristic verification methods require Company FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 22 . type. A typed name submitted by the supplier is a legally acceptable substitute.. 4.13. as defined by the applicable specification or drawing.acceptance. and chemical and/or physical test results. Verification test results shall be included in the acceptance data package. radiographs. Test Equipment or Facilities shall meet requirements in the drawing/specification and comply with TER-01001. and title. serial number or lot number.13. and summary of test results. etc. The three fasteners subjected to verification test shall be additional to the quantity ordered. batch or heat treat lot shall accompany each shipment of material.

as applicable.16 “INTENTIONALLY OMITTED” 4. Different or equivalent test methods require Company approval. An authorized representative of the supplier shall date and validate the certificate either by signature and title or inspection stamp.19 MATERIAL CERTIFICATION The supplier shall include in the inspection data package a legible and reproducible copy of any applicable Material Certification(s). An approved ATS does not constitute automatic product acceptance by the Company.). The Material Certification shall contain the following data/information: 1. Traceability information (e. heat number. physical and/or mechanical test data that show compliance to all applicable requirements of the applicable drawing or specification. date of shipment. etc. and the name of the supplier. A statement of conformance to applicable material requirements (material class.). x-ray. 6. batch number. the part number(s). Other information as applicable (i. Company approval is required prior to shipment.18 FORGING DATA PACKAGE Advance approval by the Company of forging data and test reports is required prior to machining. 2. serial number(s) (if applicable). ultrasonic.g.20 MANUFACTURER CAGE CODE The supplier shall include the cage code of the material or component manufacturer in the acceptance documentation. Only if an approved ATS accompanies the packing slip will the product be received by the Company.0 AUDITS AND SURVEILLANCE FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 23 . the test methods used shall agree exactly with the methods stated in the specification/drawing. color. if different from the manufacturing facility. welding. discrepancy reports). etc. and special process (heat-treat.. test reports. welder.approval prior to use.) certifications. material. and physical/mechanical analysis required by design shall be delivered to the Company within 10 days of the supplier's acceptance of forgings. 4. magnetic particle. The supplier shall state the specification/drawing number and revision used. Name and address of the manufacturing facility/company. as a minimum. manufacture/cure date. The supplier shall submit a Certificate of Compliance with each shipment attesting that all critical items and key characteristics have been verified to meet the requirements of the engineering document(s). The supplier will be notified within 7 days of acceptance and of release for machining. test data shall be actual values obtained from testing of the material (lot).. verification method used for each key characteristic. manufacturer lot number. and quantity shipped. 3. 4. Where applicable. Upon approval. 5. as specified in the purchase agreement. 4. etc. 5. signifying approval for shipment.17 AUTHORIZATION TO SHIP (ATS) The supplier is required to provide a copy (by fax or mail) of the complete inspection planning. manufacturer serial number. Name and address of the company that performed the tests. plating. The certification shall contain. Where specific test methods are required by the specification/drawing. to the Company for review and approval in advance of the proposed ship date. purchase order number. 4. A Forging Data Package consisting of certifications. 4. Chemical. the Company will return a completed ATS form stamped and/or signed. a listing of the critical items and key characteristics verified.e.

Audits shall also review operations in manufacturing.2 COMPANY AUDIT The Company may schedule and conduct an on-site audit of the supplier's operations to assure compliance with purchase agreement requirements. FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 24 . Audit results shall be made available to the Company upon request. Inspection/test and in-process inspection/test of the material defined in the contract shall be performed by the supplier and may be subject to witness by the Company. Audits shall review all program elements for adequacy of and compliance to policies and procedures.1 SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE OF AUDITS The supplier shall periodically audit its performance to determine compliance with purchase agreement requirements. Audit coverage will include examination of product quality program elements.3 SOURCE SURVEILLANCE Source surveillance shall be conducted by the Company at the supplier’s facilities or where designated in the contract prior to shipment. Audits shall be conducted throughout the life of the contract and shall be performed by personnel not having responsibilities in the area being audited. Action to correct deficiencies and follow-up to verify effectiveness shall be performed. The scope of these audits shall include sub-tier material and service suppliers. 5. Audits shall also review operations and manufacturing test and inspection areas for adequacy of and compliance with process controls and inspection and test methods. 5.5. operations. Audit results shall be communicated to appropriate management. The supplier shall contact the Company prior to the start of fabrication so that mandatory in-process inspection/test points can be agreed upon. test and inspection areas. material and documents and review of supplier audit reports of sub-tier suppliers.

**Attachment 1 EXAMPLE – NDE Technique Chart FORM FQA-0176 (REV 10-10) 25 .

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