Section I: General Quality Assurance Requirements Applicable To All Purchase/Subcontract Orders
Seller is responsible for compliance to all the requirements of the Purchase Order including referenced Section II Quality Rider provisions listed herein. Performance of inspection and test by the Buyer’s representative or the Buyer’s Customer representatives at either the Buyer’s or Seller’s facility shall not relieve the Seller of responsibility to furnish items which conform to the requirements of the procurement document.
Seller is not authorized to perform Material Review disposition of nonconforming material, with the intent of delivering such nonconforming materials without the expressed written authorization from the Buyer. Departures from drawings and specifications shall be approved by the Buyer’s Material Review Board prior to shipment. Supplier to submit a Supplier Deviation Request form to the Buyer/Subcontract Administrator for Material Review Board processing at the Buyer’s facility.
All material rejected by the Buyer and subsequently re-submitted by the Seller shall bear adequate identification of such re-submission either with the material or the Seller’s shipping document. Reference shall be made to the Buyer’s rejection document and evidence given at the time of shipment or at Final Source Inspection that the causes for rejection have been corrected. Government Source inspected material shall have evidence that the re-submission has also been inspected by the Government Representatives.
The Seller/Manfacturer shall not implement any major changes in location, design, materials, processes or control without prior submission to the Buyer for review and approval. Major changes shall be defined as any change affecting performance, quality, reliability, ESD class or interchangeability, location of facility and/or ownership. The intent of this requirement is to ensure all material supplied under this order will be homogeneous and the performance, reliability and quality of the material is not degraded. Changed items shall be clearly identified and in a manner different from the original items.
Export Control (ITAR)
SV Microwave must immediately be notified if any Foreign Person has been employed, if any Foreign Subcontractor has been added or if the company has been purchased by a Foreign Person, Corporation or Country after being approved to supply product which may have been covered by Export Control restrictions.
Unless specifically noted, specifications and/or drawings referred to in the Purchase Order shall be the revision in affect as of the date of the Purchase Order.
The use of Ozone Depleting Chemicals (ODC’s) in the processing of materials, or products delivered for this order is not allowed. If the product requires the use of ODC’s, the SV buyer must be notified prior to the initiation of work on the order. If ODC’s are used, SV requires that they must be used in compliance with existing laws, and delivered items must be labeled in accordance with those laws.
All product delivered under this Purchase Order must meet all requirements of RoHS “Restriction of Hazardous Substances” in accordance with the European Union’s Directive 2002/95/ED. Any product delivered under this Purchase Order must not contain any amount of the banned materials, in Article 5(1)(a) of the RoHS directive, above the defined “Maximum Concentration Values”. You must flow down this requirement to all of your vendors supplying any articles used to manufacture articles delivered under this Purchase Order.
All product delivered must include a bar code label in the format produced by the Excel workbook titled “SVBarcode.xls”. The bar code can be printed on standard 8 ½ x 11 paper or on labels using any laser printer. Please see the file and instructions located on our website ( www.svmicrowave.com )
When parts are rejected, SV may at its own option:
§ Return the parts to the supplier for correction or require that the parts be remade at no cost to SV.
§ Return the parts to the supplier without payment, and cancel the contract.
§ Rework the parts within the factory and deduct labor plus overhead costs from the supplier’s billing. Parts to be reworked at SV will be discussed in detail with the supplier prior to starting the rework.
§ SV can reject and return part to the supplier at any time during the SV assembly process (line rejects).