Contractor is responsible for
maintaining a system to control processes per this Contract/Purchase Order, not
only at their facilities, but for processes performed at lower-tier suppliers
(sub-tier) facilities. This clause mandates that all requirements, which are invoked
or applied per this Contract/Purchase Order, including this clause, shall be
flowed down to Sub-tier Suppliers.
Contractor shall perform
systematic, periodic evaluation of personnel, equipment, methods, and material
required in the performance of the sub-tier supplier’s processes to assure
positive control at all times. Contractor shall have a documented method of
approving and maintaining Sub-tier Suppliers processes that shall include
on-site audits of Sub-tier Supplier prior to initial performance of process
activity and periodically thereafter. JPL reserves the right to require JPL
approval, perform surveillance and review or audit all aspects of Contractor
and Sub-tier Supplier process activity and control system prior to and during
the period of performance of this Contract/Purchase Order.