Contractor and Sub-tier
Suppliers shall maintain verifiable objective evidence of all inspections and
tests performed, results obtained, and dispositions of nonconforming articles.
These records shall be clearly associated with the procured supplies, including
heat lot and lot number of materials and unit or lot serialization, and made
available to JPL and/or Government Representatives upon request. Records shall
be retained in a safe, accessible location for a period of ten (10) years after
date of delivery.
Contractor's records associated
with the manufacture of serialized or lot controlled articles will provide for
continued traceability of serial number(s) or lot number identification through
all phases of manufacture, commencing with the raw material and continuing
through final acceptance of the end item.
Records held for the required
retention period (10 years) shall not be destroyed without JPL's written