CLAUSE CODE: QC38    This clause was archived as of 01/07/2016



For each production lot of each pyrotechnic device described by this Contract/Purchase Order, Contractor shall make provisions for the following reviews by JPL, as described below:

·         Baseline Review (Phase I)

·         Production Review (Phase II)

·         Lot Certification Review (Phase III)

1.         Baseline Review (Phase I)

Contractor shall begin fabrication of detail parts for a pyrotechnic device only after JPL has established a hardware baseline for such device. The hardware baseline, of Contractor’s drawings, specifications and related procurement, fabrication, processing, tests, and quality control procedures, as required per this Contract/Purchase Order, for a previously qualified device, will be established through JPL’s review on-site at JPL. JPL will accomplish this review five weeks after placement of this Contract/Purchase Order. For an unqualified device, JPL will accomplish this review three weeks after Critical Design Review.

2.         Production Review (Phase II)

Contractor shall secure specific authorization from JPL prior to the explosive loading of any device. Contractor shall give JPL at least two weeks prior notification, in writing, of the date on which explosive loading is scheduled to begin. JPL will schedule a review team to Contractor’s manufacturing facility for an on-site verification of Contractor’s implementation of quality system and hardware baseline requirements, and for a detailed correlation review of associated drawings, specifications, tooling, equipment, facilities, procedures, manufacturing environments, and personnel qualifications.

3.         Lot Certification Review (Phase III)

Contractor shall receive specific authorization from JPL before shipping pyrotechnic devices under this Contract/Purchase Order. When JPL, on-site at JPL, determines that Contractor’s X-ray and N-ray films and associated data indicate an acceptable lot of pyrotechnic devices, JPL will schedule a lot certification review team visit to Contractor’s manufacturing facility. JPL’s review team will perform an in-depth verification of Contractor’s supporting documentation and data required per JPL’s Contract/Purchase Order prior to providing authorization to ship.