Contractor is granted MRB authority for JPL
procured articles delivered under this Contract/Purchase Order. Contractor
shall submit all MRB proceedings with all pertinent details and data related to
the nonconformance to JPL for concurrence within three days, and prior to
implementation, if the disposition is anything other than “use as is,” or
Contractor shall identify each nonconformance in a
Material Review Board (MRB) proceeding as a “Minor or Major Nonconformance”.
Major Nonconformance is defined as affecting reliability, workmanship,
performance, safety, interfaces, or other approved JPL documentation. Minor Nonconformances do not affect form, fit, or function.
Submittal of an MRB concurrence does not guarantee
or obligate JPL to concur with Contractor's disposition if JPL provides a
rationale why concurrence is not granted for nonconforming procured items.
Contractor shall process MRB proceedings per their
established and approved quality procedures.