Contractor is granted limited MRB authority
for JPL procured articles delivered under this Contract/Purchase Order. Any nonconformances discovered by Contractor on products in its
control shall be documented by Contractor’s approved method of nonconformance
reporting and reported to JPL within three days. Contractor shall submit all
MRB proceedings with all pertinent details and data related to the nonconformance
to the JPL for concurrence within three days and prior to implementation.
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.