CLAUSE CODE: QC46-N    This clause was archived as of 02/17/2010
  CLAUSE TITLE: JPL Source Inspection



JPL source inspection is required for all Mandatory Inspection Points (MIPs), or as required in the Contract/Purchase Order, prior to the shipment of articles from Contractor’s facility. Upon receipt of this Contract/Purchase Order and prior to commencing work, Contractor shall promptly notify the JPL Procurement Quality Assurance (PQA) office at so the appropriate inspection can be coordinated. The following phone number may be accessed, if necessary: (818) 393-7593. The JPL PQA office requires a minimum number of working days advance notice prior to scheduling a date for the source inspection activity (see the chart below for required notice).

Source inspection shall be conducted by JPL at Contractor’s facility or other location where designated in the Contract/Purchase Order.

Contractor shall make available to the JPL Quality Assurance representative all applicable Contracts/Purchase Orders, drawings, specifications, procedures, statements of work, change orders, test software and changes thereto, related inspection and/or test equipment and such other information, personnel and resources as may be required to satisfactorily perform the inspections and tests required under this Contract/Purchase Order. Contractor shall ensure current calibration and required accuracy of all instruments provided to the JPL QA representative accomplishing source inspection. Contractor shall provide a suitable workspace and environment in which to conduct the source inspection.


Business days advance notice


Local: In-state

3 days

Minimum required

National: Domestic

5 days

Minimum required


10 days

Long lead time/forecasting desired