CLAUSE CODE: QC46a    This clause was archived as of 01/07/2016
  CLAUSE TITLE: JPL Source Inspection

QC46a JPL Source Inspection

JPL source inspection is required for all Mandatory Inspection Points (JPL MIPs) defined in Table 1 or as required under this Contract/Purchase Order. The Contractor shall notify JPL Procurement Quality Assurance Office upon the receipt of this Contract/Purchase Order prior to commencing any work at (818) 393-7592 so that the appropriate JPL Mandatory Inspection Points (JPL MIPs) can be coordinated.

Table 1.

Mandatory Inspection Points (JPL MIPs)



The Contractor shall coordinate the JPL MIPs with JPL prior to commencing any work.




JPL requires a minimum number of working days advance notice to schedule a date for the JPL source inspection (reference Table 2).JPL source inspection shall be conducted by JPL at the Contractor’s facility or other location designated under the Contract/Purchase Order.

Table 2.


Business Days Advance Notice


Local: California

3 days

Minimum required

National: Continental U.S.

5 days

Minimum required


10 days

Long lead time/forecasting desired


The Contractor shall provide the following during JPL source inspection:

  • Contract/Purchase Order, drawings, specifications, procedures, statements of work, and any other related inspection documentation that may be required to perform the JPL source inspection.
  • Personnel and resources that may be required to perform the JPL source inspection.
  • Suitable workspace and environment to conduct the JPL source inspection.
  • Calibrated test equipment/instruments to conduct the JPL source inspection.