All work on this Contract/Purchase Order is subject
to inspection and test by the Government at any time and any place. Government
inspection is required on this Contract/Purchase Order prior to shipment from
Contractor’s facility. Government inspections performed shall be determined by
the delegated Government inspection representative and may be conducted during
processing, fabrication, or final inspection. Upon receipt of this Purchase
Contract, promptly notify the Government representative who normally services
your plant so that appropriate Government inspection planning can be
accomplished. If your facility is not serviced by Government inspection and/or
the area Government inspection representative or agency cannot be located,
immediately notify JPL.
NOTE: Do not proceed with
fabrication/manufacture processing until Government Mandatory Inspection Points
(GMIPs) are added to Contractor's manufacturing planning. GMIPs shall not be
by-passed unless authorized in writing by the Government inspection
representative. Contractor shall request and include the documents specified in
the Government delegation in the shipment.
The Government’s request for source inspection
shall specify the period and method for the advance notification and the
Government representative to whom it shall be furnished. Request shall not
require more then two workdays of advance
notification if the Government representative is in residence at Contractors facilities,
or more than seven workdays in other instances.
Contractor, without additional charge to the procurement
document, shall provide all reasonably required facilities and assistance
(applicable drawings, specifications, change orders, inspection and/or test
equipment) for the US Government representative to perform their duties.
Contractor shall ensure that Government inspection
acceptance is evident for every individual GMIP and that completion of
Government inspection is evident on Contractor's shipping document/packing
list. Evidence may be the signature of Government inspection representative
with printed name and office, or application of the representative's stamp.
The Government shall accept or reject supplies as
promptly as practical after delivery, unless otherwise provided in the Contract/Purchase
Order. Government failure to inspect and accept or reject the supplies shall
not relieve Contractor from responsibility, nor impose liability on the
Government, for nonconforming supplies.
When manufacturing processing affected by GMIPs is
subcontracted by Contractor, the provisions of this Clause shall be included in
Contractor's Contract/Purchase Order verbatim.