CLAUSE CODE: QC48    This clause was archived as of 04/24/2012
  CLAUSE TITLE: JPL Test Witness Source Inspection is Required



JPL Test Witnessing is required for all of the following: acceptance tests, qualification tests, environmental tests, and nondestructive tests performed on items delivered under this Contract/Purchase Order. Other tests requiring a JPL witness may be listed in a Statement of Work accompanying the Contract/Purchase Order.
JPL source test verification is required for first article final electrical (Functional Test) and other times as required in the Contract/Purchase Order, prior to the shipment of articles from the Contractor’s facility.

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.

Test witness 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 QA Representative all applicable Contracts/Purchase Orders, drawings, specifications and changes thereto, related test procedures, 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 the current calibration and required accuracy of all instruments provided to the JPL QA representative accomplishing the test witness source inspection. Contractor shall provide a suitable workspace and environment 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