CLAUSE CODE: QC72    This clause was archived as of 01/04/2010
  CLAUSE TITLE: Quality Management System Per AS9100



Contractor shall have a quality program that complies with the Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility Land Sea Air and Space International (SAE) Aerospace Standard (AS), AS9100 “Quality Management Systems - Aerospace Specific Requirements” (Model for Quality Assurance in Design/Development, Production, Installation, and Servicing).

If Contractor subcontracts any of the JPL procurements to other suppliers, Contractor shall flow down the same requirement to its sub-tiers.

Contractor shall present objective evidence of AS9100 compliance by providing JPL’s Procurement Quality Assurance Group with one or more of the following:

1.       Copy of AS9100 3rd Party Registration/Certification, subject to JPL acceptance.

2.       Copy of successful AS9100 2nd Party Audit, subject to JPL acceptance. Note: The 2nd Party Audit shall be from other NASA Centers, Primes, and/or Partners of NASA’s Joint Audit Planning Committee (JAPC).

3.       Self-declaration of AS9100 compliance with a completed gap analysis, subject to JPL acceptance (see AS9101A for gap analysis tool).


Contractor shall submit the required data to JPL, attention PQA Quality Audit Coordinator, 4800 Oak Grove Drive (MS 241-122), Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, or provide an electronic version via e-mail to