Contractor shall have, as a
minimum, an inspection and test system that complies with The Engineering
Society for Advancing Mobility Land Sea Air and Space International (SAE)
Aerospace Standard (AS) AS9003 "Inspection and Test Quality System."
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 AS9003 compliance by providing JPL’s
Procurement Quality Assurance Group with one or more of the following,
as a minimum:
Copy of AS9003 3rd
Party Registration/Certification (subject to JPL acceptance).
Copy of successful
AS9003 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).
of AS9003 compliance with a completed gap analysis (subject to JPL acceptance).
Contractor shall submit the
required data to JPL, attention PQA Quality Audit Coordinator, 4800 Oak Grove
Drive (MS 171-360), Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, or provide an electronic version
via e-mail to PQA@jpl.nasa.gov.