CLAUSE CODE: QC74    This clause was archived as of 01/04/2010
  CLAUSE TITLE: Quality Management System For Distributors Per AS9120



Contractor shall have a Quality Control system that complies with The Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility Land Sea Air and Space International (SAE) Aerospace Standard (AS) AS9120 “Quality Management Systems - Aerospace Requirements for Stockist Distributors” or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 9001:2000 “Quality Management Systems - General Requirements,” as a minimum.

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

Contractor shall present objective evidence of AS9120 or ISO 9001:2000 compliance by providing JPL’s Procurement Quality Assurance Group with one or more of the following:

1.       Copy of AS9120 or ISO 9001:2000 3rd Party Registration/Certification (subject to JPL acceptance).

2.       Copy of successful AS9120 or ISO 9001:2000 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 AS9120 or ISO 9001:2000 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 241-122), Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, or provide an electronic version via e-mail to