MIL STD- Supplier Quality Assurance Program Requirements

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4. General Requirements
During the earliest practical phase of contract performance and prior to production and award of subcontractors, the prime contractor shall establish and institute a program which, in consonance with applicable administrative and technical requirements, will assure effective control over the quality of all products, processes, and services procured by the contractor in support of government prime contracts. The management of the program shall minimize redundant inspections and maximize use of sampling techniques commensurate with suppliers' and product quality history.

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1.1 Purpose
The purpose of this standard is to establish the procedures for an effective quality assurance program for government procurements involving subcontracts when MIL-Q-9858 or MIL-I-45208 and this standard are requirements of the prime contract. The prime contract shall include the applicable portions of these requirements in purchase documents to extend to sub-tier suppliers.

1.2 Application
This standard requires the prime contractor to provide and maintain a documented quality assurance program that will assure that subcontracted supplies conform with the requirements of the contract. Nothing in this standard shall be interpreted as establishing privity of contract between the government and the prime contractor's suppliers.

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