accreditations
QUALITY IN EVERY STEP

Our quality based culture along with our control procedures allow us early detection of any deviation from specification.

COMMUNICATION

Our team believes that communication both internally and externally is the key to delivering precise and accurate parts.

PERFECTION

We believe in making precise and accurate parts, rather than just within specification

Our organization is committed to providing excellent Quality & Service to meet and exceed all of our customers requirements. This is achieved using the latest Hardware/Software technologies, documented procedures and monitoring of our measurable objectives, which allows us to continually improve our Quality Management System.

The Seller agrees to provide and maintain a quality assurance program which is in conformance with Military Specifications: MIL-Q-9858 entitled “Quality Program Requirements” and MIL-STD-45662 entitled “Calibration System Requirements”. Any revisions or amendments to these specifications in place at the time of contract or award shall be controlling, notwithstanding the release of any revisions or amendments after the time of contract or award.

The Seller agrees to provide and maintain an inspection system program which is in conformance with Military Specifications: MIL-I-45208 entitled “Inspection System Requirements” and MIL-STD-45662 entitled “Calibration System Requirements”. Any revisions or amendments to these specifications in place at the time of contract or award shall be controlling, notwithstanding the release of any revisions or amendments after the time of contract or award.

All items covered by this purchase order are subject to surveillance by Buyer, to include but not limited to, the Seller’s procedures and facilities. The Seller also agrees: to provide acceptable facilities and equipment to allow Buyer to conduct surveillance; supply data as needed to fulfill the surveillance function and to perform testing as required by the applicable documentation.

All items covered by this purchase order require inspection, by Buyer, at Seller’s facilities prior to shipment. The Seller agrees to furnish, at no cost to VAI, acceptable facilities and equipment necessary to perform the required inspections. Evidence of source inspection shall accompany each shipment of goods or material.

Acceptance of production tooling on this Purchase Order shall be contingent upon inspection and acceptance by Buyer. The tooling and dimensional samples produced by this tooling must conform to the tolerance limits of engineering drawings and specifications as stated on any applicable attachments to this contract. Seller agrees that inspection shall be conducted by Buyer’s Quality Assurance representative at a reasonable place and time as per direction of Buyer. Seller agrees that at Buyer’s discretion it will produce and furnish the Buyer dimensional samples which will be traceable to the tool number (s) used to produce the samples.

First Articles must be accepted by Buyer prior to production via Buyer’s established Quality Assurance procedures unless written authorization to proceed is given by Buyer. Seller agrees to provide objective evidence of conformance with all applicable requirements prior to acceptance of First Article (s) by Buyer.

Each shipment must be accompanied by two (2) reproducible copies of a Certificate of Conformance signed by an authorized representative of the Seller. The Certificate of Conformance shall: identify the material; list applicable documents by number and revision; and state that the material meets all applicable requirements.

The Seller agrees to certify that objective evidence, in the form of chemical test reports, physical test reports, material data and/or process test data is on file and directly traceable to the parts produced or to the appropriate processes. The Seller agrees to maintain the objective evidence for a minimum of five (5) years and agrees to make available such evidence for review by Buyer or designee or request.

Each shipment shall be accompanied by material certification of conformance that state that the items have been produced in accordance with applicable requirements and that specific data or other applicable objective evidence is available to Buyer or designee, for review on request.

Each shipment shall be accompanied by three (3) reproducible copies of reports of actual tests with results traceable to the material shipped. These reports shall contain the signature and title of the authorized representative of the agency performing the test and must assure conformance to specification requirements.

Material that requires radiographic inspection will be submitted to a laboratory and processed in accordance with Buyer and/or Government specifications and standards. Laboratory personnel performing radiographic inspection or interpretation shall be subject to examination and certification by Buyer. Findings shall be reported in an appropriate format and shall include the name of the reader and the signature and title of an authorized laboratory representative. The radiographic film and three (3) reproducible copies of the findings shall accompany the material shipment. Each radiographic exposure shall be traceable to the particular part and resultant report.

The most recent revisions of MIL-STD-1523 and ANA Bulletin 438 are incorporated herein by reference, to the extent applicable.

Seller agrees to separately mark and identify each item, package or storage container holding limited-calendar-life material with the manufacture date of the material, storage requirement(s) for such material, special handling condition(s) for the material, and the date of expiration, in addition to any other applicable identification requirements. The identification shall include all special handling requirements and Seller agrees to record such requirements on all applicable certifications and shipping documents.

Seller agrees to ensure that any limited-calendar-life material to be furnished under this contract shall not have exceeded twenty percent (20%) of its shelf life when received by Buyer.

a) The Seller agrees to furnish date of cure, part name and number, component number and manufacturer’s identification (if different from part number) for rubber parts (synthetic or natural) installed in assemblies delivered under this contract. This information shall be identifiable with the assembly, and when applicable, component parts within the assembly to which it applies. The assembly date shall be marked on each assembly on an attached tag.

b) Upon shipment of an assembly incorporating Limited-Calendar-Life material that does not require age control after installation (e.g. adhesives, resins, plastic base paints, etc.) Seller agrees to furnish three (3) reproducible copies of a certification stating that the Limited-Calendar-Life material was properly controlled prior to use and within the shelf-life period when incorporated. The certification shall contain the signature and title of an authorized representative of the Seller.

The Seller agrees to notify Buyer of any change to the product, precursor material, process, finish, dimension or tolerance. Such notification shall be made in writing and prior to product manufacture.

Seller agrees to package all items to be supplied under this contract utilizing best commercial practice unless specifically requested otherwise per any other clause of this contract.

All items listed on this Purchase Order shall be packaged in accordance with the following indicated specifications and/or procedures.

As used herein the word “distributor” means any source other than the manufacturer, the word “Government” means the United States Government, its agencies, departments or authorized representatives, as applicable.

Procurement traceability JAN marked devices shall be confirmed by documentation of the Government or to users with Government contracts or subcontracts regardless of whether the devices are procured directly from the manufacturer or from another source such as a distributor. When other sources are involved, their documentation shall be in addition to and include that provided by the manufacturer and previous distributor. This documentation shall include at a minimum the following information:

A) 1. Manufacturer’s name and address.
2. Customer’s or distributor’s name and address.
3. Device type and product assurance level (i.e. JAN, JANTX, JANTXV, JANS.):
4. Lot Date Code (including assembly plant code)
5. Inspection date or latest re-inspection date.
6. Quantity of devices in shipment for manufacturer
7. Authorized signature and date of transaction.

B) Distributor documentation for each distributor
1. Distributor’s name and address.
2. Customer’s name and address.
3. Quantity of devices in shipment.
4. Latest re-inspection date, if applicable.
5. Certification that this shipment is a part of the shipment covered by the manufacturer’s documentation.
6. Authorized signature and date of transaction.

c) The Seller agrees that its quality control and/or inspection system and manufacturing processes are subject to review, verification and analysis by authorized Government representatives.

a) Government inspection is required prior to shipment from your plant. Upon receipt of this order, Seller agrees to promptly notify the Government representative who normally services Seller’s plant so that appropriate planning for Government inspection can be accomplished.

b) Seller agrees to furnish a copy of this contract and all applicable attachments to the Government representative who normally services Seller’s plant, or if none, to the Government inspection office or DOD inspection agency. Seller agrees to promptly inform Buyer if the appropriate Government representative office cannot be located, contacted or otherwise identified.

c) The Seller agrees that its quality control and/or inspection system and manufacturing processes are subject to review, verification and analysis by authorized Government representatives.

Seller agrees that Material Review Board (MBB) authority is retained by Buyer and agrees to maintain positive control of nonconforming material at his facility. Seller agrees not to ship nonconforming material without prior written approval from Buyer. For any approved shipment of nonconforming material Seller agrees to provide documentation at time of shipment, detailing the nonconformance (s). Additionally Seller agrees to provide a statement of corrective action that addresses cause of nonconformance (s), action taken or planned to prevent recurrence of nonconformance (s) and the effectively of corrective action taken or planned.

Seller agrees to maintain an inspection system adequate to ensure that goods shipped under this contract meet all of the applicable requirements. Seller agrees that this system will also provide for the maintenance of records and data of all inspections and tests performed and agrees to make such records available for examination and verification by Buyer upon request.

The Seller’s acceptance of this contract and subsequent shipment to Buyer shall constitute a warranty that the manufacturer of material described herein has been granted qualifications by the Defense Supply Agency (DSA) (for its successor) in accordance with applicable military specifications and accordingly shall appear on the Quality Products List (QPL) (for its equivalent if the QPL has been superseded or obviated.

Seller agrees that its quality control, and/or inspection system and all manufacturing processes are subject to review, verification and analysis by authorized representatives of VAI or its customers. Either during pre-production, post production, production and failure item review after completion of production.

All Sellers who supply fabrication materials/raw materials for Boeing Products shall forward a copy of the Boeing Approval Notice that is applicable to the certification of conformance required by this purchase order; that is traceable to the specified BAC/BMS/BSS Specifications.

All Boeing Special Processes must be accompanied by Boeing Approval and must list Code Number Identification and traceability with current listings.

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