The following terms, conditions, and clauses make up a part of all Purchase Orders by Beacon Fabrication. You as a supplier are required to fulfill all applicable terms. Please contact Beacon Fabrication Purchasing or Quality Assurance if you have any questions.
QC1 — Right to Enter — Beacon Fabrication, our customers, and all applicable regulatory agencies have the right to enter the supplier’s facility to review all processes and records that relate to any Beacon Fabrication order previously processed or currently in process. Entry will be with appropriate prior notification and to planned and agreed upon arrangements.
QC2 — Certificate of Conformance / Certificate of Test Required — Conformance records showing that each product/service listed on the associated PO, attachments, process lists, etc. meet all agreed upon requirements. Where appropriate a separate C of C should be prepared for each individual line item. Electronic submission is the desired method of providing such quality documents.
QC3 — Traceability — All suppliers must maintain conformance and traceability records regarding the product or service provided to Beacon Fabrication for a period of seven years or as otherwise stated in the PO contract. Records exceeding the retention period, or specifically identified as retention not necessary may be discarded at the supplier’s discretion. Records need not be returned to Beacon Fabrication unless requested in writing by Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance.
QC4 — Special Processes — All special processes required by this PO must be performed by qualified personnel, pre-approved processes, approved chemistry, and/or materials. Special processes may include welding, plating, painting, heat treat, etc. (list not inclusive).
QC5 — Contract Review — Any differences between what is listed on the PO and related documents and what is provided by the supplier must be clearly identified, communicated and approved by Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance prior to return shipment to Beacon Fabrication.
QC6 — MRB Authority — Suppliers are not, under any circumstance, granted MRB authority. Customer provided documents and designs or documents and data provided by Beacon Fabrication shall not be altered, changed, or revised without prior written approval of Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance, our customers, or appropriate regulatory agency. Delegation of Product Acceptance — Beacon Fabrication has not delegated final acceptance of articles or product to any supplier. All acceptance activity will occur by Beacon Fabrication personnel.
QC7 — Notice of Nonconforming Product – Risk Assessment — Detection of a nonconforming product regarding any order (currently in work or previously shipped) must be promptly communicated to Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance for a risk assessment. In addition, the supplier shall perform an internal evaluation of all product, and similar product, all stock, and similar stock, WIP, and similar processes, including any product or materials in transit to ensure that all product and materials are identified and contained. Results of these evaluations and related activity shall be communicated to Beacon Fabrication within 5 working days.
QC8 — Outsource of Processes — Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance shall be notified and approval provided prior to outsource of any work to sub-tier suppliers. If any order is approved for outsource to your suppliers, all applicable requirements and specifications must be communicated (including all applicable key characteristics) to each sub-tier supplier used.
QC9 — DFAR Compliance — All specialty metals and hardware items shall be provided to Beacon Fabrication in compliance with DFARS Part 252, Sections 211-7007, 222-7006, 225-7009, 227-7015, 227-7025, 234- 7001, and 244-7000, as well as Part 52, Sections 211-5 and 219-1 unless specifically authorized in writing to provide materials from alternate sources. Authorization must come from Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance, be in writing, and provided before delivery of product to our facility.
QC10 — Foreign Object Debris/Damage (FOD) — The supplier shall maintain a FOD Prevention Program to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of foreign objects, debris, or other contaminates from affecting the final, deliverable product to Beacon Fabrication. The FOD Prevention Program is subject to audit and inspection by Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance Representatives. Per NAS-412 FOD Requirements.
QC11 — EMAP — Suppliers providing LMCO materials and components are required to obtain, and maintain access to LMCO Engineering Materials & Approved Products (EMAP) website and to regularly review approved materials prior to shipment to Beacon Fabrication. Where an item ordered from Beacon Fabrication does not appear within an applicable module of EMAP, contact Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance immediately.
QC12 — AS9102 First Article Report — For Build-To-Print (BTP) Product, a First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) shall be performed for all new and changed articles purchased by Beacon Fabrication. Changes may include those in design, form, fit, or function of the part, process change, location change, or change in any special process. The FAIR shall meet all applicable requirements of AS9102 (latest revision), including mandatory use of the AS9102 form. Where the supplier chooses to use a different format, an example report shall be prepared and submitted to Beacon Fabrication Quality Assurance for review and approval prior to actual submittal of the completed report.
QC13 — Counterfeit Parts Prevention — Suppliers of raw materials, articles, components, hardware, and other items used for, or incorporated into product Beacon Fabrication may deliver to customers including OEM’s shall certify such items are not counterfeit parts. Certification may also include or require the submission of original certificate of analysis or conformance, original test reports, or other date traceable to approved labs or other entities to ensure an item is exact as claimed. The following paragraphs are incorporated into these Terms & Conditions as applicable to the product purchased and delivered to Beacon Fabrication; a) For purpose of this clause, work consists of those parts delivered until this contract that are the lowest level of separately identified items (e.g. articles, components, goods, and assemblies). “Counterfeit Work" means work that is or contains items misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under and approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved work that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable. b) SUPPLIER agrees and shall ensure that Counterfeit Work is not delivered to Beacon Fabrication and subsequently our Customers. c) SUPPLIER shall only purchase products to be delivered or incorporated as work to Beacon Fabrication directly from the OCM/OEM authorized distributor chain. Work shall not be acquired from independent distributors or brokers unless approved in advance in writing by Beacon Fabrication and/or our Customer. d) SUPPLIER shall immediately notified Beacon Fabrication with the pertinent facts if SUPPLIER becomes aware of suspects that it has furnished Counterfeit Work. When requested by Beacon Fabrication, SUPPLIER shall provide OCM/OEM documentation that authenticates traceability of the affected items to the applicable OCM/OEM, as per AS6174 3.1 thru 3.7.
QC14 — Control of Software / CNC Programs — Suppliers shall have a documented procedure in place to control the generation, release, and revision to software or programs that control or automate fabrication and inspection and test processes. The procedure shall address approval for release of the program, and validation of the software or program prior to release of work for production, inspection or testing.
QC15 — Lockheed Martin Aeronautics — When QCS-001 Required is identified within Purchase Orders. Include Seller’s unique LM Aero identification number (Vendor Code) and a statement with words, "Processing to be accomplished in performance of this Purchase Order is directly related to a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Purchase Order and must be accomplished in accordance with Process Specification(s) on this purchase order and the revision in effect as of the date of this PO of this Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Appendix QJ. All requirements of Appendix QJ, paragraph 12a – 12f shall be accomplished. http:// www.lockheedmartin.com/materialmanagement/."
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