General

Supplier is responsible to comply with stated Quality Clauses and all Millipart Purchase Order (P.O.) requirements. Use of specialty metals must comply with applicable DFAR requirements.

The supplier is responsible to flowdown to their suppliers applicable quality clauses and requirements including Millipart customer requirements.

Standard Clauses A. – K. are incorporated as part of all Millipart P.O.’s. Other material, part or P.O. specific purchasing information may also be noted on the P.O., including any applicable requirements for qualification of personnel and requirements for approval of product, procedures, processes and equipment.

In case of any conflict with this document or other requirements, the order of precedence is:

  1. Millipart P.O.
  2. Drawings, Specifications, and/or related Electronic Files
  3. This document

A. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (7.4.2 c)

Supplier compliance and/or certification to ISO 9001 or AS9100, or equivalent is preferred, but not mandatory. The supplier shall maintain a quality program that insures adequate control of quality throughout the performance of this purchase order; and demonstrates adequate process controls ensuring P.O. requirements can be met.

B. RECORDS & RETENTION (7.4.2 h)

The supplier shall maintain all records relating to inspection, testing, acceptance, rejection and certification for a period of at least seven (7) years after closure of this purchase order. These records shall be available for review by representatives of Millipart and/or its customers and/or regulatory authorities at any reasonable time during the supplier's working hours throughout the retention period.

C. IDENTIFICATION AND REVISION STATUS

The identification and revision status of specifications, drawings, process requirements, inspection/verification instructions and other required technical information shall be maintained relevant to the P.O.

D. NONCONFORMANCES, MATERIAL DISPOSITION AUTHORITY & CORRECTIVE ACTION (7.4.02 g)

Material disposition, including repair and use-as-is, authority is retained by Millipart. Any request to ship discrepant material must be in writing with a written approval from Millipart prior to any disposition action. Supplier will notify Millipart at the earliest possible time when discrepancies in the Supplier's process or product are discovered or suspected that have or may affect material or parts or assemblies delivered or to be delivered to Millipart. Damage to parts incurred while at supplier is cause for rejection by Millipart. Any item rejected by Millipart that is being resubmitted by the Supplier after correction shall have an indication of those items on the Supplier's shipping document such as a RMA number. Corrective Action may be required, stating the action(s) taken to correct the discrepancies.

E. RIGHT OF ENTRY (7.4.2 i)

 At times it may be necessary for Millipart, our customers and regulatory authorities to visit supplier facilities and/or their suppliers for the purpose of verifying contract compliance and product conformity and records related to the contract. Arrangements for such visits will be coordinated with the Supplier.

F. MATERIALS, PROCESS OR DESIGN DETAIL CHANGE (7.4.2 G)

 The supplier agrees not to make any change in materials, process or design detail which would affect the product or any component part thereof and rework or repair procedures without prior approval of Millipart, and without revision of the part numbers and the originals of all drawings or data. Supplier will ensure all its subcontractors for supplier identified purchased material will abide by this clause.

G. SUPPLIER NOTICE OF CHANGE (7.4.2 g)

The supplier provides notification to Millipart prior to changes to:

  • the supplier’s management (ownership),
  • location of manufacturing (plant location)
  • supplier part configuration (design, shape or function)
  • process
  • their suppliers.

H. INSPECTION, TESTING AND VERIFICATION (7.4.2 E,F)

  1. The supplier is responsible for performing all of the P.O. requirements, including supplies or services furnished and inspections and tests necessary to substantiate conformance of product. This may involve the use of statistical techniques for product acceptance, related instructions for acceptance by Millipart, and as applicable, critical items including key characteristics identified on the P.O.
  2. If applicable, requirements for test specimens (e.g., production method, number, storage conditions) for design approval, inspection/verification, investigation or auditing may be included in this responsibility.

Documentation (records) demonstrating compliance with this clause must be created and retained in accordance with the Records & Retention clause (B.) of this document.

I. FOREIGN OBJECT DEBRIS (FOD) (7.5.5 b - constituent parts of a product)

 Supplier establishes, documents and maintains a program to control and eliminate Foreign Object Debris (damage) (FOD) and/or contamination during supplier’s (or supplier’s sources) manufacturing, assembly, test and inspection operations affecting this P.O.

J. SHELF LIFE MATERIALS (7.5.5 e - constituent parts of a product)

The supplier provides the manufacturing date, shelf life, and expiration date for all limited shelf life items under this order. All items have 75% or more of their shelf life remaining at the time of shipment to Millipart. All items are packaged, labeled and transported per their applicable regulatory requirements.

K. CERTIFICATIONS

A legible and reproducible copy of each manufacturer's certification is required for each shipment. Certifications shall be to the latest specification revision unless otherwise indicated by the Purchase Order. When supplier furnishes the items on this purchase order, the certificate of conformance will include the manufacturer's certification or distributor's certification stating manufacturer's name and address and the signature and title of an authorized agent of the supplier/distributor. Payment for product received will not be made until all required certifications have been accepted

L. PROVIDERS OF CALIBRATION SERVICES

Calibration supplier performs calibration services in accordance with nationally accepted methods / procedures (i.e. accredited or compliant to ISO 17025) and provides calibration certificates containing the appropriate information.  Notification will be made on a timely basis of out-of-tolerance conditions enabling Millipart to respond quickly to such an issue. Supplier will use standards traceable back to NIST or an equivalent regulatory body, acceptance tolerances are in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations unless specified otherwise

M. COUNTERFEIT PART PREVENTION

In accordance with AS6174 the supplier’s quality system shall provide the necessary procedures and practices to:

  1. Maximize the availability of authentic material
  2. Procure material from reliable sources
  3. Assure authenticity and conformance of material by methods such as certification, traceability, testing and inspection
  4. Control any material identified as counterfeit to prevent them from entering the downstream supply chain.
  5. Report suspect or confirmed counterfeit materials to potential users and the authority(s) having jurisdiction

Revision 8-28-17