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46.402 Government contract quality assurance at source.

46.402 Government contract quality assurance at source.

Agencies shall perform contract quality assurance, including inspection, at source if-

  1. (a) Performance at any other place would require uneconomical disassembly or destructive testing;

  2. (b) Considerable loss would result from the manufacture and shipment of unacceptable supplies, or from the delay in making necessary corrections;

  3. (c) Special required instruments, gauges, or facilities are available only at source;

  4. (d) Performance at any other place would destroy or require the replacement of costly special packing and packaging;

  5. (e) Government inspection during contract performance is essential; or

  6. (f) It is determined for other reasons to be in the Government’s interest.