9.308-1 Testing performed by the contractor.

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9.308-1 Testing performed by the contractor.

9.308-1 Testing performed by the contractor.

  1. (a)

    1. (1) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.209-3, First Article Approval-Contractor Testing, in solicitations and contracts when a fixed-price contract is contemplated and it is intended that the contract require-

      1. (i) First article approval; and

      2. (ii) That the contractor be required to conduct the first article testing.

    2. (2) If it is intended that the contractor be required to produce the first article and the production quantity at the same facility, the contracting officer shall use the clause with its Alternate I.

    3. (3) If it is necessary to authorize the contractor to purchase material or to commence production before first article approval, the contracting officer shall use the clause with its Alternate II.

  2. (b)

    1. (1) The contracting officer shall insert a clause substantially the same as the clause at 52.209-3, First Article Approval-Contractor Testing, in solicitations and contracts when a cost-reimbursement contract is contemplated and it is intended that the contract require-

  3. (c) First article approval; and

  4. (d) That the contractor be required to conduct the first article test.

    1. (1) If it is intended that the contractor be required to produce the first article and the production quantity at the same facility, the contracting officer shall use a clause substantially the same as the clause at 52.209-3, First Article Approval-Contractor Testing, with its Alternate I.

    2. (2) If it is necessary to authorize the contractor to purchase material or to commence production before first article approval, the contracting officer shall use a clause substantially the same as the clause at 52.209-3, First Article Approval-Contractor Testing, with its Alternate II.