546.302-70 Source inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer for fixed-price supply contracts.
(a)Insert the clause at 552.246-70, Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer:
(1)In FAS solicitations and contracts that—
(i)Will exceed the simplified acquisition threshold;
(ii)Include the FAR clause at 52.246-2; and
(iii)Provide for source inspection for the Stock and Special Order Programs.
(2)In solicitations and contracts that—
(i)Are below the simplified acquisition threshold;
(ii) Include the FAR clause at 52.246-2; and
(iii) Support the Wildfire program; or
(iv) When a pattern of acquisitions demonstrates an ongoing relationship with the contractor.
(b) The contracting officer may authorize inspection and testing at manufacturing plants or other facilities located outside the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands according to paragraph (a)(1) of the clause at 552.246-70 when any of the following conditions apply and after coordinating the authorization with QVOC and documenting the authorization in the file:
(1) Inspection services are available from another Federal agency with primary inspection responsibility in the geographic area.
(2) An inspection interchange agreement exists with another agency for inspection at a contractor's plant.
(3) Other considerations will ensure more economical and effective inspection consistent with the Government's interest.