PART 1446 - QUALITY ASSURANCE
Subpart 1446.1 - General
1446.170 Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP).
(a) COs shall encourage contractors and subcontractors to participate in the GIDEP, a cooperative program managed and funded by the U.S. Government to exchange engineering, failure experience, metrology, product information, and reliability-maintain ability data on products, components (including construction materials), manufacturing processes, environmental issues associated with those manufacturing processes, recycling and waste prevention.
(b) The GIDEP is managed for the U.S. Government by the Department of the Navy. GIDEP participants are not subject to any fees or assessments other than the costs associated with dissemination of information by other than electronic means.
(c) An application to participate in the GIDEP may be obtained at http://www.gidep.org. COs shall include information on GIDEP in solicitation documents and during discussions at preaward and postaward conferences.
Subpart 1446.4 - Government Contract Quality Assurance
Inspection of supplies or services shall be documented as prescribed in DIAR Subpart 1446.6.
Subpart 1446.5 - Acceptance
Acceptance of supplies or services shall be documented as prescribed in DIAR Subpart 1446.6.
Subpart 1446.6 - Material Inspection and Receiving Reports
1446.670 Inspection, receiving and acceptance reports.
(a) Except for simplified acquisitions (See FAR 46.404) and unless otherwise prescribed by bureau procedures, the documentation in DIAR 1446.671 shall be inserted on each commercial shipping document or packing list, whether by manual or electronic means, for supplies or services and shall be signed by the authorized Government representative as required in FAR 46.401(f) and subpart 46.5.
(b) The documentation required in paragraph (a) of this section shall be made at the place or places specified in the contract for performance of Government quality assurance (See FAR 46.401(b)) as prescribed in FAR 46.402 or FAR 46.403, as appropriate and for acceptance in accordance with FAR 46.503.
(c) If the CO elects to use a contractor's certificate of conformance (See FAR 46.315) under the conditions prescribed in FAR 46.504, the certificate may be used as the basis of Government acceptance.
1446.671 Inspection, receiving and acceptance certification.
As prescribed in DIAR 1446.670, the following documentation shall be completed via manual or electronic means for each delivery of supplies or services in accordance with Bureau procedures:
Inspection, Receiving and Acceptance Certification
The listed items or services have been: ____ inspected, ____ received, and ____ accepted and they conform to the contract except as noted below or on attached documents.
______ Signature and typed name of authorized Government representative.
Subpart 1446.7 - Warranties
1446.704 Authority for use of warranties.
The CCO is authorized to make the written determination to use a warranty in an acquisition.
1446.708 Warranties of data.
Warranties of data shall only be used after consultation with the SOL.