Suppliers play a key role in helping us deliver value to our customers. We ask that those who wish to supply to Mead Machining maintain a quality management system that is registered, or at least compliant to ISO 9001:2008. We mainly evaluate and select suppliers on price competitiveness, quality, on-time delivery. We are on the lookout for new competitive suppliers in the following categories:
- Metal finishing
- Raw materials
If you have a competitive offer please review the quality clauses and return the supplier survey found in the links below
Supplier intake survey
PO quality clauses download
Text version PO quality clauses
CLAUSES APPLY AS FOLLOWS:
MATERIAL & HARDWARE SUPPLIERS: Q1 THRU Q11, Q19, Q20
PROCESSORS & THEIR SUBTIERS: Q1 THRU Q3 AND Q6 THRU Q20
Q1 QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The seller shall provide and maintain a system that complies with ISO9001, or AS9100 or other QMS appropriate to the product.
Q2 MRB AUTHORITY
Material Review Board Authority is not authorized on this purchase order.
The seller shall notify the buyer of any proposed changes in design, fabrication methods, or processes previously approve by the Buyer and/or Buyer’s customer. Changed articles shall be clearly identified an in a different manner from previous articles. When a proprietary item is procured by the Buyer, the Seller shall notify the Buyer of changes.
Q4 RAW MATERIALS
Raw Materials shall be accompanied with certifications, chemical and/or physical test results. The seller shall certify to the specific requirements defined on the face of the purchase order.
Q5 RAW MATERIALS USED IN PURCHASED ARTICLES
Results of tests performed on specimens or detailed analyses of Sellers acceptance test results on all raw materials that are required to satisfy specification requirements and which are employed in the fabrication of the articles purchased on a subcontract or purchase agreement shall be made available to the Buyer upon request.
Q6 AGE CONTROL AND LIMITED LIFE PRODUCTS
Seller records for age control/life limited products shall reflect useful life and when useful life and when useful life is expended.
Q7 IDENTIFICATION AND DATA RETRIEVAL
Where and to the extent traceability is a specified requirement, the seller shall apply a unique identification to individual product, material or batches. This identification data shall be recorded on and traceable to related Seller records (see seller Records)
Q8 SELLER RECORDS
The Seller shall maintain suitable inspection and test records to serve as evidence of conformance with specified requirements. Such records shall be legible and traceable to the product involved. These records shall be maintained for a minimum of seven (7) years after final payment or as specified elsewhere in the purchase order. See requirement(s) stated elsewhere in this order, for specific records to be forwarded to the Buyer.
Q9 INSPECTION AND TEST CHARACTERISTICS
Seller shall inspect and/or test as applicable, all characteristics defined by the purchase order, applicable drawing specifications, pertinent to the work that the Seller is responsible for performing.
Q10 RESUBMISSION OF NONCONFORMING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS
Non-conforming articles and materials returned by the Buyer and subsequently resubmitted by the Seller shall bear adequate identification of such nonconformance, either on the articles, materials or applicable Seller records. The Seller shall provide evidence that the cause for non-conformances have been corrected and actions taken to preclude any recurrence. Seller shall communicate immediately with buyer to notify them of any non-conformance and identify corrective action to be taken, whether or not item is returned to buyer.
Q11 BUYER QUALITY ASSURANCE ACTIVITY AT SOURCE
The Buyer and its customers, reserve the right to perform inspections and test on all articles, materials or services at all time and places. The Buyer and its customers also reserve the “right of entry” which shall allow the Supplier, Customer, or Regulatory agency to determine and verify the quality of work, records, and materials at any place, including the plant of the subcontractor.
Q12 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION
When the government elects to perform inspection at the Sellers facility, the following requirement applies: “All work on this order is subject to inspection and test by the Government at anytime and place. The Government quality representative who has been delegated quality assurance functions on this procurement shall be notified immediately upon receipt of this order. The Government shall also be notified forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the time articles or materials are ready for inspection or test.”
Q13 PROCUREMENTS OTHER THAN THOSE REQUIRING GSI
For procurements which do not require Government Source Inspection, the following requirement applies: “The Government has the right to inspect any or all of the work included in this order at the Seller’s plant.”
Q14 ITAR FLOWDOWN
If the order falls under the regulations of ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations), all manufacturers, exporters, brokers of defense articles, defense services or related tech data are required to register with DDTC (Director of Defense Trade Controls). All license requirements imposed by ITAR are the sole responsibility of the subcontractor in possession of the purchase order.
Q15 CALIBRATION SYSTEM
The supplier and supplier subcontractors shall meet and maintain a Calibration System in compliance with Calibration System Requirements of ISO10012 or ANSI Z540-1.
Q16 SELLER’S FLOW DOWN OF REQUIREMENTS
Supplier shall flow down requirements and/or key characteristics in the purchase documents to sub-tier suppliers as applicable.
Q17 STATEMENT OF CONFORMANCE
Each shipment must be accompanied by at least one legible copy of a statement of conformance. This statement shall specify that all contractual requirements have been adhered to including all specifications and other applicable documents as cited in the purchase agreement and that evidence is on file for review by a quality representative. The statement of conformance must contain as a minimum: the part number, purchase order number, quantity, revision as specified on the purchase order, name and address of the company certifying the part.
Q18 TEMPORARY SHIPPING PROTECTION
Apply temporary protection on parts or assemblies for transportation i.e UPS, Fed X etc.
The Supplier certifies that all products supplied against the purchase order fully complies with DFARS Clause 252.225‐ 7014, Preference of Domestic Specialty Metals including Alternate Clause 1
The DPAS provides that DoD contracts are assigned priority ratings to assure that these contracts are afforded production priorities for delivery ahead of unrated orders which includes commercial orders. Ratings are assigned to DoD contracts and enforced in both peacetime and war or emergencies. The contractor is obligated to accept the rated order, to schedule production operations to satisfy delivery requirements of each rated order, and to extend the priority rating to suppliers to assure that the item is delivered in the timeframe requested.