Quality Clauses

• Procurement Quality Clauses
• Applicability of Quality Clauses
• Procurement Quality Clauses Q1 through Q8 apply to ALL purchase orders.
• Procurement Quality Clauses Q9 though Q14 apply when on purchase order.
• Procurement Quality Clause Q15 applies to ALL purchase orders

Q1 Quality System Requirements
The supplier shall implement and maintain a quality management system that complies with ISO 9001:2008, MIL-Q-9858, or MIL-I-45208, or an equivalent system that provides adequate inspection to verify that the product supplied is in full compliance with the purchase order requirements and all applicable specifications. Compliance with these requirements are subject to audit by Silver State Wire & Cable. The supplier shall flow down to sub-tier suppliers the applicable requirements in the purchasing documents, including key characteristics where required.

Q2 Right of Entry
Silver State Wire & Cable reserves the right to review control methods and inspect material included in this order at the supplier's plant and at any sub-tier plant. Access rights shall be extended to our customer and Government or Regulatory Agency representatives.

Q3 Raw Material Traceability
All items manufactured under this purchase order shall be traceable to raw materials used. Traceability and inspection records shall be available upon request by Silver State Wire & Cable or customer representatives. Identification of raw materials used, shall include, as applicable, but not limited to, the following types of information - lot number, material type, specification, heat number, etc. In any case, supplier shall record sufficient identification information to adequately identify all material in such a manner that full traceability of raw materials used is included.

Q4 Material Review Board (MRB) Authority
The supplier shall notify Silver State Wire & Cable Quality Assurance of any "use as is" or "repair" non-conformances to the requirements of this order. "Use as is" and "repair" dispositions shall be submitted to Silver State Wire & Cable prior to implementation. Suggested dispositions, identification of the cause of non-conformance, and the corrective actions taken shall be submitted in writing. Further work shall not be performed until directed by Silver State Wire & Cable in writing.

Q5 Certification of Compliance
Certification documents are required from supplier and sub-tier supplier, and shall be with, and include, the following: 1. The Silver State Wire & Cable purchase order number and item number.2. Quantity, Lot, and/or Serial Numbers.3. Date of Manufacture (D.O.M.).4. Part Number and Revision as on purchase order.5. Signature, Title, and Date by an authorized representative of the issuing organization.

Q6 Confguration Management
Supplier shall notify the buyer immediately of any changes to the characteristics or confguration of the product and/or processes used to manufacture the product. When required, supplier shall obtain written approval of changes from Silver State Wire & Cable.

Q7 Packaging/Handling
Product intended for delivery to Silver State Wire & Cable shall be handled and packaged in manner as necessary to prevent damage during handling and transit. 

Etched Materials 
Packaging of etched materials shall be performed in such manner as to ensure that etched product is adequately protected from degradation.

Un-insulated Silver and silver-plated products
Packaging of un-insulated silver and silver-plated products shall be performed in such manner as to ensure that oxidation is prevented.

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous materials, as defined by the EPA, shall be packaged and clearly identified in such manner as to include any and all special handling, packaging, storage, environmental, or other requirements imposed by statute or regulation.

Q8 Limited shelf life material
The seller shall identify each item, package, or container of limited-calendar-life material with the cure or manufacture date, storage temperature, special handling conditions and requirements, in addition to the normal identification requirement of name, part number, specification number, type, size, quantity and manufacturing recommended shelf life. This identification, including special handling conditions and requirements, shall be recorded on certifications and shipping documents for the material.

Q9 First Article Inspection
A First Article Inspection Report shall be required when the first production units are manufactured. The report shall include all drawing characteristics and notes, required tolerance range, actual measurement results, and where physical testing is required, the results of the test(s).

Q10 Source Inspection
Silver State Wire & Cable will inspect the material submitted on this purchase order at the supplier's facility. Source inspection approval or acceptance by the Silver State Wire & Cable Quality representative shall not constitute final approval or acceptance by Silver State Wire & Cable of the items covered by this purchase order, nor shall it relieve the seller of their responsibility to furnish acceptable product.

Q11 Government Inspection
Government inspection is required prior to shipment from your plant. Upon receipt of this order, promptly notify the Government representative who normally serves your plant.

Q12 Test Reports
Each shipment must be accompanied by one (1) legible and reproducible copy of actual test results identifiable with test parameters and product submitted. These reports must contain the Test/Inspection Stamp of the individual performing the task, or the signature and title of the authorized shall be from the representative of the agency performing the test.

Q13 Raw Material Certification
Each shipment must be accompanied by one (1) legible and reproducible copy of the Raw Material Certification. The Certification requirements, Mill source and lists the actual test values. of changes from Silver State Wire & Cable.

Q14 Special Process Certification
A certificate shall be issued with each shipment and must state that special processes demonstrate compliance with the drawing specifications or purchase order, and is performed by a Silver State Wire & Cable, Design Authority, and/or government approved source. The certificate shall contain the signature of an authorized representative of the supplier.

Q15 Quality Records ( Applies to all Purchase Orders )
All Quality Records are to be legible, reproducible, and identifiable to the purchase order. Quality Records are to be stored and maintained in such a way that they are readily retrievable in facilities that provide a suitable environment to minimize deterioration or damage and to prevent loss. This applies to our suppliers and any lower-tier suppliers. Retention period for Quality Records are 7 years unless otherwise specified. Silver State Wire & Cable, our customers, Government, or Regulatory Agency representative shall have access to review quality records as they pertain to this order.

Q16 - Q20 
Not assigned yet.

Q21 Splices
There shall be no more than 2 splices per container (”Container” is defined as but not limited to, a spool, reel, barrel, drum, box, coil, or bobbin); If there are splices within the material on or in the container, the individual splice locations (in footage / lengths) must be legible, listed on the container, and visible prior to opening or using the material on or in the container.