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Supplier Quality Requirements

1. SUPPLIER QUALITY SYSTEM

Unless otherwise specified in the body of this purchase order (PO) or modified by additional SQR  call-outs, all product supplied for this PO shall be in accordance with the applicable MIL SPEC, drawing, specification, vendor catalog or vendor spec sheet listed on this PO or  inferred by the usage of a vendor catalog/spec sheet part number. In the absence of specific  requirements, all product supplied shall be manufactured or performed, inspected, tested  and packaged to assure conformance with the item or service description listed on the PO.  The equipment used for test/inspection of product provided against this PO must be in  calibration traceable to national standards per ISO 10012-1 at the time of use. Records  needed to show compliance with SIMFG Purchase Order requirements shall be legible,  identifiable, and retrievable for 7 yrs minimum, and shall be provided to SIMFG upon  request. 

2. SOURCE INSPECTION

2A. SI Manufacturing source inspection is required prior to shipment from your facility. Make  source inspection requests through SI Manufacturing purchasing. 

2B. Government source inspection is required prior to shipment from your facility. Upon receipt  of this order notify the government quality representative who normally services your  facility. If the representative of the government inspection office cannot be located the buyer  should be notified immediately.  

3. CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate of compliance to the purchase order. 

4. FIRST ARTICLE (Fabricated items only, first time supplied to SIMFG)

A First Article Inspection is to be performed and delivered with or prior to, the first lot of  material. The part used for the first article shall be identified. Certifications for all materials  and processes required by the drawing shall be provided. Variables data for all drawing  specified tests/measurements will be supplied with the first article. 

4A. FIRST ARTICLE AS9102 (Fabricated items only, first time supplied to SIMFG)

A First Article Inspection is to be performed iaw AS9102 (latest rev) and delivered with or  prior to, the first lot of material. The part used for the first article shall be identified.  Certifications for all materials and processes required by the drawing shall be provided. Variables data for all drawing specified tests/measurements will be supplied with the first  article. FAI is required for first time item supplied or when a change in requirement  (drawing), material, or process has occurred or as otherwise called out in PO. 

5. INSPECTION/TEST DATA (Printed Circuit Boards only) 

Seller shall submit with each shipment, a legible report of all inspections/tests required by  the purchase order, drawing, specification or MIL-SPEC’s. This data shall include as a  minimum: 

  • Purchase order number •Sample size if less than 100% 
  • Part number
  • Date of test/inspection 
  • Revision letter
  • Signature/stamp of seller’s test/inspection
  • Lot/date code and S/N as applicable
  • Qty accepted/ qty rejected by characteristic
  • Characteristics tested/inspected 

6. PRODUCT CHANGE APPROVAL (Manufacturer only)

Without prior written approval from the buyer, the seller shall not make any changes in  product design, composition, materials, or fabrication methods that adversely affect the  form, fit or function of the item being procured. 

7. AGE CONTROL (Shelf Life sensitive items only)

For items whose acceptability is limited by the age of the item the seller shall have an  effective system for age control. Shelf Life sensitive items shall not be shipped against this PO unless at least 2/3 of their shelf life is remaining at the anticipate date of receipt at  SIMFG. 

8. SOLDERABILITY (For all solderable items, wire, terminals, components, PCBs etc.)

Unless otherwise stated on the part specification the items supplied on this purchase order  shall meet the solderability requirements of J-STD-001. 

9. ESD HANDLING AND PACKAGING (For ESD sensitive components or PCAs with ESD  sensitive components installed only)

Product shall be handled and packaged in accordance accepted industry practices.  Additionally, Pink Poly bags, if used, shall NOT be the only packaging used to protect  electronic components/assemblies from electrostatic discharge. 

10. RAW MATERIALS (Manufacturer only)

Raw materials to be used in fabrication or processing of products shall conform to the  applicable physical, chemical and any other technical requirements. Laboratory testing shall  be employed as necessary for verification at the discretion of vendors’ quality assurance. 

11. SPECIALTY METALS

Use of specialty metals, shall be compliant with DFARS 252.225-7003, DFARS 252.225- 7008, DFARS 252.225-7009. Any specialty metals (as defined within these clauses)  included in any articles delivered under this purchase order must comply with these clauses, and you must flow down the aforementioned clauses to all of your vendors  supplying any articles, containing specialty metals, delivered under this purchase order. 

12. COUNTERFEIT MATERIAL AVOIDANCE

If the supplier is not the Original Component Mfr (OCM), supplier shall purchase material  directly from the OCM or from an Authorized OCM distributor. In either of these cases,  supplier shall provide original C of C from the OCM and records providing unbroken  supply chain of custody traceability. Suppliers shall obtain approval from SIMFG if items  required to satisfy this order cannot be procured from these sources. Supplier shall  provide support for any such requests.  

Supplier is not authorized to deliver any item procured from other than OCMs, or their  authorized distributors without prior written authorization from the SIMFG buyer.  Supplier shall maintain a Counterfeit Item Risk mitigation process using AS5553 as a  guide. 

Supplier shall provide evidence of Suppliers risk mitigation process to SIMFG upon  request.  

Supplier shall participate in Government Industry Data Exchange program (GIDEP)  monitoring and acting on GIDEP reports which affect product delivered to SIMFG in  support of POs citing this SQR.  

Supplier shall immediately notify SIMFG if supplier becomes aware that suspect or  confirmed counterfeit item (s) has been delivered to SIMFG in accordance with this PO. 

13. REACH COMPLIANCE

Supplier represents, warrants, certifies and covenants that none of the goods supplied under this Purchase Order contain any substances listed on the 

candidate list of the REACH legislation. For more information on REACH go to: http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/understanding-reach 

14. MILITARY ORDERS CLAUSES

The seller shall: 

14A. Assure that personnel are aware of their contribution to product or service  conformity, and product safety and of the importance of ethical behavior. 

14B. Notify SIMFG of nonconforming product, and obtain SIMFG approval of  nonconforming product disposition, 

14C. Notify SIMFG of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, changes of  manufacturing facility location and where required, obtain SIMFG approval, 16D Grant right of access to SIMFG, their customer and regulatory authorities to the  applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain involved in the order  and to all applicable records, 

14E. Flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements including customer  requirements, 

14F. Maintain records and require suppliers to maintain records pertaining to this PO for  seven (7) years and make them available to SIMFG upon request. 

15. SPACEX ORDERS CLAUSES

The seller shall: 

15A. Be aware that this order is FOR SPACEX USE 

15B. Provide documentation showing full traceability from original manufacturer to  SIMFG including each supplier in between of parts detailing the characteristics,  original manufacturer name, original manufacturer part number, serial/lot number,  and shelf life (if applicable). 

15C. For SpaceX designated items, inspect, and provide discrete data for each drawing  characteristic on 100% of the parts supplied or as specified in SpaceX approved  sample plan. 

15D. Metallic Materials – When fabricating SpaceX-designed hardware, use metallic raw  material sources as detailed in SPX-00035640, Acceptable Mills & Preferred  Distributors, available from the buyer at the time the PO is released. 

15E. For all SpaceX-designed parts, special processes – as well as certain additional  processes not typically categorized as “special” – are source controlled, and shall be  performed by a SpaceX approved vendor. All source controlled processes and  approved suppliers can be found in the Approved Supplier List. The Seller shall  obtain the latest revision from buyer at the time PO is released.

15F. Have a documented process to maintain trace of product & services, constituent  parts, special processes, and material through all stages of production, processing  and distribution. 

15G. Assure that personnel are aware of their contribution to product or service  conformity, and product safety and of the importance of ethical behavior. 

15H. Notify SIMFG of nonconforming product, and obtain SIMFG approval of  nonconforming product disposition, 

15I. Notify SIMFG of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, changes of  manufacturing facility location and where required, obtain SIMFG approval, 17J Grant right of access to SIMFG, their customer and regulatory authorities to the  applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain involved in the order  and to all applicable records, 

15K. Flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements including customer  requirements, 

15L. Maintain records and require suppliers to maintain records pertaining to this PO for seven (7)  years and make them available to SIMFG upon request. 

16. CYBERSECURITY INTERIM RULE

To the extent supplier is subject to NIST SP 800-171 security requirements in  accordance with DFARS 252.204-7012, supplier represents that it has (1) completed  within the last 3 years and will maintain at least a current basic NIST SP 800#171  DOD assessment for all covered contractor information systems related to its  business with SI Manufacturing, Inc that are not part of an information technology  service or system operated on behalf of the government and (2) submitted or will  submit to the government for posting to the US government’s Supplier  

Performance Risk System (SPRS), the information required by paragraph (d) of  DFARS 252.204-7020 prior to accepting this order from SI Manufacturing, Inc. Supplier will flow down the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (g),  in all subcontracts and other contractual instruments, including subcontracts for  the acquisition of commercial items (excluding COTS items).

SQR REV 1/24/2022