(b) The Contractor shall provide and maintain an inspection system acceptable to the Government covering supplies under this contract and shall tender to the Government for acceptance only supplies that have been inspected in accordance with the inspection system and have been found by the Contractor to be in conformity with contract requirements.
As part of the system, the Contractor shall prepare records evidencing all inspections made under the system and the outcome.
Supplies are nonconforming when they are defective in material or workmanship or are otherwise not in conformity with contract requirements.
(i)(1) If this contract provides for the performance of Government quality assurance at source, and if requested by the Government, the Contractor shall furnish advance notification of the time.
(i) When Contractor inspection or tests will be performed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract; and (ii) When the supplies will be ready for Government inspection.
The Government assumes no contractual obligation to perform any inspection and test for the benefit of the Contractor unless specifically set forth elsewhere in this contract.
(d) If the Government performs inspection or test on the premises of the Contractor or a subcontractor, the Contractor shall furnish, and shall require subcontractors to furnish, at no increase in contract price, all reasonable facilities and assistance for the safe and convenient performance of these duties.
(k) Inspections and tests by the Government do not relieve the Contractor of responsibility for defects or other failures to meet contract requirements discovered before acceptance.
Acceptance shall be conclusive, except for latent defects, fraud, gross mistakes amounting to fraud, or as otherwise provided in the contract.
(g) The Contractor shall remove supplies rejected or required to be corrected.
However, the Contracting Officer may require or permit correction in place, promptly after notice, by and at the expense of the Contractor.
However, the Contracting Officer may require or permit correction in place, promptly after notice.
The Contractor shall not tender for acceptance corrected or rejected supplies without disclosing the former rejection or requirement for correction, and when required shall disclose the corrective action taken.
Except as otherwise provided in the contract, the Government shall bear the expense of Government inspections or tests made at other than the Contractor’s or subcontractor’s premises; provided, that in case of rejection, the Government shall not be liable for any reduction in the value of inspection or test samples.