API spec Q1 9th edition

Navanee

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I need some clarity on initial evaluation of critical supplier as defined in API Spec Q1 clause 5.6.1.2.c3 which says "identifying how the supplied product, component, .... conforms to stated requirements when limited by proprietary, legal, and/or contractual arrangements".

Does this mean verification of supply received at purchaser works against a purchase order, not Trial order, placed on the supplier?
 

jmech

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No. What you're describing would fall under 5.6.1.2.c2, which is a bit confusing because it refers to first article inspection, but can be used for inspection of any order (trial, prototype, or regular) - see the "first article" definition in 3.1.11.

5.6.1.2.c3 is intended for situations where 5.6.1.2.c1 and 5.6.1.2.c2 can't be met. For example, for a proprietary thread from a vendor where an on-site evaluation is not allowed by your contract (and you can't do a meaningful inspection because the thread is proprietary), you have to state how the thread "conforms to stated requirements". Essentially, provide some justification for why you should trust that it conforms.
 

Navanee

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No. What you're describing would fall under 5.6.1.2.c2, which is a bit confusing because it refers to first article inspection, but can be used for inspection of any order (trial, prototype, or regular) - see the "first article" definition in 3.1.11.

5.6.1.2.c3 is intended for situations where 5.6.1.2.c1 and 5.6.1.2.c2 can't be met. For example, for a proprietary thread from a vendor where an on-site evaluation is not allowed by your contract (and you can't do a meaningful inspection because the thread is proprietary), you have to state how the thread "conforms to stated requirements". Essentially, provide some justification for why you should trust that it conforms.
Thanks a lot
 
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