DCMA QAR Service Issue - Resident Inspectors absent from the plant

Roberts2600

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At the company I work for we have 2 resident QAR from Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). We have started having a issue of our QARs taking off and not notifying us until we receive an out of office email reply. Per one of the DFAR, I don't remember which, we are required to notify DCMA of an upcoming inspection and they have up to 2 days for residents and 7 days for non residents to respond and complete the inspection. I am curios if they are required to inform us if they plan to be off. If we knew ahead of time it would really help us to plan better.
 
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Sidney Vianna

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I am curios if they are required to inform us if they plan to be off.
I don't know the answer to that question, but it is always beneficial when you have a good working relationship with government people who can approve/disapprove your work. Since you have two resident inspectors, would it be too difficult to ask them if you could receive advanced notification of their absence from the plant?
 

dsanabria

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At the company I work for we have 2 resident QAR from Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). We have started having a issue of our QARs taking off and not notifying us until we receive an out of office email reply. Per one of the DFAR, I don't remember which, we are required to notify DCMA of an upcoming inspection and they have up to 2 days for residents and 7 days for non residents to respond and complete the inspection. I am curios if they are required to inform us if they plan to be off. If we knew ahead of time it would really help us to plan better.
We came to an agreement that we would email them the request for their participation in the process. Part of the agreement was that we would complete the job, hold on to all documentation but they had 24 hrs to reply if they wanted to participate on the process. If no response - the product would be release.

It worked nice and the back flow went down fast and we still had a good working relationship - try it!
 

Roberts2600

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dsanabria that would be great if our QAR would allow us to do that but at this time he will not agree to it without inspecting the product first.
 

normzone

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Misread at first glance:

" Resident Inspectors absent from the planet "

Explain the problem to them and ask them how they would like to address the issue. It can be entertaining to get the cause of the problem to determine the solution.
 
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