The following flow-down requirements apply to our suppliers:

  1. Suppliers Quality System and its subcontractors shall comply with MIL-I-45208, ISO9001, AS9100 or equivalent Inspection System.
  2. Suppliers shall ensure that their personnel are aware of their contribution to product conformity and product safety, as well as the importance of ethical behavior in the performance of this purchase order.
  3. Suppliers shall maintain the proper identification and revision status of specifications, drawings, process requirements, inspection/verification instructions and other relevant technical data.
  4. Suppliers must provide documentation such as C of C’s to the applicable specifications. Material suppliers must provide material certifications.  Process suppliers must provide process certifications for special processes.
  5. Suppliers must notify SDPM of any product and/or process definition, changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing facility location and when required, obtain SDPM approval.
  6. Suppliers must notify SDPM of all nonconforming products. The supplier must obtain approval and /or disposition of the non-conforming product prior to shipment to SDPM.
  7. The supplier shall have a counterfeit detection process. The supplier warrants that Counterfeit parts (an unauthorized copy, imitation, substitute or modified part which is knowingly misrepresented as a specified genuine part or an original or authorized manufacturer) shall not be supplied to SDPM.  Any item delivered to SDPM found to be  counterfeit or suspected counterfeit will not be returned and will be destroyed at our facility and will be replaced at the expense of the supplier.
  8. All raw materials supplied to SDPM must be free from Conflict Materials as defined within Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to the use of conflict minerals.
  9. SDPM, their customer, and any applicable government authorities maintain the right of access to all facilities and records in the performance of this purchase order.
  10. Suppliers shall ensure that only competent/qualified/certified personnel are used in the performance of this purchase order.
  11. Suppliers shall integrate within their internal procedures practices to prevent the occurrence of foreign object damage (FOD) or debris.
  12. For product that requires shelf-life control materials, suppliers shall maintain an effective system for controlling items that have limited acceptability due to shelf life constraints.
  13. All information in this purchase order must be held in confidence by the supplier and no third-party requests for information will be authorized unless instructed in writing by SDPM.
  14. Suppliers performance such as on time delivery and percent defect shall be monitored and reviewed by SDPM.
  15. Suppliers shall have controls in place to their direct and sub-tier providers that ensure all applicable requirements, customer requirements and any key characteristics of this purchase order will be met as well as controls to monitor the performance of those direct and sub-tier providers.
  16. SDPM reserves the right to designate test specimens for inspection/verification, investigation or auditing.
  17. Suppliers must maintain applicable SDPM records for a period of at least 20 years.
  18. If ITAR requirements are noted on the purchase order suppliers are required to meet ITAR requirements and restrictions.
  19. Suppliers and their subcontractors shall not use pink-poly bags, film, bubble wrap, or foam in packaging of parts.
  20. For items subject to Baseline-Process Freeze suppliers shall freeze the process. Baseline-Freeze means a Supplier shall not change any material (cleaning, lubricating, etc), part, process, manufacturing procedure or sequence, tooling, inspection/test methodology inspection tools or equipment, subcontractor, or location of processing/manufacture including subcontracted processors without prior notification and approval of SDPM.  Items subject to Baseline-Freeze requirement shall be noted as such on the purchase order.

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