Quality Terms and Conditions
Lee’s Enterprise (Lee’s) suppliers must conform with these requirements, in addition to the Purchase Order.
- Any delay in shipment must be conveyed to Lee’s Purchasing as soon as the delay is known.
- Any changes to the contract requirements by the supplier must be approved by Lee’s in writing.
- All information in the contract must be held in confidence and no third-party request for information will be authorized unless instructed in writing by Lee’s representative.
- To grant Lee’s right of access, their customer, and regulatory authorities to applicable areas of the facilities and to applicable documented information, at any level of the supply chain.
- To use customer-designated or approved external providers, including process sources i.e. special processes.
- To flow down to external providers applicable requirements including customer requirements.
- To notify Lee’s of changes to processes, products, or services, including changes of their external providers or location of manufacture, and obtain Lee’s approval.
- To notify Lee’s prior to transferring any Lee’s work to a new facility. Lee’s Quality Manager will determine prior to the transfer if the supplier may perform the transfer of work.
- To notify Lee’s of nonconforming processes, products, or services and obtain approval for their disposition.
- To retain documented information for a period of fifteen years after final payment for supplies or services and then destroy i.e. shred.
- All work must be processed per latest revision unless otherwise instructed on purchase order.
- Conformance to MIL-I-45208, AC7004, ISO 9001 or AS9100 Quality Management Systems.
- Calibration Labs shall be certified to the latest edition of ISO 17025, ANSI/NCSL Z540.1 or ISO 10012.
- To maintain a minimum of 95% Quality and 90% On-time Delivery performance.
- Perform due diligence to prevent the use of any conflict materials (tin, tantalum, tungsten & gold) in the manufacturing or processing of furnished products.
- Product must be free of mercury contamination.
- Suppliers must ensure that packaging is adequate to prevent damage and keep products free from foreign contamination.
- Raw material must be melted in the United States or qualified country per DFARS requirements.
- Provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and/or certificates of compliance for restricted, toxic or hazardous substances.
- Machining Suppliers must furnish inspection reports, Certificate of Conformance, and as applicable Material and Processing Certifications for the parts they submit.
- Processing suppliers must furnish processing certifications to the purchase order requirements and not process any parts for which they are not certified or approved for.
- Material suppliers must furnish material certifications with original mill certifications to the purchase order requirements and not supply material for which they are not certified or approved for.
- Ensure that persons are aware of their contribution to product or service conformity; their contribution to product safety and the importance of ethical behavior.
- Supplier must not directly or indirectly solicit, receive or offer any form of bribe, kickback, or other corrupt payment or thing of value to or from any person or organization.
- Supplier must not use non-conventional manufacturing methods (i.e. Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Electro Chemical Machining (ECM), laser, or abrasive water jet cutting or drilling) unless required by the drawing, specification, or contract and must be certified or approved for.
- Special processors must hold active Nadcap accreditations(s) for the special process performed, regardless of tier.
- Counterfeit Parts Prevention is required to reduce the risk of counterfeit parts entering the supply chain, to prevent the use of counterfeit products and to control products identified as counterfeit.
- If the order is a Defense Priorities and Allocations (DPAS) rated order, you are required to follow provisions of the DPAS regulation 15 CFR 700.
- Export Control:
- The parts and technical data provided under this contract may be subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) (22 CFR 120-130), and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR 730-774).
- External provider agrees to comply with all applicable US export control laws and regulations, including the requirement for obtaining any export license or agreement, if applicable.
- External provider acknowledges that these regulations impose restrictions on import, export, re-export, and transfer of technology to foreign persons. Without limiting the foregoing, external provider agrees that it will not transfer any export controlled part or technical data to foreign persons without the authority of an export license, agreement, or applicable exemption or exception.
- External provider shall immediately notify Lee’s Enterprise Purchasing Representative if External provider is, or becomes, listed in any Denied Parties List or if External provider’s export privileges are otherwise denied, suspended or revoked in whole or in part by the US Government entity or agency.
- If External provider is engaged in the business of either exporting or manufacturing (whether exporting or not) defense articles or furnishing defense services, External provider represents that it is registered with the Office of Defense Trade Controls, as required by ITAR, and it maintains as effective export/import compliance program in accordance with ITAR.
- External provider shall be responsible for all losses, costs, claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities and expense, including attorneys’ fees, all expense of litigation, and/or settlement, and court costs, arising from any act or omission of External provider, its officers, employees, agents, external providers, or subcontractors at any tier, in the performance of any of its obligations under this clause.
|Rev: J Approval Date: 1/19/2023 Approved By: TM