Quality Assurance Clauses

AS&M uses a standard list of Quality Assurance Clauses in addition to the terms and conditions associated with a procurement. A purchase order or subcontract may list the full text of the clauses or may identify them as incorporated by reference by clause number, similar to FAR clauses.

Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements

In appropriate circumstances, we may sign a reasonable non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

ITAR Restrictions

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) may apply to equipment and technical data provided and/or generated under any contract awarded in response to your proposal. An export license is required before any information in the RFQ can be provided to foreign persons or companies.

Non-U.S. Citizen Restrictions

Please be aware that NASA requires AS&M to obtain written approval from NASA before allowing any non-U.S. citizen access to: (i) information required to perform under our contracts; (ii) information generated in performance of the Statement of Work of our contracts; or (iii) a NASA facility in connection with the work under our contracts. There are NO exceptions to this provision.

Reports and Deliverables

Contract deliverables will be specified in the RFQ. At a minimum, all AS&M subcontractors are required to submit monthly invoices and monthly technical progress reports.

Government Property

Subcontractors are responsible for controlling, protecting, preserving, and maintaining Government property and/or Contractor Acquired Property (CAP) received in conjunction with any contract awarded by AS&M. Requirements are listed in FAR 52.245-1. Subcontractors are responsible for maintaining the official record of Government property received in conjunction with any contract awarded by AS&M. You must include compliance with this requirement in your proposal. Requests for Government furnished property must be clearly identified in your proposal. AS&M and its Government customer are, however, under no obligation to comply with such requests. Therefore, you should make provision for alternate technical approaches if AS&M or its Government customer is unwilling or unable to provide the property requested. The Contractor shall submit annually a NASA Form (NF) 1018, NASA Property in the Custody of Contractors, in accordance with this clause, the instructions on the form, the instructions in NFS subpart 1845.71, and any supplemental instructions for the current reporting period issued by NASA. Annual property reporting should be for the fiscal year period ended 30 September, and the property reports must be provided to AS&M no later than 31 October of the reporting period. Note that negative reports are not required unless a positive balance was reported in the previous fiscal year.

Requirements for On-Site Contractors

AS&M subcontractors working on-site at NASA or DoD facilities are required to comply with the requirements of the prime contract. Requirements will be flowed down in the Terms and Conditions supplied with a solicitation.