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Title 48Chapter 1Subchapter BPart 9Subpart 9.3 → §9.303

Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System
Subpart 9.3—First Article Testing and Approval

9.303   Use.

Testing and approval may be appropriate when—

(a) The contractor has not previously furnished the product to the Government;

(b) The contractor previously furnished the product to the Government, but—

(1) There have been subsequent changes in processes or specifications;

(2) Production has been discontinued for an extended period of time; or

(3) The product acquired under a previous contract developed a problem during its life.

(c) The product is described by a performance specification; or

(d) It is essential to have an approved first article to serve as a manufacturing standard.

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