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Legal text for SACC item

All work shall be subject to Government Quality Assurance (GQA) at the 
Contractor's facility or that of the subcontractor(s) and at the 
installation site by the:

Director - General Equipment Program Services
Department of National Defence
MGen George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON   K1A 0K2

or his designated Quality Assurance Representative, hereafter referred to 
as the QAR.


Within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of this Contract, the Contractor 
shall contact the QAR. The name, location and phone number of the QAR can 
be obtained from the nearest Canadian Forces Quality Assurance Region 
listed below:

Atlantic - Halifax
Telephone:  (902) 427-7153

Quebec - Montreal
Telephone:  (514) 732-4410

National Capital - Ottawa
Telephone:  (613) 991-4104 or 991-4112

Ontario - Toronto
Telephone:  (416) 952-2079 or 952-2077

Ontario - Hamilton
Telephone:  (905) 572-2756

Ontario - London
Telephone:  (519) 452-5757

Manitoba/Saskatchewan - Winnipeg
Telephone:  (204) 833-2500, ext. 6574

Alberta - Calgary 
Telephone:  (403) 974-2942

Alberta - Edmonton
Telephone:  (403) 890-6348

British Columbia - Vancouver
Telephone:  (604) 666-4136


If the Contractor has not been contacted by the Agency/QAR performing GQA 
in the Contractor's facility or area within forty-five (45) working days of 
receipt of the Contract, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting 


The Design Change, Deviation and Waiver Procedure as defined in National 
Defence Standard D-02-006-008/SG-001 shall apply to this Contract.

The Contractor is responsible for performing, or having performed, all 
inspections and tests necessary to substantiate that the materiel or 
services provided conform to contract requirements.

The Contractor shall provide, at no additional cost to the price of the 
Contract, all applicable test data, all Contractor technical data, test 
pieces and samples as may reasonably be required by the QAR to verify 
conformance to contract requirements.  The Contractor shall forward at his 
expense such technical data, test data, test pieces and samples to such 
location as the QAR may direct.

Quality Control, Inspection and Test records that substantiate conformance 
to the specified requirements, including records of corrective actions, 
shall be retained by the Contractor for three (3) years from the date of 
completion or termination of the Contract and shall be made available to 
the QAR upon request.