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All work is 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 of Quality Assurance
       National Defence Headquarters
       Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
       101 Colonel By Drive
       Ottawa, ON   K1A 0K2

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

For Canadian contractors

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

Atlantic - Halifax          902-427-7224 or 902-427-7150
Quebec - Montreal           514-732-4410 or 514-732-4477
Quebec - Quebec City        418-694-5998, ext. 5996
National Capital - Ottawa   819-994-9102
Ontario - Toronto           416-635-4404, ext. 6081 or 6075
Ontario - London            519-964-5757
Manitoba/Saskatchewan - Winnipeg   204-833-2500, ext. 6574
Alberta - Calgary           403-410-2320, ext. 3830
Alberta - Edmonton          780-890-6348
Vancouver                   604-225-2520, ext. 2460
Victoria                           250-363-5409

For non-Canadian contractors

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

Where no official arrangements for mutual GQA have been concluded, 
Department of National Defence will arrange for the GQA services to be 
conducted by a National Quality Assurance Authority acceptable to the 
Director of Quality Assurance.  Where the GQA services are to be provided 
on a cost-recovery basis, the costs for the services are to be accrued 
against the contract and be discharged through separate invoicing.

For all contractors

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

Note:  A copy of the standard can be obtained from the nearest NDQAR office. 

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 must provide, at no additional cost to the price of the 
Contract, all applicable test data, all technical data, test pieces and 
samples as may reasonably be required by the QAR to verify conformity to 
contract requirements.  The Contractor must 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 conformity 
to the specified requirements, including records of corrective actions, 
must be retained by the Contractor for three (3) years from the date of 
completion or termination of the Contract and must be made available to the 
QAR upon request.