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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 (DGEPS), 
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 48 hours of receipt of this contract, the Contractor shall contact 
the QAR.  The name, location and telephone number of the QAR can be 
obtained from the nearest Canadian Forces Quality Assurance Region (CFQAR) 
listed below:

Atlantic, 1 CFQAR/RAQFC - Halifax
Telephone: (902) 427-7153

Quebec, 3 CFQAR/RAQFC - Montreal
Telephone: (514) 846-4610

National Capital, 4 CFQAR/RAQFC - Ottawa
Telephone: (613) 991-4110

Ontario, 5 CFQAR/RAQFC - Toronto
Telephone:    (416) 952-2086

Manitoba/Saskatchewan, 7 CFQAR/RAQFC - Winnipeg
Telephone: (204) 833-5533

Alberta, 7 CFQAR/RAQFC - Edmonton
Telephone: (403) 890-6348

British Columbia, 7 CFQAR/RAQFC - Vancouver
Telephone: (604) 666-4136


The Contractor will be notified by the DGEPS as to the Government Agency or 
QAR with whom the Contractor must make arrangements for GQA. This will 
normally be the Agency/QAR performing GQA in the Contractor's facility or 
area. If the Contractor has not been contacted within forty-five (45) 
working days of receipt of the Contract, the Contractor shall notify the 
Contracting Authority.


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.