Quality Assurance Authority (Department of National Defence) - Foreign-based and United States Contractor

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All work is subject to Government Quality Assurance performed at the Contractor's or subcontractor's facility, and at the installation site, by the Director of Quality Assurance, or its designated Quality Assurance Representative (QAR).
Director of Quality Assurance
National Defence Headquarters
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2
E-mail: ContractAdmin.DQA@forces.gc.ca

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 award of the Contract, the Contractor must notify the Contracting Authority.

Where no official arrangements for mutual GQA have been concluded, the 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. If the GQA services must be provided on a cost-recovery basis, the costs for the services must be accrued against the Contract and be discharged through separate invoicing.

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

The Contractor must provide, at no additional cost, all applicable test data, all technical data, test pieces and samples as may reasonably be required by the QAR to verify conformity to the requirements of the Contract. The Contractor must forward at its 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.