Terms and Conditions


  • Any delay in shipment must be conveyed to SME Purchasing as soon as the delay is known.

  • Any changes to the contract requirements by the supplier must be approved by SME in writing.

  • All information in the contract must be held in confidence and no third party request for information will be authorized unless instructed in writing by a SME representative.

  • Right of access to SME, for our customers and legal agencies, to applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and all applicable records.

  • Flow down to the supply chain applicable requirements, including customer requirements.

  • Notify SME of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing facility location and, where required, obtain approval.

  • Notify SME quality department prior to transferring any SME work to a new facility. SME’s Quality Manager will determine prior to the transfer if the supplier may perform the transfer of work.

  • Notify SME quality department of nonconforming product and make proper arrangements for approval.

  • Maintain adequate records of all inspections and tests. Records shall be kept for a period of ten (10) years after final payment for supplies or services.

  • All work must be processed per latest revision unless otherwise instructed on purchase order.

  • Compliance to AC7004, ISO 9001 or AS9100 Quality Management System.

  • Provide Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and/or certificates of compliances for restricted, toxic or hazardous substances.

  • Machining suppliers must furnish Certificate of Conformance, and as applicable Material and Processing Certifications for the parts they submit.

  • Processing suppliers must furnish processing certifications to the purchase order requirements, and shall not process any parts for which they are not certified or approved.

  • Calibration labs must be certified to the latest edition of ISO 17025, ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 or ISO 10012."

  • Revision 3/15/2014.


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