246.402 Government contract quality assurance at source.
Do not require Government contract quality assurance at source for contracts or delivery orders valued below $350,000, unless—
(1) Mandated by DoD regulation;
(2) Required by a memorandum of agreement between the acquiring department or agency and the contract administration agency; or
(3) The contracting officer determines that—
(i) Contract technical requirements are significant (e.g., the technical requirements include drawings, test procedures, or performance requirements);
(ii) The product being acquired—
(A) Has critical characteristics;
(B) Has specific features identified that make Government contract quality assurance at source necessary; or
(C) Has specific acquisition concerns identified that make Government contract quality assurance at source necessary; and
(iii) The contract is being awarded to—
(A) A manufacturer or producer; or
(B) A non-manufacturer or non-producer and specific Government verifications have been identified as necessary and feasible to perform.