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NPR 8735.2B
Effective Date: August 12, 2013
Expiration Date: December 12, 2020

(NASA Only)

Subject: Management of Government Quality Assurance Functions for NASA Contracts

Responsible Office: Office of Safety and Mission Assurance

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Government Contract Quality Assurance Overview
1.2 Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 2. Government Contract Quality Assurance Requirements

2.1 Critical and Complex Acquisition Items
2.2 Noncritical and/or Noncomplex Acquisition Items
2.3 Commercial Items Acquired under FAR Part 12
2.4 Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Items
2.5 Research and Development Acquisitions
2.6 Government Contract Quality Assurance Functions

Chapter 3. Program/Project Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (PQASP)

3.1 Overview
3.2 PQASP Preparation and Content

Chapter 4. Performance of Quality Assurance Functions by Non-NASA Organizations

4.1 Overview
4.2 NASA Technical Direction
4.3 Coordination of NASA Quality Assurance Functions
4.4 Selection of Organizations Performing Quality Assurance Functions
4.5 Planning
4.6 Monitoring of Delegated Agency and Support Contractor Performance

Chapter 5. NASA Letters of Delegation (LOD)

5.1 Overview
5.2 LOD Content
5.3 Redelegations
5.4 Action upon Completion of Delegated Functions

Chapter 6. Quality Assurance Support Contracts

6.1 Overview
6.2 Planning Quality Assurance Support Contracts
6.3 Quality Assurance Support Contract Contents

Chapter 7. Third Party Certification/Accreditation

Chapter 8. Government Mandatory Inspection Points (GMIP)

8.1 General 8.2 Selection and Assignment of GMIPs
8.3 Performance of GMIPs
8.4 Special Requirements for Safety-Critical GMIPs
8.5 Contractor Interface for Performance of GMIPs

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Program and Project Risk Considerations


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