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Unformatted text preview: may be appropriate under following circumstances: 1) The contractor has never furnished the product to the government before 2) The processes or specifications of a product experience significant changes 3) Prolonged discontinuation of the production 4) Problems occur during the usage of a product 5) The product is described by a performance specification 6) An approved first article is required to function as a manufacturing standard. First article testing and approval certifies that the contactor is approved to furnish a product that meets every contract requirements, so the extra cost can be eliminated and safety can be established....
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- Fall '11