The Supplier requirements below apply to all Suppliers and sub-tier Suppliers to Vergent Products providing raw materials, manufactured components and products as well as performing material processing such as, but not limited to: heat treating; chemical processing; surface enhancements; non-destructive and destructive testing; coatings; welding; and nonconventional machining processes for Aerospace products.
Acceptance of a Purchase Order from Vergent Products binds the Supplier to the Terms and Conditions listed in the Purchase Order and the requirements listed in this document. The Supplier is not authorized to outsource any portion of the Purchase Order requirements unless specifically authorized by Vergent Products and must flow down these requirements to any sub-tier Suppliers. Note that these requirements correspond with the requirements of Vergent Products’ customers and with the requirements of AS9100D, Clause 8.4.3.
Refer to Vergent Products’ Purchase Order and / or the Acknowledgement provided by
Each shipment must be accompanied by one legible copy of a statement of
conformance unless otherwise noted in the Purchase Order. A certificate of
conformance (C of C), supplied with the shipment must provide at a minimum: Supplier
name, part number, purchase order number, quantity of parts, engineering revision,
serial numbers (if applicable), and title and name of authorized Supplier representative.
Material certifications shall show quantitative analysis of each element and physical
testing. Traceability for Raw Material is required and shall be retained and provided to
Vergent Products with product. Where electrical testing is conducted, test data shall
accompany the shipment.
Supplier will ensure that employees and people working on its behalf are competent and
In addition to the other requirements recorded within this document, Suppliers shall hold
all information received from Vergent Products in confidence and no third party request
for information will be authorized unless approved, in writing, by Vergent Products.
Vergent Products will score Suppliers based on Quality and on-time Delivery. Suppliers
must maintain a 97% quality and 95% on time score, calculated on a rolling three-month
average. Suppliers that fail to perform in these areas may receive Corrective Actions and
may be considered for probation or removal from Vergent Products’ Approved Supplier
Vergent Products and its customers reserve the right to perform verification and/or
validation activities at the Supplier’s premises.
Design and development control does not apply to Vergent Products’ Suppliers, unless
otherwise specified on our PO.
As per the requirements of AS9100D, Supplier is responsible for the validation, and
periodic revalidation, of the ability to achieve planned results of the processes for
production and service provision, where the resulting output cannot be verified by
subsequent monitoring or measurement.
For calibration Purchase Orders, all gauges and instruments must be calibrated using
standards whose accuracies are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and
Technology or other appropriate body. All provided calibration certifications must
specifically state this traceability.
Supplier will maintain a quality/inspection system that will ensure all goods and services
conform to contract requirements whether manufactured or processed by Supplier or
procured from Sub-Tier Suppliers.
of 1 or 100% inspection, unless otherwise specified or agreed upon in writing by Vergent
Vergent Products and Vergent Products’ customers reserve the right to perform an on-
site inspection of the Supplier’s facility or visit the facility. Vergent Products will give reasonable notification to the Supplier prior to the on-site inspection. The on-site
inspection may include surveillance of the Supplier’s facilities, procedures, production
methods, processes, and the Supplier’s Quality System. The Supplier shall furnish, at no
cost, the necessary data as required by applicable drawings, Purchase Order,
specifications, and inspection instructions to facilitate the on-site inspection.
Supplier must be committed to the highest standards of ethics and business conduct.
Supplier must comply with the law, honor commitments, act in good faith, and be
accountable. Supplier must strive to maintain full compliance with all laws and regulations
applicable to the operation of the business and customer relationships. Supplier must not
offer, promise, authorize, or provide, directly or indirectly, anything of value (including
business gifts or courtesies) with the intent or effect of inducing anyone to engage in unfair
business practices. Supplier will avoid involvement in activities that may be perceived as a
conflict-of-interest. Supplier will respect the legitimate proprietary rights and intellectual
property rights of customers and Suppliers and take proper care to protect sensitive
information, including confidential, proprietary and personal information. Supplier will support
product safety by ensuring robust management of special requirements, critical items and
key characteristics. If there are concerns with respect to product safety, Supplier will
communicate them to Vergent Products. If there is a concern at the Supplier’s premises with
respect to safety during the manufacture of the product, Supplier will notify its own
employees of the concern and whenever possible, mitigate the concern. Supplier will ensure
that employees and people working on its behalf are aware of: