Speculation re the proposed rule on “Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items” (FAR Case 2013-002)

Many in industry have expressed concern that the rule on “Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items” would require reporting for a very broad array of non-conformances. The notice of the public meeting for the afternoon of 16 June hints otherwise (see federalregister.gov).

The proposed rule may articulate the practices of organizations that have voluntarily reported findings via GIDEP Alerts and Problem Advisories for many years. Here is the hint I refer to found within the meeting notice …

“Such expanded reporting would build on existing contractor inspection system requirements, utilizing existing terminology, and would add a requirement for contractors to report to the GIDEP database a counterfeit item, a suspect counterfeit item, or an item that contains a major or critical nonconformance that is a common item and that constitutes a quality escape that has resulted in the release of like nonconforming items to more than one customer.”

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One thought on “Speculation re the proposed rule on “Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items” (FAR Case 2013-002)

  1. Owen Peters says:

    Henry,
    The dismal failure of the current “voluntary” requirements have been well documented by Congressional investigators and Industry experts alike. Your article “Counterfeit Part Reporting Trends – Observations in anticipation of forthcoming regulations” as posted by you and subsequently published (and supplemented) by ERAI is a good starting point in understanding the need for “Expanded Reporting”.
    http://www.erai.com/CustomUploads/ca/wp/2014_3_counterfeit_part_reporting_trends_revisted.pdf

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