The contractor shall establish an engineering release system and shall use the system to issue configuration documentation to functional activities (e.g., manufacturing, logistics, quality assurance, acquisition) and to authorize the use of configuration documentation associated with an approved configuration. The contractor shall maintain current and historical engineering release information for all configuration documentation of all configuration items and their component parts. The engineering release system shall interrelate with the contractor's internal system of controls to assure that all approved Class I engineering changes have been incorporated in production items as specified. The contractor's engineering release and control system shall meet the minimum information content requirements and tracking capabilities specified in Appendix B for verifying that manufactured products correlate with the released engineering data.
188.8.131.52 Specification release and approval. The contractor shall include on each CI specification a contractor's release signature indicating that the document has been reviewed and is suitable for its intended use. In addition, the contractor shall submit each such specification to the Government for an approval signature. Approval by the Government will normally be accomplished on the version of the specification submitted for a baseline. Completion of the release and approval activities indicateS mutual acceptance by the Government and the contractor of the CI's requirements, as defined in the specification and referenced documents. After approval the specification establishes the appropriate baseline.
184.108.40.206.1 Use of ERRs. When required by contract, the
contractor shall utilize a DD Form 2617, "Engineering Release Record",
completed in accordance with the requirements of Appendix C to release new or
revised configuration documentation to the Government for approval. (If
additional space is needed to list documentation, a DD Form 2617C,
"Engineering Release Record Continuation Page" shall be used.) The Government
approved ERR releases the configuration documentation for use by all
contractor and Government activities. The contractor shall also ensure that
information about the newly released and approved configuration documentation
is incorporated into the CSA information system. (See 6.3
220.127.116.11.2 Initial release. Configuration documentation shall be initially released, including the incorporation of related information into the configuration status accounting, information system, by means of a Government-approved ERR. Configuration documentation, software or combinations thereof that establish a baseline, shall only be released as a complete package, ready for approval and contractual implementation by the Government, except under extraordinary circumstances as approved by the Government.
18.104.22.168.3 Change release. Changes to the released configuration documentation shall only be accomplished as a result of an approved Class I or Class II engineering change. Such change releases shall be accomplished utilizing the ERR. The releases shall only be accomplished when the complete package of affected documentation is ready for simultaneous release, except under extraordinary circumstances as approved by the Government.
22.214.171.124.4 Consolidation of multiple changes into a single ERR. Unrelated ECPs may be combined into a single revision to a document provided that:
a. All changes apply to the same end item.
b. All changes apply to the same revision/version.
c. A separate ECP was processed for each unrelated change.