The contractor shall not manufacture items for acceptance by the Government that incorporate a known departure from requirements, unless a request for a deviation has been approved in accordance with the requirements of this standard. Authorized deviations are a temporary departure from requirements and do not constitute a change to the FCD, ACD,or PCD. Prior to manufacture of an item, if a contractor considers it necessary to temporarily depart from the requirements, the contractor may request a deviation. Deviations do not apply to software code listings. Where it is determined that a change should be permanent, a Class I or Class II engineering change must be processed in accordance with this standard.
22.214.171.124 Restrictions on deviations. Unless unusual circumstances exist, critical deviations and deviations which would affect service operation, logistic interoperability, or maintenance (e.g., repair parts, operation or maintenance procedures, or compatibility with trainers or test sets) shall not be requested. The affectivity of the request for deviation normally should not include the entire remaining number of deliverable units on the contract; if that is the case, an engineering change should be submitted.
126.96.36.199 Recurring deviations. Submittal of recurring deviations is discouraged and shall be minimized. If a proposed deviation is recurring (a repetition or extension of a previously approved deviation), it is probable that either the requirements of the documentation are too stringent or the corrective action of the manufacturer was ineffective. If it is necessary for a contractor to request a deviation for the same situation with the same item more than two times, then the need for an engineering change, rather than a deviation, shall be addressed between the Government and the contractor.
188.8.131.52 Classification of deviations. Each request for deviation shall be designated as critical, major, or minor by the originator in accordance with this standard. Classification disagreements shall be referred to the Government for decision.
184.108.40.206.1 Minor. A deviation shall be designated as minor when:
a. The deviation consists of a departure which does
not involve any of the factors listed in 220.127.116.11.3 or
b. When the configuration documentation defining the requirements for the item classifies defects in requirements and the deviations consist of a departure from a requirement classified as minor. (See MIL-STD-109)
18.104.22.168.2 Major. A deviation shall be designated as major when:
a. The deviation consists of a departure involving:
(1) health; (2) performance; (3) interchangeability, reliability, survivability, maintainability, or durability of the item or its repair parts; (4) effective use or operation; (5) weight and size; or (6) appearance (when a factor) or
b. When the configuration documentation defining the requirements for the item classifies defects in requirements and the deviations consist of a departure from a requirement classified as major. (See MIL-STD-109)
22.214.171.124.3 Critical. A deviation shall be designated as critical when:
a. The deviation consists of a departure involving safety or
b. When the configuration documentation defining the requirements for the item classifies defects in requirements and the deviations consist of a departure 1, from a requirement classified as critical. (See MIL-STD-109)
126.96.36.199 Format. Unless otherwise specified, the
contractor shall use DD Form 1694, "Request for Deviation/Waiver", (See
Appendix E), a contractor designed form, or a letter to request a
deviation. Each request shall contain all information required by Appendix E.
If DD Form 1694 is used, the form shall be prepared in accordance with
Appendix E. (See 6.3
188.8.131.52 Disposition of deviations. Unless otherwise specified in the contract, requests for critical or major deviations should be approved or disapproved within 30 calendar days of receipt by the Government, and minor deviations should be approved or disapproved within 15 calendar days of receipt by the Government.
184.108.40.206.1 Minor deviations. Unless otherwise specified by the Government, minor deviations shall be authorized (or disapproved) for the Government by the activity authorized to approve or concur in classification of Class II changes.
220.127.116.11.2 Critical and major deviations. Unless otherwise specified by the Government, critical and major deviations shall only be approved by a Government contracting officer.