184.108.40.206 PCA procedures and requirements. The following actions shall be
performed as part of each PCA:
a. A representative number of drawings (and/or CAD presentations) and
associated manufacturing instruction sheets (and/or CAM data) for each item of
hardware, identified by the Government co-chairperson, shall be reviewed to
determine their accuracy and insure that they include the authorized changes
reflected in the engineering drawings (and/or CAD presentations) and the
hardware. Unless otherwise directed by the Government co-chairperson,
inspection of drawings (and/or CAD presentations) and associated manufacturing
instructions (and/or CAM data) may be accomplished on a valid sampling basis.
The purpose of this review is to insure that the manufacturing instructions
(and/or CAM data) accurately reflect all design details contained in the
drawings (and/or CAD presentations). Since the hardware is built in accordance
with the manufacturing instructions (and/or CAM data), any discrepancies
between the manufacturing instructions (and/or CAM data) and the design
details and changes in the drawings (and/or CAD presentations) will be
reflected in the hardware.
b. The following minimum information shall be recorded in the minutes for
each drawing (and/or CAD presentation) reviewed:
(1) Drawing number/title (include revision letter).
(2) List of manufacturing instructions and/or CAM data (numbers with change
letter/titles) associated with this drawing.
(4) A sample of part numbers reflected on the drawing. Check to insure
compatibility with the Program Parts Selection List, and examine the CI to
insure that the proper parts are actually installed.
c. As a minimum, the following inspections shall be accomplished for each
drawing (and/or CAD presentation) and associated manufacturing instructions
(and/or CAM data):
(1) Drawing number identified on manufacturing instructions (and/or CAM
data) shall match the latest released drawing (and/or CAD
(2) List of materials on manufacturing instructions (and/or CAM data) shall
match materials identified on the drawing (and/or CAD presentations).
(3) Nomenclature descriptions, part numbers and serial number markings
called out on the drawing (and/or CAD presentation) shall be identified on the
manufacturing instructions (and/or CAM data).
(4) Drawings (and/or CAD presentations) and associated manufacturing
instructions (and/or CAM data) shall be reviewed to ascertain that all
approved changes have been incorporated into the CI.
(5) Release records shall be checked to insure all drawings (and/or CAD
presentations) reviewed are identified.
(6) The number of any drawings (and/or CAD presentations) containing more
than five outstanding changes attached to the drawing shall be
(7) The drawings (and/or CAD presentations) of a major assembly/black box
of the HWCI shall be checked for continuity from top drawing down to
(8) Insure that approvals by the Government are present where
d. The Program Parts Selection List (PPSL) shall be compared to the
HWCI/engineering drawing package to ensure only approved parts are listed.
e. Review of all records of baseline configuration for
the CI by direct comparison with the contractor's engineering release system
and change control procedures to verify that the configuration being produced
accurately reflects released engineering data. This includes interim releases
of spares/ repair parts provisioned prior to PCA to ensure delivery of
currently configured spares/repair parts.
f. Audit the software library, or similar internal support activity, to
assure that it accurately identifies, controls, and tracks changes to the
software and documentation. Audit the contractor's engineering release and
change control system against the requirements in Appendix B to ascertain that
the system is adequate to properly control the processing and formal release
of engineering changes. The contractor's system shall meet the information and
capabilities requirements of Appendix B as a minimum. The contractor's
formats, systems, and procedures will be used.
g. For CI acceptance, test data and procedures shall comply with product
specifications. The PCA team shall determine any acceptance tests to be
reaccomplished, and reserves the right to have representatives of the
Government witness all or any portion of the required audits, inspections, or
h. CIs which fail to pass acceptance testing shall be repaired if necessary
and shall be retested by the contractor either in the manner specified by the
PCA team leader or in accordance with procedures in the product
i. Present data confirming the inspection and test of subcontractor
equipment end items at point of manufacture. Inspection and tests shall have
been witnessed by a Government representative.
j. The PCA team shall review the prepared back-up data (all initial
documentation which accompanies the CI) for correct types and quantities to
ensure adequate coverage at the time of shipment to the user.
k. CIs which have demonstrated compliance with the product specification
will be approved for acceptance. The PCA team shall certify by signature that
the CI has been built in accordance with the drawings and
l. As a minimum, the following actions shall be performed by the PCA team
on each CSCI being audited:
(1) Review all documents which will comprise the product specification for
format and completeness.
(2) Review FCA minutes for recorded discrepancies and actions
(3) Review the design descriptions for proper entries, symbols, labels,
tags, references, and data descriptions.
(4) Compare detailed design descriptions with the software listings for
accuracy and completeness.
(5) Examine actual CSCI delivery media (disks, tapes, etc.) to ensure
conformance with Section 5 of the software requirements
(6) Review the annotated listings for compliance with approved coding
(7) Review all required operation and support documents for completeness,
correctness, incorporation of comments made at Test Readiness Review (TRR),
and adequacy to operate and support the CSCI(s). Formal verification or
acceptance of these manuals should be withheld until system testing to ensure
that the procedural contents are correct.)
(8) Examine the related documentation to ensure that the relationship of
the CSCI to the parts, components or assemblies that store the executable
forms of the CSCI is properly described. For firmware, ensure that the
information completely describes the requirements for installation of the CSCI
into the programmable parts or assemblies and that this information describes
the requirements for verification that the installation has been properly
implemented. Where follow-on acquisition of the firmware items is intended,
ensure that the documentation has been accomplished to the level of detail
necessary for the intended reprocurement.
(9) Demonstrate, using deliverable or Government owned support software,
that each CSCI can be regenerated. The regenerated CSCI shall be compared to
the actual CSCI delivery media to insure they are identical.
220.127.116.11 Post-audit actions
a. The contractor will be notified in writing by the Government of
acceptance or rejection of the PCA, of PCA status and discrepancies to be
corrected, or rejection of the PCA and requirements for
b. After completion of the PCA, the contractor shall publish and distribute
copies of PCA minutes as specified in the contract. The results of the PPSL
review will be included in the final PCA minutes.
c. Accomplish residual tasks for which they were identified as the
18.104.22.168 PCA Certification Package. A sample PCA
Certification Package is shown in Figures