B.1.1 Scope. This Appendix establishes the minimum requirements for
achieving the proper relationship between engineering/manufacturing data and
manufactured CIs. The requirements of this Appendix apply to the contractor's
engineering release system pertaining to:
a. Elements of data required
b. Production release functional capabilities and procedures
c. Release of engineering changes
d. Field release functional capabilities and procedures.
This Appendix is a mandatory part of the standard. The information
contained herein is intended for compliance.
B.1.2 Application. The requirements of this Appendix apply to all contracts
requiring the preparation of engineering drawings and specifications for CIs
and/or requiring the preparation of software documentation/code and
specifications for CSCIs to the extent specified in the contract. The
contractor shall be responsible to the Government for compliance by
subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers.
B.2 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS
This section is not applicable to this Appendix.
B.3.1 Definitions used in this Appendix. For purposes of this Appendix, the
definitions contained in Section 3 of
this standard shall apply.
B.4 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
B.4.1 Documented procedures. The contractor shall have documented
procedures for the initial release of engineering data describing the items
being purchased by the Government and for the subsequent control of that
engineering data, including the incorporation of approved engineering changes,
both Class I and Class II. The contractor shall ensure that the system is
a. Reconciling engineering work authorizations to changed contract
b. Verifying that engineering documentation has been revised and released
in accordance with changed contract requirements
c. Assuring that engineering changes have been accomplished and
incorporated into deliverable units of the CIs as required by the released
B.4.2 Engineering release records. The contractor shall prepare and
maintain engineering release records in accordance with contractor formats and
procedures to fulfill at least the minimum requirements specified herein.
Engineering release records shall be used to satisfy the requirements for
traceability of deviations, waivers, and engineering changes. Only one release
record shall be maintained for each drawing