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9.303 Use.

9.303 Use.

Testing and approval may be appropriate when-

      (a) The contractor has not previously furnished the product to the Government;

      (b) The contractor previously furnished the product to the Government, but-

           (1) There have been subsequent changes in processes or specifications;

           (2) Production has been discontinued for an extended period of time; or

           (3) The product acquired under a previous contract developed a problem during its life;

      (c) The product is described by a performance specification; or

      (d) It is essential to have an approved First Article to serve as a manufacturing standard.