Quality Assurance Provisions:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Unless otherwise specified in the purchase order, the following general requirements apply to this purchase order.


The following Quality Assurance Provisions are a requirement of this purchase order.  

  1. ACCEPTANCE: The products ordered are subject to Buyer acceptance
  2. QUALITY SYSTEM  REQUIREMENTS: The Seller’s system of quality assurance during the performance of this order shall be in accordance with ISO-9000 or equivalent
  3. INSPECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The Seller’s inspection system during performance of this order shall be in accordance ISO-9000 or equivalent. Seller is responsible for ensuring that sub-tier Sellers comply with applicable requirements of the PO.
  4. ACCESS TO FACILITIES: Gorilla reserves the right of access by the organization, their customer, and regulatory authorities to applicable areas of facilities and to applicable documented information at any level of supply chain as deemed necessary by the Buyer to assure that Seller’s product(s) complies with the requirements of this purchase orders.
  5. CONFLICTS: In the event of conflicts between the requirements of this document and applicable detail specifications or drawings, the latter documents shall govern.
  6. CHANGE IN APPROVED PROCESSES, MATERIALS OR PROCEDURES: Seller shall not change any process, material or procedure without prior Buyer approval if such process, material or procedure was originally subject to approval by the Buyer.
  7. DOCUMENTATION: The Buyer may refuse to accept items delivered under the purchase order if the Seller fails to submit the certification, documentation, test data or reports specified in the purchase order.
  8. NON-CONFORMING: Gorilla must be notified of non-conforming product and obtain approval for disposition.
  • Their contribution to product or service conformity.
  • Their contribution to product safety.
  • The importance of ethical behavior
  1. RECORD RETENTION: The Seller must retain documented information, retention periods and disposition requirements, for minimum of 7 years.  
  2. SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL OF SUB-TIER SUPPLIERS / SPECIAL PROCESSES: Flow Down to external providers applicable requirements including customer requirements. Suppliers using sub-tier Suppliers shall either have their systems to control sub-tier Suppliers approved by the Purchaser or an external certification body. Should the Supplier’s system be approved to control the sub-tier Suppliers, the Supplier shall have records of this approval on file and available for review by the Purchaser’s Quality Representative(s), Approval of sub- tier Suppliers by the Purchaser does not relieve the Supplier of the responsibility for assuring that work performed by sub-tier Suppliers is in accordance with specification requirements. When Special Processes are required by Purchase Order, Drawing, or other Specification, Special Processes shall be performed by a Gorilla or other end-user Approved Source and Certifications shall accompany each shipment of product or good to Gorilla.
  3. CALIBRATION: The Seller shall control all test and measuring equipment used for acceptance of items deliverable under this purchase order in accordance with ANSI/NCSL–Z540.
  4. ELECTROSTATIC DESCHARGE SENSITIVE (ESDS) ITEMS: Items on this purchase order require special ESD handling and ESD protective packaging. The Seller shall assure ESD safe handling procedures during repackaging these items. Each item package must identify that the contained items are ESD sensitive. Items delivered which are not ESD protected will not be accepted.
  5. CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE: Items on this purchase order must be accompanied by Certificate of Conformance (C. of C.) issued by the Seller certifying that all material, processes and finished items supplied were inspected and found to comply with the requirements of the purchase order and the applicable specifications. The certificate shall bear the title, name and signature of an authorized representative of the Seller. Test and inspection data shall be kept on file by the Seller and be available for review upon request.
  6. TEST DATA SHEETS: Each shipment shall include appropriate test data sheet for each part number, lot number, batch specific material types, or heat-treat, as specified on the drawing and/or specification. Test data sheets shall reference the P.O. number, part number/revision and suppliers part number/revisions.
  7. MATERIAL TRACEBILITY: Goods and Services supplied against this Order require full traceability of parts/materials from the time of receipt through delivery of the finished article. Raw material used in the fabrication of parts on this purchase order shall be traceable to a mechanical and/or chemical analysis. The tests shall conform to the current material specification or acceptance tests. A copy of the actual analysis and certificate of conformance must be included with each delivery.
  8. FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION: A first article inspection is required prior to start of the production run to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the purchase and referenced specifications. The first article shall be identified as the first article part including the part number and purchase order number.
  9. NOTIFICATION: Gorilla Must be notified of any change to processes, products, or services and obtain approval for their disposition
  10. LOT CONTROL: Items furnished under this purchase order must be identified by Job #.
  11. FAILURE ANALYSIS REPORT: The Seller shall perform failure analysis on item(s) returned on this purchase order and provide the Buyer with a report within thirty (30) calendar days.
  12. SPECIAL PART HANDLING: Special handling must be used to prevent damage to product and components.
  13. PACKING/PACKAGING: Product(s) supplied by this order shall be adequately packaged/packed to prevent damage and contamination of parts and their markings.
  14. COUNTERFEIT PARTS: Prevent the use of counterfeit parts. Supplier shall comply with SAE AS 5553 and AS6174 to prevent and mitigate the use of counterfeit parts for both electrical and non-electrical components supplied to Gorilla Circuits.
  15. FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE: The Seller shall develop and maintain a Foreign Object Debris/Damage (“FOD”) prevention program for manufacturing areas. The intention is to prevent introduction of foreign objects into any item delivered under this purchase order (PO). National Aerospace Standard 412 (NAS 412) is available as a guideline.

The Seller shall employ appropriate housekeeping practices to assure timely removal of residue/debris generated, if any, during manufacturing operations and/or normal daily tasks. The Seller’s FOD program shall be proportional to the sensitivity of the design of the product(s) to FOD, as well as, to the FOD generating potential of the manufacturing methods.

  1. ROHS / REACH COMPLIANCE: Seller shall develop and document a program complying with the latest iterations of RoHS and REACH. All certifications must reference RoHS/ REACH compliance if the QAP is required. Records are to be retained by the seller and available for review by Gorilla when required. Retention time shall be minimum of 7 years.
  2. CONFLICT METALS: Where required by the P.O., shall refrain from purchasing materials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  3. a) This requirement shall be flowed down to all sub-tier suppliers that will be used in the supply chain.
  4. b) If this requirement cannot be met, the supplier must inform Gorilla’s purchasing team upon receipt so that proper actions can be taken.
  5. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS): All products containing hazardous substances must be labeled in compliance with the Federal Hazardous Substance. Labeling Act and have the necessary Material Safety Data Sheet included with the shipment.
  6. DFAR – PREFERENCE FOR DOMESTIC SPECIALTY METALS: Where required on the P.O., DFAR requirements will apply. Any specialty metals incorporated in articles delivered to Gorilla shall be melted in the United States, its possessions, Puerto Rico or a qualifying country (reference DFARS for a complete listing).
  7.    a) This requirement shall be flowed down to all sub-tier raw material sources.
  8.    b) Prior Gorilla approval is required if specialty metals not meeting the DFAR requirements are planned for use. Any Gorilla approved exceptions to this requirement shall be noted on the Certifications and/or Test Data Sheets.
  1. Subcontractor hereby certifies its implementation of NIST SP 800-171 and compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012 and related DFARS clauses, including 252.204-7020, and certifies that it has a cybersecurity Assessment posted in the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) for all information systems that it intends to use in performance of any resulting subcontract.
  2. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: Insofar as applicable, the Seller shall, and shall ensure that its subcontractor(s) shall, abide by the requirements of US Federal Regulations 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), and 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A (Executive Order 13496), (as may be updated, amended, or replaced from time to time). Those regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, those regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.