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Aerospace & Defence Terms and Conditions of Purchase.

As a supplier to Ridgeway Components Limited it is understood that your organisation agrees to meet the following AS9120 requirements whenever a Ridgeway Components Limited purchase order specifies that the order is for an Aerospace and / or Defence application. These requirements are, therefore, to be considered as terms and conditions to all Aerospace purchases.

The AS9120 Standard requires that suppliers provide evidence of an implemented recognised quality management system.
All applicable customer/regulatory/AS9120 requirements in this purchase order including key characteristics, where applicable, must be flowed down to sub tier suppliers and where required the supplier will use customer‐designated or approved external providers and process sources. The Supplier shall purchase parts directly from the Original Component Manufacturer (OCM)/ Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Ridgeway Components Limited is to be notified formally by the supplier in the event of non‐conforming product/material. Approval of the supplier non‐conformity shall be authorised by Ridgeway Components Limited’s Quality Manager before delivery. Furthermore, the supplier is required to notify Ridgeway Components Limited of any changes to a product and/or process and to obtain approval from the purchaser before delivery will be accepted.

Supplier agrees and shall ensure that suspected unapproved, unapproved and Counterfeit Goods are not contained in Goods delivered to the purchaser through the implementation of policies that include prevention, detection and risk mitigation methods to protect against the use and supply of suspected unapproved, unapproved and counterfeit parts.

In the event where the Supplier becomes aware or suspects that it has furnished Counterfeit Parts, it shall immediately notify the
purchaser. When requested by the purchaser, the supplier shall provide Authorised Supplier documentation that authenticates traceability of the parts to the applicable Authorised Supplier.

Each delivery against this order shall be accompanied, as requested by a Certificate of Conformance, test report, or authorised release certificate. Each certificate shall identify and / or be traceable to:

  • Our purchase order and item number.
  • The description, drawing/part number and specification with issue status.
  • Any purchaser agreed deviations.
  • Batch/lot numbers.
  • Each Certificate of Conformance shall be signed by your quality representative.
  • Failure to comply may result in rejection. Where documents are held by the supplier then these shall be retained as part of their document retention procedure or as specified by

    Ridgeway Components Limited reserve the right of access of our representatives, our customers and any regulatory authorities to applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of supply chain involved in the order and to all applicable records. The suppliers will ensure that persons under their control are aware of their contribution to product or service quality, product safety and the importance of acceptable ethical behaviour. This awareness will be promoted within the Suppliers organisation and flowed down to relevant external providers.