Supply Chain Requirements on Covered Articles in Effect Now

The FAR Council issued an interim rule, effective December 4, 2023, which implements the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act (FASCSA). This included three new FAR clauses which prohibit the delivery or use of “covered articles” subject to a FASCSA order in the performance of a government contract.

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Topics: Contracts & Subcontracts Administration, DFARS Business Systems, Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR), Government Regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Manufacturing Operations Consulting

Preparing for a Manufacturing Readiness Review (MRR) or Production Readiness Review (PRR)

You have done the difficult work of developing a product that meets the technical specifications, quality, and reliability your Government customer requires. As you move from design to manufacturing, Redstone Government Consulting can help you plan and prepare for your Manufacturing Readiness Review (MRR) or Production Readiness Review (PRR). These phase gates may be required by your contract as part of the project bringing your product from design into manufacturing. Manufacturing Readiness Review (MRR) is the phase gate that typically follows the Critical Design Review (CDR), where the design is frozen. It is very common for this to be the point in the project that the manufacturing team becomes involved in preparing to produce the product.

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Topics: Manufacturing Operations Consulting