Solicitation Number: N0010421QFB08
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 333999
Notice Published: 06-10-21
Response Due: 06-30-21

Agency: Department of the Navy
Contact: Telephone: 7176054066 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: MECHANICSBURG, PA 17050-0788

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CONTACT INFORMATION|4|N743.18|WVP|717-991-9570|This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.| ITEM UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (MAR 2016)|19|||||||||||||||||||| HIGHER-LEVEL CONTRACT QUALITY REQUIREMENT (NAVICP REVIEW FEB 1991)(FEB 1999)|1|See specification | INSPECTION OF SUPPLIES--FIXED-PRICE (AUG 1996)|2||| TIME OF DELIVERY (JUNE 1997)|20|0001AA|30|180|||||||||||||||||| GENERAL INFORMATION-FOB-DESTINATION|1|B/A| WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (DEC 2018)|16|Stand Alone Receiving Report - Certifications, Combo Receiving Report - Material|N/A|TBD|N00104|TBD|N39040 - Certifications, S4306A - Material|N50286|TBD|133.2|N/A|N/A|N39040 - Certifications|N/A|N/A|See DD1423 |This email address is being protected from spambots. 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Data Item A001 (Inspection and Test Plan) may be waived if already on file at NAVSUP WSS Mechanicsburg. 2. Submission of Certification Data CDRLs will be on or before 20 days prior to schedule delivery. PNSY review/acceptance of Certification CDRLs 6 working days after receipt of Certification DD 1423 CDRLs. Final Delivery will be on or before 180 days after effective date of the resulting contract. 3. NAVSUP WSS Mechanicsburg will be considering past performance in the evaluation of offers iaw FAR 13.106. 4. The resultant award of this solicitation will be issued bilaterally requiring the contractor's written acceptance prior to execution. 5. Consistent with FAR 52.216-18, all contractual documents (i.e. contracts, purchase orders, task orders, delivery orders and modifications) related to the instant procurement are considered to be "issued" by the Government when copies are either deposited in the mail, transmitted by facsimile, or sent by other electronic commerce methods, such as email. The Government's acceptance of the contractor's proposal constitutes bilateral agreement to "issue" contractual documents as detailed herein. 6. Please provide pricing for the following Stepladder quantities: Qty 26 ea. Qty 60 ea. Qty 100 ea. \ 1. SCOPE 1.1 The material covered in this contract/purchase order will be used in a crucial shipboard system. The use of incorrect or defective material would create a high probability of failure resulting in serious personnel injury, loss of life, loss of vital shipboard systems, or loss of the ship itself. Therefore, the material has been designated as SPECIAL EMPHASIS material (Level I, Scope of Certification, or Quality Assured) and special control procedures are invoked to ensure receipt of correct material. 2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS 2.1 Order of Precedence - In the event of a conflict between the text of this contract/purchase order and the references and/or drawings cited herein, the text of this contract/purchase order must take precedence. Nothing in this contract/purchase order, however, must supersede applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption has been obtained. 2.2 Applicable Documents - The document(s) listed below form a part of this contract/purchase order including modifications or exclusions. 2.2.1 "Document References" listed below must be obtained by the Contractor. Ordering information is included as an attachment to this contract/purchase order. 2.3 Specification Revisions - The specification revisions listed under "Docu ments References" below are the preferred revision. Older and/or newer r evisions are acceptable when listed within Contract Support Library Reference Number CSD155 in ECDS (Electric Contractor Data Submission) at: ht tps://register.nslc.navy.mil/. This is to allow Contractors to use certain acceptable older specification revisions to purge their existing stock of material certified to those older revisions or to use newer specification revisions when material is certified to newly released revisions,without requiring the submittal of waiver/deviation requests for each specification revision on every contract. Revisions of specifications reflecting editorial and/or re-approval (e.g. E2009, R2014, etc.) are considered inconsequential, but are acceptable when their revisions are listedwithin CSD155 or elsewhere within this contract. DOCUMENT REF DATA=ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 | | | |080101|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=ASTM-A403 | | |A |071101|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=MIL-STD-792 | | |F |060519|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=ASME-B16.9 | | | |031231|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=MIL-STD-2035 | | |A |950515|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=ISO_9001 | | | |081115|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=ISO10012 | | | |030415|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=ASME-B16.25 | | | |970530|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=ISO/IEC 17025 | | | |050515|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=MIL-I-45208 | | |A |810724|A| 1| | DOCUMENT REF DATA=MIL-STD-45662 | | |A |880801|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=ANSI/NCSL Z540.3 | | | |130326|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 | | | |950801|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=T9074-AS-GIB-010/271 | | |1 |140911|A| | | DOCUMENT REF DATA=S9074-AR-GIB-010A/278 (CHG A) | | | |130214|A| | | 3. REQUIREMENTS 3.1 Manufacture and Design - The item furnished under this contract/purchase order must meet the requirements as specified in ASME-B16.9, except as amplified or modified herein. ASME-B16.9 ordering data information is provided below. A. Fitting Style - ;Elbow - 90 Deg; B. Radius - ;Long Radius; C. Size - ;2 1/2 Inches "NPS"; D. Pressure rating - Schedule - ;160; E. Material - ;ASTM-A403 grade WP304/304L (must meet the chemical and mechanical properties of both grades); Starting materials certified to other specifications are acceptable provided: - the chemistry meets the applicable grade(s) in the above specification(s) - the material is processed in accordance with the above specification(s) - after processing, the final mechanical properties meet the applicable grade(s) in the above specification(s) - the final material must meet and be certified to the specification(s) identified above. Barstock and welded construction fittings are not acceptable. 3.2 Testing Certification - Certifications are required for the following tests on the items listed below. Additional testing (if any) per applicable specifications is still required, but certifications are only required as listed below. Test - ;Dye Penetrant Inspection; Item - Each Item Performance - T9074-AS-GIB-010/271 Acceptance - Wrought: MIL-STD-2035 / Forgings: "Quality Statement For The Procurement Of Forgings) Attribute - Certificate of Compliance for seamless tubing/pipe Item - ;Elbow; Performance - Material supplied must be in the seamless condition. Test - Design of Fittings Item - Fittings Performance - ASME/ANSI-B16.9 Acceptance - As an allowable option to performing a bursting strength test to certify the DESIGN PROOF TEST, the Contractor may certify the APPLICABILITY OF TEST RESULTS from a previous test on a fitting of the same design within the allowable parameters of ASME/ANSI-B16.9, or submit the mathematical calculations used to establish the DESIGN OF FITTINGS as defined by ASME/ANSI-B16.9. 3.3 Heat Treat Requirements - Mechanical properties (via tension testing and hardness testing if hardness is required by the applicable material specification) are required for each heat in each heat treat charge for ASTM-A234, ASTM-A403, ASTM-A182, and ASTM-A105 material. 3.3.1 If heat treatment is performed in continuous-type furnaces with suitable temperature control and equipped with recording pyrometers so that complete heat-treatment records are available, a heat-treatment charge shall be considered as any continuous run not exceeding an 8-hr duration. One tension test shall be taken from one forging per heat in each heat treatment charge at a minimum of every 8 hours. 3.3.2 Certification of Mechanical Properties (Mechanical Analysis, Tension Testing) shall include the condition furnished. The contractor shall maintain a complete record on file of the heat treatment given each piece, including stress relief. The contractor shall provide either the record of the final heat treatment or a heat treatment certification statement. The certification statement shall be signed by the heat-treater and include the date of heat treatment, duration and temperature of heat treatment operations and quenching medium (if required). 3.4 Extra Dimensions for Elbows - A. All Elbows - All elbows must have 1/2 inch minimum straight tangents added to the center to end dimensions. B. Nonstandard pipe sizes (7 and 9 inch NPS) - The center to end dimensions of the next larger size may be used or the center to end dimensions may be interpolated from the next larger and next smaller standard size. (1/2 inch minimum straight tangents must be added to this dimension) 3.5 Butt Weld End Preparation - Butt weld end proparations must be in accordance with figures 2C or 3C (as applicable) of ANSI-B16.25 for use with consumable welding inserts and/or backing rings. 3.6 Welding or Brazing - When welding, brazing, and allied processes are required, they must be in accordance with S9074-AR-GIB-010A/278, (S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 for brazing) by personnel and procedures qualified under S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 for all production and repair welding and brazing. Procedures and Qualification Data must be submitted for review and approval prior to performing any welding or brazing. 3.7 Configuration Control - The Contractor must maintain the total equipment baseline configuration. For items of proprietary design, Contractor drawings showing the latest assembly configuration must be provided to the Government in electronic (C4) format. Definitions are provided elsewhere in the Contract/Purchase Order. 3.7.1 Waivers/Deviations - All waivers and deviations, regardless of significance or classification require review and approval by the Contracting Officer. Waivers and Deviations must be designated as Critical, Major, or Minor. The Contractor must provide a copy of this request to the QAR. Requests must include the information listed below. a. A complete description of the contract requirement affected and the nature of the waiver/deviation (non-conformance), including a classification of Critical, Major, or Minor. b. Number of units (and serial/lot numbers) to be delivered in this configuration. c. Any impacts to logistics support elements (such as software, manuals, spares, tools, and similar) being utilized by Government personnel or impacts to the operational use of the product. d. Information about remedial action being taken to prevent reoccurrence of the non-conformance. 3.7.2 All requests for Waivers/Deviations on NAVSUP-WSS Contracts must be submitted using the ECDS (Electronic Contractor Data Submission) system at https://register.nslc.navy.mil/ 3.7.3 ECPs - The Government will maintain configuration control and change authority for all modifications or changes affecting form, fit, function, or interface parameters of the Equipment and its sub-assemblies. The Contractor must submit an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) for any Class I or II changes that impact the Equipment covered by this contract. ECPs must be prepared in Contractor format, and must include the following information: a. The change priority, change classification (Class I or Class II), and change justification. b. A complete description of the change to be made and the need for that change. c. A complete listing of other Configuration Items impacted by the proposed change and a description of the impact on those CIs. d. Proposed changes to documents controlled by the Government. e. Proposed serial/lot number effectivities of units to be produced in, or retrofitted to, the proposed configuration. f. Recommendations about the way a retrofit should be accomplished. g. Impacts to any logistics support elements (such as software, manuals, spares, tools, and similar) being utilized by Government personnel in support of the product. h. Impacts to the operational use of the product. i. Complete estimated life-cycle cost impact of the proposed change. j. Milestones relating to the processing and implementation of the engineering change. 3.8 Certificate of Compliance - (SPECIAL EMPHASIS MATERIAL) The Contractor shall prepare and submit a certificate of compliance certifying that the items/components furnished under this contract comply with the requirements of the procurement document, including any/all invoked specifications and drawings. 3.9 Mercury Free - Mercury and mercury containing compounds shall not be intentionally added or come in direct contact with hardware or supplies furnished under this contract. Mercury contamination of the material will be cause for rejection. 3.10 NAVSEA 0948-LP-045-7010 - Any applicable requirements of NAVSHIPS 4410.17,NAVSEA 0948-LP-045-7010, or 0948-045-7010 which the contractor must meet are included in this contract/purchase order. The above documents are for GovernmentUse Only. Further application of the above documents is prohibited.prohibited. 3.10.1 Marking of material with a Material Designator per the Drawing is also prohibited, with the exception of Fasteners. Fasteners must be marked with a Material Symbol/Designator as specified elsewhere in this contract. ^ QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS ^ 3.11 See CDRL DI-MISC-80678 (Test Certification) - A statement of tests performed, listing the pieces tested shall be furnished along with a copy of the test results. Certification shall include the contractor's name, address and date, quantity inspected, identified to the contract/purchase order and item number, and the Contractor's or authorized personnel's signature. Test certifications must reference the standard/specification, including the revision, to which the testing was performed and the acceptance criteria used. Test procedure numbers may also be referenced on test reports. Test reports on weldments shall be identified to weld joint and layer. 3.12 Welding Requirements - When production or repair welding is required, the applicable welding procedure(s) and qualification data shall be submitted for review and approval. In addition, the CONSUMED WELD METAL C of C as defined below shall be submitted as part of the certification OQE package submitted by the Contractor. Note: These requirements do not apply to tack/spot welds. 3.12.1 Approval of the Contractor's qualification data shall be obtained prior to performing any welding (production or repair). 3.12.2 If the Contractors qualification data has previously been approved by the Navy for other contracts, a copy of the original approval letter may be submitted along with the procedures and qualification data report to expedite the approval process. The approval letter must reference the applicable welding procedure and qualification data report identification/number. Prior approval does not guarantee acceptance for this or any future contracts. As far as practical, all procedures for the contract shall be submitted at the same time. Welding procedures and qualification data shall be submitted in a commercially available electronic format such as Adobe Acrobat PDF. The contractor shall state the applicability of each weld procedure and qualification data submitted, citing the drawing number and pieces to be welded. (i.e. "WP-123 and QD-123 are submitted for the weld joint between pieces 1 and 2 on drawing ABC." " WP-456 and QD-456 are submitted for the hardfacing of piece 3 on drawing XYZ."). Authority for the repair of Special Repairs in castings and authority for the repair of wrought or forged material material shall be obtained from the Procurement Contracting Officer. This request shall describe the defect; including size, depth, location, and a description of the proposed repair. This request for NAVSUP-WSS Contracts shall be submitted via the Electronic Contractor Data Submission (ECDS) application. 3.12.3 Any new procedure qualification performed under this Contract will require the vendor to provide a minimum 48 hour notification to DCMA with an offer to observe the welding of the test assemblies. The 48 hour time limit may be modified upon mutual agreement between the vendor and DCMA. 3.12.4 When drawings require hard facing surface Iron content (Nickel for Monel valves) not to exceed 5%, the contractor shall verify surface Iron or Nickel content by performing chemical testing as defined by the applicable drawing. The chemical test results shall be submitted as part of the qualification data. 3.12.5 Qualification requirements for production hardfacing: The maximum qualified thickness for hardfacing shall be twice the weld deposit thickness measured in the as-welded condition that is subjected to initial NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) and any additional drawing requirements. The minimum qualified thickness is the final machined thickness at which hardness testing, NDT, macro-etch, and any additional drawing requirements are satisfactorily performed. 3.12.6 Additional qualification requirements for production hardfacing thickness less than 1/8-inch: Macro-etch (or legible photomacrographs) shall be submitted for review and show consistent, minimized dilution. All essential elements and any elements not listed in S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 that influence dilution shall be in the qualification data and weld procedure, with strict limits placed on each essential element. 3.12.7 Qualification requirements for production cladding: The maximum qualified thickness for cladding shall be twice the weld deposit thickness measured in the as-welded condition that is subjected to initial NDT and any additional drawing requirements. The minimum qualified thickness is the final machined thickness at which NDT, side bends, macro-etch testing, and any additional drawing requirements are satisfactorily performed. 3.12.8 When weld repair is required on titanium material, the applicable fabrication plan, facilities procedure, training plan, and active welder qualification shall be submitted for review and approval. 3.12.9 If the contractor's fabrication plan, facilities procedure, training plan, or active welder qualification has previously been approved by the Navy for other contracts, a copy of the original approval letter may be submitted along with the applicable documentation to expedite the approval process. The approval letter must reference the applicable documentation. Prior approval does not guarantee acceptance for this or any future contracts. The contractor's fabrication plan, facilities procedure, training plan, and active welder qualification shall be submitted at the same time as the applicable welding procedure(s) and weld procedure qualification data. All documentation shall be submitted in a commercially available electronic formation, such as Adobe Acrobat PDF. 3.12.10 Preparation and retention of weld records is required, as specified by paragraph 4.1.3 of S9074-AR-GIB-010A/278. 3.12.11 A Certificate of Compliance is required for all weld filler metals used for production or repair welding, and shall include the following: a) Filler Metal LOT number(s) b) Specification and Type c) A positive statement that the vendor has obtained OQE and verified that each LOT of weld filler material conforms to specification requirements. d) A positive statement verifying that the weld filler metals were the correct material type or grade prior to consumption. 3.12.12 When production welds or repair welds are performed by a subcontractor, the requirement for submission of all certification documentation required herein shall be passed down to the subcontractor. 3.13 Quality System Requirements - The Contractor furnishing items under this contract/purchase order shall provide and maintain a quality system in accordance with ISO-9001 as amplified or modified herein, with the calibration system requirements of ISO-10012 or ANSI-Z540.3 with ISO-17025. A Quality System in accordance with MIL-I-45208, with the calibration system requirements of MIL-STD-4 3.13.1 The Contractor's quality system and products supplied under the system are subject to evaluation, verification inspection, and acceptance/nonacceptance by the Government representative to determine the system's effectiveness in meeting the quality requirements established in the Contract/Purchase Order. 3.13.2 The Contractor's quality system shall be documented and shall be available for review by the Contracting Officer or his representative prior to initiation of production and throughout the life of the contract. The Prime Contractor shall, upon notification, make his facilities available for audit by the contracting Officer or his authorized representative. 3.13.3 See CDRL DI-QCIC-81110 (Inspection System Procedures) - All suppliers of Level I/SUBSAFE (LI/SS) material are required to submit a copy of their current documented quality system procedures to the Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) prior to award of any contract/purchase order. Suppliers that have a copy of their current quality system procedures on file at the Procuring Activity may request the PCO waive this requirement. 3.13.4 This contract provides for the performance of Government Quality Assurance at source. The place or places of performance may not be changed without the authorization of the Procurement Contracting Officer. Upon receipt of this order, promptly notify the Government representative who normally services your plant so that appropriate planning for Government inspection can be accomplished. If you do not have an assigned Government representative, notify the nearest Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Office. In the event that a local Government representative or DCMA Office cannot be located, our purchasing agent should be notified immediately. 3.13.5 Any changes made by the Contractor to a qualified quality system will require re-submittal to the PCO and concurrence by the Government Quality Assurance Representative prior to adoption. 3.14 Contractor Inspection Requirements - The Contractor shall maintain adequate records of all inspections and tests. The records shall indicate the nature and number of observations made, the number and type of deficiencies found, the quantities approved and rejected and the nature of corrective action taken as appropriate. Inspection records shall be traceable to the material inspected. 3.14.1 The supplier's gages, measuring and test equipment shall be made available for use by the Government representative when required to determine conformance with Contract requirements. When conditions warrant, the supplier's personnel shall be made available for operations of such devices and for verification of their accuracy and condition. 3.14.2 All documents and reference data applicable to this contract shall be available for review by the Government representative. Copies of documents required for Government inspection purposes shall be furnished in accordance with the instructions provided by the Government representative. 3.15 Subcontractor Inspection Requirements - The Government has the right to inspect at source, any supplies or services that were not manufactured or performed within the contractor's facility. Such inspection can only be requested by or under authorization of the Government representative. Any purchasing documents to a subcontractor must cite the applicable portions of the contractually invoked quality system (e.g. calibration requirements), plus any product requirements that apply to the supplies being purchased. When the Government elects to perform source inspection at the subcontractor's facility, applicable purchase documents shall be annotated with the following statement: "A Government inspection is required prior to shipment from your plant. Upon receipt of this order, promptly notify the Government representative who normally services your plant so that appropriate planning for Government inspection can be accomplished. If you do not have an assigned Government representative, notify the nearest Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Office. In the event that a local Government representative or DCMA Office cannot be located, our purchasing agent should be notified immediately." 3.15.1 The prime contractor's program shall include procedures to assess the capability of the prospective suppliers to produce the products or supply the services in accordance with the contract, prior to the issuance of any purchase document. 3.15.2 Each sub-tier supplier of material or services for items in Section 3 of this contract shall be subjected to a periodic review or audit by the Prime to determine the continued capability of the supplier to control the quality of the products or services specified in the purchase order or contract. 3.15.3 The prime contractor shall ensure that the purchased product conforms to specified purchase requirements and this contract. The type and extent of control applied to the supplier and the purchased product shall be dependent upon the effect of the purchased product on the end item represented by this contract. 3.15.4 The prime contractor shall evaluate the requirements of the contract and select suppliers based on their ability to supply the product in accordance with the prime contractor's requirements and the contract. Criteria for selection and evaluation shall be established. Records of this effort shall be available for review by the government. 3.15.5 The prime contractor's supplier quality assurance program shall provide for a review of purchase documents to assure applicable quality requirements are included or referenced in the documentation for compliance by the supplier. 3.16 Government Furnished Material and/or Equipment (GFM/GFE) - When material or equipment is furnished by the Government, the Contractor shall develop documented control procedures that require at least the following: 3.16.1 Visual examination upon receipt to detect damage during transit. 3.16.2 Inspection for completeness and proper type. 3.16.3 Verification of material quality received. 3.16.4 Periodic inspection and precautions to assure adequate storage conditions and to guard against damage from handling and deterioration during storage. 3.16.5 Functional testing, either prior to or after installation, or both, as required by the Contract to determine satisfactory operation. 3.16.6 Identification and protection from improper use or disposition. 3.16.7 Reporting to the Government, any GFM or GFE property found damaged, malfunctioning, or otherwise unsuitable for use. In the event of damage or malfunction during or after installation, the supplier shall determine and record probable cause and necessity for withholding the material from use. 3.16.8 For GFE material, and as required by the terms of the bailment agreement, the supplier must establish procedures for adequate storage, maintenance, and inspection of bailed Government material. Records of all inspection and maintenance performed on bailed property shall be maintained. 3.16.9 Material returned to the contractor shall be handled as GFM. 3.17 Traceability and Certification Requirements - To assure that correct materials are installed in Level I/SUBSAFE systems, it is imperative that traceability be maintained from the material to the material certification test report and other required Objective Quality Evidence (OQE). The material certification report must completely and accurately reflect that the material supplied meets the specified requirements. Materials requiring Traceability and Certification Data are identified within Paragraph 3, Section C of this contract/purchase order. 3.17.1 The following provides the minimum requirements for maintaining material traceability and supplements the requirements specified in DI-MISC-81020 and elsewhere in the contract/purchase order. The Contractor shall develop written procedures that implement the material control requirements stated herein and elsewhere in this Contract/Purchase Order. 3.18 Material Traceability - The certification data report shall be identified through a unique traceability number, heat-lot number, or heat-treat number, as applicable, which shall also be marked on the material. This traceability marking on the material shall provide direct traceability to the material's chemical composition and mechanical properties certification data. For material produced by batch, continuous cast, or continuous pour processes, samples shall be taken no less than once in every eight hours of operation for the purpose of validating proper chemical composition and mechanical properties. Traceability shall be maintained through all process operations including any subcontracted operations, to the finished component. 3.18.1 Material Marking for Traceability and Identification - The following are the minimum marking requirements. Additional/alternate marking requirements, if applicable, will be specified elsewhere in the contract/purchase order. In addition to the marking requirements on applicable drawings and/or specifications, marking for traceability is required. All traceability markings shall be permanently applied in accordance with MIL-STD-792 (except as specified below). An alternate marking method is permissible provided it is an available option in the contractually invoked specification or drawing, except in instances where the material has been modified by this contract/purchase order and differs from that specified in the specification or drawing. 3.18.2 Traceability markings for items with precision machined or plated surfaces, or material with suitable marking surface areas less than 3/8 inches square (either 3/8" x 3/8" or an area equal to 0.1406 inches square) shall be applied to a durable tag and the tag securely affixed to the material. 3.18.3 Marking shall be legible and shall be located so as to not affect the form, fit, and function of the material. ; ; 3.19 See CDRL DI-MISC-81020 (Chemical and Mechanical) - Material Certification - In addition to the certification data requirements specified in DI-MISC-81020, the following material certification requirements apply: 3.19.1 Quantitative chemical and mechanical analysis of material traceable to traceability markings is required. Material certification test reports shall include the class, form, condition, grade, type, finish, and/or composition, as applicable, of the material supplied. 3.19.2 Re-identification and re-certification of material is required when the material is subjected to a process which alters it's properties. If the starting material or raw stock is processed in a manner that will not affect its chemical composition or mechanical properties, the original certifications for the chemical composition and mechanical properties, as required by the material specification, are acceptable. Re-certification of the chemical or mechanical properties is required if a process is used during fabrication that alters the original properties of the material (e.g. alloying, heat treating, or forming). In these instances, the properties of the material must be re-determined and documented to reflect the altered condition. The altered material shall be uniquely re-identif...