Curtis Engineering is a family run business with over 60 years experience in fabrication and erection of steel framed buildings.
We pride ourselves on our flexible and practical approach and have the capacity to manufacture most types of structure.
The majority of our work comprises portal frames and multi-storey beam and column structures from five to three hundred tonnes. We operate throughout the South of England.
Terms and Conditions of Website Usage
The following are the "Terms" that govern use of the Curtis Engineering Ltd Web site ("Site"). By using or visiting the Site, you expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and to follow these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations governing the Site. This is an important document and affects your rights and obligations. It also includes exclusions and limitations that apply to you. Curtis Engineering Ltd reserves the right to change these Terms at any time, effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Please check this page of the Site periodically. These Terms may not be supplemented, altered or modified by the use of any other documents or oral communications unless agreed in writing by Curtis Engineering Ltd.
1.1 “We” and “Us” are Curtis Engineering Ltd of Curtis House, Manor Road, Marston Trading Estate, Frome, Somerset, BA11 4BH registered in England and Wales with company number 02644321 ;
1.1 “Site” is the Curtis Engineering Ltd web site ;
1.2 Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org;
1.3 Our VAT number is 600 855 757
Permitted Use of the Site
2.1 You agree that you are only authorised to visit, view and where available print or download material on the Site for your own use and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify distribute or otherwise disclose to any third party whatsoever the material on the Site for any other purpose or in relation to or for the benefit of, any third party, unless specifically authorized by Us to do so and whether or not during the term of the Contract. You also agree not to deep-link to the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by us to do so.
2.2 You will at all times ensure that your use of the Site is in accordance with all applicable data protection and other laws, licences, codes of practice and regulations.
2.3 We will accept no liability in relation to the content of information supplied by you, whether as publisher or otherwise. You agree to indemnify Curtis Engineering Ltd and/or their affiliates and subsidiaries and/or suppliers in relation to any claims, costs, expenses, liabilities, causes of action, infringement of any rights of third parties, whomsoever and howsoever arising, in relation to any material posted on the Site by you or your employees.
3.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, We will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.2 Access to the Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond Curtis Engineering Ltd’s control.
4.1 For the purposes of these Terms, Confidential Information includes but is not limited to information, whether in written or any other form, which is identified as confidential or is clearly by its nature confidential which shall include (without limitation):
4.1.1 design features and technical details of the Site, the scope of the Site, any technical data and know-how associated with the operation and further development of the Site, including programming and computer programmes used to operate and develop the Site; and
4.1.2 the content of any of the material contained on the Site, including, without limitation, any policies and procedures that are contained on the Site and the development and sale of which is the main business of Curtis Engineering Ltd.
This Confidential Information will remain the property of Curtis Engineering Ltd at all times.
4.2 You undertake to protect the Confidential Information, to prevent the unauthorised use, dissemination or publication of the Confidential Information.
Trademarks and Copyright
5.1 The content and software on the Site is the property of Curtis Engineering Ltd and is protected by United Kingdom and international copyright laws. We post a legal notice and various credits on pages of the Site, which may not be removed. You must not remove or interfere with this notice or these credits, or any additional information contained along with the notices and credits.
5.2 Curtis Engineering Ltd logos found on the Site are registered trademarks of Curtis Engineering Ltd. These trademarks may be used publicly only with the written permission of Curtis Engineering Ltd.
Ownership of Materials
6 All materials on the Site are copyrighted and are protected under treaty provisions and world-wide copyright laws. Materials on the Site may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without Curtis Engineering Ltd’s written permission. Except as expressly stated in the limited licence provision of these terms and conditions, Curtis Engineering Ltd does not grant any express or implied right to you under any of its trademarks, copyrights or other proprietary information.
Disclaimers and limitation of liability
7.1 Whilst we will make all reasonable efforts to avoid problems, Curtis Engineering Ltd does not promise that the Site will be error-free, uninterrupted, that the material on the Site will be complete and error free. The Site and its content are delivered on an "as-is" and "as-available" basis. Curtis Engineering Ltd cannot ensure that files you download from the Site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features.
7.2 Curtis Engineering Ltd makes no guarantee of any specific result from use of this Site or any content, search or link on it.
7.3 Curtis Engineering Ltd disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third party users or Site users, in connection with your use of the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users and/or third party advertisers, service and/or product providers referenced on or included in the Site to Curtis Engineering Ltd at email@example.com. Curtis Engineering Ltd may investigate the claim and take appropriate action, at its’ sole discretion.
7.4 Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by Curtis Engineering Ltd’s negligence, Curtis Engineering Ltd shall have no liability to you for any loss, damage, costs, expenses, or any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs or expenses or other claims (whether caused by the negligence of Curtis Engineering Ltd, its servants or agents or otherwise) for compensation arising from your making use of the Site or by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term.
Copyright Policy and Indemnity
8.1 We will terminate the privileges of any user who uses this Site unlawfully to transmit copyrighted material without a licence or express consent, valid defence or fair use exemption to do so. In particular, users who submit content to this Site, whether articles, images, stories, software or other copyrightable material must ensure that the content they upload does not infringe the copyrights or other rights of third parties (such as privacy or publicity rights). After proper notification by the copyright holder or its agent to us, and confirmation through court order or admission by the user that they have used this Site as an instrument of unlawful infringement, we will terminate the infringing users' rights to use and/or access to this Site. We may, also at our sole discretion, decide to terminate a user's rights to use of, or access to, the Site prior to that time if we believe that the alleged infringement has occurred.
8.2 You agree to indemnify and hold Curtis Engineering Ltd, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site, including also your use of the Site to provide a link to another site or to upload content or other information to the Site.
9 The following is a partial list of the kind of content which is illegal or prohibited on the Site. It includes content that:
9.1 is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; could be harmful to minors;
9.2 harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
9.3 involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
9.4 promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous;
9.5 promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
9.6 contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
9.7 displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;
9.8 provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18; and
9.9 provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; and engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.
10 Although Curtis Engineering Ltd cannot monitor the conduct of its users off the Site, it is also a breach of these Terms to use any information obtained from this Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent.
No Commercial Use
11 No area of this Site may be used by visitors for any commercial purposes. You must obtain our prior written consent to make commercial offers of any kind, whether by advertising, solicitations, links, or any other form of communication. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not resell or link to other sites for the purpose of selling services of any kind. We will investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Site and barring such violators from use of the Site.
Access and Interference
12 You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content (except for your own person, non-commercial use) from the Site without the prior expressed written permission of Curtis Engineering Ltd.
Unauthorized Use of the Site
13 Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, including, but not limited to, unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site, or unauthorized use of any robot, spider or other automated devise on the site, will be investigated and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation civil, criminal and injunctive redress.
14 This site is controlled and operated by Curtis Engineering Ltd from its offices in the United Kingdom. If there is any dispute about or involving the Site, by using the Site you agree that the dispute will be governed and construed by English law. In the event of a dispute arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions, or your use of or access to this site, litigation must be brought in a court in London, England without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
CURTIS ENGINEERING LIMITED
Steel Stock, Welding & FabricationSupplier QualityContract RequirementsCE 03-01-01
WarningPrinted copies of this document are uncontrolled (except for copies distribution with a CE approved (signed) Purchase Order). Note: Check issue number against the Purchase Order before using – if in doubt ask
1.1 This document details the requirements to be satisfied by the suppliers to Curtis Engineering Limited (hereinafter referred to as CE and or Curtis Engineering). Curtis Engineering requires that each supplier must comply with the quality requirements set forth within this document and to maintain a Quality Management System that ensure materials, goods and services comply with all our specified requirements.
1.2 These contract requirements are additional to the details on our Purchase Order (which focus on product quantity, logistics, part descriptions, special references, etc.).
2.1 To establish and confirm a supplier’s Quality Assurance requirement for Curtis Engineering for organisations supplying materials, goods and services that have a direct impact on the specification and or performance of a Curtis Engineering product.
1.0 Scope2.0 Purpose3.0 Contents4.0 Related Documents5.0 Approval Requirements6.0 General7.0 Business Quality Improvement Objectives8.0 Organisation9.0 Purchase Order Control10.0 Procurement of Components11.0 Control of Non-Conforming Material12.0 Rejections after Delivery13.0 Supplier Monitoring14.0 Records15.0 Supplier Quality Requirements (Certificate of Conformance)16.0 Source Inspection17.0 Concessions/Permits18.0 Corrective Actions19.0 Special Process Suppliers20.0 Distribution
4.0 Related Documents / Terminology
The following documents are internal to Curtis Engineering and may be available upon request:
5.1 Suppliers shall as the terms so require, manufacture service, release and deliver all products in accordance with the Purchase Order and all requirements identified therein.
Curtis Engineering require its suppliers to be certified against ISO 9001 (current issue) by a UKAS accredited certification body and or notified body against the requirements of EN 1090-1 and BS 3834 when contracted for Structural Steel Fabrication and Welding work.
If a test and or calibration laboratory, the supplier must be ISO 17025 accredited by UKAS.
Supplier’s that do not comply with the above may be used by Curtis Engineering, provided the supplier’s Quality Management System complies with the following requirements (CE 03-01-01) and has been formally approved by Curtis Engineering management.
All certification awarded by be accredited by UKAS (or similar notified body under the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for EA – European Accreditation / ILAC).
5.2 All products shall be manufactured strictly in accordance with the purchase order (and technical specifications and drawings provided). The delivery of incomplete product / shortages is not permissible unless specified on the purchase order or by written authority of Curtis Engineering.
5.4 When the supplier is manufacturing a product on behalf of Curtis Engineering, the supplier may only use Special Process suppliers (refer to section 19.0 of this document) who are approved as detailed within section 5.1 of this document). A complete list of Curtis Engineering - Approved Suppliers can be supplied on request.
5.5 Material stockists / parts distributors shall hold as a minimum ISO 9001 Certification (appropriate scope for Stockist Scheme Certification for CE Marking and the issue of a traceable “declarations of conformity” for the items provided). As a minimum, items shall only be procured directly from the manufacturer or approved material stockists / parts distributors.
Note: Documentation and data supplied with the purchased item shall ensure that full traceability of the purchased item is maintained, confirming that the purchased item conforms to specification and was actually produced by the designated manufacturer (objectively).
5.6 In the event that a supplier has its approval against ISO 9001 / EN 1090 / BS 3834 revoked and or Coded Welding status of employees cancelled, the supplier must immediately inform Curtis Engineering in writing stating reason / status of withdrawal and an appropriate corrective action to remove non-compliance.
6.1 Enquiries concerning the content of this document and other referenced documents, or requests for additional copies should be referred to the purchasing representative responsible for the Purchase Order within Curtis Engineering.
6.2 The requirements of this document and of CE 03-01 Selection of Suppliers will be used in to provide both existing and potential suppliers with visibility of the current Quality & Standard requirements and expectations of Curtis Engineering contracts.
6.3 It is the policy of Curtis Engineering to project manage the manufacture and supply of products and services, which result in, or contribute to, safe conditions for its customers and their end-users of such products and services. In furtherance of this policy, Suppliers shall establish controls and procedures that ensure that the attention necessary for the achievement of this Curtis Engineering policy objective is objectively provided throughout the production in support of their products (and Curtis Engineering contract obligations).
6.4 Suppliers are required to comply in full with the contents of this document. If a supplier cannot comply with any portion of this document, then the supplier must advise Curtis Engineering in writing. Curtis Engineering will review the supplier request and advise the supplier of the results in writing. The supplier is responsible for keeping all related documentation on file at their facility. No deviation from this document is acceptable, unless in advance of formal agreement to do so in writing from Curtis Engineering. Such formal agreement must be retained by the supplier.
6.5 Verbal agreements are un-acceptable.
6.6 Suppliers shall maintain Curtis Engineering specifications and other Standards at the latest issue and shall review the issue status of specifications on receipt of a Purchase Order (particularly for repeat contracts for the same product).
7.0 Quality Improvement Objectives
7.1 All suppliers are expected to have plans to achieve Quality improvements as part of their continuous improvement programme.
7.2 Curtis Engineering is dedicated to continuous improvement within the Quality and integrity of its services and to the satisfaction of its customer requirements and expectations. Supplier’s contribution to this approach through the quality and reliability of their products and services is a prerequisite.
7.3 Each supplier shall demonstrate continuous improvement based on pro-active loss-prevention, root cause analysis and effective timely corrective action.
8.1 Any change to the management representative responsible for Quality Management System and or in-process inspection within the suppliers organisation shall be communicated to Curtis Engineering. Changes to premises shall be notified sufficiently in advance to CE.
9.0 Purchase Order / Documentation Issue Control
9.1 Purchase Order amendments required by suppliers shall be subject to review by Curtis Engineering prior to acceptance. The review shall ensure that copies of all processes and specifications quoted within Purchase Orders are available, and that, where a supplier is unable to carry out any operations, approved sub-contractors may be identified.
9.2 Where a supplier has more than one site, every site used to produce product for shipment direct to Curtis Engineering must have Curtis Engineering approval (by completion of CE 03-01-01).
9.3 Curtis Engineering shall be afforded the right of entry to verify at source and / or upon receipt that purchased product conforms in all respects to specified requirements. This action shall not absolve the supplier of their responsibility for the quality of the delivered product nor preclude its subsequent rejection should other quality issues arise at a later date / time.
9.4 Where the use of a sub-contractor is permitted, the identification and selection shall form a part of the initial contract review. Suppliers may consider / use a sub-contractor where suitable given the following circumstances: that the sub-contractor is currently approved by Curtis Engineering*.
9.5 *Suppliers are responsible for ensuring the flow down of applicable sections of CE 03-01-01 and related specifications to sub-contractors / suppliers.
9.6 Suppliers must reference CE 03-01-01 on all Purchase Orders issued in support of activity for Curtis Engineering (referring their suppliers to the Curtis Engineering web-site for latest version of this document).
10.0 Procurement of Components
10.1 Failure of material and or components can have major effects on safety, reliability, operational and structural integrity – with related cost impact. All parts are therefore termed “controlled” and should be treated as such (appropriate bonding of non-conforming material and or fabrications, etc. requirements may be appropriate and / or necessary).
10.2 Any material and or component, which is sourced, and has the original manufacturer and or preferred supplier identified on the bill of quantities / bill of materials may only be purchased from that supplier or their approved agent. Suppliers must not source materials and or items from non-approved sources (original manufacturing suppliers only with recognised certification).
10.3 Where a Supplier wishes to change the source of material and or component, the Supplier shall request permission to make the change from Curtis Engineering.
NOTE: Identification of a supplier on a controlled bill of quantities / bill of materials does not automatically approve them for use. It is the supplier’s responsibility to check that any sub-contractor is correctly approved prior to use (objective evidence for audit purposes is required).
11.0 Control of Non-Conforming Material (or Components / Items)
11.1 The supplier shall have no discretionary power to deviate from the specification requirements as detailed with Purchase Order (and supporting drawings and documentation). Concessions will only be accepted on receipt from the providing Supplier of a full “root cause analysis” report detailing the reasons / issues and evidence of non-conforming materials (or components / items).
Parts subject to a concession must not be delivered to Curtis Engineering or their customer until Curtis Engineering approves a concession.
Note: Concessions are normally only issued to Suppliers when a product is non-conforming, and the non-conformance does not affecting fit, form or functionality (and may require final user approval – normally the customer of Curtis Engineering).
11.2 No rework shall be permitted on identified non-conforming product without written approval from Curtis Engineering. Manufacturing records shall clearly record the operation and the results achieved, should re-working under a concession be approved.
11.3 Where the supplier has any reason to suspect non-conformance of any delivered product, then the supplier must immediately notify Curtis Engineering.
11.4 When instructed by Curtis Engineering scraped (or non-conforming) fabrications / components for the contract specification must be physically damaged beyond repair prior to actual disposal (to prevent use or mixing with conforming product of the same / similar type / model / product). The Curtis Engineering management representatives (or their customer) may require a report from the Supplier and / or witness by inspection of the process of damage and / or disposal.
12.0 Rejections after Delivery
12.1 The Supplier shall be notified of non-conforming supplies / poor workmanship found after delivery. Curtis Engineering will contact the supplier and issue a non-conformance report (NCR) against the parts noted for corrective action by the supplier.
12.2 Following receipt of an NRC notification the Supplier shall take immediate corrective action (or containment action in the case of critical safety failure, e.g. weld structure integrity). The action shall include 100% inspection of all supplier stock and or work in progress. This containment action shall be taken within 48 hours of notification from Curtis Engineering. The supplier shall provide within 14 days an investigation into the root cause of the problem and provide corrective action to prevent recurrence. The findings, corrective action and effective date shall be reported to Curtis Engineering in writing with supporting documentation and photographic images as appropriate.
13.0 Supplier Monitoring
13.1 All Suppliers shall monitor the quality and delivery performance of product delivered on behalf of Curtis Engineering. In addition, each supplier’s quality and delivery performance is continually monitored by Curtis Engineering based on delivery documentation provided with reference to that originally agreed. Supplier’s whose performance does not achieve and maintain an acceptable level shall be formally notified of their supplier status and may be required to implement improvement actions accordingly. Failure to improve or respond positively to a Curtis Engineering NCR will result in the withdrawal of supplier approval by Curtis Engineering.
14.0 Records & Archives
14.1 All (Quality Management System) records held by Suppliers shall be legible and identifiable to the product and or contract involved. Records shall be stored and maintained in such a way that they are readily retrievable in facilities that provide a suitable environment to minimise deterioration or damage and to prevent loss. Records shall be available for evaluation by Curtis Engineering staff until such time as Curtis Engineering authorise disposal in writing.
14.2 Documentation and records applicable to Curtis Engineering shall not be amended with correction fluid. A single wet-inked line shall delete any revisions and or correction of errors and will be accompanied by an initial and date next to the corrected document.
14.3 Should a supplier cease trading with Curtis Engineering, quality records shall still be maintained until disposal is authorised by Curtis Engineering. If the supplier ceases trading completely, or is unable to maintain the records, Curtis Engineering must be informed so that alternate arrangements can be made to store the records.
14.4 All records shall be retained by the Supplier for a period of 10 years unless otherwise agreed with Curtis Engineering.
15.0 Certificate of Conformance
A Certificate of Conformity** (C of C) and or Declarations of Compliance** (with reference to CE Marking of product compliance), shall include sufficient information to enable the same to be correlated and traceable to the materials and or components supplied and must accompany technical documentation / records provided to Curtis Engineering.
**Certificates and supporting documentation will be identified by the original Curtis Engineering Purchase Order and or Contract number and shall include the following information:
The Certificate shall include a statement of conformity individually signed by an authorised signatory by the Supplier and shall be as stated below or similar, subject to agreement by Curtis Engineering.
We (name of the supplier) hereby confirm that the whole of the supplies detailed hereon have been manufactured, inspected and tested and conform in all technical and integrity respects with the requirements of the contract order / specification;
(signed by: authorised *** person from the Supplier – printed name and date)
Note: ***The Supplier shall be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of Curtis Engineering and or third parties in the form of a Notified Body and or HM Trading Standards that the nominated authorised signatory has controlled usage of the authority (with the personal technical competence demonstrated by qualification and or experience supported by validated CV claims).
Where the Supplier utilises an automated system for generation and / or authorisation of certificates / records, then those systems shall be subject to robust management and security controls approved by Curtis Engineering to protect the integrity of the certification and approval process.
The Supplier shall ensure completion of all requirements of the purchase order prior to delivery including all processes. Deliveries of goods that do not fulfil the purchase order requirements will not be accepted. The Supplier is responsible for providing a C of C that confirms that the products, processes, and/or services furnished meet the requirements for lot, of each shipment, of the Curtis Engineering - Purchase Order. The C of C must have at a minimum the following:
15.1 Preservation: If used, all packaging materials / substances / paints used to preserve the integrity of the fabrication and or component parts must be supported with the necessary COSHH or other, data as recommend by the manufacturer.
15.2 Packaging: When instructed, the method of packaging / transportation must:
15.3 Inspection Report (IR)
When an IR is required with the goods to demonstrate compliance with all the procurementSpecifications detailed in the design package the following must apply: Inspection Reports shall be in accordance with and Curtis Engineering procedure CE 05-01.
A copy of the IR shall be supplied with the product unless otherwise stated. The supplier shall retain the IR as a quality record and they shall not be disposed of without the written permission of CE. This shall not absolve the supplier of the responsibility for the quality of the delivered product nor preclude its subsequent rejection should other quality issues arise.
15.4 Curtis Engineering right of access
Any person authorised by Curtis Engineering, including the Customer and or Regulatory Authority, shall not be Unreasonably refused permission by the supplier to enter any works, warehouse or other premises under the supplier’s control for the purpose of surveillance or inspection of any tools or materials procured or used for the manufacture of the goods or process of manufacture on the completed goods themselves before dispatch.
15.5 Business continuity planning
Curtis Engineering advises each supplier to have a written business continuity plan to cover disaster recovery and the responsibilities and actions to be taken in the event of an emergency that may affect deliveries to Curtis Engineering that will bring the supplier on line in the shortest possible time.
15.6 Change Control
Uncontrolled change to specifications and or processes within the supply chain is the major cause of possible deficiency. It is crucial therefore that all change, no matter how trivial these it may appear, is assessed for potential risk and then subject to mitigating actions and control.
Changes can occur in three ways:
The control mechanism for these is as follows.
3) Changes within the supplier’s stores shall be controlled as follows:
- All changes to components storage location shall be subject to a documented risk review prior to being carried out.
- Staff changes must prompt a retaining and supervised until level of competence is assessed and approved as competent.
- Changes to the Stock control computer system, must be documented, risk assessed, audited and checked after changes for example, new operational software is introduced or updated.
All documentation relating to point 3 must be kept indefinitely and made available to Curtis Engineering on request in writing with reasonable notice following an NCR with relation to supply quality problems.
All material and or parts shall be clearly traceable back to the original manufacturer of the parts. Where the supplier has purchased a component and or assembly, they shall have a copy of the original manufacturer’s Certificate of Conformance.
All components and assemblies shall be traceable to the original material identification.
The traceability system must facilitate the rapid identification of any part delivered and suspected of being defective. Containment action must be implemented immediately to protect the customer on any defects found that affect quality of the product.
All records in relation to Curtis Engineering must be kept indefinitely and shall be made available to Curtis Engineering upon request
15.8 Special process requirements (Ref. section 19.0 of this document for requirements)
Any special process supplier’s must be ISO9001 approved or meet the requirements outlined in section 19 of this document. The supplier performing the special process must certify that all applicable requirements have been met.
15.9 Manufacturing & Process Control
Adequate, clean well-maintained facilities shall be provided to enable products to be consistently produced in accordance with the requirements of the Curtis Engineering order.
Suppliers must not omit any part of any specification except when defined on the purchase order or covered by a non conforming report authorised by Curtis Engineering.
Suppliers providing Shelf life items shall ensure they are correctly labelled with shelf life expiry and suitably packaged. No shelf life items within 6 months of expiry with the exclusion of Solder Paste shall be accepted by Curtis Engineering. Suppliers are expected to establish procedures for identifying adequate statistical techniques for determining process capability of key characteristics, especially when these are identified on the documentation. Such techniques shall demonstrate management ownership and responsibility and be based on recognised industry models.
Where the supplier uses a sample inspection plan as a means of product acceptance, the plan shall be predicated on industry recognised models, statistically valid and shall preclude the acceptance of known non-conforming product. Documented procedures and records to demonstrate this shall be available.
All parts supplied to Curtis Engineering shall be identified in accordance with the requirements of Curtis Engineering. Suppliers shall maintain records to identify the materials used and the manufacturing and processing history of each batch of parts supplied to Curtis Engineering. A lot number that enables all associated records to be retrieved shall identify each batch.
15.10 Inspection Reports
The supplier is required to maintain and provide upon request all inspection records. The records must be at a minimum based on an established/recognized sampling plan.
16.0 Source Inspection
16.1 Source Inspection will be used by Curtis Engineering to help develop a new supplier, or a supplier that is having quality issues. Source inspection at a supplier’s site will be imposed by a letter issued from Curtis Engineering to the supplier. In the event Curtis Engineering imposes source inspection, only Curtis Engineering can remove or waive source inspection.
Curtis Engineering will also use source inspectors to perform in process checks at a supplier, process audits at a supplier, or corrective action development, or follow up. Curtis Engineering will select a UKAS and / or other approved inspector.
17.0 Concessions / Permits
17.1 If a supplier’s quality system discovers a non-conformance to the Curtis Engineering Purchase Order, the supplier can submit a request for a concession to the Curtis Engineering Buyer.
The supplier can use the table below to determine when a concession is needed.
Requests to use as is, or repair a non-conformance, must be processed using the suppliers own concession request form and signed by Curtis Engineering.
*Rework must return the part to full compliance and specification.
Note: The supplier is not authorised to dispatch items requiring concession until he has been informed of the applicable Concession Number and the supplier has a copy of the approved concession. This Concession Number must appear on his Certificate of Conformity, each time a delivery is made from the batch that has been approved under Concession.
18.0 Corrective Actions
18.1 If Curtis Engineering performs a supplier audit and finds a non-conformance a request for corrective action will be issued to the supplier. Corrective actions for issues found during an audit will be documented and maintained on file by Curtis Engineering with a copy to the supplier for action.
19.0 Special Process Suppliers
19.1 Curtis Engineering uses ISO 9001 approved special process suppliers. In addition to ISO 9001 approval the special process supplier must demonstrate the ability to satisfy all applicable requirements. Failure to satisfy any requirement will prevent Curtis Engineering from using that supplier.
19.2 Curtis Engineering considers the following to be special processes:
- Anodizing / Other / Plating- Welding / Soldering / Brazing- Conformal Coating- Painting / Power-coating- Non-destructive testing (NDT)
20. Distribution (appropriate access of this document)