e. Performance-based Contract Requirement. The performance-based
contract requirement (PCR) is DSCP's quality assurance requirements for the
production and inspection of MRE components.
f. Pre-award Survey. This is an evaluation of a prospective contractor's
capability to perform under the terms of a proposed contract.
g. Product Quality Review. An action by the Government to determine that the
quality of supplies or services accepted by the Government, do in fact, comply with
h. Rejection. The act of rejecting a product because the products deficiencies
exceed prescribed tolerances or the product is unwholesome.
i. Request for Waiver. The request for waiver (RFW) is a written request from
the contractor to the contracting officer requesting that an item be accepted with a
known variation from the specified requirements.
j. Specification. A document intended primarily for use in procurement, which
clearly and accurately describes the essential and technical requirements for items,
materials and services, including the procedures by which it will be determined that the
requirements have been met.
2-18. DIAGRAM AND CHART TERMS
a. Cause and Effect Diagram. A chart used to determine the cause of a
problem by identifying all possible causes to each category of a process (for example,
personnel, machinery, environment, methods, supplies, and so forth) and by
investigation and elimination, identifying the root cause.
b. Control Chart. A graphic representation of data used to detect, identify and
analyze variation in a given characteristic, process or product. This statistical tool can
be used in problem solving as an indication of whether the system is in or out of control,
as determined by computing control limits.
c. Flow Chart. A pictorial representation of a single process, from beginning to
end, that shows all steps of the process.
d. Histogram. A type of bar graph used to show the distribution of groups of
e. Pareto Chart. A type of bar chart used in problem solving to identify the
area(s), which require immediate attention. Descending bars according to the
frequency of occurrence are characteristic of this chart. The underlying principal is that
20 percent of the characteristics account for 80 percent of the overall problem.