2-25. DESTINATION INSPECTION, SECTION 218
The government relies on the origin inspection but retains the right to reject at
destination when there is a valid and legal basis for such rejection. Normally, quality
inspection of a product is performed at origin, with final acceptance at destination.
Destination inspection is the last inspection performed before the product becomes
government property. The destination quality assurance representative (DQAR) must
have a copy of the contract or comparable document before he performs the inspection.
Inspection is conducted promptly upon arrival of a shipment. Special inspection priority
is accorded all shipments of perishable foods. Subsections 218.7 and 218.8 specify
inspection of net weight items and shell egg destination inspection.
2-26. REPORTING ADDITIONAL INSPECTION COSTS, SUBSECTION 231.1
Additional inspection costs will be reported to the requesting Contract Quality
Assurance Function (CQAF) only if they exceed .00 for a single contract. The
inspection charges are determined and levied by the contracting officer.