Government Contracting Capabilities

  • AS9100 D and ISO 9001:2015 Certificate No: 1118163, expires 11Mar2027
  • SBA Certification: Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • NIST 800-171 assessment completed and score entered in SPRS
    • GCC High system in place for handling sensitive documents
  • SpEC, SOSSEC, SCEC, and NSTIC Membership for OTAs
  • Registered in sam.gov, PIEE, SPRS, WAWF
    • Cage Code: 8GZV8, UEI: MMEBEM6B7E49
  • NAICS Codes: 541611, 541330, 541690, 541715, 611430
  • OASIS registration completed
  • DD2345 certification
  • DCAA-compliant rate workup completed with the Boulder SBDC consultants
  • DCAA-compliant chart of accounts in QBO – set up by GovCon

 

 

Seeking OTA Teaming Opportunities!

OBE is pleased to have completed DD2345 certification and have SpEC, SOSSEC, SCEC, and NSTIC Membership. We are seeking teaming opportunities on OTA contracts!

 

 

Our AS9100 Certification

Our AS9100 extends and strengthens the Quality Management System we put in place for our ISO 9001 certification – with key updates in the control of service quality, suppliers, and purchasing, including special attention to the approval process for open source software used in our products. These improvements enable us to better serve Aerospace and Defense industry customers as well as ensuring quality services and products for all of our customers.

IAPMO SCB

Our AS9100D / ISO 9001:2015 audit was performed virtually by IAPMO SCB. The process really supported the needs of our small business. 

https://www.iapmoscb.org/

Manufacturer's Edge

OBE was referred to Manufacturer's Edge by the Apex Accelerator (formerly PTAC). Manufacturer's Edge has connected our company with key suppliers for our certification processes as well as helped us get discounted pricing.

https://manufacturersedge.com/

 

Core Business Solutions

Our Quality Management System is hosted in the Core Business Solutions software. This cloud based implementation meets our needs for Quality Management and Configuration Management in a way that easily supports our remote employees. The solution includes our processes, procedures, training plans, Supplier Qualification forms and Evaluations, Action Items, Risk Management, Corrective Action Reports (CARs) and Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs). 

https://www.thecoresolution.com/ 

Quality Policy

Orion’s Belt Engineering, Inc. is committed to fulfilling customer and other applicable requirements by continuously using innovative technology, providing our customers with excellent services, and meeting or exceeding our customer’s demands.  This will be accomplished through continually improving our services and internal processes and fulfilling our Quality Objectives as defined in our Quality System.

Our ISO 9001 Certification

Orion's Belt Engineering is ISO 9001 certified, reflecting our commitment to high quality and continuous improvement now and for years to come. To achieve this certification, we demonstrated the management and operational practices that ensure what we deliver to you adheres to the standards you expect. Our quality management system emphasizes service and support because your satisfaction is important to our business.

To us, ISO 9001 certification is much more than just checking a box. Certification represents our commitment to continuously improving our performance for our customers. 

AS9100 Supplier Terms and Conditions

AS9100 Supplier Terms and Conditions Agreement 
Orion's Belt Engineering, Inc.

As a supplier to Orion’s Belt Engineering, Inc. (OBE), it is understood when accepting our purchase orders, your organization agrees to meet the following AS9100 requirements in addition to OBE General Terms and Conditions of Purchase. These AS9100 requirements are applicable whenever OBE Purchase Orders have a link to these Ts & Cs on the company website.  The requirements, therefore, are to be considered as Terms and Conditions to all aerospace purchases. 

SUPPLIER ENSURES, WITH THE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PURCHASE ORDER, THAT PERSONS ARE AWARE OF THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO PRODUCT OR SERVICE CONFORMITY INCLUDING THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO PRODUCT SAFETY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICAL BEHAVIOR. 

The seller warrants that in the performance of this PO, seller shall comply with all applicable statutes, rules, regulations, and orders of the Government and any of the state or political subdivision thereof, and agrees to indemnify OBE against any loss, damage, cost, or liability by seller's violation of this warranty. Communication to OBE should be made to the Buyer of Record on the Purchase Order. If communication is handled in a non-written/electronic format, for example telcon, it should be provided in a written/electronic format as requested.

APPROVAL OF PRODUCT, PROCEDURES, PROCESSES, AND EQUIPMENT 

OBE reserves the right of final approval of Product and services; methods, processes, and equipment; the release of final product and or services. There are no special processes required by this Purchase Order.  Key, critical, and special characteristics are to be identified and controlled as noted on the Purchase Order or specification. 

QUALIFICATION OF PERSONNEL

All work must be performed by qualified and competent personnel.

RIGHT OF ACCESS 

Right of access by OBE, our customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records to include verification and validation on site, as defined on the Purchase Order and arranged with the supplier. 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

Supplier, including their sub-tier providers, must have implemented a Quality Management System (QMS). OBE reserves the right to review and approve the Quality Management System. 

Standard QMS Requirements Include: 

  • Customer Directed sources must operate in accordance with approved specifications and standards, as dictated and controlled by the customer in question.
  • The Supplier shall maintain the proper identification and revision status of specifications, drawings, process requirements, inspection/verification instructions and all other relevant technical data.

DESIGN, TEST, INSPECTION, VERIFICATION

OBE reserves the right to approve or specify any designs, tests, inspection plans, verifications, use of statistical techniques for product acceptance, and any applicable critical items, including key characteristics.

The Supplier is responsible for conformity of all products purchased from suppliers/processors, including from sources defined by the OBE or OBE’s Customer. Unless specifically authorized by OBE, the Supplier is not authorized to release purchased product for use until completion of all required verification activities. If approved by OBE, Sellers documented procedures must include provisions for identification and records to allow recall and replacement if it is subsequently found that the product does not meet requirements.

When OBE or its customer intends to perform verification at the supplier’s premises, OBE will first state the intended verification arrangements and the method of product release. This information will be communicated on the OBE RFQ, purchase order, or via another acceptable purchasing arrangement.

TEST DATA SPECIMENS 

OBE reserves the right to approve or specify any designs, tests, inspection plans, verifications, use of statistical techniques for product acceptance, and any applicable critical items including key characteristics. OBE reserves the right to designate requirements for test data sets for design approval, inspection/verification, investigation, or auditing (where applicable). Any statistical techniques used for inspection sampling must be pre-approved, such as sample inspection plans. 

TEST REPORTS

The supplier shall maintain on file and make available to OBE (upon request), OBE’s customers and/or regulatory authority, all quality data/records such as acceptance test reports, inspection records, control plans and other applicable quality control data for a minimum of 5 years (unless otherwise specified) from completion of purchase order that directly affects the quality of products/services ordered by OBE.

NON-CONFORMING PRODUCTS 

Supplier shall notify OBE of non-conforming product within 24 hours of discovery of such nonconformity, regardless of whether it be prior, during, or after receipt of the product. OBE does not grant disposition authority for non-conforming product. No known non-conforming product shall be shipped to us without our written authorization. Supplier shall obtain OBE’s approval for non-conforming product disposition. 

SERIOUS FAILURES, MALFUNCTIONS OR DEFECTS 

Supplier shall notify OBE of any serious failures, malfunctions or defects found in the product within 24 hours of discovery via written communication. 

CHANGES 

Supplier shall notify OBE of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, and changes of manufacturing facility locations within 24 hours. 

SUBCONTRCTORS 

OBE does not allow its suppliers to subcontract any product or process to a sub-tier supplier without prior written consent from OBE. If a subcontractor is required, notification must be provided to OBE in writing, stating the service to be provided and subcontractor(s) to be used. 

FLOW DOWN 

Flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements including all Purchase Order requirements and key characteristics to the supplier's vendors of any approved outsourced products or services is required. 

SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE MONITORING 

Performance of suppliers is monitored using specific metrics data that includes but is not limited to: 

  • Quality performance of parts and services and On-time delivery performance.
    • If OBE’s monthly supplier evaluation identifies a supplier with an on-time delivery rate less than 80%, a corrective action request can be issued for supplier response.
  • If delivery cannot be met, the appropriate OBE Buyer of Record must be notified in advance.

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS 

Corrective Actions flowed to the Supplier shall be completed and returned in a timely manner. Supplier is required to flow down corrective action requirements to sub-tier providers when it is determined the sub-tier provider is responsible for the non-conformity. 

INCOMING INSPECTION 

OBE performs an incoming inspection to ensure the purchased product meets purchasing requirements. These requirements may include: 

  • Installation and Testing of software products received
  • Verification of the certificate of conformity, or other certifications.
  • Products are inspected to ensure they meet requirements and the results are recorded when appropriate.

RECORD RETENTION 

All records must be retained by the Supplier for 5 years and disposal required after 5 years based on the requirements of customer. 

 FOREIGN OBJECT DEBRIS/DAMAGE (FOD) PREVENTION 

Not applicable. 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Supplier stipulates that the sale and supply of Goods do not infringe upon any United States or foreign patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets or any other form of Intellectual Property.

PREVENTION OF COUNTERFEIT PARTS 

If incorporating Open-Source software, the supplier is required to have a Counterfeit part program to eliminate the use of any unauthorized copy, imitation, substitute, or modified part (e.g., software component), which is knowingly misrepresented as a specified genuine part of an original or authorized manufacturer.   If Counterfeit parts are detected in product procured, you must notify OBE within 24 hours. If the supplier does not have a procedure for this, OBE will provide the one used by OBE as an example.

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