The Board shall have the option to carryout various tests including type tests as per specification on the samples selected at random from the supplies effected, to ensure that the supplies conform in quality and workmanship to the relevant specification. The testing shall be done at independent laboratory at Board’s cost. Due notice shall be given to supplier for such sample selection and such testing thereof to enable him to be present for the same if so desired by him. If the supplier or his authorized representative fails to attend the sample selection and testing, the same shall be carried out unilaterally by the Board and the result thereof shall be binding upon the supplier. In case the sample selected from the supplies fails to withstand the required tests, then
I. for the first time failure of sample,
(a) supplier shall have to replace the full quantity of the respective inspected lot supplied to various Stores and lying unused at Stores.
(b) for the quantity already accepted against the order and used, deduction in price of 10% of the value of material supplied shall be made
II. in respect of further supplies made against the order, if failure of sample is noticed (i.e. second time failure against the order)
(a) the quantity lying unused at various Stores shall be rejected.
(b) for the quantity already accepted against the order and used, deduction in price of 10% of the value of material supplied shall be made,
(c) balance quantity against the order including the rejected quantity shall be cancelled without any liability on either side,
(d) the firm will be debarred from dealing with the Board upto a period of three years from the date of rejection.