c. If a defect/failure is caused by or falls within any of
e. Correction. The repair of defective supplies with
the following categories, it is not considered warrantable
the Government having the option to correct the defect or
and a claim should not be initiated:
direct the contractor to make the correction.
f. Defect. Any condition or characteristic in the
(1) Misuse or negligence
supplies that is not in compliance with the requirements of
the contract or that does not otherwise function as
g. Failure. A part, component, or end item that fails
(3) Improper operation
to perform its intended use.
h. Owning Unit. The Army unit authorized to
(4) Improper storage
operate, maintain and use the equipment.
i. Reimbursement. A written provision in this
(5) Improper transport
warranty in which the Using/Support Unit may make the
necessary repairs, with or without prior approval from the
(6) Improper or insufficient maintenance service
contractor, and the Government will be reimbursed for the
repair parts and labor costs.
j. Repair. A maintenance action required to restore
(7) Improper alterations or repairs
an item to serviceable condition without affecting the
(8) Defect/failure discovered or occurring after
k. Supplies. The end item and all parts and
warranty expiration date
accessories furnished by the contractor.
l. Supporting Repair Facility. The repair activity
(9) Fair wear and tear items such as drive belts,
brake shoes, and etc).
authorized to accomplish warrantable repairs at the
appropriate level of maintenance identified in the
4. Contractor Responsibilities.
Maintenance Allocation Chart.
m. WARCO. Serves as the intermediary between
a. When the WARCO has directed the contractor to
the troops owning the equipment and the local dealer,
correct the supplies, the contractor will furnish all material
contractor or manufacturer. All warranty claim actions will
required to correct the defective supplies. Repairs and
be processed through the WARCO.
n. Warranty. A written agreement between a
parts shall be initiated/provided within ten (10) working
days after receipt of written claim notification except as
contractor and the Government which outlines the rights
the parties may otherwise agree in writing. Furthermore,
and obligations of both parties for defective supplies.
o. Warranty Claim. Action started by the equipment
the contractor will provide a copy of the work order to
owning unit and identify upon completion of repair specific
user for authorized warranty repair or reimbursement.
Warranty Expiration Date.
The date the
defect(s), corrective actions, all parts required, labor
hours, and serial number of end item.
warranty is no longer valid. This date will be 24 months
b. When the contractor receives written notification
from the Government acceptance date or 200,000 tons of
requiring contractor repair, they will have the option:
mixed asphalt produced.
q. Warranty Period. Time during which the warranty
(1) to correct the supplies in the field, or
is in effect. Normally measured as the maximum number
of years, months, days, miles, or hours used.
r. Warranty Start Date. The date the warranty is put
(2) return the vehicle or parts to the contractors
designated facility for correction.
into effect (Government Acceptance).
When the contractor corrects the supplies all labor
involved shall be borne by the contractor. Additionally,
a. This bulletin applies to the Asphalt Mixing Plant,
the contractor shall arrange and bear all transportation
costs of the supplies to its facility and return to user.
c. The contractor, within five (5) working days of
item is manufactured by WRT Equipment Ltd, Saskatoon,
receiving such notice, shall notify the warranty claimant
Saskatchewan, Canada, under contract # DAAE07-92-C-
by telephone as to the method of correction, date(s) work
1191. Inquiries to WRT Equipment Ltd can be made by
is to be performed and by whom. The notification shall
b. The contractor warrants the supplies are free from
include the name and location of the repair facility, if a
contractor/dealer facility will be used, and shall indicate
defects in design, material, and workmanship for a period
date(s) on which the repair work will be done and identify
of 24 months or 200,000 tons of asphalt, whichever
the dealer or individual(s) who will perform the work.
comes first from the warranty start date. Any replacement
parts and supplies are also subject to the same extent as
supplies originally delivered.