We strive to make Orbital ATK's products and systems the most reliable and affordable in the industry and our suppliers are an essential link in our value chain. We rely on our suppliers to provide a range of products and services from highly engineered subsystems and assemblies to commodity metals and consumables. Our success is highly dependent upon the efforts and contributions of our suppliers. We expect our suppliers to deliver value to us and our customers by providing Orbital ATK with the highest quality products delivered on time and at the best value.
Becoming a Supplier
Orbital ATK partners with suppliers with proven capabilities and commitment to mutually agreed technical, quality, cost, schedule, and contractual requirements. Our Supply Chain Management Organization is chartered with finding suppliers where there is a mutual benefit for products and technologies. To become a supplier requires a sound value proposition, compliance with federal contracting requirements if applicable, a documented quality management system, and proven capabilities.
Doing Business with Orbital ATK
We believe strongly that critical processes and product characteristics must be controlled statistically so that we can produce repeatable products and systems that consistently meet or exceed requirements at reduced cost. We expect our suppliers to contribute to this commitment by practicing lean six sigma continual improvement philosophies that enable both Orbital ATK and our suppliers to continually improve our quality, schedule, and costs. It is not hard to understand why late deliveries or products that fail to meet Orbital ATK quality requirements result in higher costs; not only to Orbital ATK and our customers, but also our suppliers. Late deliveries result in extra expense to the supplier for rework product and expedited costs for both companies. Most importantly, late deliveries may result in lost revenues to our customers, and potential loss of business for Orbital ATK, and ultimately, our suppliers. The goal is simple: provide solutions to our customers which result in the lowest total lifecycle cost.
Ethics and Business Conduct
We are committed to conducting business in an ethical manner and we expect our suppliers to have the same level of commitment. Orbital ATK holds itself to the highest ethical standards and takes pride in a reputation of trust, integrity, and accountability among key stakeholders—employees, suppliers, agents, customers, and shareholders—and we use our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, to outline and reinforce our commitment to ethical behavior at every level. We require each and every employee to read, understand, and abide by our Code of Conduct. To this end, we develop partnerships only with suppliers that agree to adhere to the elements of of the Defense Industry Initiative’s (DII) Model Supplier Code of Conduct, which can be found on the DII’s site at http://www.dii.org/resources/dii-model-supplier-code-conduct.
In addition, Orbital ATK expects its supply chain to follow four overarching principles:
- business conduct at our suppliers that is consistent with Orbital ATK's values;
- the protection of the confidentiality of Orbital ATK's proprietary information;
- the advance notification of discontinuous supply from our suppliers and from their sub tier suppliers; and
- environmental awareness that surpasses US, state and local regulatory requirements.
Terms & Conditions
WWorking together, we can improve today's performance and gain a competitive advantage for tomorrow's business. It's a winning combination. One way that we can improve today's performance is through efficient exchange of information and tools, such as forms, procedures, quality assurance provisions, terms and conditions, and other Orbital ATK documentation.
Effective November 16, 2015, Orbital ATK has consolidated to a standard set of Procurement Terms and Conditions that apply for all purchase orders and RFQ’s.
Terms and Conditions of Purchase, TC-01, Fixed Price Procurement (December 2016)
Terms and Conditions of Purchase, TC-02, Work On Buyer’s Premises (Feb 2015)
Terms and Conditions of Purchase, TC-03 – Government Contract Flowdown Provisions – Fixed Price Procurement (February 2017)
Terms and Conditions of Purchase, TC-05 – Purchase Order International – Fixed Price Procurement (April 2016)
In addition to the Orbital ATK Procurement Standard Terms and Conditions linked to this page, please find the archived versions of legacy Orbital and ATK terms and additional business information by selecting one of the links below:
If you have any questions, please contact your Orbital ATK Supply Chain representative.
We expect our suppliers to build in quality through rigorous analytical, design and production processes. Suppliers' quality systems must stress defect prevention rather than defect detection. Historical data shows that the long-term cost for defect prevention is far lower than detection events that occur later in the value stream. Orbital ATK's products and systems have a reputation for being affordable and reliable, due in part to our rigorous efforts at continuous improvement. We expect suppliers to impose these same high standards to their products as well.
Orbital ATK has established a Supplier Performance Management Program (SPMP) methodology to manage our suppliers. Key elements of this program include:
- A methodology and nomenclature for supplier segmentation
- Alignment with Orbital ATK's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program
- A tiered approach to assessing suppliers based upon supplier segmentation and risk
- Continuous improvement and innovation with the strategic supply base
- A consistent message to suppliers regarding performance expectations and objectives
- A standardized Supplier Performance Rating System (SPRS) that will serve as the foundation to measure supplier performance using three key performance indicators (KPIs): on-time delivery, supplier quality, and supplier financial risk.
Orbital ATK embraces supplier diversity and maintains programs to seek diverse suppliers, as well as, nurture our relationships with those suppliers, while actively responding to the socioeconomic needs of our communities and customers. Orbital ATK actively pursues opportunities to assist diversity companies in becoming qualified so they have the ability to win business, and the potential of becoming a long-term supplier.
Orbital ATK is firmly committed to conducting our operations ethically and in compliance with all the laws and regulations that govern our business. From a supply chain management perspective, compliance to public laws, FAR, DFAR, NASA and other federal agency acquisition regulations is imperative for both our company and our supplies and includes all aspects of supply chain management including procurement, subcontracting, government property management, and material management and accounting. Successful compliance requires the implementation of a comprehensive management control system and adherence to established best practices.
Supplier Cyber Security Assessments
Orbital ATK has developed a Supplier Cyber Security Assessment process designed to provide a baseline of designated suppliers’ current cybersecurity posture and provide insight to suppliers’ commitment to protecting Orbital ATK’s and our customers’ sensitive information. The Cyber Security questionnaire is aligned with industry standards and results will be evaluated as part of a comprehensive supplier risk management process.
Documents to be provided to designated suppliers:
Orbital ATK Supplier Cyber Security Assessment – Instructional Material
Describes the assessment process, why it is needed, how the process should work, and who is responsible.
Orbital ATK Supplier Cyber Security Assessment Questionnaire Example
Questions the supplier needs to complete for Orbital ATK to properly assess security posture and compliance with DFARS clause (NIST 800-171).
Orbital ATK Summary Document of DFARS_FAR and NARA Rule Updates
Summary of Orbital ATK’s interpretation of these rules.
Navigating Unclassified Cyber Information Security Protections
Presentation by the Department of Defense on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services.
DFARS Clauses & (252.204.7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting)
NIST Small Business Information Security Fundamentals
Orbital ATK's Conflict Minerals Policy provides that Orbital ATK conducts its business activities in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and allocates adequate resources to ensure compliance to this SEC requirement. It is Orbital ATK's policy to perform reasonable due diligence in the sourcing of Conflict Minerals and we expect Orbital ATK's suppliers and subcontractors to exercise reasonable due diligence on the source and chain of custody of minerals used in the manufacturing of their products and to make their due diligence measures available to Orbital ATK upon request.
Consistent with this policy, Orbital ATK:
- Implemented and maintains a due diligence framework to identify and trace Conflict Minerals in Orbital ATK's supply chain;
- Uses an industry standardized reporting template for completion by applicable suppliers and subcontractors; and
- Maintains reviewable business records supporting the source of Conflict Minerals.
For more information on conflict minerals, please refer to the Orbital ATK SEC filings on this subject.
Legacy Business Information