Qualified Suppliers List

NOTICE DLA Consumable Hardware has terminated the QSL Program for the following commodities, effective February 20, 2023:

  • Class 2 Threaded Fasteners
  • Class 3 Threaded Fasteners
  • Quick Release Pins
  • Rivets

The qualified companies spreadsheets for these commodities will be removed after completion of any remaining QSL contracts. Any questions about program closure can be sent to AviationQSL@dla.mil.

Qualified Suppliers List for Manufacturers (QSLM) | Qualified Suppliers List for Distributors (QSLD)

This qualification program encompasses the best industry practices and incorporates these elements into the DLA Troop Support Construction & Equipment supply chains' acquisition process. Through the program, we pre-qualify manufacturers and/or distributors to supply certain items based on an assessment of the provider's applied process controls. Applicants must demonstrate that the controls which they have in-place and in-use on a daily basis comply with the established QSL criteria, providing maximum assurance that the products procured conform to specification and contractual requirements. The table below links to the criteria, provisions, and application forms for the QSL commodities. (Note that the same forms are used for initial qualification, 3-year renewal, revision and re-qualification following removal or disapproval.)

Criteria and provisions for the QSLM/QSLD commodities and application forms

No QSLM for Bulk Metals. Mills and service shops apply as QSL

Working with QSLM/QLSD

Why are we using QSLM/QSLD?

DLA Troop Support's Construction & Equipment supply chains have implemented QSLM/QSLD in select commodity areas to maintain our competitiveness. Benefits of the program include improved product quality, reduced lead times and overall life cycle costs, with increased customer satisfaction. The program is also highly compatible with Direct Vendor Delivery and Electronic Commerce / Electronic Data Interchange techniques.

How can I participate in the program?

In order to become qualified, you must first print out an application form (links above) and a copy of either the QSLM or QSLD Criteria and Provisions for the specific commodity area of interest; links to each Criteria are at the top of this Home Page. Thoroughly read the Criteria and make sure that your quality manual contains sufficient detail such that we can determine conformance with each Criteria element. Questions may be addressed to any individual on the QSL Team, and may be emailed using the Team email address at the bottom of this page. Applications are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You must have a PDF reader and/or the browser plug-in to access the documents.

Submit the completed application, along with a copy of your quality manual, procedures, and an organizational chart with names to the appropriate DLA QSL team at the address listed below. We will evaluate your compliance with established criteria and determine whether a site-survey is necessary. Overall qualification cycle typically requires about 8 to 12 weeks to complete (assuming company is reasonably compliant); you are notified of the results. Be aware that if your manual is ISO 9000 approved, we will typically require many of the separate procedure attachments in order to complete our evaluation. You must also renew every three years; renewal is not automatic following a successful audit.

*You must have a CAGE code to participate

If you do not have a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, you may apply directly to www.sam.gov  (System for Awards Management) or call the DLIS Help Desk at 888-227-2423.

Instructions for the commodity interest/activity list (page 3) of the QSL application forms

Each QSL commodity has its own application form and the requirements for filling out the commodity interest/activity page are slightly different for each one.

  1. Rope & Cordage is broken down into four categories, rope, cord, twine, and tape. You must list the specifications that are part of your regular product line, as well as the material, construction, and sizes available. Percentages are not required.

Note also that specifications, standards, and drawings may be:

Federal (FED), Military (MIL/MS), OEM/Proprietary, such as GE, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, etc.; other Government, such as TACOM, AMCOM, Air Force-Navy Aeronautical Standard (AN); Commercial Item Description (CID), and other Government/Industry consensus standards, such as National Aerospace (NAS), American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), etc. For more information about spec's and standards, visit the DoD's Defense Standardization Program website.

QSL team contact information:

For application status or additional information, contact the Troop Support C&E QSL Team at  ceqsl@dla.mil

Notice: Navmar Applied Sciences and COIL and their agents are authorized to conduct audits for DLA Troop Support's QSLM/QSLD program. Audits may include random sampling. See letter for details.