4-4 Acceptance

Acceptance means the receipt and retention of products delivered or services rendered by a supplier following inspection to ensure conformance with contract specifications. Acceptance may take place before delivery, at delivery, or after delivery, depending on the contract’s provisions.

Acceptance constitutes acknowledgement that products or services conform to quality, quantity, and packing requirements set forth in the contract. Acceptance may be used for the start of the warranty period. After acceptance, the product or service can then be used by the Postal Service for its intended purpose.

After inspection, three possibilities exist for the received goods or services: