Nuclear Safety: S/CI and DI Regulation

Bechtel is committed to effective controls for the prevention, detection, and disposition of Suspect/Counterfeit Items (S/CI) and Defective Items (DI) to mitigate any potential safety threat in the operating complex.

The underlying principle in procurement is that suppliers demonstrate they are capable of delivering items conforming to specified requirements. Suppliers are required to ensure that S/CI and DI are not provided as part of the material or product for delivery under all agreements pertaining to the Vit Plant. It is the supplier's responsibility to provide items free from any suspect/counterfeit or defective conditions.

Review the General Conditions section of a Vit Plant subcontract/purchase order to understand what is required upon discovery of a potential S/CI.  If an item exhibits indications of being counterfeit, the vendor should segregate the item using its own Non-Conformance program and notify the Vit Plant Subcontract Administrator or Buyer of the concern.  The Vit Plant S/CI Coordinator will evaluate the item in question and respond back to the vendor through the Vit Plant Subcontract Administrator or Buyer.

Vit Plant S/CI and DI Listing

The Vit Plant Quality Assurance program maintains an informational listing of S/CI and DI considered applicable to the Vit Plant.

Note: The S/CI and DI listing is password protected. Documents downloaded from the password-protected areas of this website are only available to Vit Plant contractors. These documents are not permitted to be made available to the general public. All parties with access to the password-protected areas of this website are to exercise due diligence to maintain control of information. To obtain a username and password to access the S/CI and DI listing, send an email to containing the following information:

Vit Plant Direct Vendor:

  • Company Name
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Current Purchase Order Number with the Vit Plant
  • Vit Plant Point of Contact (Buyer)

To request a username and password for your lower tier vendors, please provide the following information:

  • Lower-Tier Company Name
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Vit Plant Purchase Order Number lower tier vendor is working on

Note: All lower tier vendors will be sent a separate email stating their username and password, which will expire after 90 days unless a different expiration date is specified by the Vit Plant Direct Vendor.

Additional Information Regarding S/CI and DI

Contact for S/CI Program - Dan Hart, Vit Plant S/CI Coordinator

Go to the Hanford Nuclear Safety Rules.

Learn more about our industrial safety program.