Conformity assessment of products acquired for the purposes of state defence and security is an element of the quality assurance system implemented in the MOD. It is an activity aimed at direct or indirect identification, whether a product subjected to conformity assessment meets the requirements specified by the MOD.
The participants of conformity assessment process of products for the purposes of state defence and security are: suppliers, manufacturers, as well as research and certifying units, awarded defence and security accreditations (the approval of competence and qualification by the MOD to perform activities in terms of products conformity assessment, in accordance with the ’Act on the system of conformity assessment of products for the purposes of state defence and security’.
Meeting the requirements specified in the above-mentioned Act by organizational units, is assessed, on the MOD’s behalf, by the Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification.
An accreditation process begins at the research or certifying bodies’ request, filed with the Director of the Military Centre.
After the assessment, the following documents of accreditation process are issued:
The accreditation is given for the period of three years and the supervision assessment of accredited units is conducted by the Military Centre minimum once a year.
Up to now, the organizational units of following institutes have been awarded the defence and security accreditation by the Minister of National Defence: