Quality Assurance System is based on:
Participants of the Quality Assurance System:
The aim of the Quality Assurance System is to enhance the assurance that the product, which has been ordered for the Polish Armed Forces, meets the requirements defined in the contract. The above-mentioned system participants, in their areas of responsibilities, provide actions based on risk analysis under the applicable legal acts.
Terms & definitions
National Quality Assurance Authority (NQAA)
Organization of NATO member nation responsible for quality supervision process, which performs GQA supervision process in accordance with STANAG 4107 provisions. The Military Centre for Standardization, Quality and Codification (The Military Centre) is National Quality Assurance Authority in Polish Ministry of National Defence (MOD).
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Agreement of the nations signed at the ministerial level encompassing declaration and proceedings of mutual GQA supervision process realization.
Government Quality Assurance (GQA)
Government Quality Assurance is the process by which the National Quality Assurance Authority collects objective evidence and establish confidence for the Acquirer that the contractual requirements relating to quality are satisfied by the Contractor. GQA is the basic quality supervision process of defence products, performed by the nations, which have ratified and implemented STANAG 4107.
Government Quality Assurance Representative (GQAR)
Representative (military or civilian) employed by Supervision Body (RPW) / other Ministry of National Defence organization authorized by the Acquirer or the Military Centre to perform quality supervision process including GQA supervision process and military acceptance.
Allied Quality Assurance Publication – AQAP
Supervision Body (RPW)
The Supervision Body (RPW) is the executive element of Polish Ministry of National Defence, which performs quality supervision process including GQA supervision process and military acceptance.
The activities encompassing assessment, monitoring, verification, validation of Contractor’s quality management system (QMS), processes and the product. Quality supervision includes GQA supervision process performed in relation to foreign contracts and military acceptance performed in relation to domestic contracts.
Memorandums of Understanding
Up to now Poland has signed up following MoU: