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TBITS 20: Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Production and Installation - Implementation Criteria
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1. Reference

1.1 Name

  • Quality systems – Model for quality assurance in production and installation.

1.2 Identifier

  • TBITS-20

1.3 Category

  • Guideline

1.4 Effective date

  • December 1991

1.5 Approving authority

  • Treasury Board of Canada

1.6 Maintenance agency

  • Information Technology Management
  • Treasury Board Secretariat

1.7 Cross index

  • ISO 9002 – Quality Systems – Model for Quality Assurance in Production and Installation

1.8 Reference

  • TBITS-18 – Quality management and quality assurance standards – Guidelines for selection and use

2. Purpose

This Treasury Board Information Technology Standard (TBITS-20) supports the Treasury Board Management of Information Technology policy requirement that quality management practices including system controls which promote innovative and efficient acquisition, deployment and administration of information technology resources be adopted.

This standard is based on the ISO 9002 standard and is one in the series of three international standards ISO 9001, 9002, 9003 dealing with quality systems and can be used for external quality assurance purposes. The quality assurance models set out in the above three international standards, represent three distinct forms of "functional or organizational capability" suitable for two party contractual purposes.

The purpose of this standard is to provide for quality system requirements aimed at preventing and detecting any non-conformity during production and installation and implementing the means to prevent its recurrence.

3. Application

This standard supports the international standard ISO 9000 – Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standards – Guidelines for their Selection and Use.

It specifies quality systems requirements for two party contractual arrangements and is applicable where:

  1. the specified requirements for product are stated in terms of established design or specification; and
  2. confidence in product conformance can be attained by adequate demonstration of certain suppliers capabilities in production and installation.

4. Specifications

This standard is based on the international standard ISO 9002. No changes have been made to the international standard.

5. Qualifications

This standard provides guidelines for the selection and use of a series of pertinent quality assurance related standards.

The quality system requirements specified in this standard are complimentary (not alternative) to the technical (product/service) specified requirements.

In certain circumstances, departments and agencies may wish to make exceptions to the use of this standard. This may be done when it can be clearly demonstrated that there are appreciable performance or cost advantages to be gained, when the overall interests of the Government of Canada are best served, or when the department or agency is a party to an international treaty or obligation (e.g. NATO).

6. Implementation

The effective date of this standard is December 1991.

7. Government Software Quality Assurance Standards Working Group

F. Tayabali TBS (Chairperson)
B. Abela SEC
A. Borde CIDA
R. Donelly TC
J. Doyle SSC
J. Harder Lab
L. Hunter AGR
P. Lamoureux DND
K. Lavalley DND
D. Ledoux NA
S. Parisien NA
R. Quirt PWC
H. Savoie DND
S. Valentine NLC
A.E. Winsor VAC

8. Where to Obtain Copies

Copies of the technical specifications may be obtained as follows:

ISO 9002
Quality Systems – Model for Quality Assurance in Production and Installation

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