MSFC - NASA MPR 5330.2 REV F
NASA ENGINEERING AND QUALITY AUDIT (NEQA)
|Publication Date:||31 March 2015|
a. The purpose of this Marshall Procedural Requirements (MPR) is to establish procedures and specific responsibilities for planning and conducting a NASA Engineering and Quality Audit (NEQA) at contractor facilities and to ensure consistent evaluations of contractor compliance with NASA contractual safety and mission assurance and engineering requirements according to NPR 8735.2, 1.2.5 d.
b. NEQAs are structured and completed as defined in this MPR. This MPR establishes requirements and provides the methodology for selection, planning, scheduling, preparation, performance, reporting, and closeout of NEQAs conducted of prime contractors, subcontractors, and vendors when contractually required. A NEQA Flow Diagram and a NEQA Sequential Checklist for audit conduct are included as Appendices E and G.
c. This MPR provides requirements for the implementation of NEQA at facilities and locations involved in manufacture, assembly, testing, and processing of hardware. This audit provides indicators of generic system anomalies that cause or contribute to the inability of the product to satisfy specified requirements as well as specific problems in documentation or performance of required manufacturing and assembly operations.
a. This MPR applies to Center personnel, programs, projects, and activities, including contractors and resident agencies to the extent specified in their respective contracts or agreements. ("Contractors," for purposes of this paragraph, include contractors, grantees, Cooperative Agreement recipients, Space Act Agreement partners, or other agreement parties.) b. This MPR applies to the Michoud Assembly Facility.
c. This MPR applies the following: all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
e. This MPR applies the following: all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.
f. This MPR is applicable to all personnel who serve as chairperson, team members, or facilitator for NEQAs, which are subdivided into Phase I (contractor self-assessment) and Phase II (NASA review/assessment) and to NASA contractors, both internal and external that perform work involving NASA policies, procedures and requirements on hardware, software, materials, and process equipment and have NEQA as part of their contractual agreement.