NATO MUTUAL GOVERNMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE (GQA)
|Publication Date:||20 August 2015|
INTENT AND SCOPE
The intent of this publication is to standardise and harmonise
the process by which the participating Nations request and provide
GQA to each other. The Mutual GQA process described herein is
implemented by authority of NATO Standardisation Agreement 4107
that has been ratified by each of the participating NATO Nations.
The ratification status including Nations' reservations can be
viewed, by authorised users, at the NATO Standardisation Agency
The Mutual GQA process described in this document is initiated after a contract and/or a derived subcontract is issued and a risk assessment determines that GQA is necessary.
Acceptance of product and/or any kind of product certification (e.g. airworthiness or seaworthiness) are not activities and responsibilities of the GQAR, therefore, are not part of the Mutual GQA process, but compulsory/legal requirements under exclusive responsibility of the Acquirer and the Supplier.
GQA is not intended to replace or replicate Supplier activities, including inspection and QMS auditing. GQA is intended only to provide confidence that the Supplier activities related to quality are performed effectively, giving confidence to the Acquirer that contractual requirements relating to quality will or have been met.