If anyone can clarify a situation, it would be appreciated!
17025 clause 4.5.4 seems to imply all suppliers to the accredited lab should also be accredited... If there is a special application - say, "Torque Gage" , where there is a company with expertise and they send certs with NIST traceability, but are not ISO 17025 registered, can we use them for our customer if we disclose this fact to them?
What about this: If I send a gage to the manufacturer for repair, the manufacturer has to be on our approved suplier list, but many gage manufacturers do not seem to be ISO 17025 registered.... But they are obviously best qualified to repair their gage... Can I use them or not?