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Can outsourced processes be excluded from QMS scope?

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Randy

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This prompted me to turn to The Auditing Practices Group publications on the TC-176 website, as I remembered under ISO 9001:2008 there were definite guidelines about excluding outsourced processes. Much to my surprise, the current set of publications do not mention anything about outsourcing and non-applicability.
Small wonder as most likely not a single one of them has hands on real life experience in government contracting and meeting the needs of a US Government services contract to the DoD and its branches.
 

Sidney Vianna

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GOCO = Government Owned Contractor Operated. One previous job I had was with a logistics contract valued at $240Million for performing maintenance and logistics support at a major military installation. As a contractor we had absolutely no say or control over material used, subcontract work, replacement parts acquisition, tooling or anything else that would or could be considered "outsourced".
All of that seems to fall under 8.5.3 Customer owned property; not really outsourcing.
 

Big Jim

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Keep in mind that the concept of non-applicability or exclusion depends on if it can be justified. It would be a rare event that you could exclude something that you outsource.
 
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