This Standard contains the requirements for the quality assurance program applicable to the procurement phase of a nuclear power plant.
This Standard embodies the relevant quality assurance requirements of CSA Standard CAN3-N286.0 and is the governing Standard for procurement quality assurance activities. Note: Interpretation of this Standard by the Technical Committee will be in accordance with the intent expressed in CSA Standard CAN3-N286.0.
This Standard is addressed to the owner and is applicable to procurement activities carried out by both the owner and participants designated by the owner.
This Standard applies to the procurement of safety-related equipment, systems, and structures as identified by the owner. It may be applied to other equipment, systems, and structures at the discretion of the owner.
This Standard recognizes that the extent of the application of the quality assurance requirements to the particular equipment, system, structure, or activity can vary according to the degree of potential impact on the safety of the plant.