This Standard contains requirements for the quality assurance program applicable to procurement for a nuclear power plant and is the governing Standard for procurement quality assurance activities.
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 items and services during all constituent phases of the power plant's life, from design through decommissioning. It may be applied to other items or services at the discretion of the owner.
All of the requirements in this Standard apply; however, the extent of application may vary according to the degree of potential impact on the safety of the plant.