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This 2-hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of contract review that are necessary to meet customer expectations and successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025:2017.        

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or NIST Handbook 143 (2019), you will be able to:

  • LIST 3 activities that make up an effective Contract Review process;
  • DEFINE the purpose of a request, tender, and contract as it applies in the metrology laboratory management system;
  • IDENTIFY 2 qualities for which requests, tenders, and contracts are reviewed;
  • EXAMINE potential areas where the contract review process can break down; and
  • EXPLAIN the benefits of a robust contract review process.

Materials & Supplies:

None.

Prerequisite(s):

There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Pre-Work:

  1. Read ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Section 7.1, Review of Requests, Tenders, and Contracts.  
  2. Write a short paragraph describing one challenge or difficulty you (or your laboratory) faces with the Contract Review process.  
  3. Record and submit the amount of time (in minutes) it takes you to complete the pre-work assignment to instructor when you email the assignment.

Pre-Work Deadline:

Submit the pre-work to the instructor by COB on February 25, 2021.

Post-Work:

None.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance, and participation in the session activities and discussions.

Audience:

Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the quality management system in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation.  This webinar is useful for administrative or management staff who help define the lab procedures or those that schedule calibration work for laboratory customers.  Administrative or management staff who are involved in reviewing work items as they are accepted in the laboratory, or determining if the work is on your laboratory scope, or associated activities in expanding your scope, if appropriate, will find the contract review webinar very helpful.  This course is available for non-weights and measures participants.

Cost:

The current registration fee for webinars is $289.  The payment  deadline is COB Monday, March 1, 2021, and confirmed participants will receive payment instructions.  Registration fees for State weights and measures metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

Instructor(s):

Isabel Chavez, Lisa Corn (TX)
Phone: (301) 975-2128
Email: isabel.chavez@nist.gov

Technology Requirement(s):

The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).
 
1. Operating System (browser) configurations:

  • Windows
    • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
    • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
  • Mac OS
    • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
    • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
    • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and  Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)
  • Linux
    • Ubuntu 16.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • No application support is available for Linux. Users on Linux can attend meetings in a browser.
    • Google Chrome, Adobe Flash Player 23.0

2. Mobile

  • The Adobe Connect app for iOS and Android requires Adobe Connect Server version 8.2 or later
  • Some features may not be enabled in all Adobe Connect meetings if one is using an Adobe Connect Server older than version 9.4.2 (required for Custom pods)
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

3. Media players

  • In order to access the event, you must have, at a minimum, Adobe® Flash® Player 13 or higher installed on your computer. Please visit http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to download the Flash Player.

4. Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

* Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat and Adobe Connect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

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Created November 17, 2020, Updated February 11, 2021