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Supplier Quality

On the WTP Project, quality is a common topic. We need to produce a high-quality Vit Plant. But what does high-quality really mean on a unique project like this?

One major component of our quality deals with requirements. Requirements come from multiple sources including our contract with the Department of Energy (DOE), our authorization basis documents, codes and standards.

For each product, the correct requirements must first be identified and then the design must meet them. Those requirements must then be communicated to all our suppliers and their sub-suppliers, and included in procurement documents for each product we need.

The resulting products will be verified by a WTP Supplier Quality representative upon receipt, stored, maintained, installed and eventually, started-up properly.

The project records must show that the correct requirements were used to design, procure, construct and commission each component of our plant. Records must show that procedures were followed in all phases of the plant’s development. Our records will play a major role in receiving approval to start commissioning. If the paperwork is not right, the plant will not be allowed to run, regardless of how well it is built.

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Supplier Quality Point of Contact: Jeff Trammell
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Implementing NQA-1 programs

The below guide is a reference tool to aid the supplier in implementing their NQA-1 programs. It's intended to be used by primary chain functions, to include supplier's general management, contract administration, engineering, procurement, production, and quality assurance. This guide provides current information and significant Project lessons learned through interaction with the Project supply chain, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) and good practice examples on the subject of nuclear quality assurance.

24590-WTP-GPG-AS-0023, Effective Supplier Nuclear QA Practices

Procurement Suspect/Counterfeit Item Programs

Bechtel is committed to effective controls for the prevention, detection, and disposition of Suspect/Counterfeit Items (S/CI) to mitigate any potential safety threat in the operating complex.

The underlying principle in procurement is that suppliers demonstrate they are capable of delivering items conforming to specified requirements.

Suppliers are required to assure that suspect or counterfeit materials are not provided as part of the Material or Product for delivery under any agreement pertaining to the WTP Project.

Bechtel will inspect material for attributes common to S/CI by personnel who are trained to recognize S/CI. All S/CI discovered are the Supplier's responsibility and must be replaced with items free from any suspect or counterfeit condition.

Please familiarize yourself with the information found on the Suspect/Counterfeit Items webpage.

SCI Point of Contact: Mary Belkle
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The bulletins below are notifications from WTP to the supply chain to aide them in their quality related programs.

Bulletin # Issue Date Title


June 15, 2011

Supplier/Subcontract Nuclear QA Program Effectiveness


August 4, 2011

The WTP Supplier Corrective Action Report (SCAR) Process