More ISO 9001:2000 Interpretations

ISO Technical Committee 176 maintains a web site for ISO 9001:2000 interpretations at <>. Earlier interpretations were included in our January 2004, September 2004, and January 2005 newsletters. Since those newsletters, the committee has added these ISO 9001:2000 interpretations:

ISO 9001:2000 Interpretation RFI – 049

Request: ISO 9001:2000 Clause 1.2
Does the standard require an organization that purchases a complete design, then manufactures a product to the design and sells it under its own brand name, to include “design” as one of the processes needed for the Quality Management System?

Interpretation: Yes.

ISO 9001:2000 Interpretation RFI – 044

Request: ISO 9001:2000 Clause 6.2.2
Does Clause 6.2.2.e require the organization to maintain records to demonstrate “the evaluation of the effectiveness of actions taken” to address competence needs, according to Clause 6.2.2.c?

Interpretation: No.

Rationale: It is up to the organization to decide what records should be maintained.

ISO 9001:2000 Interpretation RFI – 050

Request: ISO 9001:2000 Clause 7.2.1.a
Are the contractual delivery dates of a product to be always considered as being part of the “requirements specified by the customer”, mentioned in sub-clause 7.2.1 a)?

Interpretation: Yes.

ISO 9001:2000 Interpretation RFI – 042

Request: ISO 9001:2000 Clause 7.4
Do the requirements of Clause 7.4, Purchasing, also apply to products that are acquired without any payment being made?

Interpretation: Yes.