Volume 8 · Issue 9 · September 2003
The ISO 9000:2000 PSI IDEAS Q&A—Outsourcing-Purchasing
The IDEAS Q&A is aimed at providing a variety of perspectives on
requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and the challenges they present to users.
Question 15 is: What is the relationship between control of “outsourcing”
as required in Clause 4.1 and what is required in terms of purchasing
as defined in Clause 7.4? If an organization uses ISO 9001:2000 registration
as the criteria to evaluate a supplier of outsourced processes, would
the supplier’s registration be considered sufficient control? If
not, what additional activities will be required to satisfy the requirements
of Clause 4.1 regarding outsourcing?