Program Operational Procedures
A. Program Objective
An applying firm must define in detail the objective of a request and submit a written application with a processing fee.
B. Program Scope
§ Identify the standards, if any, which are included;
C. Estimate of Program Costs and Completion Dates
The Institute will develop an estimate of program costs and the timeframe necessary to complete a program. A program's cost estimate will include:
The participating firm(s) will be apprised of program cost estimates and approve same.
D. Program Approach and Authorization
All proposed programs, or significant revision to a program which exceed authorized dollars or involve a significant schedule delay, will be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors or their authorized representative.
E. Program Execution
Each program will be executed as follows:
F. Program Completion
The outside contractor and independent laboratory will be required to identify a specific date for completion of the Program when the contract is executed. The contractor or laboratory must be appraised that failure to meet the date could result in cancellation of the agreement, removal from the Institute resource list and/or forfeiture of payment of fees due, should the Program's delay be due to contractor's or laboratory's failure to perform.
G. Operational Procedures
The attached flow chart represents the operational procedures which will be followed during the verification program.
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