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No later than _____ days after the effective date of the Contract, the Contractor must submit for acceptance by the Department of National Defence (DND) a Quality Plan prepared according to the latest issue (at contract date) of ISO 10005:2018 "Quality management systems - Guidelines for quality plans". The Quality Plan must describe how the Contractor will conform to the specified quality requirements of the Contract and specify how the required quality activities are to be carried out, including quality assurance of subcontractors. The Contractor must include a traceability matrix from the elements of the specified quality requirements to the corresponding paragraphs in the Quality Plan.
The documents referenced in the Quality Plan must be made available when requested by Public Works and Government Services Canada or DND.
If the Quality Plan was submitted as part of the bidding process, the Contractor must review and, where appropriate, revise the submitted plan to reflect any changes in requirements or planning which may have occurred as a result of pre-contract negotiations.
Upon acceptance of the Quality Plan by DND, the Contractor must implement the Quality Plan. The Contractor must make appropriate amendments to the Quality Plan throughout the term of the contract to reflect current and planned quality activities. Amendments to the Quality Plan must be acceptable to DND.
If the Contract includes the option for software design, development or maintenance of software, the Contractor must interpret the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 "Quality management systems - Requirements", according to the guidelines of the latest issue (at contract date) of ISO/IEC 90003:2018 "Software engineering - Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015 to computer software".