TNI Offers a Version of the DOD/DOE Quality Systems Manual combined with the TNI Standard

The Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) Operations Team developed this manual called the DoD/DOE Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories. The QSM provides baseline requirements for the establishment and management of quality systems for laboratories performing analytical testing services for the DoD and the DOE.

This manual is based on Volume 1 of The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standards (September 2009), which incorporates ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E), General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Conformance to the requirements contained in this manual is mandatory for any laboratory that is 1) seeking or maintaining accreditation in accordance with the DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) or 2) seeking or maintaining qualification in accordance with the DOECAP and DOE related contract awards. Laboratories that comply with the requirements of this manual must also comply with the TNI standards (September 2009) and ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E) unless specific provisions in those standards are superseded by this document.

This version of the manual includes language from the TNI and ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E) standards. DoD/DOE specific language is presented as text boxes and appendices in the order in which topics are addressed in the TNI Standard.

To obtain this version of the manual including TNI and ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E) language, visit our TNI Standards page.  If you are a TNI Member, please visit the members-only page to receive a discount for each standard purchased.