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					Issue No 1                                                              PAC-MLA-007
Version 2                                                                 Page 1 of 6




      PAC MULTILATERAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT
             PEER EVALUATION GUIDANCE ON
         COMPLETING PEER EVALUATION REPORTS




Issue No. 2
Prepared by: PAC Secretary                          Date: 1/12/2009
Endorsed by PAC Executive Committee                 Date: 7/12/2009
Endorsed by PAC Plenary                             Date: 6/5/2010
Issue Date:    6 May, 2010                          Application Date: Immediate

Name for Enquiries:
Belinda Mort,
PAC Secretary
PO Box 334,
Cowra NSW 2794
AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 2 6345 5828
email: pacsecr@email.com




PAC-MLA-007_1v2.doc   Date of Issue: 10 May, 2010              Date of Application: Immediate
Issue No 1                         PAC Peer Evaluation Guidance on                                  PAC-MLA-007
Version 2                         Completing Peer Evaluation Reports                                  Page 2 of 6


                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS
1     GENERAL ............................................................................................................... 3

2     REFERENCES ........................................................................................................ 3

3     REQUIREMENT OF DESCRIPTIVE MENTION ..................................................... 3

4.    LIST OF DESCRIPTIVE MENTION…………………………………………………….4




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1     GENERAL
1.1 This document provides the guideline for peer evaluation teams to prepare peer
    evaluation reports

2     REFERENCES
2.1 ISO/IEC 17011 – General Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting
    conformity assessment bodies

2.2 PAC-MLA-004 - PAC MLA Policies and Procedures

2.3 IAF/ILAC A5: 04/2009 Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004

2.4 IAF/ILAC A3: 05/2007 Key Performance Indicators A Tool for the Evaluation
    Process

3     REQUIREMENT OF DESCRIPTIVE MENTION
3.1 The list as follows specifies, the clauses in ISO/IEC 17011 requiring a descriptive
    (“positive”) mention in the report of a peer evaluation. The peer evaluation report
    shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements specified in this list and
    relevant clauses of PAC MLA Policies and Procedures.

3.2 The PAC MLA Management Committee, who has been charged with the review of
    peer evaluation reports, has attempted to establish an economical method of
    reporting, without compromising their understanding of the accreditation body
    under peer evaluation. The items identified in this list have been selected on the
    basis of importance to the understanding of how the accreditation body addresses
    the issues of impartiality, independence, competence and reliability.




PAC-MLA-007_1v2.doc      Date of Issue: 10 May, 2010               Date of Application: Immediate
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17011            Object                                  Descriptive Answer                                KPIs
Clause                                                   Issues to address when writing report             Clause(s)
4.1              Legal responsibility
4.2.5 a-f        Identification of top management                                                          6
4.2.7            Rules for appointment and terms                                                           1, 6, 8
                 of reference for committees
4.3.2            Structure to provide opportunity for                                                      6
                 effective involvement by interested
                 parties
4.3.4            Personnel and committee freedom                                                           3, 6
                 from undue commercial, financial
                 and other pressures
4.3.5            Competent and independent                                                                 1, 3, 6
                 decision making
4.3.6 a-b)       Provision of other services which                                                         6
                 affect impartiality
4.3.7            Activities of related bodies.                                                             6
                 Identification and analysis of
                 relationship with related bodies
4.5.2            Adequate financial resources                                                              6
5.7.             Procedures for Internal Audits                                                            9
5.8.             Procedure for Management                                                                  9
                 Review

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5.9              Procedures for Complaints                                                     6, 8, 9
6.1.             Sufficient and competent                                                      1, 3, 4, 6
                 personnel
6.2              Personnel involved in the                                                     1, 3, 4, 5, 10
                 accreditation process
6.3              Monitoring                                                                    3, 7, 8
7.2.3            Review of applicant information for                                           5
                 adequacy
7.3.1            Resource review                                                               2
7.4.1            Sub-contracting of assessments                                                2, 6, 8
                 & decision-making
7.4.2            Responsibilities retained when                                                2, 6
                 sub-contracting
7.5.2            Selection of the assessment team                                              1, 3, 5
7.5.3            Impartiality of the assessment                                                3, 4, 5, 6
                 team
7.5.6            Sampling for multi-programs                                                   5
7.6.1            Document Review                                                               5
7.7.2            On-site assessment                                                            5
7.7.3            Witnessing                                                                    5, 7, 8
7.8.3            Reporting procedures                                                          8

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7.8.5            Resolution of the nonconformities                                           5, 8
7.8.6            Information provided to the                                                 8, 10
                 decision maker(s)
7.9.1            Adequacy of information provided                                            8
7.9.3            Equivalence information from                                                5, 6, 8
                 other ABs
7.10             Appeals                                                                     9
7.11             Reassessments & Surveillance                                                8
8.2.4            Change to accreditation                                                     2
                 requirements




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