Vendor/Source Inspection



Inspection & Surveillance of manufacturing operations to ensure the material or equipment is manufactured, inspected, and tested in accordance with contract specifications and all operations are properly documented.

  • Monitor Vendor Quality Control
  • Witness Selected Processes, Operations, Inspection and Tests
  • Verify Accuracy, Completeness of documentation and records
  • Issue status reports, Non-compliance, and Release Notices.

The level of surveillance is established prior to manufacturing and depending on client requirements. Technical complexity, criticality of equipment, and the adequacy of the vendor’s quality system may involve either continuous or periodic attendance.

Vendor Assessment & Quality Audits


Independent assessments of a vendor’s  capability to fulfill a proposed contract of supply. The resulting report references key aspects of vendor performance including:

  • Financial Status
  • Credit Rating
  • Experience, Resources
  • Quality System
  • Workmanship

Detailed analysis of a vendor’s quality system in order to determine extent of compliance with recognized national and international quality standards such as:

American Petroleum Institute, API

  • American National Standard Institute, ANSI
  • International Standards Operations, ISO
  • Other International and Local Standards such as DNV, GOST and others

Monitoring Services


 In the event completed or stock material is to be used, QTC personnel can access the condition of the material and verify the extent of compliance with applicable contract, client and/or industry standards. If required, services such as testing or inspection activities are monitored on behalf of the client to ensure compliance with applicable requirements. QTC areas of expertise include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • NDT
  • Material Testing
  • Reconditioning
  • Modification
  • Specification Preparation



 Monitoring of contract progress against detailed engineering, procurement, and manufacturing schedules:

  • Establish Detailed Schedules
  • Report Progress at Periodic Intervals, Item by Item
  • Identify Potential Delays, Bottlenecks
  • Intercede with Vendor to maintain schedule
  • Advise & Implement Alternatives

Inspection Management


On behalf of clients without an extensive or ongoing Quality program, QTC provides dedicated Quality Assurance management and Coordination:

  • Planning, Coordination of Surveillance Activities
  • Preparation of Procedures, Instructions, Plans, Schedules
  • Purchase Order Review, Pre-Production meetings
  • Field Reports, Corrective Actions
  • Special Investigations
  • Document Control
  • Composite Status reports
  • NDT Equipment Evaluations
  • Manufacturing Process Evaluations
  • Analytics

Material Coordination


On behalf of clients without a designated Purchasing or Materials Management Group, QTC provides dedicated Material Specialists capable of purchasing and coordinating your materials from the initial planning and bid solicitation to final reconciliation of the project.

  • Maintain status and condition of material inventories.
  • Coordinate material logistics to support the schedule and activity of the Project.
  • Anticipate maintenance requirements and coordinate efforts to assure the material is ready for immediate use.
  • Identify material that is nearing the end of its useful life as defined by either the customer or industry standards and administer sale of such items.