ISO 9001 Design Specification to be developed

ISO 9001 Design Specification to be developed

The ISO/TC 176/SC2 Strategic Planning and Operations Task Group directs TG5 to develop a Design Specification for a future revision of ISO 9001

The ISO/TC 176/SC2 Strategic Planning and Operations Task Group (SPOTG) met on 22nd April 2022 to review the report from ISO/TC 176/SC2/TG 5 evaluating the evidence it had analyzed for a possible early revision of ISO 9001, as requested in the ballot of SC2 members via SC2/N1555 .

The TG5 report (see document SC2/N 1585) indicated that there was no single major driver for an early revision; however, the volume of elements, when taken together, suggests the need for one.

The SPOTG considered that there was a need for all the differing elements to be presented in a more structured form, before it would agree to consult and ballot SC2 members on the need for an early revision to ISO 9001. Consequently, the SPOTG has invited TG5 to develop a “Design Specification” for a future revision of ISO 9001, to bring all these elements together.

(Please note that the ISO/IEC Directives do not address the development of a Design Specification, but that TC 176 has adopted this as good practice, in advance of the development or revision of a standard. It also does not imply that a revision of ISO 9001 will automatically happen at this stage.)

It is expected that the development of a draft Design Specification will take approximately 6 months.

The draft Design Specification would then be circulated to SC2 members for review and comment.

TG5 will then analyze any comments received and prepare a revised Design Specification.
The revised Design Specification will then be subject to a ballot by SC2’s members.

Once an approved Design Specification has been achieved, SC2’s members will then be consulted on the need to initiate an early revision of ISO 9001.

Members who wish to participate in the development of the Design Specification should consider registering experts on the membership of ISO/TC 176/SC2/TG5.