The Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) is the document government personnel use to assess contractor performance. Using the Requirements Roadmap ensures that each performance objective is linked to a method of inspection incorporated in the QASP. The QASP identifies what is going to be inspected, the inspection process, and who will do the inspecting. The results of those inspections will then be used to document contractor performance. The QASP should be a “living” document and reviewed as performance warrants. It is also important to realize that the contractor, not the government, is responsible for ensuring performance meets the terms of the contract. Also, the method and degree of performance assessment may change over time depending on the level of confidence in the contractor.
A QASP should contain the following elements:
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Performance Requirements and Assessments
- Performance Reporting
Once you are ready to prepare your own QASP, you can download the template that is provided below to use as a guide.