Avoiding counterfeit, fraudulent, suspect items in the supply chain

25 November 2015

In the procurement of safety critical engineering equipment and materials the risk of being supplied with counterfeit, or otherwise incorrect, defective, or sub-standard items, components and/or documentation can arise from a great variety of potential sources. Good procurement practices will guard against many of the risks.

Further to the seminar EEMUA held on 19 November 2015, which looked at risk-based procurement, highlighting the risks and discussing the methods of quality assurance of safety critical engineering equipment and materials, we have made publicly available for free download a suggested checklist for procurement practices. The intent is to help in avoiding counterfeit, fraudulent, suspect items (CFSI) in the supply chain.

The checklist is taken from EEMUA 224: "A guide to risk based procurement".