Draft DOE-HDBK-1230-YR, Commercial Grade Dedication Application Handbook

Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) efforts have become more important for the Department of Energy as it has become difficult to find competitive suppliers for safety systems and components that are qualified to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NQA-1 (NQA-1), Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications. The NQA-1 CGD process provides an alternative to using NQA-1 qualified vendors by allowing users to purchase commercial-grade systems and components and upgrade them to NQA-1 quality. The purpose of the proposed Handbook is to provide various examples of packages which meet NQA-1 CGD provisions. The example CGD packages should assist users in providing complete packages which meet NQA-1 provisions.