Function or process that is performed by an external supplier on behalf of the organization.

Source: API SPEC Q1, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, Ninth Edition, June 2013 (Errata 2, March 2014). Global Standards



Make an arrangement where an external organization performs part of an organization’s function or process.

  • Note 1 to entry: An external organization is outside the scope of the management system, although the outsourced function or process is within the scope.

Source: ISO/IEC 27000:2014, Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Overview and vocabulary, Third Edition, January 2014. Global Standards

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