The Information Technology Asset Manager should complete the IT Vendor Survey Template, noting approval/disapproval of the vendor’s performance capability and quality assurance program. ITAM103-2 IT VENDOR SURVEY should be submitted to Quality Management and Information Technology Management for review. The IT Vendor Survey Template includes general information, production, quality control/assurance, and more.
For critical assets, or for asset purchases where the company wishes to rely on the quality assurance of the vendor to reduce receiving inspection or testing requirements, an on-site vendor inspection should be performed and approved. Quality Management will coordinate with the Information Technology Asset Manager to plan, arrange, and designate staff for vendor inspections. The Information Technology Asset Manager should list a number of qualified vendors and submit the list to Finance for its review.