Vendor Inspection and
Quality Control, Vendor inspection and expediting are an integral part of a
Project’s purchasing activities. VELOSI offer a complete range of services that
comprise Engineering Inspection of mechanical and electrical equipment at the
vendor’s works, complete quality control of plate and tubular steel mills,
Pre-shipment Inspection for letter of credit purposes, Expediting at vendor’s
works and Technical Capability Audits. Whether for new construction or ongoing
maintenance, our services provide confidence that purchased equipment will
arrive on time and to the correct specification.
Inspection Vendor Inspection, sometimes referred to as Source Inspection or
Third-Party Inspection, covers activities performed at manufacturer’s works of
all types of mechanical, electrical, electronic, and instrumentation equipment
purchased for the Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical and Mining
We can accommodate from a single to multiple orders for an entire project. The
scope or level of inspection is determined by the client’s requirements which
are normally controlled by a Quality Plan. This scope can range from final
inspection to an intensive inspection regime starting from the pre-production
meeting, through identification and inspection of all raw materials, inspections
at all prescribed hold-point stages, witnessing all tests, verification of all
documentation and certificates and a final release inspection.
We carry out inspection using our resource base of field Engineers and our
global network of offices. All field Engineers are inducted in accordance with
our Quality Management System and are assessed on an ongoing basis for
capability and competency. This has a direct, positive impact on the quality of
the inspection services we provide. Vendor Inspection and Expediting Services
Field and Desk Expediting
Today, expediting is an integral part of the procurement process. In the past,
it was considered a corrective rather than preventive function. However, as both
the schedule and the pricing of projects become increasingly critical,
expediting should be incorporated into the project planning at the onset to
ensure timely delivery.
Expediting is the continuous process, of ensuring that final delivery to the job
site is achieved within the shortest possible timeframe. An expediting service
should be implemented independently of inspection activities and be carried out
by experienced field expeditors.
DDepending on client requirements, expediting services may apply at different
stages of a project such as fabrication and assembly, rectification work,
material deficit, failure on test or inspection, shipment and packing, and
submission of documentation.
Technical Capability Audits
Quality Assurance Engineers carry out Pre-Contract Award Surveys, Supplier
Evaluations, Third Party Quality Assurance Audits and Vendor Surveillance.
VELOSI has a good relationship with the vast majority of oil & gas-related
vendors around the world enabling us to conduct pre-contract award surveys by QA
Engineers with regular experience of these manufacturers.
This can be a very useful tool for clients who are considering placing orders
with vendors they are unfamiliar with or those they may have reservations about.
IIn addition, it may be beneficial, as part of a ‘lessons learnt’ exercise, to
receive a full assessment of a manufacturer, once a problematic order has been
completed. Supplier Evaluation will include though, not be limited to, details
of the vendor’s Quality System, Traceability, Capacity, Current Workload,
Manpower, Affiliations, History/Client base, Number of Personnel and their
The scope for import supervision or pre-shipment inspection may include the
verification of the goods with respect to quality, quantity, export market
price, laboratory testing and analysis, import eligibility, labelling, and value
for Customs purposes. The quality and quantity inspection may be for verifying
that the goods conform to contractual specifications and that the value and
Customs tariff code for Customs purposes, Packing review, and Loading
All clients / projects are provided with a dedicated office-based co-ordinator
who is responsible for managing all call-offs from that client in a timely,
precise and efficient manner. To achieve this, VELOSI has developed a complete
computerised management control system known as AMIS.
AMIS is a software program designed in-house as a complete Quality Management
package for vendor inspection and the expedition of engineered material and
equipment. AMIS optimizes administration efficiency by automating functions such
as issue of assignments, budgetary control, tracking of non-conformances, order
status, scheduling of visits and initial contact with manufacturer.
Our field inspectors are familiar with a wide variety of
Standards/Specifications and report forms as a result of our extensive
international client base. All reports are technically reviewed for completeness
and correctness by the local VELOSI office prior to client submission. However,
as timeliness is crucial, we have our own in-house Key Performance Indicator
targets, one of which involves the turn around, or submission time of reports.
VELOSI works with you to achieve your quality needs in a speedy, professional
and efficient manner. We can provide experienced technical personnel from an
extensive international network of qualified and internally assessed
inspectors-thus providing a comprehensive cost effective service to our clients.