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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Commission; Bureau of Metrology Republic of Macedonia 546.870 A: 90 MD; B: 15% European Commission; Bureau of Metrology EU 01.10.2010 - 01.07.2012 AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING OF THE BUREAU OF METROLOGY

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

 

Global objective

To contribute to the free movement of goods and enhance the trade with EU by improving the metrology infrastructure in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Specific objective

To strengthen the capacity of the Bureau of Metrology (BoM) to:
- transpose and implement harmonised legislation in the area of metrology and pre-packaging;
- provide high quality services to the business community, consumers and citizens, and conformity assessment bodies; and
- fulfill the conditions for full membership in EURAMET.

The following results shall be achieved by the end of the project:
• BoM has developed strategic orientations for general development of  the metrology infrastructure in the country and its own development;
• BoM improved its cooperation with relevant metrology stakeholders.
• Further alignment with the EU acquis in the area of metrology;
• BoM has developed capacity, both human and institutional, to implement harmonised legislation in the field of pre-packages and measuring container bottles; 
• BoM has developed capacity, both human and institutional, to became a CAB for measuring instruments in the scope of NAWI and MID following the needs of the local producers; 
• BoM's quality manual and general operating practices are  bring in conformance with  ISO/IEC 17020 for a number of services in the area of legal metrology;  
• Staff of BoM laboratories is trained to deliver high quality calibration services by effective use of the available equipment;
• A quality management system following ISO/IEC 17025 for calibration services is fully implemented in BoM and peer-assessed;  
• BoM staff has developed capacity to present its quality management system and submit CMCs entries for review to EURAMET;
• BoM staff has thorough understanding on EURAMET guides and CIPM MRA requirements and procedures.

 

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

During the first half of the implementation period, needs analysis will be conducted, legislation 
will be developed and reviewed, the general training will be delivered and the specialized training will start. BoM will be ready to provide services developed with the use of the newly supplied equipment by the BERIS project. Preparations for conducting bilateral inter-laboratory comparisons between BoM calibration laboratories and EU NMIs will start. The quality management system of BoM according to ISO/IEC 17025 will be fully implemented.

During the second half of the implementation period, the specialized training will be completed and various working procedures will be developed. The quality management system according to ISO/IEC 17025 will be peer-assessed with a view of its presentation to the EURAMET TC-Quality. The integration of the ISO/IEC 17020 into the quality management system of BoM will start as well as the preparation for establishing of a conformity assessment body in a selected scope of NAWI and MID. Bilateral interlaboratory comparisons with EU NMIs will be carried out and CMC entries of BoM will be developed as well. At the end of the project implementation period, the strategic orientations for the national metrology infrastructure will be elaborated.