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NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001

QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P
Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013

Railway Line: Akko – Carmiel
Railway Line: Haifa – Bet Shean
Railway Line: Herzeliya – Kefar Saba

Quality Assurance Plan

NI Plan Number: NI/QA/PLN/001 Rev: P

Touchstone Renard Limited
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NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001
QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P
Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013

ISSUE/REVISION SCHEDULE

Prepared By:
Andy Josolyne Principal Consultant
Trevor Marshall Senior Consultant

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Checked by:
Phil Austin Touchstone Renard Ltd Director
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Approved on behalf of this project:
Ilan Rozenfeld NI Project Director
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DATE Issue Revision Comments

23/03/2012 Draft A Issued for Internal Review and Comment.
10/04/2102 Draft B Review Comments added. Issued for Internal Review.
05/07/12 Draft C TM&AJ Comments
16/7/12 Draft D-J Internal AJ and TM reviews and developments
15/8/12 Draft K TM updates after Skype call 13/8/12, incorporating PA
comments and Ilan Rozenfeld’s comments.
28/8/12 Draft L TM update to PA review comments. Footnotes updated
30/8/12 Draft L1 TM & AJ updates
31/8/12 Draft L2 TM update & inclusion of Technical Requirements
18/9/12 Draft M TM document restructuring after Ilan Rozenfeld’s feedback
23/10/12 Draft M TM & PA updates after Leonid Soskin and Ilan Rozenfeld’s
comments, plus changes to clarify TAP, new NI logo and name.
30/11/12 Revision N Extra changes made – document at first formal issue
25/02/13 Revision O Minor changes made following WSP review and other
reviewers comments – document at second formal issue
27/03/13 Revision P Minor changes made to align with Contractor ITT documents.

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NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001
QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P
Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013

CONTENTS

1. ABBREVIATIONS AND TECHNICAL TERMS .............................................................................................................6
2. INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................7
3. THE PROJECT ........................................................................................................................................................9
3.1. AKKO TO CARMIEL RAILWAY LINE ................................................................................................................................ 9
3.2. HAIFA TO BET SHEAN RAILWAY LINE .......................................................................................................................... 11
3.3. HERZELIYA TO KEFAR SABA RAILWAY LINE ................................................................................................................... 13
4. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS ................................................................................................................................... 14
5. PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT ................................................................................................................... 15
6. PROJECT SCHEDULE, BUDGET AND MILESTONES ................................................................................................ 16
6.1. SCHEDULE ............................................................................................................................................................ 16
6.2. BUDGET............................................................................................................................................................... 16
7. PROJECT ASSURANCE – QUALITY AND TECHNICAL.............................................................................................. 17
7.1. GENERAL ............................................................................................................................................................. 17
7.2. TECHNICAL ASSURANCE PARTNERSHIP (TAP) .............................................................................................................. 17
8. PROJECT QUALITY ASSURANCE TEAM................................................................................................................. 19
8.1. STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION ................................................................................................................................ 19
8.2. QA TEAM ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES (DUTIES)........................................................................................................... 21
8.3. TOR QA TEAM AUTHORITY .................................................................................................................................... 22
9. QUALITY ASSURANCE - CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS ...................................................................................... 26
9.1. REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................................................... 26
9.2. COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS, NON-COMPLIANCES AND CONCESSIONS ........................................................................ 26
9.3. CHANGE CONTROL................................................................................................................................................. 26
9.4. PROJECT INFORMATION MODEL ............................................................................................................................... 26
9.5. ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT..................................................................................................................................... 27
9.6. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF QA EVIDENCE ................................................................................................................. 27
9.7. CROSS-REFERENCES TO OTHER PROJECT PLANS ............................................................................................................ 28
9.8. CONTRACTOR QA PLAN AND GUIDELINES .................................................................................................................. 28
9.8.1. COMPETENCE OF CONTRACTOR QA/QC TEAM ....................................................................................................... 28
9.8.2. QUALITY CONTROL STAFF BRIEFING - COORDINATION MEETING EXPECTATIONS ............................................................... 30
9.8.3. SUBMISSION OF A QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAMME (QCP) ...................................................................................... 30
9.8.4. CERTIFICATION OF A QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAMME ............................................................................................. 31
9.8.5. PREPARING A CONTRACTOR’S QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMME.............................................................................. 32
9.8.6. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONTRACTOR’S QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN .......................................................................... 32
10. QUALITY ASSURANCE POLICIES & PROCEDURES ............................................................................................. 34
10.1. QUALITY CONTROL ................................................................................................................................................ 34
10.2. QUALITY CONTROL REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................................... 34
10.3. QCP PREPARATION AND REVIEW ............................................................................................................................. 35
10.4. AUDIT FREQUENCY ................................................................................................................................................. 36
10.5. QA/QC MEETINGS ................................................................................................................................................ 36
10.6. CONSTRUCTION SITE VISITS ..................................................................................................................................... 36
10.7. EARLY CONTROL AND SAMPLE TESTING (CONTRACTOR) ................................................................................................ 37
10.8. EARLY CONTROL STAGE .......................................................................................................................................... 37
10.9. EXECUTION AND REPORTING OF SAMPLE TEST SECTIONS (CONTRACTOR) .......................................................................... 38
10.10. SAMPLE TEST, PRIOR APPROVAL AND EXECUTION OF THE TEST SECTION ........................................................................ 38
10.11. ROUTINE CONTROL PROCEDURE (CONTRACTOR) ..................................................................................................... 38

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........ TEST STAGES AND BREAKPOINT TESTS ....................... 67 Figure 14: Electrification & Plant Design Approval form ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 39 10.................................................................................................................... DOCUMENTATION OF SUPERVISION REPORTS (CONTRACTOR)....................14.......... 62 Figure 12: Signal or Sign Inspection form.....................................1.................................................................... ANNEX D ................................................................................................................................. REQUESTING SUPERVISION (QUALITY ASSURANCE AND TECHNICAL ASSURANCE) .............................................................................................6........................................................................ 39 10............3............... 39 10................................ISR ORGANISATION CHART ...................................... HANDOVER & POST COMMISSIONING STRATEGY ............... 57 12......................................................................................................................................... 56 12..................................................................................... 75 Figure 20: Example Checklists for QC System test ....................................................................................... QUALITY ASSURANCE CHECKLISTS .................................................................................................................................................................................... HANDOVER......................15....................................... 59 14..................................................... 18 Figure 6: Structure of Superstructure Project Quality Assurance Team ........ TEST POINTS .............................................................................................................................. 51 11....................................................................... Black line = Existing tracks) .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42 10..................................................................................... SUPERSTRUCTURE TO ISR ................................................................... 61 Figure 11: Quality Assurance Checklist .............................................................................. 76 NI QA Plan Issue P Page 4 of 77 ..................................3..........................................................2....................................... BREAKPOINTS ........................................................................................ 13 Figure 5: Superstructure Project. 70 Figure 16: Example Checklists for breakpoints ............. 62 17.............................................................................................................................PROJECT DIRECTOR’S QUALITY STATEMENT .................................... CURRENT REPORTING ................................. 73 Figure 18: Example Checklists for Routine Control ................... QUALITY ASSURANCE AUDITS AND SURVEILLANCE .......................................................................13...................................... 57 12..17........................... 47 Figure 9: Outline of Asset Transfer Plan timeframe .............EXAMPLE CHECKLISTS ...................................................................................................................................................... 43 10.................... 74 Figure 19: Example Checklists for QA/QC Surveillance ..............18..................................................... 57 12...................................... 32 Figure 8: NCR Report form ........................ 56 Figure 10: Project Organisation Chart (Relationships) ................. 48 11. 8 Figure 2: Akko to Carmiel project area map ......................................................... ANNEX C .........NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 10.............. 60 15................ ANNEX A ................................................... ANNEX B .....................................................1................................................................................................................................................................... 53 11..........................................................................12............... 75 Figure 21: Example Checklists for QA System test ................................................ 77 FIGURES Figure 1: TOR ‘V’ Diagram for the NI Superstructure Project ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65 Figure 13: Trough Route Inspection Form ........................4.......... 12 Figure 4: Herzeliya to Kfar Saba project area map (Red line = new tracks................... 57 12............2........................................................... 10 Figure 3: Haifa to Bet Shean project area map .......... 73 Figure 17: Example Checklists for Early Control......... 57 13....................... MANAGEMENT OF NON-CONFORMANCE REPORTS .............................................................................................. TESTS AND RESULTS ............................................................. CLASSIFICATION OF NON-CONFORMANCES BY DEGREES OF SEVERITY AND REPORTING ............................. HANDOVER GENERAL ....................................... 49 11............................................ 20 Figure 7: Contractor’s QCP and QAP approval chart................................16........................................ SUBSTRUCTURE TO SUPERSTRUCTURE ...................................................................................................................................................... Technical Assurance Partnership diagram ... 48 11...................................... PROJECT DOCUMENTATION .................................. SCHEDULE ....................................................................... 44 10........... DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ................. 61 16....................................................................4...... 44 11................................................................ 69 Figure 15: Equipment Room/Unit Inspection form ................................................................PROJECT ORGANISATION CHART .......................

.............................. 45 NI QA Plan Issue P Page 5 of 77 .............. 28 Table 5: Skill and Education Requirements of Contractor QA/QC team ......................... 40 Table 7: Example of when QA Supervision may be implemented ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 29 Table 6: Summary of checkpoints for Railway Infrastructure projects ............................ 43 Table 8: NCR Table ..................................................... 6 Table 2: Parties involved in the project ..................................................................... 15 Table 3: Outline of rail engineering disciplines required by the Contractor ...............................................................................................................................NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 TABLES Table 1: Abbreviations and Technical terms .......... 24 Table 4: Cross Reference Plan Description ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Contractor Term used for parties in direct contract with NI who are not Nominated Contractors. Critical An item or process that has severe consequences if not used. These could be assets from a single discipline or a combination of disciplines. Table 1: Abbreviations and Technical terms Term Description Asset For the purpose of this document the term ‘Asset’ means a group of railway system assets newly installed within a defined geographical area. or still are in direct contract. NSN Nokia Siemens Network PM Project Manager QA Quality Assurance QAC Quality Assurance Coordinator QAL Qualification Acceptance Log QAM Quality Assurance Manager QAP Quality Assurance Plan QC Quality Control QS Quality Surveyors ROL Roads & Transportation (1986) Ltd SAT Site Acceptance Test S&C Switch and Crossing SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SIR Site Inspection Report SOAK test Common term for the test period of signalling equipment before the commissioning period. signalling and supporting infrastructure to enable full operation for ISR. Motorola and Thales. ground clearance and formation construction. ABBREVIATIONS AND TECHNICAL TERMS This section describes the abbreviations used in the QAP document and some of the associated technical terms. Substructure Stage of the overall project that delivered the. ELBIT.by Engineering Discipline TAP Technical Assurance Partnership TOR Touchstone Renard Ltd NI QA Plan Issue P Page 6 of 77 . The equipment is installed and run in a semi live mode for a period of approximately six weeks. i. NSN. track. Also the construction of the Gilon Tunnel bores Superstructure Stage of the overall project that will deliver the.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 1. from the point of the appointment of the Contractors lead contractor and their reporting lines have changed over to the lead contractor.National Transport Infrastructure Company Nominated Contractors who were. TA Technical Assurance TAE Technical Assurance Engineer .e. Technical Standards commonly used within the European Union FAT Factory Acceptance Testing INECO Main Detailed design consultancy ISR Israel Railways ITA Independent Technical Assurance NCR's Non Conformance Reports NDT Non-Destructive testing NI Netivei Israel . installed or followed DT Destructive testing EN European Norm.

managers and staff from ISR (who will receive the project outputs) are involved in the process of delivering this project throughout. communications (fixed and mobile). electrical. Akko to Carmiel. In addition. To build upon the collaborative work carried out so far with ISR and to address the technical assurance needs of this technically complex and diverse project. a United Kingdom (UK) based company with extensive experience in Multi-Disciplinary Railway Infrastructure projects. to produce this QAP and to support QA throughout the lifecycle of this project. This QAP reflects the principles of NI’s QA and QC procedures. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 7 of 77 . track. Haifa to Bet Shean and Herzeliya to Kefar Saba . Appropriate QA processes identify and manage all quality related activities throughout the project stages including design. In recognising these many different engineering disciplines involved there is a need to establish a technical assurance capability that can call upon relevant detailed technical competency to support QA activities. To date they have been continually and actively consulted during all aspects of the design and have received a document titled ‘IN_110860_230512_FINAL_PRODUCT_TO_ISR_05’ that explains what will be delivered for them to take over. All Contractors and their sub-contractors shall implement a robust QA system and subsequent Quality Control (QC) regime in line with the requirements of this QAP. who have been commissioned to do this work by the Israeli Government. When the construction phase Contractors are awarded their particular project element by NI then the Construction Contractors shall mirror and follow the requirements of this QA Plan as a minimum. installation. for example. It defines “quality” in terms of the delivery of the built railway to the specified standards and legislation as well as meeting other boundary conditions specified. The application of such a TAP is a well proven one having been used on many similar rail systems projects internationally. This project is a complex railway systems undertaking that requires expertise in a wide range of railway systems disciplines including. NI have assigned Touchstone Renard (TOR). the new railway lines will be handed over for operational use to Israel Railways (ISR). drainage and temporary level crossings. The project is being managed and delivered by Netivei Israel (NI). tunnelling. are met. testing. technical standards and stakeholder satisfaction.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 2. INTRODUCTION This Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) details the Quality Assurance (QA) requirements for the Superstructure project that will produce three new operational railway lines. also the ‘Supreme QA’ of Israel Railways (ISR) and ISO 9001:2008 as its basis for structure. signalling. there is a need to ensure that relevant engineers. it has been recommended that a ‘Technical Assurance Partnership’ (TAP) be established to ensure the ‘Technical Scope’ requirements of NI and inevitably the specifications of ISR. earthworks. civil engineering. and commissioning. engineering requirements. The three new railway projects include for the Design and Build of the Superstructure but this Project QA Plan does not address requirements for the Substructure which is by “others”. the National Transport Infrastructure Company. On completion. The appointed Preliminary Design and Detailed Design contractor design teams have completed the preliminary designs and detailed designs in compliance with the requirements of the NI tender documents and also in compliance with the scope and Terms and Conditions of the NI Contract Award to the designers. construction.

The rail systems engineering ‘V’ diagram captures how an effective cross check to the designs and requirements will be assured. these are.  Substructure to Superstructure. from BS EN 50126: 1999. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 8 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Furthermore. Figure 1: TOR ‘V’ Diagram for the NI Superstructure Project Functional Validation Handover Specification Validation Preliminary Design Test & Commissioning Validation Detailed Design Construction Contract Award Adapted by Touchstone Renard. for use on the NI Superstructure Project. October 2012 This QAP will detail the requirements for the two handover stages. because this is a multi-disciplinary project there must be an emphasis on the technical assurance ensuring that the client’s requirements are met by checking against the designs and technical requirements as they are being delivered by the appointed Construction Contractor.  Superstructure to ISR The Project Director’s Quality Statement can be found in Section 14 ANNEX A.

this QA Plan is concentrated only on the Superstructure phase.6km in length) and Ballasted track for the rest of the line. both constructed by ‘others’  The project will be split into four sections A project area map of the line is provided on the next page. which is the scope and focus of this QAP. ventilation.  Mixed traffic. providing connection between the coastal railway around Akko and Carmiel Station by means of an electrified double line. Works are already underway by other contractors for the Substructure stage. ISR telephones. pumping water system and emergency communications.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 3.6 km long. The Akko . namely Substructure Project and Superstructure Project. 3. Akko to Carmiel railway line This line will enlarge the existing railway network to the East of Israel. that will subsequently be handed over to Israel Railways for operational use.1. tunnel bore works and other preparatory works that will enable the laying of tracks and the installation of an operational infrastructure during the Superstructure stage.  Approximately 21km in length. one in Achihud and the other in Carmiel. passenger and freight trains. energy supply. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 9 of 77 . which will receive the outcome of the Substructure phase as its base starting point. It is expected that this line is going to be used by mixed traffic. The main characteristics of the line are:  Double track. Akko to Carmiel.  Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications for the whole line. THE PROJECT NI have been commissioned by the Israeli Government to deliver the construction of three new railway lines in Israel. lighting. Detailed Design has now been completed for the Superstructure and the project is ready to move on to construction once all the required Contractors and sub-contractors are commissioned. Haifa to Bet Shean and Herzeliya to Kefar Saba. CCTV. of double electrified track serving 2 stations (Achihud and Carmiel). formation creation.  Tunnel systems integration (distributed control for security installations) including smoke and fire detection. So.  Two stations.  Slab track in the Gilon Tunnels (two single tunnels 4. these three new rail lines have been split by NI into two distinct projects. This line is expected to be fully operational by January 2017. including the land clearance. From a project perspective. passenger and freight trains. public address.Carmiel line is 21.  Overhead Line Electrification.

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 2: Akko to Carmiel project area map NI QA Plan Issue P Page 10 of 77 .

 Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications for the whole line. passenger and freight trains. It is expected that this line will be used by mixed traffic. Kefar Baruch. of non-electrified single track and will be operated only with diesel trains. Afula and Bet Shean. This line is expected to be fully operational by April 2017. Lev Ha' mifratz. Kefar Yehoshua. It is intended to have a different configuration in two stages: o 1st stage: The line will operate in single track mode serving five stations. all constructed by ‘others’  The project will be split into eleven sections A project area map of the line is provided on the next page. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 11 of 77 .  Five stations.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 3.  Ballasted track for the full line. and is to be constructed on ballast. Haifa to Bet Shean railway line The railway line Haifa-Bet Shean will spread the railway network to the East of Israel. However. The Line is 58 km long. the embankments and cuttings are designed to have double track in the second stage.  Not electrified. passenger and freight trains.  Approximately 58km in length. Bridges are designed just for a single track. providing connections between the coastal railway line around Haifa and Bet Shean station.2. The main characteristics of this line are:  Single track with provision for second in future. New bridges shall be built for the second track.  Mixed traffic. o 2nd stage: 2 additional stations and a second track will be assembled in the future so as to let the line operate in a double track configuration.

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 3: Haifa to Bet Shean project area map NI QA Plan Issue P Page 12 of 77 .

It is expected that this line is going to be used by mixed traffic.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 3. passenger and freight trains. This line is expected to be fully operational by September 2016. It is also expected to provide relief to the highway systems of highway 531 and 20. Figure 4: Herzeliya to Kfar Saba project area map (Red line = new tracks. The main characteristics of the line are:  Double track.  Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications for the whole line.  Mixed traffic. Black line = Existing tracks) Coastal Rail Eastern Rail Ra'anana South station Sokolov (Kfar Saba) Station Nordu Station Herzeliya station . The line is 15 km long. passenger and freight trains.3.Western Entrance Ra'anana West station NI QA Plan Issue P Page 13 of 77 .  Two stations in Ra’anana. providing connection between the coastal railway and the metropolitan cities of Sharon.  Approximately 15km in length.  Ballasted track. Herzeliya to Kefar Saba railway line This line will enlarge the existing railway network for the sub-district of HaSharon. of double track serving 2 stations in Ra’anana. both constructed by ‘others’  The project will be split into three sections.

110860.0. the ‘Technical Specifications’ prepared by the designer (INECO) for each line contains a list of all the technical standards that are required to be met by the lead Construction Contractor. o Budget  INECO. July 2010 (in Hebrew. designs and guidelines that the lead Construction Contractor will need to understand and apply.DD.Sub-chapter 2 .110860. o Drawings.  QC specification for ISR projects.HAI.Chapter 0 . IN_110860_230512_FINAL_PRODUCT_TO_ISR_05. In particular. o Detailed Design Report and ANNEXES. The main basis for this document is ISO 9001:2008 and then the principles of NI’s and ISR’s QA systems and relevant documentation.  INECO. The basic list for reference is as follows:  ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Requirements  ISO 10005: 2005 Quality Management Systems . o Technical Specifications. meeting the requirements of this QAP. o Technical Specifications.Detailed_Design-V01 September 2012. provided by ISR (in Hebrew.  EN 50126: 1999 Railway applications.  INECO. part translated by TOR).QC by the contractor (in Hebrew. o Budget  Interface Management Plan and Interface Registers. o Detailed Design Report and ANNEXES.  Valley Line Project Section A4 Substructure QA Plan (in Hebrew. These are referenced in the detailed design packages for each railway line.Detailed_Design-V01 September 2012. availability. version 2.Guidelines for Quality Plans.  NI General Specification Paving and Bridge Works . specifications.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 4. The specification and demonstration of reliability. With such a technically complex and diverse railway systems project there are many technical standards. o Drawings. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 14 of 77 .AKK. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS Applicable documents are key documents that can be referenced by the lead Construction Contractor and their sub-contractors (including nominated contractors) to ensure that their QA and QC arrangements are robust. DD. maintainability and safety (RAMS)  Supreme QA arrangements for the Substructure project. part translated by TOR). part translated by TOR). part translated by TOR).

reporting to the Project Director Ilan Rozenfeld.National Transport Infrastructure Company Project Director Ilan Rozenfeld (Managing Director) Roads & Transportation (1986) Ltd (ROL) Head of QA Leonid Soskin Netivei Israel (NI) . Roads & Transportation (1986) Ltd (ROL) is project managing this project for NI and the Project Director is Ilan Rozenfeld. NI will therefore be the lead Contractor’s client and ISR will be the end client and will receive the three new railway lines once all works have been completed and successfully handed over. Table 2: Parties involved in the project Role Name Company Contractor’s Client Erez Chochavi (Director of Rail Projects) Netivei Israel (NI) .National Transport Infrastructure Company Project QAD Phil Austin (Managing Director) Touchstone Renard Ltd (TOR) To be advised To be advised Israel Railways (ISR) PM Javier Calvo INECO PM Jan-Dirk Schmidt THALES QAM Butbul Rami MOTOROLA PM Moshe Hemyan ELBIT PM Avi Shlomiuk NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORK To be advised To be advised LEAD CONTRACTOR To be advised To be advised TRACK CONTRACTOR To be advised To be advised CIVILS CONTRACTOR To be advised To be advised TUNNEL SYSTEMS CONTRACTOR Head Gregor Kaulhausen ISR Electrification Programme PM Shai Vaxam (Baran Company) ISR ELECTRIFICATION NI QA Plan Issue P Page 15 of 77 . The following table lists the personnel involved in this project with regard to QA. The primary client for this project is the Israeli government who have commissioned NI to deliver this project. This can be found in Section 15 ANNEX B.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 5. PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT To provide a better understanding of the relationships within the project and to see how the reporting channels for QA and QC will be formed a Project Organisation Chart has been created. Touchstone Renard is providing the QAP and railway infrastructure projects specific QA support throughout the project to NI.

PROJECT SCHEDULE.000.2. They should also configure adequate time for the interface with. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 16 of 77 . Schedule The project schedule.1. the Substructure project. Haifa to Bet Shean – This line is expected to be fully operational by April 2017. Akko to Carmiel – This line is expected to be fully operational by January 2017. BUDGET AND MILESTONES 6.000. which is described in more detail within the INECO Detailed Design Reports. Herzeliya to Kefar Saba – This line is expected to be fully operational by September 2016. and handover from. has been constructed by taking into consideration all of the activities required for the new rail lines. The Project calendar is divided into months. with calendar days used for each month. Budget The budget for the Superstructure project is approximately €150. The successful Contractor(s) will be expected to develop their project programmes to meet these timescales and to make the most of their resources to ensure that the target completion dates are met.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 6. 6.

c) Products (outputs) shall be verified to confirm that they achieve the defined requirements. either undertaken or to be undertaken. meet all the required technical & engineering standards along with the clients project requirements brief. e) Approvers of assurance submissions shall be independent of the delivery processes for the product being assured. completed and provided. d) Verification shall be undertaken and witnessed by legitimate. The rail systems engineering V diagram (as adapted and illustrated in section 2. This QA Plan is focussed on ensuring Quality Assurance aspects are adequately delivered by the Construction Contractor and all other parties involved.2. PROJECT ASSURANCE – QUALITY AND TECHNICAL 7. for acceptance shall be verified so as to confirm that it satisfies the defined requirements. The TAP will operate between NI and ISR. Independent Technical Assurance (ITA) is a standard rail industry method of formally demonstrating conformity of works. In addition. Technical Assurance Partnership (TAP) The TAP will be responsible for delivering technical assurance that the new railway lines are constructed in accordance with the pre-approved list of technical standards meeting ISR’s agreed requirements. designs shall be validated to confirm that what is specified meets the ISR requirements. b) Also. and the related documentation identified. The presence of TAP throughout the construction process will enable NI to demonstrate to Israel Railways that compliance with the agreed project requirements and standards has been achieved. provided by the Contractor. The following diagram illustrates this arrangement: NI QA Plan Issue P Page 17 of 77 . General There are two essential parallel parts to providing Project Assurance on a multi-disciplinary railway project:  Quality Assurance . qualified. project and client team’s personnel. Construction Contractor. 7.TA (is the systematic process for verifying technical compliance for the works associated with the project thus ensuring that the technical integrity of the project is monitored and maintained and that any deviations and concessions are managed appropriately). as well as the management of Non Conformance Reports (NCR’s))  Technical Assurance . The provision of both QA and TA is independent of the Contractors work delivered. be answerable to both companies and the members of TAP will be technically approved by ISR. A subsequent TAP Management Plan will outline how this will work on this project.QA (is the systematic process of checking to ensure that the project is meeting the specified requirements. which was extracted from EN 50126) shows how both verification and validation approaches are to be used. This means that: a) In essence. the evidence agreed with the client. a TA Plan will explain how Technical Assurance will be provided based around the following summarised Technical Assurance Partnership (TAP) method mentioned earlier. including audit & surveillance programme of agreed key contributor activities e. It is used to demonstrate that works.g.1.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 7.

As with the TOR QA Team. procedures and their effectiveness in practice to deliver the required result. The TAP role sits well alongside TOR’s QA role – this is a well established model for railway infrastructure projects where there are many diverse & complex technical disciplines needed to ensure the project achieves the agreed technical results. The development of a suitable concessions procedure will be required. role and processes of TAP will be presented to all suppliers. Once the works enter the construction phase TAP will undertake review of the Contractor’s construction technical quality control procedures.Contractual The TAP will be headed by an agreed Accountable Person. A technical concession approval committee will need to be established for the technical approval of deviations to ensure the actual performance is not compromised. A consistent approach will be followed by the TAP across the technical disciplines so that all areas are reviewed to the same level of scrutiny. drawings and construction contractor outputs (products) which are reviewed by TAP on ISR’s behalf against previously agreed standards. The workflow is essentially simple . the independence of the TAP from the Contractors work is structural and agreed by all parties. internal and external stakeholders. The volume of work and efficiency of reviews will be overseen by TAP and reported to ISR and NI. Technical Assurance Partnership diagram PROJECT DELIVERY OPERATOR NI ISR Technical Assurance Design Contractors Partnership TAP Main Construction Lines of Communication Contractor Contractual Non .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 5: Superstructure Project. clients. The TOR QA team will review all processes. The purpose. A construction verification of the Substructure projects(s) may be undertaken on behalf of TAP to independently identify the actual construction and then carry out a gap analysis between the as-build Substructure and the base-line start for the design assumptions of the Superstructure project. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 18 of 77 . advising and acting as the technical interface with ISR. carry out inspections of the site works and review the as-built records.the NI project produces specifications. with a Deputy Accountable Person. The responsibility for preparation of the concession will be with the Construction contractor/designer. The TAP management plan will quantify the activity and establish the terms of reference for the function. Then a Design Standards Manual needs to be setup and approved for the Superstructure project to ensure the technical standards being used are correct and current. who manages TAP.

The Quality Assurance Management and Professional Authority for this project starts with the NI (the national transport infrastructure company). Structure and composition The project quality assurance team includes all key contributors to delivering the Superstructure project resulting in the three new railway lines satisfactorily handed over to Israel Railways for operational use. manufacturers and factories are expected to be able to demonstrate their QA/QC arrangements and to agree to the necessary tests and sampling that this project will require. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 19 of 77 . The lead Construction Contractor’s sub-contractors shall also have QA/QC arrangements and necessary personnel in place to meet the requirements of this QAP. NI have contracted with Touchstone Renard (TOR) to deliver the QA requirements of this project and to ensure it is delivered by the respective contractors and sub-contractors. PROJECT QUALITY ASSURANCE TEAM 8. carrying out a programme of audit and surveillance on the quality management systems (QMS’s) of key agreed contributors. The following diagram (structure of Superstructure project QA team) shows this illustrating the contributors and their relationships. Contractors and their sub-contractors shall establish these agreements before entering into contract with these parties. Cooperation is required between Israel Railways. The Touchstone Renard (TOR) QA team will work with NI and all other key contributors to establish a combined team so that all are informed and working together towards the same objective.1. especially the contractor. Touchstone Renard (TOR) are responsible for providing QA services for the project which includes preparing and maintaining this QA Plan. Their direct reporting structure should also fully support the delivery of QA/QC and they shall also recognise the professional authority of the overall QA being delivered by TOR. The following make up the TOR Quality Assurance Team:  Quality Assurance Director (QAD) – Phil Austin  Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) – occupant to be confirmed  Quality Assurance Auditor (QAA) for Haifa / Bet Shean Line – occupant to be confirmed  Quality Assurance Auditor (QAA) for Akko / Carmiel Line – occupant to be confirmed  Quality Assurance Auditor (QAA) for Herzeliya/ Kefar Saba – occupant to be confirmed The lead Construction Contractor is required to establish its own QA/QC team that is capable of meeting the requirements of this QAP. and generally looking after the project from a QA perspective. As explained. specifying the QA requirements to the main construction contractor. NI. They are competent as QA professionals. selected for their wealth of experience and knowledge of the practice of managing complex rail projects. the Project Management team ROL. All suppliers. the TAP and TOR to make sure that all QA/QC activities are coordinated and that information is shared. Those deployed within the TOR team will all have rail project related expertise and experience covering all aspects of QA on rail infrastructure projects. Their direct reporting structure should be such that it fully supports the delivery of QA/QC and they shall recognise the professional authority of the overall QA being delivered by TOR.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 8.

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 6: Structure of Superstructure Project Quality Assurance Team Client Quality Assurance Head of Quality Assurance Project Management ISR NI ROL QA Representative: XXX HQA: Leonid Soskin PD: Ilan Rozenfeld Quality Assurance for the Project TOR Project QA Director: Phil Austin TOR QAM TOR QAA TOR QAA TOR QAA Technical Assurance Partnership TAP ELBIT Thales QAM QAM Lead Contractor QAM: XXX MOTOROLA NSN QAM QAM Contractors. QA/QC team. Testing & Commissioning teams Cooperation required To be established Suppliers Manufacturers Factories NI QA Plan Issue P Page 20 of 77 . Professional Authority Engineering team. QC team. Testing & Commissioning teams Sub. Sub. Sub. Sub- contractors QC contractors QC contractors QC contractors QC Direct reporting Sub-Contractors. Engineering team.

 QA Consulting during the construction period. tender. They will also monitor and supervise (if necessary. Surveillance. including contributing to the QA evaluation criteria. He will carry out audits of the Contractors QMS. In addition. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 21 of 77 .  Invitation to Tender preparation.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 8. g) A risk register will be maintained in tabular format and be reviewed. f) Coordinate and review audit reports with NI for Non-Conformances and Corrective actions and time taken to close them out. c) Develop and issue QA sections for the Tender packages.  PQ and Tender checking. the TOR QA team will continually carry out the following as and when necessary throughout the remaining period of the project: a) Develop project work programme for TOR QA scope integrated.  Dealing with Bidders QA questions and providing answers. usually a QA auditor. and reported regularly. will be present on the Contractor’s project site(s). at different locations. Regular detailed reports will be produced and circulated. In support of their responsibilities (duties) the TOR QA team has established a Project Office and Administration/lines of communication. raise non-conformance reports (NCR’s) and check progress on the closing out of NCR’s by the Contractor. d) Evaluate proposals for QA as received and rank in order of preference with reasons why. supported by TAP experts) sample inspection and testing and make recommendations for corrective actions in the event of any Non Conformances. Inspection and Audit programme. with the overall project timescales for review and NI approval. A TOR QA team member. as necessary. h) Ensure excellent co-operation with Israeli Companies. The QA activities and scope of work that TOR will provide are summarised as follows:  Quality Assurance for all the stages of the project (design. e) Answer Bidders questions and answers within TOR’s QA scope of services. b) Develop and implement QA Monitoring. They will not form part of the core project team and are present only to ensure that Quality Assurance and Quality Control is being exercised. The TOR QA team members will also regularly liaise with the Contractors and sub-contractors QA/QC staff on general matters and to research and agree any improvements or enhancements that could be made to the QAP or QC systems for the good of the project. QA Team Roles & Responsibilities (Duties) The primary objective of the Quality Assurance team is to ensure that all activities required to implement a quality assurance plan and to promote quality assurance processes and quality controls are put in place and regularly monitored. He will attend relevant meetings and compile a report for analysis by NI and other stakeholders.2. including contributing to the QA evaluation process. construction). with evaluation criteria. The TOR Quality Assurance team will also monitor and approve the Construction Contractors Quality Assurance and Quality Control staff involved in this project and approve any staff changes subject to them meeting the necessary criteria.

and may visit suppliers to sample test products against the declared and required specifications.  Review. where necessary. unless delegation has been given by the PM for certain situations or it is evident that risk of serious injury or loss of life is imminent. including surveying teams and / or their presence on the project. j) Provide consulting support during the construction period.  Approve. reject or request a revision to the contractor’s quality control program. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 22 of 77 . depending on the stage in the project. Touchstone Renard Quality Assurance Director The TOR QAD is fundamentally responsible for the overall successful resourcing and delivery of QA support to the project throughout its life cycle. The advice of the relevant TAP assurance engineer will be sought and considered in all relevant situations. and / or demand for replacement or an increase or reduction to the scope of the contractor’s QC personnel. The percentage of time that the QA auditors spend on this project conducting QA/QC activities will be dependent on the stage and the number of activities required to be monitored. approve. k) TOR shall be available for construction support during the period 7/2013 to 12/2016. TOR QA Team Authority 8. Excellent interface management will be key to the success of this project and all parties must ensure that coordination and liaison between NI. approve.  Review. 8. Israel Railways and all contractors and consultants throughout all design and construction phases is truly effective with a positive. Supported by competent technical experts from the Technical Assurance Partnership. As previously mentioned the TOR QAM is not a core part of the Project Team delivering the works and his primary objective is to ensure that this project is delivered to the correct levels of quality.  Review. TOR QAM authority The TOR QAM has the authority to. This will control the subsequent QC systems of the contractors and their sub-contractors.3. approve.1. The TOR QAM may also approve to limited testing until further information has been provided that supports the organisations credentials better.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 i) All of the above activities shall be completed by 4/2013.2.3. reject or request for further information on Sample Testing organisations used by the contractor and/or their sub-contractor.  Recommend that an activity be ceased or that a supplier should no longer supply a product until such actions are put in place that prove beyond doubt that they are to the required specifications and quality requirements.3.3. 8. Touchstone Renard Quality Assurance Manager The TOR QAM is responsible for management planning. 8. reject.3. established and on-going project culture. The actual stoppage of such activity will be instructed via the Project Manager. the TOR QA auditors will carry out technical type audits and surveillance checks and may also accompany the contractors for Factory Acceptance Testing. reject or request for replacement of the surveyors working for the quality control system in accordance with the QAP and Procedures. construction and implementation of the quality assurance plan and system that supports delivery of it.

Notice The TOR QAM will notify the Contractor at least two days in advance of a required review of their QA/QC system. 8. Contractors and subcontractors. random audits. including.3. The rail technical disciplines on this project are diverse and extensive thus demonstrating the need for the TAP and the specialist discipline engineers to be available as necessary. and quality testing results of the Construction Contractor’s work will be carried out at any time. As part of this audit programme TOR will deploy rail systems experienced QA auditors who are able to raise any technical assurance issues for in depth consideration by the TAP.  Conduct comparison testing. discrepancies that require the stopping of works. the Project Manager may order the holding of an NI quality assessment with a notice period of 24 hours. If the current operation of the Contractor’s quality assurance system reveals a significant discrepancy. Inspections.  View the Contractor’s QC reports on their document storage system. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 23 of 77 .  Recommend actions for discrepancies of various types.  Visit the Contractor and have full access any time to review project documentation. policy and / or procedures of NI. changes to product specification or other such information received that will ensure the correct levels of quality are being achieved. termination of contracts.6. a controlled process and installation.3. sample testing. The advice and support of the relevant TAP assurance engineer will be sought and considered in all relevant situations.  Audit the Contractor's quality control testing and other quality control system.4. or serious discrepancies that are not being addressed properly and are a deviation from the programs. increased surveillance and site presence due to concerns raised by other parties or issues witnessed. 8. partial tests of process control procedures. product and installation visually to look for anything that is unsuitable or not homogeneous and provide periodic performance evaluations to suppliers. specifications.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013  Request that sample testing or factory acceptance testing be increased beyond the normal levels as part of a Non Conformance action. without notice. reports and filing systems (electronic and hardcopy). severe failures of the QC system being used. Programme TOR will carry out a QA programme of audit and surveillance throughout the design and construction phases of the project.5.3.  Inspect. 8.  Implement. stage works. but that this is done in such a manner so as not to delay the progression of work unreasonably. A programme of audits is in progress regarding the detailed design phase and once the Construction Contractor has been appointed a suitable programme of QA audits will be established. each area of work.  Set milestones for the Contractor at each stage of. Technical Assurance The TAP will operate as described earlier and in accordance with the associated TAP Management Plan and so will deploy appropriate technical discipline expertise as necessary to provide technical assurance. assessing the quality assurance system.  Request the use of special tests that are not mentioned in the contract.

 Welding.  Standards & Specifications  Track drainage.  Ducting.  Temporary works.  Supply chain.  Operating interface.  Under Track Crossings.  Documentation.  Stressing.  Under Road Crossings.  Troughing routes  Walkways.  Water systems. Signalling  Signals.  Standards & Specifications  Formation stability.  Track fixings.  Signal posts.  Landfill.  Standards & Specifications  Equipment buildings.  Documentation.  Standards & Specifications  Installation.  Cables.  Certification.  Construction.  Supply chain.  Non Conformance Reports Plant  Plant type.  Supply chain.  Certification.  Documentation.  Generators. (Where works affect)  Cuttings. Tunnel Systems  Electrical Supply  Earthquake Detection  Fire Detection  Drainage  Sprinklers  SCADA  Computers  Falling Objects Detection NI QA Plan Issue P Page 24 of 77 .  Interlockings.  Supply chain.  Non Conformance Reports  Switches.  Non Conformance Reports  Construction.  Power requirements.  Sleepers.  Gantries.  Non Conformance Reports  Culverts. Earthworks*  Embankments. Electrical  Power supply.  Supply chain.  Power distribution.  Water accumulation.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 The following table provides an outline of the rail engineering disciplines and the technical assurance aspects to be monitored: Table 3: Outline of rail engineering disciplines required by the Contractor Engineering Discipline Engineering Items Track  Track.  Documentation.  Power feed.  Ballast.  Train detection.  Documentation.  Non Conformance Reports  Testing.  Access roads.  Construction.  Supply chain.  Documentation.  Construction.  Documentation.  Supply chain.  Non Conformance Reports Civils  Signal bases.  Standards & Specifications  Sample testing.  Equipment rooms.  Standards & Specifications  Equipment Rooms.  Excavations.  Standards & Specifications  Construction.  Slab.  Non Conformance Reports Drainage  Culverts.  Cables.  Staging works.

certification of approval and acceptance of new assets including technical safety intervention and waiver to system standards and processes.  Supply chain. As with all project team members if any activity appears to threaten serious injury or potential loss of life it must be stopped immediately.  Hardware. Permanent)  Audible alarms.  Software.  Certification.  Documentation.  Monitoring. (Temporary and  Barriers. This will be explained further in the TAP management plan.  Testing. e) Provide evaluation and approval for technical content of project and major maintenance processes.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Engineering Discipline Engineering Items  Ventilation/Air  Electrification Earthing Conditioning  Supply chain. a) Understand and maintain the technical standards.  Handsets & Consoles. Because this is a multi-disciplinary project there is also a need for the engineering activities to be coordinated amongst the varying contractors and the QA auditors / TAP experts will review these arrangements to ensure that they meet the overall requirements from a technical assurance point of view.  Deck. This is an efficient method for utilising their time and the sharing of information will be increased. The technical experts provided via TAP in support of technical assurance work will be competent to carry out at least the following.  Supply chain. at initiation stage and on-going monitoring where required for the asset area.  Equipment Rooms. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 25 of 77 .  Certification. sign-off.  Mobile/Radio Coms  Documentation. as delegated by the TAP c) Carry out the technical assurance accountability for the assets through technical assurance standards and procedures including. supported by TAP input as necessary.  Testing.  GSM  Standards & Specifications  Lighting  Non Conformance Reports  Fixed Coms Telecoms  Transmissions systems. The QA auditors in the course of their duties will monitor and audit all disciplines with additional expertise from within the TAP as necessary.  Installation.  Documentation.  Cables.  Standards & Specifications  Operation. b) Provide technical sign-off to the project for the asset area. The TOR QA auditors. have the authority to recommend that work is stopped or a supplier must cease manufacture or supply of a product until such time that the TOR QAM has been consulted and the required corrective action has been put in place.  Non Conformance Reports  Construction. and provide assurance against these within an asset area across the project.  Non Conformance Reports Level Crossings  Lights. d) Produce and manage the technical content of project standards for the project in respect of the asset area in conjunction with the H&S and QA managers.  Standards & Specifications  Construction.

Specifications. all concessions will be assessed by the Contractors Construction Manager. and ISR/NI Guidelines. Regulations. Regulations. Changes that impact the detailed design will be managed by the Construction Contractors via the Requirements Management process. Procedures. issues register and a register of assumptions. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 26 of 77 . Where Contractors have identified an existing or necessary deviation from specified ‘fixed’ requirements. including the validity of previous approvals. this involves the agreement of the project contract and technical requirements with NI. including standards and other constraints. Requirements Management Assurance will be provided and received against the project and technical requirements. Non-Compliances and Concessions Based on the detailed design deliverables. Change Control All variations to the scope or programme. Practices and Guidelines relevant to their project activities.1. It is expected that some standards or clauses within standards may not be adopted and applied and this will be managed as part of the requirements management activity by all Contractors. dependencies and caveats. Changes shall be evaluated for their impact on the detailed design.3. International Standards. It is the responsibility of each Contractor to ensure that applicable documents are selected.CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS 9. and those that are ‘project specific’. risk register. Compliance with Standards. ISR/NI Practices. For this project. Each non-compliance recorded that cannot be resolved shall be assessed to determine the level of risk to safety or quality and mitigated in accordance with the ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) principle. The project shall also recognise the requirement to adequately manage registers. QUALITY ASSURANCE . the details shall first be recorded on the contractors non-compliance register and will remain ‘open’ until such time that the non-compliance has been resolved or a concession has been granted in writing from NI. ISR/NI Procedures. All Construction Contractors shall prepare a list of all Legislation. For each of these non-compliances a concession shall be requested to obtain NI approval prior to the particular works starting. shall be addressed and recorded in the Contractors Weekly Project Construction Meetings and controlled as per the change control process detailed in the Contractors Project Execution Plan. Such requirements include those that are ‘fixed’.2. ISR/NI Specifications. Project Information Model A Project Information Model shall be operated by contractors as a central data store. Project specific safety and technical requirements are specified in each contract package. Whilst all registers form part of the Project Information Model the management of these registers has been identified as a key process. Standards. superstructure works shall be undertaken in accordance with all relevant Legislation.4. namely the hazard log. 9. Prior to submission to NI.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 9. NI will provide assurance to ISR and will also be the receivers of assurance from the Contractors. 9. ISR/NI Standards. 9. whether or not incurring additional cost and financial changes. All applicable standards shall be identified based on the document references contained in the detailed design deliverable packages. applied and verified as part of all superstructure construction phases. The specification of requirements and the demonstration of compliance with them will be identified and agreed between providers and receivers of assurance.

6. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 27 of 77 . who has the decision making and management control of all QA arrangements and activities on the Project. Construction contractors are required to consider the following prior to their endorsement:  That the detailed design has been implemented without exceptions.  Human Factors. The Contractors Systems Integration Manager is required to consider the following prior to endorsement:  Systems Engineering Processes have been implemented. Assurance Management The phased compilation of QA evidence by Contractors to demonstrate to NI that project requirements have been complied with shall be done in accordance with the respective contractor project specific plans and associated procedures that form part of the certified contractors systems. Assurance evidence arising from surveillance shall be addressed in the Surveillance Schedule to be developed and delivered by Contractors.  Interfaces have been identified and integrated.  Specified technical and other standards have been complied with or concessions have been identified accordingly. QA evidence shall be provided by contractors as requested by NI.  Technical queries.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 9.  Technical risks have been identified and recorded.  Risks have been mitigated to ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) and if not how risks will be managed. Review and Approval of QA Evidence All QA deliverables will be signed by Contractor authorised signatories as ‘submitted by’ the relevant discipline and ‘endorsed by’ the contractors construction manager.  All necessary reviews have been conducted.  Inter-disciplinary design checks have been conducted.  Checks and approvals have been conducted.  Witness testing has been carried out as applicable and test certificates are available and signed by NI and contractors authorised signatories as accepted. prior to final endorsement by the TOR QA Auditor. EMC and RAMS requirements have been addressed. The effectiveness of the QA processes will be independently assessed by the TOR QA Auditors through surveillance.  Requirements have been captured and recorded.  The QA Submission has been compiled and assurance evidence is available and readily verifiable. 9.  Where there are exceptions to the detailed design they have been accepted by NI with an authorised NI signature. issues and requests for information have been answered (covered by the TAP).  Personnel and organisations contributing to the project are competent.  Requirements have been managed commensurate with the construction phase.  Construction interfaces have been integrated where possible.  All required processes have been implemented.5.

8. RAMS Plan 9. Systems Recovery/Fallback Plan 15. Table 4: Cross Reference Plan Description No. Interface Management Plan 9. Procedures. Standards. Fire Evacuation and Emergency Response Plan 4. the following activities required of the Contractors: 9. Risk Assessment Plan 12. Competence of Contractor QA/QC team Contractors shall inform NI of specific proposed personnel and submit relevant CVs/details for NI authorisation.1.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 9. 2. Register of applicable Legislation. EMC Plan 8. Human Factors Plan 10. The TOR QAM will also form a general impression from interviewing Contractor's quality control personnel to examine the level of professionalism and relevant technical expertise (in consultation with TAP experts) within the Contractor’s organisation and suitability for the project. Specifications and Guidelines. Testing and Commissioning Plan 16. Technical Assurance Plan 6. Regulations. Health & Safety Plan 3. The list in the table below is offered as a guide and is not intended to be exhaustive and must be amended for each contractor QA Plan dependent upon the work scope involved for any particular Contractor/sub- contractor. Cross-references to other project plans Contractors and their sub-contractors shall provide cross references to all other project plans with links to Quality Assurance including the unique plan number used in each case. If a QA/QC presence is required during works that are conducted on a shift basis then the Contractor or sub- contractor shall provide personnel to cover those periods. The TOR QAM will review and approve the QA/QC personnel of the Contractor under the terms of the contract and according to the technical specifications required.7. Any changes shall be proposed to and agreed by NI prior to implementing the change. Contractor QA Plan and Guidelines Implementation of the project quality assurance program includes. among others. Value Engineering Plan 14.8. Including ISR Standards and Specifications used. At no time shall the QA/QC resource requirements go unfulfilled. Cross-Reference Plan Description 1. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 28 of 77 . Systems Engineering Management Plan 11. Safety and Validation of Change Plan 7. Project Execution Plan 5.

Technical Assurance Coordinator Qualified engineer with at least 5 years’ One TAC covering all 3 railway (TAC) experience in the Railway Construction lines. Technical Assurance Engineer (TAE) Registered and licensed Partly depending on the QC Telecommunications Telecommunications Engineer with at programme. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 29 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 All QA/QC personnel shall have autonomy whilst working on this project and shall not form part of the main project resource requirement. The following table lists the basic requirements for the Contractor QA/QC team. Continuous and permanent sector including 2 years involving throughout the project. Railway Construction sector including 2 years involving QA/QC Technical Assurance Engineer (TAE) Registered and licensed Buildings Partly depending on the QC Buildings Engineer with at least 5 years’ programme. Document Controller least 2 years involvement in Railway Continuous and permanent Construction Projects. experience in the Railway Construction sector including 2 years involving QA/QC Quality Assurance Administrator & Experienced Project Professional with at One covering all 3 railway lines. They must be able to demonstrate effective QA planning. Table 5: Skill and Education Requirements of Contractor QA/QC team Role Minimum requirement for education Minimum presence of staff and experience (cumulative) necessary Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) Registered and licensed Engineer in at One QAM covering all 3 railway least one railway discipline and also a lines. Good knowledge and understanding of QA/QC. Will have throughout the project worked in an Administrative Capacity or as an Assistant Project Manager. Quality Control Manager (QCM) Registered and licensed Engineer in a One for each of the 3 railway lines. least 5 years’ experience in the Railway Construction sector including 2 years involving QA/QC Technical Assurance Engineer (TAE) Registered and licensed Track Engineer Partly depending on the QC Track with at least 5 years’ experience in the programme. at least 5 years’ experience in the Railway construction sector. railway discipline and a qualified Continuous and permanent practitioner of Quality Control (QC) with throughout the project. Continuous and permanent qualified practitioner of Quality throughout the project. Railway Construction sector including 2 years involving QA/QC Technical Assurance Engineer (TAE) Registered and licensed Civil Engineer Partly depending on the QC Civils with at least 5 years’ experience in the programme. Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) The QAM role is vital and will require a person that has led and implemented large scale QA programmes on major rail infrastructure projects. management and coordination of QA/QC teams and also how they have dealt with any issues regarding team or individual competence and thus improved the situation for the benefit of the projects concerned. QA/QC. Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) with at least 5 years’ experience in the Railway construction sector.

8. which will include a plan of the project area on a map. B. 9. The QAM is expected to hold the required qualifications and licences applicable to the project and preferably membership of a professional body that demonstrates an on-going passion for excellence. Other Assurance Team Members Each contractor and sub-contractor shall submit QA/QC CVs to NI for approval of the personnel to occupy the roles required. materials. etc. Details of their current control steps including test points and breakpoints. The change of personnel shall also be supported by the new incumbent receiving the project induction and a comprehensive handover. Progressive site handovers and final handover procedures 9. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 30 of 77 . Documentation that forms the basis of their QA/QC systems. including approval of materials.8.coordination meeting expectations When the QC programmes are being developed the Contractor and subcontractors shall communicate and share their plans with each other so that the rail systems can be coordinated.2. Monitoring and treatment including classification of non-conformances. approval of subcontractors. The quality control program shall include at least the following:  A general description of the nature of the project. approval of manufacturers / suppliers. The QAM must be able to demonstrate competence and working experience of at least one rail engineering discipline and a strong familiarity with the other disciplines involved in a rail infrastructure project. contractors or sub- contractors including resolving NCR’s in a timely way. D. E. Submission of a Quality Control Programme (QCP) Within 60 calendar days of contract award the Contractor shall submit a detailed QCP and associated implementation program. They must also be able to demonstrate how they have effectively dealt with project issues caused by colleagues. In addition. This shall be in accordance with the documents referenced in section 4. NI will review and approve the CV of the proposed personnel. Details of the stages where early control is required. being able to deliver communications to senior management and client teams as well as on site work parties. G. Contractors QC personnel must be briefed on how this will be delivered taking into consideration the following: A. C. equipment and work teams. If the Contractor wishes to change the QA/QC personnel they must do so after first agreeing with NI. Monitoring reports including current and periodic reporting method. Quality control staff briefing .3. Checklists for each area/discipline. the relevant Contractor / sub-contractor must appoint sufficient numbers of people occupying these roles in response to the need. Under no circumstances shall the Contractor or their sub-contractors start work of any kind until these plans are accepted by the TOR QAM. F.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 The QAM must be able to communicate with stakeholders at all levels.

8. report formats and any other relevant information. Also a testing program that will include all tests required in the project including the amount of tests and frequency.  Quality control procedures for each type of work that the contractor will be performing as per their tender. with the procedure and checklist attached.  Details on the approval of subcontractors on the project. progressive and final handovers. testing teams. 9.  Details on the management of non-conformances. project managers and surveyors. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 31 of 77 .  Details of the Contractors and their sub-contractors internal quality checks. allowing for the process of obtaining comments and applying the necessary updates to the quality control programme by the Contractor’s QCM. qualifications. Once the quality control programme is approved and implemented the Contractor’s quality assurance department will monitor and report on its progress and effectiveness to the QAM and relevant Project Manager(s). testing arrangements/facilities and organizations and any other technical personnel required. engineers.  Details of the preliminary stages of quality control. The advice of the relevant TAP assurance engineer will be sought and considered in all situations. of the quality assurance and quality control personnel.  Details of weekly and monthly reporting.  Details of checkpoints and breakpoints in stages or work packages and how they are controlled.4. Certification of a Quality Control Programme The TOR QAM will review and approve the quality control programme of the Contractor within 20 calendar days from the date of its submission.  Procedures for any inspection or surveying required and how these will be reported.  Details of the Construction stages..  Details of the events and arrangements for carrying out supervision and documentation of inspection reports.  Details of any internal training programme for quality control personnel. surveyors. how to contact site between the various entities both in quality control itself and in the overall scheme of the project including the interaction and details of the quality assurance.  Sample testing arrangements on site (including the organisations carrying it out).  Details. quality control. quality control procedures. approval of the suppliers of materials and the carrying out of sample testing. including who would participate in these events. quality control managers. CVs etc. authority.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013  Details of the structure and scope of the organizational system of the quality management system including quality assurance managers. including the responsibilities. including dates.  Details of how records will be stored and distributed.  Details of communications arrangements.  Details of the document management system for project data.

The advice of the relevant TAP assurance engineer will be sought and considered in all relevant situations. as described in section 9. Once the quality assurance programme has been approved work may start. the TOR QAM and the Quality Assurance department of NI. and this will include at least the following: NI QA Plan Issue P Page 32 of 77 . The QAP will be considered as final after a joint approval from the PM and NI has been received.5.8. Figure 7: Contractor’s QCP and QAP approval chart Superstructure Project Contractor's QAP & QCP approval timeline To be read in conjunction with main text Timeline (Calendar Days) Activity 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 Contract award ◊ Contractor drafting of QCP ◊ TOR QAM Review Contractor makes Amendments TOR QAM Approval ◊ QCP becomes live ◊ Contractor drafting of QAP ◊ TOR QAM Review Contractor makes Amendments TOR QAM Approval ◊ QAP becomes live ◊ 9. At the same time the quality assurance programme will be regarded as fully implemented. The detailed quality assurance program will be approved by the PM within 20 calendar days of receipt and will allow for amendments and the provision of supplementary information. Implementation of the contractor’s quality assurance plan Once the detailed quality assurance programme has been received and work is started.8. the Contractor shall submit a Contractor’s Quality Assurance Plan to the TOR QAM for the project. Within a 30 day period after contract ward. as a prerequisite for the approval of the commencement of work. the Contractor’s Quality Assurance Manager is to fully implement the quality assurance programme. Preparing a Contractor’s Quality Assurance Programme The quality assurance programme will be developed with the successful Contractor as part of the post contract award activities. The Contractor’s QAP will be passed on to the Project Manager.6. The following chart illustrates the approval process. The programme must cover comprehensively the works that are being carried out by the respective contractor(s) and clearly indicate what are general checks or processes and those that are technical.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 9.

records and the activities reported on sample tests.  Making regular tours throughout the project checking and matching test outputs to the various performance specifications and implementation plans of the project. plant and other suppliers. and testing compliance with specifications and standards including.  Transferring reports to the project manager.  In the early control period participate in the sample testing and surveillance for each approval of equipment and materials.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013  Provide monthly reports to the TOR QAM.  Monitor the management of the Non-conformances process looking for how these are detected. by the 15th of each month for the previous month.  Participate in regular meetings and weekly site meetings. Provide corrective action reports. PM and NI Head of Quality Assurance. coordinator. processes.  Make random checks of the quality of materials and workmanship. monitored.  Confirm the structure of the Contractor’s QA/QC personnel is in place throughout the project. materials and plant. destructive and non-destructive testing (DT & NDT). NI QA Plan Issue P Page 33 of 77 . materials suppliers and services. These must be submitted orally and in writing within 24 hours to the PM.  Testing and surveying requests for payment by the Contractor and recommending to NI whether payment should be made or rejected.  The monthly reports shall include calculations for deductions in respect of quality defects in materials and workmanship. The reports shall include statistical analysis of the results of QC tests.  Inspect works. reporting will be as specified in section 10 of this QAP. provided by vendors and subcontractors.  Filing of immediate reports for exceptional cases (breakpoints and / or due to safety).  Editing and submitting periodic quality assurance reports. treated and closed.  After NCR’s have been raised check the computerized system to see how they are being managed and if any involve the supervision of planning officials monitor their progress. testing materials.  Monitor the Contractor’s information collection.  Monitor the Contractor’s quality control teams including testing teams and surveyors. including monthly reports.  Authenticate and authorize the sources of supply.  Performance tests as specified in section 10 of this document. TOR QAM and the Head of QA in NI. including supporting their approval or rejection. using the computerized system of the Company or any other means defined by NI.  Verify the testing of materials.  Rectify any QA/QC systems or processes that are not aligning with that of NI’s.  Check the documentation of quality assurance procedures.  Editing and submitting of reports to support the conclusion of the contract period.  Setting up / starting of sample inspection and testing frequencies against planned stopping points. NI Head of QA and the TOR QAM.

1. and a clear method of. 10.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 10.  Materials are to specification  The supply chain is robust  The installation of materials is done to specification and that the combined product of various materials is to specification  That all construction is done to specification  That the QCP has clear targets and KPIs on which to measure its progress against criteria  That the final completion (in this case commissioning) of all work meets the specification of the remits and is delivered to the satisfaction of the end client (ISR). adherence to NI required standards and processes. construction. These requirements will also be linked to Israeli Laws and legislation and the Contractors and sub- contractors should demonstrate within their documentation and processes their familiarity and understanding of these matters. QUALITY ASSURANCE POLICIES & PROCEDURES 10. Quality Control NI require that all Contractors and sub-contractors produce Quality Control Plans that primarily reflect their competence to complete the work specified and. (the quality control staff will be completely separate from the Contractor control team) including the requirements for ‘in house’ QC service  Skills.2. commissioning and handover for the three rail lines shall also include monitoring and rectification processes so as to eliminate problems and to satisfy the requirements of ISR who are the end client. Progressive assurance simplifies the overall approach. The fundamental requirement of any QCP is to ensure that. The plan shall include. Due to the complexity of this project Contractors and sub-contractors should implement a programme of progressive assurance (as per the systems engineering V diagram in EN 50126) and a monitoring and audit regime linked to this. This helps to keep the process both manageable and simple. expertise and training requirements  QC reviews  Setting a clear plan of inspection and testing  Sampling and testing (including methods for identifying and ensuring traceability)  Proposed method of documentation of comments. The techniques used and activities carried out to ensure compliance and maintain quality of design. while maintaining the necessary rigour. Quality Control Requirements The Contractors QCP shall detail the proposed methods or processes of providing quality control for all work products. the following areas:  Plans and Specifications comply with all aspects of the required quality  Organization. coordination responses and QA records  QA certification  Ensure effective work processes and the product is compliant with the specifications NI QA Plan Issue P Page 34 of 77 . but is not limited to. an understanding of.

Contractors and sub-contractors  They detail (where it is relevant) by discipline the specifics of their plans for the following areas: o Track o Civils o Electrification and Plant o Signalling o Telecoms o Structures (Tunnels.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013  Procedures and checklists.3. packing and delivery  They detail any regular training requirements and necessary cascade briefing arrangements NI QA Plan Issue P Page 35 of 77 . Bridges. The Contractor shall perform the QC activities of taking samples. and be submitted as a pdf file and hardcopy with the review to demonstrate that all items were checked. Gantries. 10. as part of the project schedule and these activities shall not delay the work stages or cause any delay to the project schedule. follow the procedures set forth in this document.e. tagging. i.)  They describe their sample testing processes and subsequent cross or trend analysis  They describe their methods for storage. So as to achieve a comprehensive and compliant QCP each supplier. handling. registration and reporting. and they are required to ensure that they comply with the stated requirements. are to be signed and dated by the authorised person. Method Statements and Task Briefing sheets  Selection of sub-contractors  Identification. Contractor or sub-contractor should cover the following elements in their documents. with completed QA Checklists for all applicable disciplines. Contractor approved QCP’s. QCP Preparation and Review Plans prepared by suppliers must. treatment and repair of non-compliance  Determine ways to improve work processes in order to avoid repetition of non-compliance quality.  They use ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 10005 as the base structure for their QCPs  The organisation demonstrates it’s competency in the required area of work  The organisation references the QC system that they use  The organisation lists their qualifications and licences appropriate to this type of work  They reflect their understanding of the scope of work required  They list the internal and external standards that they work to  They detail the resources that will be involved in delivering QC  They illustrate their QC audit schedules  They describe their rectification and improvement processes (this could include FMEA or other system)  They explain how they will interface their QC systems with that of NI or ISR and other suppliers. performing tests. The QC requirements are applicable to any sub-contractor employed by the Contractor. Buildings etc. as a minimum.

4. referencing and numbering arrangements  They describe their arrangements for the management of non-conformance reports to fit with NI requirements  They describe QC arrangements for any other systems or processes that are considered unique or bespoke to this project that is being delivered by them  They supply the necessary QC flowcharts to support their plans. sample tests and analysis. These activities shall cover all project disciplines in line with the QAP. 10. factory acceptance testing. The frequency should be agreed to match project needs on an on-going basis. The QC team shall carry out these activities on a daily basis. QA/QC meetings Regular meetings with the TOR QA team / TAP experts will be required to discuss all aspects of QC and any improvements that are agreed. NI & ISR will carry out site visits at least on the following aspects.  Track  Systems  Civils  Tunnel Systems  Drainage  Level Crossings  Telecoms  Structures  Signalling  Site offices/compounds NI QA Plan Issue P Page 36 of 77 . Audits are required to be completed internally and the TOR QA team will also carry out audits to satisfy their requirements on behalf of NI. Construction Site Visits The purpose of site visits during construction is to demonstrate that NI/ISR and the Contractor’s or sub- contractor’s management teams are taking quality control seriously. 10. This also supports and can be aligned to progressive assurance and handover as the project completes key stages. surveillance checks.5. The frequency of these visits will be agreed with the lead Contractor and sub-contractors for regular visits and they should also be arranged for key milestone events.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013  They detail the management of working hours so as not to compromise the quality of workmanship (or safety)  They provide templates for their audit forms and written reports that will be used during this project  They detail records storage. It is an opportunity to see the processes being carried out and for the project management teams to make general observations so that improvements could be made and to capture any good practices that could be shared throughout the whole of the project.6. Audit frequency The Contractor’s and sub-contractors QC teams are to have a rigorous audit regime that reflects a daily presence on the project. consisting of audits. 10.

along with a dedicated checklist. Early Control Stage The Early Control Stage will be conducted by the Contractor’s quality control manager of the project and he will report to the Contractor’s quality assurance manager in an orderly manner: The early control stage will include amongst other items. At the end of this early control stage the Quality Control Manager will provide a summary report to the Quality Assurance Manager with the accompanying certificates to confirm the suitability of the Contractor / supplier / product. ballast. engineer(s). C. ducting. Participants that should be included are project manager. sleepers. This includes production requirements. Concessions may be permitted to the factories producing ballast. quality and availability of materials and equipment including approved items. ducts. and other industrial products designed for installation on the site. safety manager. safety products and signage. E. construction manager. The Contractor’s Quality Assurance team will ensure that the Contractor confirms the attendance of the participants for these checks according to the list defined in the quality control program for each of the topics audited. F. track. aggregates. using construction documents as required and the appropriate flowchart that is displayed in the contractor’s quality control procedures. foreman. prefabricated stage works equipment. representative of the quality control of the Contractor and subcontractor and / or the plant providers (if the work involves the quality control of the factory or manufacturer). earthworks retention. D. the following topics: A. This will also include early testing of concrete bases. including approval of the Contractor’s equipment and work crews. cables. site manager.8. Early Control and Sample testing (Contractor) The early control procedure is to be conducted by the Contractor and their sub-contractors. precast elements. so long as they meet the required technical and quality specifications/standards. B. drainage systems. appliances. troughing routes. Check that designated work areas are available for work to commence and that all pre-work arrangements have been made. Approval of sub-contractors. and is divided into two parts. signalling equipment. He should also test products of different types purchased with a manufacturer's warranty (if not already done so).NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 10. storage. as described in the following sections. distribution. The Contractor’s Quality Assurance Manager will ensure that the project’s quality control manager has studied and applied all of the contract requirements and work procedures and that these are detailed in the quality control program and various specifications and plans for the execution of the project. landscaping. Coordinate and arrange these events. concrete products/bases. sleepers. drainage systems. electrical products. document controller. This early control will be carried out before work in any kind of activity starts. earthworks retention. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 37 of 77 . 10. Determine the size and location of the test section. Approval of suppliers including control of products and materials to the site. Quality Assurance checks each step of the QC implementation process. cables. Check for quantity. G. assembly and transportation of materials and products delivered to site. troughing. project planner. works contractor / subcontractor. landscaping elements. aggregates.7.

The Project Manager and Quality Assurance Manager may waiver this test. Execution and reporting of Sample test sections (Contractor) Before carrying out any new type of activity. prior approval and execution of the test section All parties participating in this sample test section shall provide their prior approval for the test to be carried out. forms and test results as reported by the quality control.  Elements.  Possible improvements and recommendations for implementation. equipment and / or materials in which the sample test was carried out. Site tours must be made examining the quality of work and performance of the Contractor and subcontractors. This prior approval ensures the observance of the quality control procedures by all of the participants.  The report will be attached for reference / comments to the quality assurance representative’s report. This must be done in accordance with the quality assurance system for the routine control stage. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 38 of 77 . workmanship. materials and equipment required for the job.9. equipment and materials required.  Work equipment.14. Routine Control procedure (Contractor) The Contractor’s QAM must continuously examine the quality assurance system of the project through all of the controls. or require the holding of extra sample test sections and / or repeat test sections. Execution times of the test sections will be informed in writing by the quality assurance representative and project manager at least 48 hours in advance.  Details of any malfunctions that occurred and / or that have been suggested may occur during execution.  Conclusions about the sample test section and substantial comments from the participants of the sample test.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 10. This shall be treated as a breakpoint as defined in 10. The sample test section will be used to check the personnel. 10. work practices.  All tests and measurements made by the sample test section. reports. This report will confirm the Quality Assurance representative’s completion of the requirements for approval of the team. tools or other means used by the Contractor performing the sample test section and comparing specification(s). 10. to achieve the required quality.  Description of the method of implementation of the sample test section. Sample test.  Analysis of the test results and measurements from engineering specifications and appropriate referencing. After completion of the test section the quality control manager shall submit a summary report to the quality assurance representative. prior approvals including elements and / or equipment and / or materials used. The quality assurance report shall include all information related to the experimental section and at least the following data:  A list of the participants that performed the sample test section. And how it will be possible to prevent it.11.10. it is a requirement of this project that quality assurance carry out a sample test.

The quality assurance representative(s) shall notify the relevant parties of the test point at least 48 hours in advance. Note: At any time during this project NI are entitled to change the definition of test points and breakpoints.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Any deviation from these procedures.  Some breakpoints are normal phases of work requiring attendance and examination of the representative of quality control and quality assurance and some are not pre-planned points arising as a result of a malfunction in the quality of the work or through carrying out corrective actions. powering up of main electrical supplies etc.13. are events in the project works that require appropriate preparation of an array of equipment and materials. 10. Breakpoints  Breakpoints . requirements and specifications.events taking place as part of construction and require the presence and involvement of a representative of the client and senior engineering and quality team before continuing work.  In all cases described above. the Head of Quality Assurance in NI and the TOR QAM as acceptance criteria and approved by the project manager and quality assurance manager. first tamping run (500 metres or 1km). new ballast layers. first signal construction. etc. so as to perform the actions required and have the work approved without any delay. Examples of test points are first laying of a track section (500 metres or 1km). The contractor shall take all necessary measures to provide prior notice of the forthcoming breakpoint(s). forms not completed or incomplete. Test Points Test points. 10. Test stages and breakpoint tests Milestones will be determined during the routine control which will include "test points" and “breakpoints”. 10. lack of control of the source materials. passing through of first tamper and track stabilisers.  Some breakpoints also require the presence of the planner.12. The results and progress of the above shall be captured in a monthly QA report for all control activities. such as approval of sections with missing sample tests. rail cant. or error in judgment of quality control. in handling a report to the customer and/or from the contractor must be dealt with by the generation of a non-conformance report (NCR) as described in Section 10.  Breakpoints will be specified in the quality control program as a stop and a requirement for supervision such as full systems commissioning. checking linear measurements. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 39 of 77 . The Contractor is not obligated to delay any activity on this occasion. The quality assurance representatives will decide on the nature of the activity in each case.  Breakpoints can be determined by the Client. Cases of recurring errors in the functioning of the quality system. the Contractor shall not stop works before receiving the approval of the project manager to do so. The dates will vary depending on the progress of the project and the outputs from regular weekly meetings. must be reported immediately and the relevant parties will be invited to attend a discussion on the subject.14. The request for their attendance will be made by a representative of the Quality Assurance team at least 48 hours in advance.17.  In the case of these planned breakpoints the client’s representative is given notice by the quality assurance representative at least 48 hours in advance.

first and then agreed thereafter # Axle Counter installation. at agreed intervals # Local Control Units. The list is not exhaustive and can be expanded according to the requirements of the client’s engineers and issues generated by multi-disciplinary construction. at agreed intervals # Equipment Rooms. first and then agreed thereafter # Warning systems. their engineers and QA/QC personnel will be required on these occasions. off-site FATs ** Local Control Units. fitting out. first then agreed thereafter # On-site fabrications. site installation. site installation. first sections and then agreed thereafter # Drainage (also Civils) # Tamping # Track Stabilising # Installation of switches # Slab Track laying # Test train run # Signalling Main Cable laying. first and then agreed thereafter # Power Supply Points.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 The following table illustrates some of the checkpoints that can be conducted on railway infrastructure projects. site installation # Operator’s interface. first sections then agreed thereafter # Stressing. first then agreed thereafter # Signal construction. Table 6: Summary of checkpoints for Railway Infrastructure projects Test Break Category Checkpoint Point point # ** Track Setting out stations # Deep Dig completion # Membranes # Bottom ballast # Subsequent ballast layers # Track Section FATs # Track section laying # Welding. commissioning ** Turning on power supply ** Mains system commissioning ** NI QA Plan Issue P Page 40 of 77 . site installation. The Contractor shall be expected to provide a comprehensive list indicating ‘test point’ or ‘break point’ detailing when the client. off-site FATs # Operator’s interface. off-site FATs # Warning systems. at agreed intervals # Tail Cable laying. first and then agreed thereafter # Operator’s interface. main commissioning ** Equipment rooms. at agreed intervals # Equipment FATs # Off-site fabrications.

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Test Break
Category Checkpoint Point point
# **
Civils Laying of Troughing routes, first 100 metres and then at agreed intervals #
Installation of Ducts, first 100 metres and then at agreed intervals #
Construction of Under Track Crossing installation #
Construction of Under Road Crossing installation #
First signal bases and then at agreed intervals #
Construction of staging, dependent on complexity #
Large structure construction #
Drainage system operation #
Initial supply of materials/concrete #
Equipment room bases #
Stage construction of Equipment buildings #
Earthworks First cuts into embankments, first and then agreed thereafter #
First cuts into formations, first and then agreed thereafter #
First cuts into cuttings, first and then agreed thereafter #
Works affecting restraining systems, first and then agreed thereafter #
Drainage Operation of track drainage system #
First assemblage of drainage sections #
Electrical Cable laying #
Installation of local power distributions #
Commissioning of local supply **
Commissioning of full system **
Plant Initial usage, and then agreed thereafter #
Full system commissioning **
Tunnel
Initial supply of materials #
Systems
Commissioning of independent systems **
Installation of equipment affected by ‘Piston affect’, first and then agreed
#
thereafter
Commissioning of the SCADA **
Installation of Electrification protection equipment #
First installation of drainage system, subsequent at agreed intervals #
Fire Brigade inspection **
Telecoms Cable laying #
Section construction of transmission system, at agreed intervals #
Installation of handsets/receivers etc., first and then agreed thereafter #
Main system commissioning **

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10.15. Requesting Supervision (Quality Assurance and Technical Assurance)
The request for supervision is normally made for occasions where it is felt that a senior presence is required
at site for what is considered to be a significant event in the project.

The objective of this is to have the correct personnel to hand to assist and offer guidance to the teams
normally carrying out such works and to also include the client teams to ensure that the works are meeting
their specifications.

This process ensures that such requirements are met and that the project’s quality is maintained.

The circumstances in which supervision can be implemented are;
 The Contractor’s quality assurance representative has a list of pre-defined stopping points requiring
supervision due to them having higher specifications and complex implementation requirements.
This will be brought to the attention of the planner. The planner will be required to incorporate
these into the project’s programme.
 The Contractor’s quality assurance and control representatives on monitoring an activity discover
errors and inconsistencies in the work being carried out and will report that a corrective action is
required. The corrective action may be supervised according to the conditions set by the QA/QC
personnel.

An example of occasions when supervision may be required is detailed in the table below. It is important to
note that at the time of writing this document the project is completing the design stage and that the events
requiring supervision may change and increase.

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Table 7: Example of when QA Supervision may be implemented

Topic Category

Earthworks
Signalling

Telecoms

Crossings
Electrical
Drainage

Systems
Tunnel
Track

Plant

Level
Civils
Main commissioning X X X X X X X X X X
NCR Discrepancy level 3 X X X X X X X X X X
Test sections X X X X X X X X X X
Snagging list walk through X X X X X X X X X X
Test Train running X X X X X X X X X X
Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) X X X X X X X X X X
Local handover X X X X X X X X X X
Full project handover X X X X X X X X X X
Large structure construction X X
Full system power up X X X
Ballast check before track section laying X X X
Operation of switches X X
First manufacture of sleepers X
First Rail production X
First Signal construction X
Localised power up of cables X X
First drainage section X X X X
First troughing route X X
First concrete base X X
Local commission of telecoms system X X
Commissioning of each of the separate
X X X
tunnel systems
Fire Brigade inspection X
Powering up of the Overhead Electrification
X X
system
New contractor team on established site X X X X X X X X X X
First cut into pre-formed earthworks X X

10.16. Documentation of supervision reports (Contractor)
The Contractor quality assurance representative will check and verify the following:
A. All supervision reports are recorded and sent to the project manager. Also that quality is maintained
through the information management system and / or method to display the approval of NI and
details of the contractor's procedures. Reports will be supplied via the internet within three calendar
days.
B. Documentation must include the date of any revisions and the actual closing of corrective actions,
etc.
C. A detailed report is provided covering all of the supervision reports listing all of the corrective
actions still to be completed.

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Needs to be resolved within the agreed timescales and no longer than 20 calendar days. Such a non-conformance requires the intervention of the PM. Needs to be resolved within the agreed timescales and no longer than 40 calendar days. Classification of non-conformances by degrees of severity and reporting Discrepancies in the project will be classified according to three levels of severity:  Level 1: a slight discrepancy. or an on-going series (or group) of Level 2 non-conformances. In the case of non-conformances the quality assurance representative shall also monitor the quality control measures put in place. usually for manufacturing convenience. 10. Needs to be resolved within the agreed timescales and no longer than 10 calendar days. The same process shall be followed for requests to deviate from specified requirements prior to manufacture. Management of Non-Conformance Reports The Contractor is responsible for establishing controls to ensure that products not conforming to the specified requirements are identified. This may also result in the PM seeking a reduction in the cost of the works. specifications and standards that requires repair. treatment and correction of non-conformances in the work processes and the quality of the finished product are implemented. without the supervision of the TOR QAM.17.18.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 10. The Contractor shall ensure that:  Actions for the treatment of NCRs are carried out to their closure and reporting accordingly. A Level 3 non-conformance will normally result in a breakpoint in the programme of works. Incompatibility of different elements in the project quality levels required under the contract may be detected at each stage of the control of the project.  Processes for identification. duration of treatment and monitoring the implementation of the required changes. examining the proposed solutions. QAM and/or the planner. In the event that the Contractor identifies a non-conformance affecting delivered products.  Level 2: a slight deviation to the specifications. the Contractor must make sure that quality assurance is maintained by implementing methods to identify. they shall notify the TOR QAM and withhold further deliveries until authorised by the TOR QAM. This may also result in the PM seeking a reduction in the cost of the works.  Ways to improve work processes in order to avoid a repetition of the non-conformances are determined. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 44 of 77 . control and monitor all cases of non- conformances. Therefore. The Contractor’s QAM will report on all NCRs raised on a monthly basis to the TOR QAM using a table format acceptable to NI. which can be solved by simple means such as rework or repair.  Level 3: a significant deviation from the requirements. In the event that material/manufactured items/work carried out are found not to comply with specification but which the particular contractor considers acceptable or can be recovered then application for ‘Derogation’ shall be made to NI. segregated and controlled to prevent inadvertent use. requirements and standards.

10.  The estimated date for rectification. staff or other work. The reports must include details of. The reports must not be accepted as complete unless they include all details of the non-conformances.. The Contractor will have to create the appropriate level of non-conformance if they receive a demand from the PM or TOR QAM that exceeds current requirements and specifications.  The location and type of element. the Contractor will include in the report. In addition to classifying the non-conformances by the levels of severity. If during the course of monitoring activities by the PM or quality assurance team various inconsistencies are discovered.18. Details of Specification Opening Offset Sub.  The date of discovery of the non-conformance and the date it was reported. These must be provided via the internet within 2 working days.) and shall specify the measures taken to prevent recurrence of the problems.2. how they were treated and an accurate reflection of their status. 10. ramp. etc. regardless of the severity level will be recorded and reported to the PM and the TOR QAM using the systems approved by NI.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 The Contractor quality assurance representative will ensure that all non-conformances. The Contractor will carry out the corrective actions according to the criteria listed above.  The date of amendment (if amended). Documentation and tracking of project non-conformances The Contractor’s quality assurance representative will ensure that the Contractor documents and regularly updates the status of non-conformances and corrective actions.CL): Element Description treatment: action: (person Closing closing date r Number QC (1.R. using the latest format as illustrated below: Table 8: NCR Table Road Number: Project Description: Project manager name: Contractor Name: QA: QC: Open Responsible Section Location Part: Responsible NCR NCR SAP's by: NCR for defect (road..  The type of failure and the nature of it. they shall be classified according to the problem (suspect materials or products. NCR Required for corrective Estimated Actual # Numbe NCR QA / Level (design.1. subcontractor.2. the "corrective action requirements" relating to the defects discovered.18.): NI QA Plan Issue P Page 45 of 77 . Quality assurance manager reports non-conformances in the project The Contractor’s QAM is to report and document non-conformances as follows: A.  The severity level.3) execution. bridge Layer corrective action: name): Date supplier): .  The closure date etc. Report and update non-conformances using the company's SAP* system compatible with that of NI’s. Structure / Element performance Remarks item number: Date: From cut To cut (L.

3. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 46 of 77 . or on another date to be determined by the Quality Assurance Department of NI. an update of the number of open non- conformances and degree of severity.18. D.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 B. Successful closure of an NCR Once an NCR has been raised and the Corrective Action (CA) agreed the party responsible for completing the CA must produce satisfactory evidence. NI QAM. The QAM will report the status for non-conformances in the project. When the Contractor’s QA team are satisfied that the CA is complete they must contact the TOR QA team and seek a closure of the NCR. 10. The report will include details of the total number of non-conformances in the project. The Contractors are required to use a system that is compatible with NI’s system to help with the efficient transfer of data via the TOR QAM. The opening. Every Wednesday. When the initial non-conformance is found and a ‘Corrective Action’ is agreed the QAM shall record this on using the template form below. and if necessary demonstrate that the action is complete to the Contractor’s QA team. TOR QAM. closing or update of the non-conformance opened by the QAM or a representative shall also be included in the report. *The TOR QAM will update the NI SAP system with all of the NCR information. QCM and the Contractor’s representative. C. The specific details of how each NCR is closed must be agreed at the time the NCR is created and be a part of the CA. Dependent on the circumstances or severity of the NCR the TOR QA team may support the closure based on the submission of evidence by email or seek further evidence by demonstration or conducting a break point supervised event. The report shall be forwarded to the PM.

Preventive Actions confirmed by: REVIEW / FOLLOW-UP Preventive Action(s) have been completed and Lead Auditor Signature: Date: implemented satisfactorily. TOR Project Trend Code: NI QA Plan Issue P Page 47 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 8: NCR Report form NCR/Corrective Action Request Form Audit Number: Date of Audit: Corrective Action Number: Name of Lead Auditor: Name of Auditee: CAR Category: Standard Reference: Clause / Section: Level 1 Level 2 (Minor) Level 3 (Major) Findings: NCR Level: 1 2 3 Maximum Calendar Days 10 20 40 for closure Agreed: Not Agreed: Auditee Signature: ……………………………. Corrective Action Proposed by Auditee: Agreed Closure Date: Actionee Signature: Preventative Action: (To be completed by Auditee Management) Action Plan Manager Name: Corrective Actions Complete: YES / NO Corrective Action(s) have been completed and Lead Auditor Signature: Date: implemented satisfactorily. Lead Auditor Signature: ……………………….

Any agreed temporary systems. including full project risk register  Compilation and agreed rectifications for snagging lists  Completion of full project area handover certificate  Final Accounting All shall be as agreed with NI and in conformance with Israeli law. efficient operation and safety will transfer to ISR. regulations. Herzeliya to Kefar Saba – This line is expected to be fully operational by September 2016. Haifa to Bet Shean – This line is expected to be fully operational by April 2017. 11. NB.1.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 11. NI and Contractor will be arranged so that the documentation can be 'signed off' by authorised signatories as required by the NI Contract. must remain in place until such time as agreed with NI or ISR and a suitable permanent alternative has been provided. Schedule Akko to Carmiel – This line is expected to be fully operational by January 2017. plus manuals and certification of any required training being delivered  Asset Spares (as agreed within the contract)  Completion of any operational training required  Completion of agreed paperwork with authorised signatories (including any regulatory bodies)  Completion and receipt of Health & Safety File. Each handover strategy and programme must be aligned with these dates and the handovers conducted in such a manner so as not to jeopardise a timely project completion. The handover for the Substructure Project to the Superstructure Project and the Superstructure Project to ISR shall be comprised of the following items. where required. HANDOVER The Handover Strategy shall be agreed between the Contractor. especially those that enable safe systems of work. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 48 of 77 . and procedures and otherwise agreed standards. Once handover has been completed ISR will become the custodian of the three new railway lines and all responsibility for maintenance. so that the necessary personnel (or companies) are involved in this process as befits their future duties on these lines. A site meeting between ISR. ISR and NI.  Document library  Designs  Construction Drawings (As Made)  Defects liability documentation  Progressive handover from site walkouts  Asset Register of ‘fixed’ and ‘removable’ assets  Asset Maintenance Regimes. The arrangements for discharging these responsibilities shall be provided by ISR.

 Any prepared areas: troughing.). restrained (where required) to specification.  Aggregates laid and compacted to specification.1. All Substructure activities/engineering disciplines will be covered by this handover and the relevant key personnel (QAM.  Access roads.  Temporary Level Crossing surfaces.  All relevant asset ‘life’ documentation provided (warranties. Acceptance Criteria NI requires the Lead Superstructure Contractor to conduct a comprehensive handover from the Substructure Contractor(s).  Retaining walls.  Drainage completed to specification. catch pits.  Associated designs (As Constructed Drawings) provided with full signatures and latest issue. defects liability statements etc.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 11.  Boundary fencing. This will be delivered in the form of a progressive site handover (section by section) with supporting documentation. Site handover forms shall be created to record the handover and signed by each authorised person. The following aspects shall be inspected. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 49 of 77 .  List of any outstanding snagging provided with rectification actions and target dates for close out. equipment and monitoring devices provided to specification. walling and access gates provided to specification.  Full asset register provided for the whole project.  Health & Safety File completed The Lead Superstructure Contractor shall also observe the requirements of the Technical Specifications of the Substructure project and ensure that they have the relevant. Substructure to Superstructure 11.  Embankments prepared. temporary structures provided (with supporting designs) to specification. discussed and agreed as compliant to specification of the substructure works:  Strata/Bedrock/Substrate preparation. PM.  Membranes/sheeting laid and restrained to specification.2.  Structures completed to specification. rock face restraining completed to specification. Documented evidence shall be produced confirming that all substructure components have been delivered in accordance with the specified ‘Technical Requirements’. structure bases etc.2. QS and Engineers) shall be present for all handover events.  Asset information for each section provided.  Earthworks cleared to specified areas away from superstructure construction area required. have their status shown and are clearly marked as hazards (if necessary) and are protected/cordoned as required. qualified and experienced personnel present for each of the site handovers.

catch drains and toe drains shall be cleared to the correct section. and any damage caused by the Contractor shall be repaired.  Any failure of the formation attributed to poor workmanship by the Contractor as determined by Superstructure Contractor or client ISR. but be not limited to. the Contractor shall maintain the drainage so that it remains compliant with the requirements for newly constructed earthworks.5. but be not limited to:  Faults in any materials supplied and installed by the Contractor (excludes any Free Issue Material). Items to include.2. 11. Completion of Work The Lead Superstructure Contractor shall ensure the following.  Completion of the Work for the purposes of the Contract will not occur until NI has confirmed that the earthworks are constructed in accordance with the nominated NI Standards.  On completion of work. 11. ‘As-Made’ Drawings The Lead Superstructure Contractor shall ensure the following.  Subsequent to Commissioning of the Works.  The Contractor is to provide ‘As Made’ Drawings for the substructure. All cess drains. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 50 of 77 . the Contractor shall leave the whole site neat and tidy.  The Contractor shall undertake a final survey of the completed earthworks by a registered surveyor to certify that the earthworks have been placed within specified tolerances to the design location.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 The Superstructure Contractor shall provide adequate personnel to carry out this handover process and provide a robust and comprehensive programme that meets with NI’s requirements.  The Contractor shall submit preliminary copies of the drawings for review by NI that will indicate their acceptability or alternatively indicate the required modifications. The updated drawings are to include. 11. These drawings are to be submitted in AutoCAD format and in accordance with NI requirements. Maintenance Period and Standards The Lead Superstructure Contractor shall ensure the following.  The Substructure contractors shall complete the earthworks in compliance with the construction standards specified in NI Technical Standards.4.2. as a condition precedent to the achievement of Practical Completion.2.3. Defects Liability Period The Lead Superstructure Contractor shall ensure the following: The Contractor shall maintain the substructure for a period as specified in the contractual requirements from practical completion date. Prior to issuing the Final Certificate. The Contractor shall submit the results to NI. the Contractor shall revise all drawings and documentation to show the Works as finally installed. modified and adjusted to achieve commissioning to the satisfaction of NI. 11. the updating of the ‘Approved for Construction’ (AFC) Drawings and any additional necessary Drawings to depict the as-constructed works.  As defined in the Conditions of Contract.2.2.

 Health and Safety File or its equivalent. design. installation and commissioning shall be undertaken by organisations that are able to demonstrate competence in these disciplines.  The testing of the project shall be undertaken by individuals certificated as competent to test the systems concerned.3. Risk Assessment This process is to permit ISR to determine and ensure that the new project or system will not import an unacceptable degree of risk to the Railway. Non Conformance Reports. that:  The planning.2.3.3. maintenance. 11. Test certificates and other forms as nominated in the Contractor’s Project Quality Plan  NI published requirements associated with QA & QC are to be supplied in the stated format  Inspection and Test Plans (signed off by the Principal or its Representative)  Records: a scanned copy of all the records in an approved format on a CDRom or DVD.  The procedures are in place for post commissioning support appropriate to the project.2. or to public.4.  Phased Implementation. 11. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 51 of 77 . but not limited to.  Commissioning Standards. the following data:  Request for Information.3.  Maintainability. The Contractor shall provide a handover package containing. Handover documentation The Lead Superstructure Contractor shall ensure the following. 11.1. Phased Implementation Due to the scale and complexity of this project it will be necessary to stage the commissioning and the implementation. Superstructure to ISR 11. Basic Responsibilities NI will ensure.3.  Testing Procedures. to staff.  The project fully complies with the contractual requirement at handover.6.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 11. Acceptance Strategy As a minimum the following procedures and processes shall be put in place by the contractor:  Risk Assessment.  Access requirements 11.3. via the Lead Superstructure Contractor.

The normal flow of equipment and systems testing is for the item (component. Aligned to this must be suitably qualified resources and suitable test conditions that simulate normal and perturbed operation of the infrastructure.  once installed. Each testing procedure shall rigidly follow the specifications required for that engineering discipline/equipment and shall also cater for the ‘combined’ configuration of the newly constructed asset(s).3. A formal record of testing and commissioning shall be maintained to record the “as delivered” status of the project.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 11. Testing and Commissioning Stage(s) Commissioning is the process that completes the testing stages. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 52 of 77 . 11.  at site before installation. Each testing phase must allow for the correct procedures to be followed and in the time intervals dictated.5. The basis for any testing plan should take into consideration the following testing events. NI and ISR will be invited to review the proposed plans so as to ensure that all eventualities have been catered for.6.  A final test as a part of the complete system.  after manufacture. by the correct personnel and has run through an operational sequence this completes the testing cycle and the equipment will be ‘Commissioned’.3. which will then culminate in the commissioning stages. Once a full (or part) system has been tested to the required specifications. The tests shall only be conducted by personnel qualified to do so and all records must be signed and dated by the testing personnel and Authorised Persons. All records will be handed over to NI/ISR once the tests are complete and at the agreed point in the handover process.  A factory acceptance test  A functionality test  An integrity test  A component test  A sub component test  An assembled asset test  A Soak test  A partial systems test  A full systems test. sub component etc.) to be tested. Testing Procedures The Contractor shall provide a robust test plan for all stages of the project. The plan shall only be implemented with the agreement of NI and ISR.

These method statements must be completed with the consultation of the relevant point of contact ‘Landlord’ for each of the locations listed. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 53 of 77 . 11. The Contractor shall submit a Testing and Commissioning Plan that covers all necessary Testing and Commissioning stages and engineering disciplines. tunnels. but the latter should satisfy themselves that there is adequate cover for:  Material Replacement. Warranty The warranty is a contractual arrangement between NI and ISR. Factors to be considered shall include the provision of adequate spares backup. A review shall be carried out to ensure that the cost of ownership over the life of the system is acceptable to the client.4.4. subtle way. but with harmful effects) reductions in performance. 11. This is of special importance from a safety point of view where new technology is involved. This shall not be implemented until it has been approved by NI and ISR. Project Commissioning and Testing Plans shall be prepared by Contractors and shall be approved by NI before implementation. and the reliability may be such that no routine maintenance is recommended by the supplier.1. thus for safety a policy of maintenance checks against initial test data should be considered. Handover & Post Commissioning Strategy 11. The graceful degradation of modern technology may permit insidious (proceeding in a gradual. and an agreement with the appropriate service provider in respect of fault clearance and routine maintenance. The Testing & Commissioning stage is expected to be staged to cater for the complexity and the multiple engineering disciplines involved. Certificates  Construction completion certificate  Taking over certificate  Defect identification and completion certificate  Final Certificate 11. Access Requirements All contractors and their sub-contractors shall provide method statements detailing arrangements for access to stations.3.9. 11.8.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 This process is to be organised such that ISR is satisfied that the project is delivered to specification. bridges. Contractors shall undertake thorough testing of all systems and installations before they are put into service. Training required for support of a new project shall be completed before transfer of maintenance responsibility from the contractor to ISR.3. and can be successfully transferred to operations. Maintainability The maintenance policy shall be such that system degradation shall not increase the risk beyond acceptable limits.3. track and other engineering disciplines.7. suitable test equipment.

The contractor shall notify (via NI) the relevant department within ISR of all project work involving the provision of new assets within their area of responsibility. and maintenance service provider are represented at an appropriate level and contractually binding signatures shall be obtained. The planned commencement date for each project area shall be notified to the agreed point of contact within ISR by the Project Manager.5. Once prepared the asset transfer plan shall be subject to version control by the project.  The scope of the asset transfer plan to be used for that project. ISR shall need to create and hold a register of these details provided by each project area for their respective departments/maintenance areas. The Process (Asset Transfer) – Superstructure to ISR (Conducted by NI with ISR and supported by the Lead Superstructure Contractor) As part of the overall handover of the Superstructure Project to ISR this process will form the basis of asset transfer. 11. 11.  planned commencement/completion dates and.  Defect Reporting in the Warranty Period.  Notification to ISR by the project shall be: o in accordance with NI project timelines and. On agreement with ISR the Contractor shall create a series of forms that will cover the steps in the process and a suggested time frame for the delivery of this process will also provide a clear structure to carry out this asset transfer. This must be recorded on an appropriately referenced form and an extract of the project area work plan where appropriate.2. client.4.  Identify the new assets being brought into operational use such that they can be incorporated into the maintenance regime for the respective departments. o within sufficient time to enable the asset transfer plan to be implemented. Failure to observe those aspects in a warranty may import an unacceptable risk to safe operating. Documentation A formal documented handover process shall be put in place where the contractor.5. detailing:  the extent and nature of the project area and. The rationale for implementing this process is to ensure a comprehensive and progressive transfer of the new Railway lines to ISR and to make sure that each of the relevant departments are satisfied that they have received the asset and all necessary documentation. All project documentation shall be written in English with key documents that are required for ISR maintenance department and manuals provided in Hebrew. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 54 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013  Repair. 11.1. in accordance with this process The asset transfer plan shall be agreed with the ISR and shall:  detail the project works. Provision of an asset transfer plan The Contractor shall create an asset transfer plan.

11. 11. The Asset Transfer Plan The Asset Transfer Plan is primarily the schedule of assets that ISR will be receiving from the project. Special Arrangements for Stations The Stations for this project are being delivered by the Substructure Project Management teams and the handover arrangements to ISR shall be agreed with them separately from this Superstructure project.5.5.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 The Contractor shall create the appropriate forms to deliver this process.2. Introduction into operational use If any deliverables are missing and the agreed contingency plan cannot be fulfilled then the Contractor and NI shall agree with ISR whether to postpone or restrict the operational use of the assets.5. Deliverables The Contractor (via NI) shall agree with ISR. on and after their introduction into operational use in accordance with this process. These shall normally be adopted when producing an Asset Transfer Plan.5. NI and the Contractor shall agree how responsibility will be transferred from the project to ISR. in agreement with the wishes of ISR.3. Timescales The following is a suggested timescale illustration that can be modified on the agreement of ISR and NI. The Contractor shall supply to ISR all asset data deliverables as outlined in the Handover Process and in accordance with NI and ISR standards on the provision of data Management prior to the introduction into operational use of any assets.5. and include within the asset transfer plan. These need to be controlled by the relevant Senior Engineer within the Contractor’s organisation and with the support of NI. The agreed process shall be documented in the asset transfer plan. This list is not exhaustive. Defects Liability Records and Warranty Documents.7. Maintenance responsibility shall transfer to ISR only if either:  The deliverables have been provided. 11.5. 11. The plan should also document the people responsible for the delivery of this transfer from within NI.4. 11. Transfer of asset responsibility to ISR ISR. 11. Each identified deliverable shall include details of the source of deliverable and the delivery timetable.6. or  An agreed contingency plan is implemented. The plan can also have other project documentation accompanying the transfer of assets such as the Health & Safety File.5. a schedule of the deliverables required for assets prior to. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 55 of 77 . ISR and the appointed Contractors. The Plan will indicate the timescales for the handover and be divided up into project areas so as to support a progressive handover.

all required evidence that will support the request for payment. to the quality assurance representative and PM. Handover General At the end of the agreed sections of work and before the completion of the agreed milestones the contractor shall submit for approval. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 56 of 77 .6.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 9: Outline of Asset Transfer Plan timeframe 11.

3. B. Document Management System All records required to demonstrate conformance to the Contract requirements shall be kept by all Contractors and their sub-contractors and submitted ‘on request’ to NI for relevant stages and audit purposes. 12. 12. in conjunction with any associated correspondence files by the Contractor and their sub-contractor. These programmes test not only compliance with relevant standards but also look at the level of concentration on those functions identified as presenting the greatest risk to safety. Current Reporting The Contractor’s quality assurance and quality control teams shall communicate on a daily basis and throughout all stages of the project. Non Conformances shall be reported immediately and if necessary a report shall be provided to the PM. PROJECT DOCUMENTATION 12.2. In addition to the above. The Contractor must employ a person for the three railway lines to fulfil this role of ‘Document Controller’ who must be of suitable experience and if given other tasks must still be able to fulfil the duties required of this position without jeopardising quality assurance. This shall be accompanied by electronic maps and the necessary electronic information. 12. other surveillance is carried out including Technical Audits by TAP members. equipment. and Systems Audits. ‘As Made’ drawings and certificates for each section to be handed over. with each other and to the TOR QAM and NI when required. D. maintained and stored in a manner that shall make them readily available for inspection and audit purposes. filed. All relevant NCR information and proof of closure.1. 12. sample tests.4. of materials. All documentation shall be indexed. A. Tests and Results The Contractor’s shall record all test results and communicate these results throughout all stages of the project. A comprehensive list prepared by the appropriate qualified and competent personnel. Paper copy and electronic copies of all audits. with each other and if necessary with NI’s quality assurance team.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 In addition to the required evidence the Contractor’s QAM/QCM shall provide a summary on the following topics. Statements from the delivery team on the completion of the works. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 57 of 77 . These records shall be held. including intrusive and non-intrusive inspections. C. FATs and their results. Quality Assurance audits and surveillance Programmes are to be developed that reflect the appropriate level of Assurance required. in a format agreed with NI.

The Contractor shall select a suitable software package for the storage and distribution of project documentation. although the contractor can suggest an alternative with the agreement of NI. indexed and uniquely identified.com/solutions.aptus.ibm.com/products/bcsix • Aptus o http://www. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 58 of 77 .com/software/awdtools/doors/productline/ The Contractor shall also provide free access (at their own expense) for NI. All records. • BCS o http://www.foliocloud.html?gclid=CIK127PajLICFcUPfAod8U8Avg • Mclaren: o http://www. within 90 calendar days.mclarensoftware. Once the contract has been awarded the Contractor shall have the agreed system in place.aspx • DOORS: o http://www-01. including any generated by subcontractors/suppliers shall be compiled.co. This includes all drawings and supporting documents.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 The contractor Document Controller(s) shall ensure that records are compiled coincidental with the work order to which they relate.unit4collaboration. with access available for all required personnel.com/lp-document-management- system. TOR and ISR personnel to view and obtain documents from the selected system.uk/?gclid=CJH56frXjLICFcfKtAod9HkAUw • Fabasoft: o http://www. The following software applications are listed.

ISR and the TAP team when the successful Contractor is appointed. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 59 of 77 . The checklists must cover the following occasions. Example checklists shall be provided by the contractors as part of the ITT process and the final versions agreed with NI.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 13.  Early Control  Routine Control  Test Points  Breakpoints  Audits  Surveillance  Sample Testing  Supervisions Examples of some checklists (for information only) can be found in section 16 ANNEX C. QUALITY ASSURANCE CHECKLISTS All checklists will be provided by the Contractor’s quality assurance and quality control teams using the details provided in the contract specifications. the information found in the relevant standards and the INECO Detailed Design reports and supporting Technical Specifications as listed earlier in this QAP. Once this is completed they must be provided as annexes to the approved QAPs and QCPs.

engineers.  The audit by corporate management and the Quality Assurance Professionals at regular intervals to ensure that this statement is being upheld.  The provision of a contractor workforce consisting of managers.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 14. o Israeli Laws  NI have effective processes in place to ensure compliance with NI’s Policies and key requirements within the contract. Responsibilities The NI Contract Management Team accepts their responsibilities identified in their respective policies and specifically for this contract is accountable for ensuring:  Any activity carried out under the contract does not compromise quality. to ensure that the project objectives and targets are being achieved.  The review of the Quality Assurance Systems. o Legislation. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 60 of 77 . supervisors and employees. trained and re-trained to the appropriate levels to work and to use tools and equipment so as to deliver projects to the prescribed quality levels. instructions and information and revisions thereof.PROJECT DIRECTOR’S QUALITY STATEMENT The NI Contract Management Team is fully committed to implement the respective policies and procedures required to ensure the quality of this project. o Technical Specifications.  Effective interface between NI and contractors throughout all phases of the project such that quality will be ensured and any risk of it being compromised is kept as low as possible. programmes and policies at least every six months. procedures. methods of work.  Plans. are developed by contractors to meet the changing work activities. The Team will also carry out its activities in a manner which complies with the quality principles identified within each Quality Management System and will meet the requirements of any associated Technical Specification as applicable to their area of activity/operations. o Standards.  Compliance with all relevant.  Duties and responsibilities defined under Regulations are allocated and implemented. ANNEX A .

Elbit and Nokia can choose to use the Lead Contractor or other sub- contractors Falling Objects *Operational Control will be installed in the existing ISR buildings. ANNEX B .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 15. although an ISR project GSM Detection to construct a new Control Building may be ready at the same time this Superstructure project commissions Electrification Earthing NI QA Plan Issue P Page 61 of 77 . Motorola.PROJECT ORGANISATION CHART Figure 10: Project Organisation Chart (Relationships) Israel Government National Transport Israel ISR Infrastructure Company (NI) (Electrification) Railways (ISR) Electrification Designer YANI Touchstone Renard ROL INECO Designers Superstructure Lead Contractor Thales Nokia Siemens Track Civils Tunnel MOTOROLA ELBIT (Signalling) Network Contractor Contractor Contractor Electrical Lighting Supply Fire Detection Fixed Coms Key: Direct reporting Water Supply Earthquake System Detection In Contract with IN and report to ROL Stray Current Cooperation required Computers Anti-Corrosion Ventilation Air Drainage Conditioning Mobile/Radio Notes: SCADA Coms *The sub-structure project will be installing bases for the stanchions for the Electrification *Thales.

 Technical  Managerial  Safety 2 Is the scope of the project known to a sufficient level of detail and has it been briefed to the appropriate personnel? (See organisation chart) 3 Are the projects quality deliverables listed and referenced? 4 Has the project got a Quality Management System and is it adequate? 5 Is the Quality Management System approved by the client? 6 Is there a Quality Management Statement available? 7 Is there a document library available of applicable documents that support the QAP and QA/QC system? 8 Is there a copy of the Project Organisation chart available and is it up to date? 9 Is there an up to date copy of the project programme available? 10 Does the project programme have QA/QC events listed and scheduled? 11 Are each of the Engineering Disciplines involved in this project represented in this project’s QA system? 12 Is there a QA/QC team in place? Do the members’ responsibilities support the QA system? 13 Have they been approved by the client? 14 Is there a list of requirements provided by the client? 15 Have these been correctly interpreted by the contractor? 16 Is there a list of standards applicable to this project provided by the client? 17 Have these been correctly listed by the contractor? 18 Has the contractor implemented an approved change control process? 19 Has the contractor implemented an approved Project Information Model? 20 Has the contractor implemented a system for the review and approval of QA/QC evidence? 21 Has the contractor implemented a Cross referencing system for other project plans? 22 Do the contractor’s QA/QC team hold the required qualifications and experience? NI QA Plan Issue P Page 62 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 16.EXAMPLE CHECKLISTS Figure 11: Quality Assurance Checklist TOR QA Check Y/N Evidence Ref. ANNEX C . 1 Is the correct project documentation available.

23 Has the contractor made arrangements for the coordination and briefing of other QA/QC systems in use by other contractors on this project? 24 Does the contractor have an approved QCP? 25 Does the contractor have an approved programme for QC? 26 Does the contractor have an approved programme for QA? 27 Does the contractor have evidence that the QA plan is being followed? 28 Are the materials to specification? 29 Is there evidence that the supply chain is robust? 30 Is the installation of materials being carried out to specification and that the combined product of various materials is to specification? 31 Is construction being carried out to specification? 32 Does the QCP have clear targets and KPIs on which to measure its progress against criteria? 33 Is the work meeting the specification of the remits and is it being delivered to the satisfaction of the end client? 34 Does the contractor have a comprehensive QCP? 35 Does the contractor have a comprehensive audit regime in place and is it being carried out? 36 Does the contractor have regular QA/QC meetings with clear outputs and closed actions? 37 Is the contractor carrying out construction site visits by their management team and inviting the client team also? 38 Has the contractor carried out an early control review? 39 Has the contractor kept records of their early control checks? 40 Has the contractor conducted any sample tests? 41 Has the contractor kept records of their sample tests? 42 Have the correct personnel been involved in the carrying out of the sample test section? 43 Has the contractor carried out a programme of Routine Control inspections and surveys? 44 Has the contractor kept records of these inspections and surveys? 45 Have any NCRs been generated as a result of these inspections and surveys and have they been managed accordingly? 46 Have Test Points been programmed for the project? 47 Do they cover all project disciplines and stages? NI QA Plan Issue P Page 63 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 TOR QA Check Y/N Evidence Ref.

48 Have Break Points been programmed for the project? 49 Do they cover all project disciplines and stages? 50 Has the contractor requested supervision for any key stages in the project? 51 Have the correct personnel been present at these events? 52 Have all the supervised visits been recorded properly and signed off by the correct personnel? 53 Has the contractor implemented an approved system for the management of NCRs? 54 Are they being recorded and reported correctly? 55 Are they being closed out in a timely manner? 56 Has the contractor been subject to any fines through not closing NCRs? 57 Has the contractor developed a programme for the handover (receipt) of the substructure? 58 Has the substructure handover (receipt) been conducted successfully 59 Have all snagging issues been captured from the substructure handover and has a programme of rectifications works been agreed? 60 Are works being completed to the specifications? 61 Are ‘As Made’ drawings being provided and do they agree with the physical completion? 62 Are the details for the Defects liability periods provided and have they been agreed with the client? 63 Has all handover documentation been provided from the substructure to the superstructure contractor? 64 Has the contractor developed and agreed an acceptance strategy for handover to ISR? 65 Has the contractor created a comprehensive testing programme? 66 Has this been agreed with NI and ISR? 67 Has the contractor developed a commissioning programme? 68 Has this been agreed with NI and ISR? 69 Has the contractor supplied all necessary certificates to support the handover? 70 Have all warranties been provided that support the full handover of the project? 71 Has all relevant documentation been provided by the contractor to ISR to support a full handover? 72 Has a list of deliverables been agreed for the handover to ISR? 73 Has the contractor concluded all applications for payment via the QA team to NI? NI QA Plan Issue P Page 64 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 TOR QA Check Y/N Evidence Ref.

7 Signal holding down bolts are tight & covered with self-amalgamating tape 8 View of signal is unobstructed 9 Signal structure has been installed correctly NI QA Plan Issue P Page 65 of 77 . Has the contractor provided copies of the QA The QAP makes insufficient ref here to QC checklists to be used for approval by NI? to use the term separately. 5 Concrete base coated with bitumen prior to signal being erected 6 Liquid grout installed between base & signal post (where required). 13. return wire taped etc). QA covers. 12. QA checklists to support inspections carried out? Figure 12: Signal or Sign Inspection form Project Name: Signal ID: Contractor: Inspection carried out by: Inspection date: Site Name: Scope of Inspection: Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete On: Y / N / NA / NC * 1 Signal / Sign concrete base has been installed to approved sighting? 2 Signal / Sign profile is as shown on the approved sighting form and scheme plan (longitudinal position.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 TOR QA Check Y/N Evidence Ref. OHLE Cage. clearances. Are reports being provided at the prescribed frequency by the contractor’s QA and QC teams? 13. profile. id plate secure. Has the contractor supplied copies of completed As above. anti-vandal measures. Has the contractor implemented a robust and comprehensive document management system? 12. 3 Signal Painted/galvanised & free from damage 4 Identification plate mounted clear of signal head sighting hole where ground mounted.

11 Un-commissioned signals / signs are covered & marked with a white cross (signals only) 12 Correct signal lenses have been installed & hot strips are correctly aligned. cores numbered & clamped in the unit. 19 Any spare un-terminated cable cores are insulated/bomb-tailed. 15 Signal access doors are free to open & have padlock provided 16 Signal cable entries have been sealed with foam. terminated. 22 Driver’s walkway installed as stated on SSF. 13 Signal lamps are focused correctly. labelled. 23 Cables crossing tracks are clipped to the sleeper with suitable securing clips. 20 Terminations are clean & treated with protective agent 21 Signal post telephone installed according to approved SSF.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete On: Y / N / NA / NC * 10 Signal ladders and platforms conform to specifications and are secure. 25 Are there records of Contractors Quality Inspections? NI QA Plan Issue P Page 66 of 77 . 14 Signal head secured with the correct nuts and bolts in the correct orientation. 18 Multi-aspect signal lamp holders are fitted with disconnection links. 24 Maintenance Record Cards are on site and complete. 17 Cables to signals are secured.

10 Tee sections have been installed where required. 6 Galvanised supports installed where required & are free from damage. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 67 of 77 . 7 Trough route has retaining pins installed where specified in the design. 4 Trough route installed to standard. 9 Trough lidding has been secured where required. 11 Ballast boards installed where required to correct height & are correctly supported and undamaged. 13 Curves are installed where required & cut to length. lids fitted & are undamaged. 3 Installed trough route is 2metres from nearest rail (wherever possible). 8 Dry mix troughing has blowholes of less than 10mm. smooth internal walls & is undamaged.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 13: Trough Route Inspection Form Project Name: Line ID: Contractor: Inspection carried out by: Mileage: Inspection date: Site Name: Scope of Inspection: Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete On: Y / N / NA / NC * 1 Troughing correct type as specified. 2 Installed trough route has 25% spare capacity available. 12 Trough lidding overlaps any joint. 5 Trough route alignment & level correct.

22 Cable chambers have concrete base installed & has water 'soakaway' sump fitted. 16 Troughing has been protected where adjacent to buffer stops or catch points 17 Troughing installed under sidings is 600mm below sleepers and fitted with double lids 18 Trough route is clean of debris prior to cable installation. 26 Are there records of Contractors Quality Inspections? NI QA Plan Issue P Page 68 of 77 . free from obstructions & have draw wires. 24 Brick cable chambers are as design & covers are haunched adequately with cement. 23 Plastic cable chambers have external metal ring bolted to frame. 20 UTXs and URXs are installed correctly. 25 Draw rope is installed where lids are glued or secured.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete On: Y / N / NA / NC * 14 Trough lidding installed at ground level if in walkway and has tactile surface. 19 Open ends of trough routes are sealed with foam. 15 Troughing in public walkways has been installed 700mm below ground. 21 Cable chambers are installed & have secure lidding.

Design Statement Yes No Details of deviation The scheme complies with the requirements of the remit and the design concept is appropriate for its purpose. Product Acceptance requirements are identified Any significant design issues not covered by standards are adequately addressed. The effects of the scheme on existing infrastructure have been adequately considered.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 14: Electrification & Plant Design Approval form Technical Approval of Electrification and Plant Asset Design . safety and environmental implications of the construction. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 69 of 77 . with any deviations justified. location and site conditions.Engineering Design Statements Project Design Version Name Name/Number Number Contractor Designer The designer confirms that this Electrification / Plant* design has addressed the key design requirements stated below: *(delete as appropriate) Tick as appropriate. removal and disposal are satisfactory. if any boxes are ticked "No" then details of the deviation shall be provided. Interdisciplinary design checks and review are satisfactorily completed. The Design is robust and offers value for money Health. maintenance. The requirements of ISR/NI standards are adequately addressed.

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 15: Equipment Room/Unit Inspection form Project Name: ID: Contractor: Inspection carried out by: Mileage: Inspection date: Site Name: Scope of Inspection: No Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete Y / N / NA / On: NC * 1 Concrete base/foundations as shown on drawings. free from damage and is not aimed directly at equipment. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 70 of 77 . 3 Unit secured to concrete base & anti-litter skirt fitted. 10 Access to Unit is as per the ground plan & free from obstructions. 4 Unit internal/external walls are free from damage. 12 Unit has been fitted with the correct door locks & emergency push bars (where required). 11 Handrails have been provided (where required). 6 Access steps have been provided (where required). 9 Max/Min thermometer or similar provided. 7 Air conditioning/heating has been installed. 13 Fire & Intruder alarms are fitted and working (where required). 5 Internal walls are plastered or are left fair faced & are free from damage. 2 Structure constructed as shown on form drawings. 8 Ambient temperature controlled between 19 and 21 ºC without ‘hotspots’. is working correctly. 14 Unit lighting is as design and adequate.

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 No Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete Y / N / NA / On: NC * 15 Unit has only one main earth point (PME OR Gapped). 21 Equipment racking installed to diagram. 30 Cables have been megger tested & record sheet completed. 16 Main earth & Test earth bus -bars cannot be touched at the same time. 22 Unit wall mounting bars have been earth bonded. 27 Un -terminated cable cores have been bomb-tailed (purple). 20 Equipment installed correct to diagram & specification and all labelled. 19 Palisade access gate has hinges facing opposite directions & correct padlock fitted. 31 Binding post terminals are fitted with RED dome nuts. 29 PVC & Rubber cables/wires have been segregated where in same trunking. 23 Cables installed correct to diagram. is secure and earthed. 25 Cable/wire ties are fitted correctly & have external serrations. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 71 of 77 . 17 Palisade perimeter fencing has been installed (where required). EPR wire does not react with PVC. 18 Palisade fence cut ends have been protected against rust. moisture barriers fitted and labelled correctly. 28 Power cables over 200volts have been placed in un- slotted trunking. 26 Cable cores are terminated and identified. 24 Cables are clamped and entry holes sealed with foam.

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 No Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete Y / N / NA / On: NC * 32 Wiring ducts/trunking has been installed with no sharp edges. 47 Desk provided for technicians to view diagrams fully opened & adequate storage provided. 38 Timer relays are set correctly & double sealed with corrugated wire wrapped around relay retaining wire. 45 All exposed terminals have been coated with Tectyl rust inhibitor. 33 Correct wiring has been installed. 42 Safety equipment is provided (where required). plastic bolts have been used. NI QA Plan Issue P Page 72 of 77 . 48 Unit is clean and tidy. 39 Wiring ducts/trunking are not over full and are of the correct type 40 Fuses fitted are the correct type. corners have protection fitted and holes have grommets. 44 Batteries are free from damage & in good condition. crimped correctly & identified. 34 Test crimps have been made & are on site. 41 Health & Safety signs have been displayed (where required). 37 Earth leakage detectors are correctly set & are working (where required). 43 Batteries installed to diagram. 35 All record cards have been completed and are on site. 36 Shelf type relay terminals have been fitted with shrouds (where required). 46 Wiring diagrams are on site and correct version. racks secured to floor.

52 All phones labelled correctly. 53 Are there records of Contractors Quality Inspections? Figure 16: Example Checklists for breakpoints Site Contract No Project Name QAM Project Director QCM Contractor Break point Date No Topic Breakpoint info Comments 1 Identifiers 2 Reason for breakpoint 3 Sample test results 4 NCR info 5 CAR info 6 Programme amendments 7 QA Decision Figure 17: Example Checklists for Early Control Site Contract No Project Name QAM Project Director QCM Contractor Early Control Date No Subject for review QCM QAM Comments 1 Specifications understood 2 Pre start meetings held. 51 Local panel separated from technical area by locked door/gate. arrangements made 3 Materials and Plant approved 4 Required sample tests completed NI QA Plan Issue P Page 73 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 No Description Compliance Actions Required Actions By: Complete Y / N / NA / On: NC * 49 Emergency panel correctly installed. 50 Maintenance Record Cards are on site and complete. correct to faceplate design and free from damage (where required).

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 No Subject for review QCM QAM Comments 5 Sample test framework in place 6 Required notifications made 7 Contractor teams approved 8 Equipment approved 9 Test area selected and marked out 10 QC checklist includes a test section 11 Required parties prior approval Figure 18: Example Checklists for Routine Control Site Contract No Project Name QAM Project Director QCM Contractor Inspection Date Activity Inspected Prior Inspection Details No Subject for review Score/Rating Comments NCR NI QA Plan Issue P Page 74 of 77 .

Outputs Findings. Outputs and Conclusions and Conclusions NCR details (if NCR details (if required) required) Decision Decision CAR (if required) CAR (if required) Approval to continue Approval to continue working working Figure 20: Example Checklists for QC System test Site Contract No Project Name QAM Project Director QCM Contractor Inspection Date of QC Activity Inspected Prior Inspection Details Supplier Description Specifications Results Date of QC Date Certificate Conclusions inspection No Comments NI QA Plan Issue P Page 75 of 77 .NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 19: Example Checklists for QA/QC Surveillance Site Contract No Project Name QAM Project Director QCM Contractor Inspection Date of QA Activity Inspected Prior Inspection Details Supplier QC System QA System Comments Description of Description of surveillance/test surveillance/test Date: Date: Findings.

NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 Figure 21: Example Checklists for QA System test Site Contract No Project Name QAM Project Director QCM Contractor Inspection Date of QA Activity Inspected Prior Inspection Details Supplier Description Specifications Results Date of QA Date Certificate Conclusions inspection No Comments NI QA Plan Issue P Page 76 of 77 .

Spokesperson IT Dep. Contracts Div. Safety. Dep. & Control Development Dep.NETIVEI ISRAEL (NI) – National Transport Infrastructure Company REF: NI/QA/PLN/001 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN ISSUE: P Israel Railway Expansion Projects DATE: 03/04/2013 17. Div. Secretary Strategic Planning NI QA Plan Issue P Page 77 of 77 . ANNEX D . Legal Adviser Div. Dep. Dep. Operational Rolling Stock Control Dep.ISR ORGANISATION CHART Internal Board of Auditor Directors CEO Passenger Coordination VP Planning Freight Dev. Dev. Logistic Div. Service Dev. HR and Marketing and & Environment Development Economics & Service Dep. Security Business Finance. Dev. Development Projects Dep. High speed line Electrification Administration Administration Rolling Stock Infrastructure Communication Sites Dev. Lines and Operational Sites Development Execution Dep.