To understand where technical capability resides in the supplier/partner base. For existing suppliers/partners, past performance may demonstrate capability. For new suppliers/partners there should be some objective evidence established to demonstrate technical capability as it relates to the design and production requirements.
To the extent a supplier/partner intends on outsourcing part or all of stated work, they perform an assessment to determine which sub-tier suppliers are technically capable of accepting work.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Ability to assess the capability of work scope execution in the supplier/partner base. Ability to review various data inputs to determine supplier/partner capability. Ability to document the results of supplier/partner work scope capability assessments.