8.6、Release of Products and Services
The organization shall implement planned arrangements, at appropriate stages, to verify that the product and service requirements have been met.
The release of products and services to the customer shall not proceed until the planned arrangements have been satisfactorily completed, unless otherwise approved by a relevant authority and, as applicable, by the customer.
The organization shall retain documented information on the release of products and services. The documented information shall include:
a. evidence of conformity with the acceptance criteria;
b. traceability to the person(s) authorizing the release.
The organization shall ensure that all documented information required to accompany the products and services are present at delivery.
NOTE: Where there is a formal agreement with the customer, the organization can deliver a certifying statement created by the organization that references the original manufacturer's certificate of conformity and documented information that is retained and traceable by the organization. The certifying statement indicates that defined requirements have been met throughout the organization’s processes.