Contractor Assurance System

FRA’s Contractor Assurance System (CAS) was developed to ensure that Fermilab meets the requirements and goals of our contract with the Department of Energy. Overseen by the Office of Contractor Assurance, CAS encompasses all the contract requirements and work processes at the main site in Batavia, IL, as well as the site in Lead, SD. It also provides a comprehensive system description for Fermilab’s activities. Risks are identified, categorized and prioritized, and resources are deployed to mitigate them accordingly.

In addition to the contract requirements, FRA has internal requirements that must be met. The individuals assigned to assure stakeholders that the laboratory meets all these requirements are called Requirements Owners. The Requirements Owners generate relevant and reliable performance information that can be independently analyzed and confirmed. All stakeholders have access to information necessary to carry out their respective responsibilities:

  • Laboratory managers in delivering Fermilab’s mission;
  • the FRA Board of Directors in their oversight responsibility; and
  • DOE site and program offices in ensuring FRA performance.

CAS minimizes risk, provides transparency and optimizes resources for more efficient operations that support the laboratory mission.

Learn more about the FRA Contractor Assurance System and the Office of Contractor Assurance (login required).