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Quality Infrastructure Council of America

Standardization

Acreditation

metrology

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about us

The Quality Infrastructure Council of America (QICA), comprises the three independent regional organizations involved in quality infrastructure in America: the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT), the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM) and the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC), each of which has an active and broad participation in American countries in their respective areas of expertise.

QICA is a platform to develop joint projects, information sharing, and cross-functional training and development that, by acting collaboratively, exceeds the abilities of any one-organization acting alone.

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Our focus

The Council is the contact point for cooperation actions in support of strengthening national quality infrastructure in all countries of America.
Our basic objective is to promote a shared vision for mutual support in standards development, the development of accreditation and the scientific, industrial and legal metrology.
MoU (English)

Memorandum of Understanding

Newsletter 2018-11
(English)

Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency

NQI REPORT (English)

Quality Infrastructure of America / STRATEGIC ROADMAP

NQI REPORT (Spanish)

Quality Infrastructure of America / STRATEGIC ROADMAP

Brochure 2017 (English)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

Brochure 2018 (English)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

Brochure 2019 (English)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

Brochure 2020 (English)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

Brochure 2017 (Spanish)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

Brochure 2018 (Spanish)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

Brochure 2019 (Spanish)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

Brochure 2020 (Spanish)

Informative brochure about QICA activities

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QI4CE Fund - First call for proposals

The purpose of this call is to identify further regional QI initiatives that contribute to the circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean in different sectors.
All quality infrastructure institutions from the LAC region can apply. Applicants should be member organizations of one of the QICA (Quality Infrastructure Council of America) bodies, i.e. a member organization of COPANT, IAAC or SIM.
QI4CE Fund - ToR

Terms of Reference (English)

Fondo QI4CE - ToR

Terms of Reference (Spanish)

Annex I.

Presentation template of the Proposal

Annex II.

Template for the Operational Plan

Fund QI4CE - Q&A

Questions and Answers (Spanish)

Fund QI4CE - Q&A

Questions and Answers (English)

Fund QI4CE

Brochure Promoting CE via QI

Fund QI4CE - RESULTS

Executive Bill

Fund QI4CE - RESULTS

First Call 2022 Results

Fund QI4CE - RESULTS

First Call 2022 Results - Annex

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QICA Bodies

The Quality Infrastructure (QI) comprises three pillars, standardization, metrology and accreditation. ​
IAAC

InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation

SIM

InterAmerican Metrology System

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COPANT

Pan American Standards Commission

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the National Metrology Institute of Germany cooperates with QICA in the frame of PTB Regional Projects, to strenghten the Quality Infrastructure (QI) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Members Events

These are the annual events from our members, for 2019
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IAAC

General Assembly

Antigua, Guatemala, 12th to 19th August, 2022.

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SIM

General Assembly

 

3

COPANT

General Assembly

April, 25th to 28th, 2022

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News

Read news from our members
News form IAACC
News from SIM
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News from COPANT
News from PTB
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Our activities

We work promoting standardization, metrology and accreditation.
Building
Capacity

Co-organizing awareness and capacity building events for stakeholders, including public officials.

Sharing
Resources

Exchanging documents, specific information and access to databases and general information, incluiding professional personnel to strengthen projects and programs.

Increasing
Visibility

Increasing the visibility of each other’s services and activities among their respective networks.

Joint
Training

Offering joint seminars and training courses on priority areas, and supporting each other’s training activities.

Joint
Meetings

Carrying out joint meetings to address matters of common interest.

Cooperation and
Collaboration

Developing and implementing joint programs and promoting cooperation and collaboration among each other’s members at a national level.

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Our Blog


QICA Background

QICA creation is the result of a joint effort between the three regional organizations of the QI in technical cooperation projects. Takes into account the initiative of Ministers and High Authorities of Science and Technology of the Organization of American States (OAS), for access to quality infrastructure services and has counted and has strong support in its creation and ongoing development, from PTB, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Get in Touch

We understand your requirement and provide quality works.
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Contact us

+591 79666604
[email protected]

Where to find us

Las Rosas Street #33,
Las Violetas Urbanization
End of 32 Street
Achumani, La Paz – Bolivia

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