Milica Lukešević, Acting Director of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS), sent a letter, for the purpose of establishing the Accreditation Council, to all the interested parties participating in work of the Accreditation Council (public administration bodies and holders of public authorisations; faculties and institutes; companies, entrepreneurs, chambers, etc.; consumer associations; manufacturers’ associations; and accredited conformity assessment bodies) to send to ATS (by 11th September 2015) the list of their candidates to be selected and appointed as members of the Accreditation Council.
Pursuant to Article 12 of the Law on Accreditation (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 73/2010) and Articles 28 and 29 of the Decision on Amendments to the Act on Establishment of the Accreditation Board of Serbia (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 14/2011), the Accreditation Council of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) is formed as a technical advisory to tackle different accreditation issues. Renowned experts and scientists from fields relevant to the performance of activities falling within the competences of ATS are chosen to become the members of the Council as representatives of interested parties.
The Accreditation Council carries out the following activities: provides professional opinions as regards the development of the accreditation system in the Republic of Serbia; takes initiatives to extend the ATS scope of activities, i.e. to establish new accreditation schemes, provides opinions about the application of the requirements of accreditation standards in specific fields, proposes the establishment of standing or ad-hoc technical committees as work bodies for specific fields of accreditation and identify parties to participate therein, makes proposals as regards members of the technical and sector-specific committees, adopts rules and criteria for the appointment and operation of technical committees, determines tasks of the technical committees and take stands on other technical issues.
The following are identified as interested parties: public administration bodies and holders of public authorisations; faculties and institutes; companies, entrepreneurs, chambers, etc.; consumer associations; manufacturers’ associations; and accredited conformity assessment bodies.
The following criteria must be met by the proposed candidate members of the Accreditation Council:
- they must be renowned experts having competence in the fields of importance to the performance of activities falling within the scope of the ATS activities;
- they must hold positions that will enable them to influence the decision-making and implementation of decisions related to quality infrastructure, accreditation and assessment of compliance with regulations;
- CVs and results achieved during the course of their previous engagement in the fields of importance to the activities falling within the scope of ATS activities shall be used as a staring point, and
- previous direct or indirect participation in the operation of or cooperation with ATS.
The abovementioned representatives of interested parties can send their proposals to ATS by 11th September 2015 at the latest. The proposals should include CVs of the proposed candidates to be selected and appointed as the Accreditation Council members so that the Management Board could, after the invitation has been closed out, review the received applications and select and appoint the Chairperson and ten members. Their appointment shall be for four years with the possibility of reappointment.