Analytical Quality Associates, Inc. (AQA) is a small, privately owned consulting firm that has been providing personalized services supporting
the acquisition of high quality environmental analytical chemistry data since 1999. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with additional
locations in Colorado, Nevada, and South Carolina, our most fundamental business objective is to provide our clients with the best technical quality
and customer service available at a competitive cost. To achieve this objective, we have assembled a staff of dedicated professional analytical chemists
with an average of over 21 years of experience in environmental analytical chemistry, data validation, and other associated activities.
AQA supports federal government agencies, prime contractors, Native American tribal governments, and private industry. Our senior chemists are very
familiar with the analytical methodologies employed across the entire spectrum of environmental analytical chemistry, and we are intimately familiar
with the instrumentation, analytical methodologies, quality assurance protocols, quality control requirements, and data reporting specifications that
are typically applicable in work performed for the federal government. We provide technical oversight services to monitor commercial analytical
laboratories for compliance with contract requirements, federal regulations, and generally accepted industry standards for environmental chemical analyses.
For most of our clients, our technical oversight services include third-party validation of analytical data and audits of various types. However, we also
assist clients in the development of the specific technical and quality assurance protocols under which analytical data for their projects will be acquired,
validated, and maintained.