Why do Tenders require ISO 9001 Certification?
Both Government and Private Request for Tenders (RFTs) often include criteria related to Quality, Safety and Environmental Certification. Depending on whether you have a Quality Management System that has been certified to ISO 9001 by an Accredited Third-Party Certification Body then it may mean the difference between winning the tender and going to contract, or losing the tender to a competitor.
RFTs include Quality, Safety and Environmental certification criteria to provide the organisation issuing the tender with an assurance that you have appropriate business management systems in place to deliver the goods and services as specified in the RFT, as well as comply with all legal requirements including Workplace Health and Safety and the Environmental Protection laws. It also demonstrates your organisation has undertaken a commitment to establishing and implementing best practice business processes and continual improvement.
How are Tenders evaluated?
Typically tenders are evaluated/assessed using a weighting system, something like:
- Fully Certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System – Full Points
- Quality Management System implemented but uncertified – Half Points
- No Quality Management System – No Points
Based on this, if you are submitting a Tender Response without full ISO 9001 QMS Certification, and your competitors are certified then it may be the difference between winning and losing the tender.
What if the Tender is closing soon?
If you have a Tender that is closing soon there is a chance that you may be able to achieve fast ISO 9001 certification in as little as ten days. There are some required conditions for this to happen so CLICK HERE if you are in this situation.
How QAS International can help
QAS International ISO 9001 consultants can design, develop and implement a certification-ready Quality Management System from the ground up to meet ISO 9001 requirements – ensuring you get ISO 9001 QMS for tenders. If you already have an existing management system in place we will help you integrate ISO 9001:2015 into your current management system (eg ISO 45001 Safety or ISO 14001 Environmental) to form an Integrated Management System (IMS).
Our trained and experienced ISO Consultants have a 100% track record achieving certification for our clients and we guarantee your ISO 9001:2015 quality management system will get certified by a JAS-ANZ accredited Certification Body.
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