You want to win an important tender to provide a big customer with your goods or services, but the tender requires that your business be ISO 9001 certified or at least actively working towards ISO certification, what can you do?
Having an ISO certification is almost always a prerequisite when tendering for government and private organisation contracts. Sometimes it is the difference between winning and losing a tender – and in today's tough and competitive market you cannot afford to miss out. Tendering has the potential to win substantial business. However, tender preparation requires significant resources. There may be little point in proceeding with a tender if you do not have an ISO certification – even if ISO certification is not a mandatory requirement, your competitors almost certainly will have certification. Most small companies are certified.
The problem is that getting an ISO certification is a long process which can take months, even if you are a small business. Most consulting companies will take weeks or even months to develop your ISO 9001 quality system and prepare you for certification. In addition to this, the certification body has to come and perform an audit.
Our quality consultants will roll up their sleeves and work quickly to ensure that you are capable of demonstrating that you are working towards certification. During this time, our quality consultants will develop the relevant quality documentation for you. At the time of your tender submission date, you may not be certified but will have shown a clear commitment to achieving ISO certification. Chrisnel Consultants will ensure that ISO certification will not be the barrier stopping you from submitting the tender. What happens after tender submission? After you have submitted your tender, our quality consultants fine-tune your ISO quality system. Our quality consultants can also assist you in implementing and providing a 2nd party audit of your system. We will then review the system performance, and then you are ready for your certification audit. If the tender submission date is close, feel free to contact us now. Avoid Rejection In The First Cut. Win More Tenders. Contact Our Quality Consultants Today.
If you have a surveillance audit or re-certification audit coming up and your documentation or ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System is not quite up to date, we can help. Quite often we are called in to revamp a quality system because due to staff movements for example, the quality manual and associated documents are not up to date or are incomplete. Training is also provided to the Management Representative and a support package is available to keep the documents regularly updated.Contact Us