ISO Certification and Tender Success

11 Aug, 2016

Are you looking to increase your tender success rate?

Often our clients approach us to achieve recognised ISO Certification to support the growth of their business. Many are also looking towards tender applications and see the value of having this accolade to strengthen their bid.

ISO Certification as an essential ingredient

Whether or not you are ISO certified will have a big impact on the outcome of your tender bid, with ISO 9001 now an essential ingredient for success. ISO 9001 tells the company or tender body that your business has the correct quality structures in place to be considered.

The popularity for many other standards including ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 has also increased in recent years, as environmental targets and information security become more prevalent for businesses nationwide.

To respond to these needs we have formed an exclusive partnership with bid and tender specialists Thornton & Lowe. This partnership ensures we are helping our clients with access to resources and expertise to give them the best possible chance at winning their tender.

Here are some top tips from Thornton & Lowe to consider when first approaching a tender contract:

It’s easy to see a bid/tender and think “Yep, let’s go for that”, without any further thought. This is a common approach but have you given a second thought to your chances of actually winning the bid?

Your Bid/No Bid process can be as complex as you want it to be. At the very least, you need to consider:

  • Can we deliver the service/requirement asked for within this bid AND can we evidence it?
  • What is our relationship like with the buyer?
  • Who else will be bidding and what do we know about them
  • Can you deliver to the buyer’s budget?
  • Ask yourself, do you have the resources to complete the bid – and if not how will you acquire them?

Are you currently working towards a tender opportunity? Need help to improve your application? Thornton & Lowe are running a Bid Writing Workshop on August 24th, find out more.

If you would like to discuss ISO certification in order to begin bidding for tenders, then please contact us directly on 01905 670303 or email clientservices@isoqsltd.com.

About ISO Quality Services Ltd

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Primarily working with clients throughout the whole of the UK and Ireland, ISO Quality Services Ltd also cover Europe, USA and the UAE.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today!

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today on 0330 058 5551 or email info@isoqsltd.com.

Alternatively, you can request a quote by filling out our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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