Accreditations are the formal recognition that an organisation is competent to perform specific processes, activities, or tasks. These are important to the consumers of our business services and products. Important because it shows that we have subjected the business to independent assessment in a reliable credible and accurate manner.

Accreditations can form a crucial part of your tender submission. Buyers may seek to ensure that the potential supplier has been independently audited and assessed as being able to meet a defined standard in their sector. The provision of an accreditation must in all cases meet the following:

  • Be objective, transparent and effective;
  • Use highly professional competent assessors and technical experts in all relevant fields;
  • Use assessors (and subcontractors) that are reliable, ethical and competent in both accreditation processes and the relevant technical fields.

The following video from UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services), explains how accreditations underpin everyday life.

ISO’s and Health and Safety accreditations in the construction industry are examples of popular accreditations. It’s important that you research and verify the validity of your accreditation route prior to submitting to an accreditation service. Like many services there are some non-bonafide products on the market which will provide little or no value to you.

Local, Essex based ISO accreditation experts BritCert, have a team of experienced consultants offering a broad spectrum of ISO Management system certifications. They can work across many industries using the internationally recognised management standards. Notably, ISO 9001 Quality Management, 18001 Health and Safety Management, 14001 Environmental Management, and ISO 27001 Information Security Management.

You may also like to review the following links:

Government policy on accreditation

The accreditation process

The benefits of accreditation

Accreditations are part of the Fit to Tender Gap Analysis that we carry out for clients. This adds much high level value to a business prior to tendering, or during tendering but prior to submission. In addition, if you are frustrated because you are not winning tenders then there is probably a fundamental issue in your tender fitness. Our unique work gets to the bottom of the problem, offering solutions that will help you to win your next contract. Please do get in touch so we can explain how this can work for you.

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