JIM Engineering Ltd: REQUEST FOR QUOTATION ISO9001 2015 Accreditation

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Expression of Interest closing date 31/01/2022
Overview

Background
JIM Engineering Ltd is highly dedicated in manufacturing laboratory and Industrial Ovens, Incubators, and Sterilisers to suit customer’s requirements and specifications. We specialise in bespoke manufacturing as well as our standard ranges. We sell direct to end users in hospitals, higher education, general laboratories and industry as well as through distributors in many other countries worldwide.  Our prices are highly competitive with world class quality and performance. Of paramount importance to us is our customer service – we offer speedy and full technical support on all of our products from our team of dedicated customer care technicians.

Many applications require demonstration of the latest quality standards, namely ISO9001:2015.  The business employs 6-8 staff and has grown steadily over the past few years.  Accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 would assist in further efficient growth of the business.  The creation of a ISO accredited quality management system would also support efficiencies in the day to day running of the business including:-

Product traceability
Risk management
Recruitment and training
Customer satisfaction

Obtaining and maintaining ISO9001:2015 accreditation will also enable the business to secure larger contracts and generate further opportunities for expansion and growth.

The company understands the work required to obtain and maintain accreditation, having worked with older standards for ISO9001 and has standard operating procedures in place to cover the day to day processes within the business.

Requirement
This RFQ is for management consultancy services to aid JIM with preparing and setting up its system to gain ISO accreditation for 9001:2015.  As JIM grows it expects to efficiently demonstrate UKAS accreditation to ISO standards (ISO9001:2015).  Equally it will need recognised procedures in place to manage company expansion.

Deliverable Timescale
We expect the project to commence no later than 31ST March 2022 and to be completed by September 2022

Evaluation Criteria
Quotations will be assessed and scored on the following criteria:

Cost (40%)
Demonstrable understanding of industry sector (10%)
Clarity of quotation (20%)
Delivery Timescale (20%)
Ease of Communication (10%)

Scoring Methodology
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Proposal Format
Proposals should clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirement set out above.

Deadline and Submission
Proposals for consideration are required by 5.00pm on 31/01/2022, either electronically or by post to Jason O’Neill, 11 Ravenhead Business Park, Ravenhead Road, St. Helens WA10 3DB.

Email: info@jimengineering.com

Candidates will then be invited to attend for a meeting to review the systems already in place prior to formalising their quotation.

Date Published
15/12/2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUPPLIERS

  1. This work is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
  2. ERDF Indicative Budget
    This work will be part funded though the European Regional Development Fund.  The project falls within the *£2,500 – £24,999 bracket and therefore, under current Public Procurement Regulations, there is no formal tender procedure, but a detailed written quotation is required.(*NB These figures are the ERDF REGULATION FIGURES . They are NOT THE BUDGET FOR THIS PROJECT)
  3. Conditions of Tender
    Please be aware that due to the relatively low indicative budget for this work (i.e. less than the current OJEU limits) there is no regulatory obligation for us to provide feedback if you are unsuccessful.
    We reserve the right to discontinue this tender process at any time and not award a contract.
    You will not be entitled to claim from us any costs or expenses which you may incur in preparing and/or submitting your Tender at any stage of this exercises.  This applies whether or not your organisation is successful.