Request for Quotation – ISO 9001 2015 Management Consultancy

Ref BGG - NL Williams
Expression of Interest closing date 07/09/2021

Request for Quotation – ISO 9001 2015 Management Consultancy

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N L Williams Group Limited is a multi-disciplinary organisation with over 40 years of experience in protective coatings, underfoot safety and surface preparation. Our diverse knowledge and expertise are utilised to deliver practical and cost effective products and services for clients across a broad range of sectors, including local authorities, rail infrastructure, Highway’s Agency, healthcare trusts, and the nuclear industry. Through years of progression, NL Williams Group currently runs under four key business units to cater for each market’s ever changing needs.

The development of the business has identified that gaining an industry recognised accreditation namely, ISO 9001:2015 would provide an opportunity to enhance the current offering and introduce standardisation across the operations. This will in turn enable the business to secure larger contracts and generate further opportunities for expansion and growth.


This RFQ is for management consultancy services to aid N L Williams Group Limited with preparing and setting up its systems to gain ISO accreditation for 9001:2015. As N L Williams Group Limited grows it expects to efficiently demonstrate UKAS accreditation to ISO standards 9001:2015. Equally it will need recognised procedures in place to manage company expansion.

Deliverable Timescale

We expect the project to commence immediately and to be completed by the end of November 2021.

Evaluation Criteria

Quotations will be assessed and scored on the following criteria:

Cost 40%
Understanding of industry sector 10%
Clarity of quotation 20%
Delivery Timescale 30%

Scoring Methodology

4 Excellent Proposal meets and in some places exceeds the required standard
3 Good Proposal meets required standard
2 Acceptable Proposal meets the required standard in most respects, but is lacking or inconsistent in others
1 Poor Proposal falls short of expected standard
0 Unacceptable Completely or significantly fails to meet required standard or does not provide the relevant answer

Proposal Format

Proposals should clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirement set out above.

Deadline and Submission

Proposals for consideration are required by 16:00 on Tuesday 7th September either electronically or by post to:

Blair Hope Williams
N L Williams Group Limited
Unit 12 West Side Industrial Estate
Jackson Street
St Helens  WA9 3AT


Date Published

25th August 2021

This work is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

ERDF Procurement regulations

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 this figure is the ERDF regulations figure. IT IS NOT THE BUDGET FOR THIS PROJECT)

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 n