Request for Quotation – ISO 9001 Accreditation Body – St Helens

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Expression of Interest closing date 20180928

Request for Quotation – ISO 9001 Accreditation Body – St Helens

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Automation Products & Control Systems Ltd (APS) is a company that specialises in the manufacture and supply of control systems and automation products for use in many industrial sectors and applications.  Demand is from domestic and international companies that specialise in specialised machine building. End users are also a sector which we supply into.

The business employs 8 staff at one location and has grown steadily over the past few years.  It is currently implementing a quality management system (ISO 9001:2015) and expects to achieve certification in November 2018.


This RFQ is to carry out the accreditation procedure to gain ISO certification for 9001:2015.  Quotations are invited from appropriately qualified accreditation bodies (UKAS accredited) for audit and certification covering design and manufacture.   Quotations are required for the Initial Audit/Certification only.

Deliverable Timescale

APS plans to commence the accreditation process in the period November 2018.

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.

Evaluation Criteria

Quotations will be assessed and scored on the following criteria:

Cost (60%)
Industry Recognition of Accreditation Body (10%)
Delivery Timescale (15%)
Ease of Communication (15%)

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

Quotations are required by 5:00pm Friday 28th September 2018, either electronically or by post/in person to Derek Clark, Automation Products & Systems, Unit 2, Park Court, Sullivans Way, St Helens, WA9 5GZ

Tel. 01744 733769

Date Published – 17/09/18

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