Request for Quotation – ISO 9001 Accreditation Consultant – St Helens

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Expression of Interest closing date 20180720

Request for Quotation – ISO 9001 Accreditation Consultant – St Helens

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Automation Products & Control Systems Ltd (CCS) 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.

Many applications require demonstration of the latest quality standards, namely ISO9001:2015.  The business employs 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 revised 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.


This RFQ is for management consultancy services to aid APS with preparing and setting up its systems to gain ISO accreditation for 9001:2015.  As APS 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 – APS is looking to commence the project immediately and complete within 3-6 months.

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 (40%)
Demonstrable Understanding of Industry Sector (15%)
Delivery Timescale (20%)
Ease of Communication (25%)

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 20 July 2017, 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:  20th June 2018

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