If you are looking to bid for and win tenders, then an ISO certification may have a significant impact on your ability to be adopted as a supplier – especially if you are bidding for work in the Public Sector. This was certainly the case for our client HLA Services, who had achieved not only ISO 14001, but also ISO 22301 Business Continuity certification with the support of Pentagon Assurance Ltd.
Within months they went on to secure a £500,000 contract to refurbish Great North House, part of Newcastle University, with the ISO standards not only bench marking how effectively they run their business, but also enabling them to optimise performance and bid for work they might otherwise fail to qualify for.
Neil Henry, Service Director and Owner of HLA Services Ltd Said: ‘When tendering, ISO certification is particularly pertinent. With the help of Pentagon Assurance, we now have a clear competitive advantage which was a significant factor in our recent contact award.’
Barry Cooper, Managing Director at Pentagon Assurance Ltd added: ‘We are proud to be working alongside the team at HLA Services as they continue to grow the business, and the contract award at Great North House is testament to the value that ISO certification can add to business.
As well as the clear benefits in bids and tenders in terms of marks, there is also the credibility it brings to your organisation and the opportunity to secure larger commercial contracts. This is true for both large and small firms, with ISO certifications and practices being applicable to all organisations.’
Published on 1 Mar 2022