Prepare for tenders

Every year, federal, state and local governments ask private providers/suppliers to tenders which means to submit competitive bids for the supply of goods and services. Government tender requests attract small, medium and large businesses across a wide range of sectors - from office supplies to major construction projects.

Tender processes in the government sector share many common elements. What follows is an overview of the main steps you should take to prepare a competitive tender. (Business Queensland)

One of the many requirements for many tenders is to be ISO certified. There are three well-known ISO certifications that are normally an integral part of tender eligibility. They are  ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001. 

Check: All you need to know about ISO Certifications

ISO 9001:2015 is about Quality Management Systems. It is to ensure you keep your promises about consistent quality and continual improvement is part of your daily routine.

ISO 14001:2015 is about Environmental Management Systems. It is to ensure you care about the environment, sustainability and have sufficient policies and procedures to enforce that.

ISO 45001:2018 is about Health and Safety Systems. Your commitment to protect people with you and minimise the chance of injuries and death by implementing OH&S policies and procedures.

Download INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MANUAL TEMPLATE 

How do I get these ISO Certifications for my business?

You will need to be ISO certified in order for your business' tender. So, start preparing and developing related documents now. This can use lots of resources, so it's best if you take this process slowly at first with occasional breaks throughout the week depending on how much work there is ahead before finishing up altogether.

We at PrimaPerfect can prepare you for these ISO certifications with 100% guaranteed results. 

We will sort out and organise your current documents, and then set up the systems you need to be prepared for an Audit. You may have a lot of paperwork that is difficult to manage without our help. We provide information on how you should draft various types of required forms/paperwork so they're compliant.

Check: How to write a Quality Manual for ISO 9001? With Examples

You can also do a self-assessment quiz with 10 easy questions to find out how ready you are.

Contact one of our experts to discuss your business's current situation and needs.