In today’s contracting environment, government customers require the assurance that offerors can provide high quality products and services. International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 certifications provide evidence to that point, proving to government program managers and contracting officers that a contractor sustains quality processes and methods.
In fact, government program managers and contracting officers are now establishing ISO certifications as requirements to be eligible to bid on services contracts. ISO updated their 9001 requirements in 2015, from 2008, changing what it meant to be ISO 9001 certified. Come September, if a company has not updated to the 2015 requirements it will lose the certification altogether.
Because of this, the ISO 9001:2015 transition process is causing angst among ISO management representatives, process managers and owners in the more than 1 million ISO 9001 certified organizations around the world. Some of these organizations may well be in “panic mode” to meet the re-certification deadline.
Here are 10 tips to make the transition easier: https://federalnewsradio.com/commentary/2018/08/10-tips-for-contractors-need-to-renew-their-iso-9001-certification-before-september-deadline/
Download Georgia Tech’s ISO 9001 Implementation Flyer – click here: ISO-9001-Implementation-Flyer-GaMEP.
Learn more about how the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) can help your business at: https://gamep.org/quality/