While numerous business sectors have been negatively impacted by the events of 2020, a global leader in risk management solutions say there is enormous hope in the wave of Government-funded projects that will commence in 2021. These projects, in the billions of dollars, will lift crucial private business sectors out of an economic slump – including SMEs – only if they know how to secure these projects successfully.
SAI Global recommends that private-sector businesses prepare for tender pre-registration now, to secure lucrative opportunities in 2021 and beyond – and give their businesses a much -needed boost.
Many tenders require businesses to meet international quality assurance standards, and certify to them ahead of tendering will put businesses on the front foot. Four of the most common international standards regularly required for a successful tender are Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001), Quality Management (ISO 9001), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) and Security Information Management Systems (ISO 27001). Non-IT-related tenders often require suppliers to be security system certified to enable tenders to meet cyber security legislation. Acquiring certification requires an audit and certification from an accredited certification body such as SAI Global.