10/10/2020 – Update – CCS has undertaken a review of the ‘provisionally live’ status of suppliers on RM6017 due to expire on the 31/12/20.
We have taken into consideration:
- the impact the pandemic has had on the availability of goods and services bought on behalf of the taxpayer
- feedback from the market and our public sector customers
- the ability of suppliers to get certification when staff and certification auditors are not able to be on site
We remain committed to the idea that for RM6017, suppliers will have certified ISO9001 and ISO27001 or equivalent systems. Suppliers have been asked to show CCS evidence that they are committed, and are actively working towards getting the necessary certificates or equivalents, with the certification scope covering the lots that they have been awarded to.
Evidence may include, but is not limited to:
- internal documents showing the ISO9001 and ISO27001 standards
- for ISO9001 a quality policy, a quality management system scope and quality objectives
- evidence of staff training in the use of the systems, including any training of staff in conducting internal audits
- internal audit reports as well as any external (stage 1 and 2) audit reports should these have started
- letters or communications from external auditors confirming audit schedules and dates with invoices for any work that has been done.
Provided CCS is satisfied with the evidence given, the supplier will be made ‘live’ on the RM6017 framework. A suppliers ongoing activity and engagement will be reviewed regularly, and at least annually, by CCS. CCS reserve the right to suspend or terminate suppliers who do not show continuing commitment and progress.
Take a look at the RM6017 Supplier matrix document to see which suppliers are live and provisionally live.
These suppliers know this is not a permanent change to our compliance needs and that ISO9001 or ISO27001 may still form part of your needs at the point of call-off.
26/03/2020 – Update – We have made some suppliers on this agreement ‘provisionally live’ so you can procure the goods and services you need urgently.
These suppliers have shown evidence of:
- Professional Indemnity
- Employers (and where relevant Product) Liability Insurance
They may not have provided Public Liability Insurance at this time or have not demonstrated compliance to either ISO9001, ISO27001 for either themselves and/or their key subcontractor(s).
We recommend that any call-off’s you sign with ‘provisionally live’ suppliers should be for no later than 31 December 2020. These suppliers know this is not a permanent change to our compliance requirements and that ISO9001 or ISO27001 may still form part of your requirements at the point of call-off.