Our supplier business accreditation is the UKITA Quality Mark. The Quality Mark is a process that enables us to actively verify your client references, PI insurance and any other accreditations and professional memberships you may have.
This can help your proposal stand out in the ‘three quotes’ situation, as you are already ‘pre-vetted’ by your independent trade body and are operating under a long-established and recognised Code of Conduct.
It also entitles you to use the Quality Mark logo in your proposals and marketing materials and your business is listed in the first section of all directories and supplier maps where we promote members.
Business owners who engage with our free and impartial business technology buyers advice service are also made aware of the fact that Quality Mark holders have already had their client references checked by an independent consultant and that we have verified the member’s PI insurance and any memberships and accreditations that they say they have.
Buyers are often reluctant to take up references as they don’t really know what to ask. The Quality Mark client interview calls are conducted by one of our consultants with at least 20 years’ experience of commercial IT/Tech/Digital project delivery and they are able to ask the right questions and understand when a time or budget overrun is justified and when it isn’t.
Your willingness take part in our 3rd-party verification process also demonstrates your commitment to quality and customer care in your business.
How to apply for the Quality Mark:
In the first place, simply contact the membership office on 0844 445 7571 or [email protected] or via the livechat on the UKITA website and we can talk through how it works and what’s involved.
Cyber Essentials for UKITA Members - with free insurance cover
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. Certification against this scheme is increasingly required for any company bidding for government contracts and sometimes their supply chain too. In addition to this, other organisations are now starting to include Cyber Essentials certification as a requirement in their standard supplier contracts.
You can apply here to be assessed against Cyber Essentials and obtain the certification. No uploading of evidence, vulnerability scan or site visit is required but you will need to get a board member to sign a declaration that your answers are true. The cost of self-assessment is £300 + VAT. This includes:
- Certification against basic level Cyber Essentials
- Optional certification against theIASME governance standard
- Automatic cyber liability insurancefor UK domiciled organisation with less than £20m turnover who pass the assessment with the whole company in scope (terms apply)