While choosing ISO27001 consultant or implementation partner, usually companies do not know the basis on which they should select the right vendor. Below guidelines may help in making a constructive and strategic decision in this regards.
Due to lack of adequate awareness and hence as a common practice, organizations choose to select ISO27001 Consultant Company purely based on cost.
This actually puts them in a trouble spot over the period, because there are many elements to be considered in terms of the vendor?s credibility than just the cost aspects. We are going to use the word ?ISO 27001 implementation partner? here, instead of vendor. This is because any compliance ownership is necessarily a strategic partnership and not just a onetime contract. The partner selection parameters are as below.
ISMS Partner personnel?s credibility
ISMS Partner?s Firms credibility
ISMS Partner?s Approach
ISMS Partner?s Operations
Selecting an ISO27001 ISMS implementation partner can be a complex and time consuming process. The real focus must not be only on the cost. This is because doing so is also a long term risk for the organization by selecting a vendor who cuts costs as well as corners in the service delivery. Tips above can help purchase or sourcing department to answer the simple question "how to select ISO27001 vendor company"?
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