SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN ENTERING THE PUBLIC SECTOR MARKET
Written By: Nur Rahman
As the government moves towards point-based acquisition, bidders and contract holders are being more commonly evaluated on major categories such as quality and security. Small and new businesses entering the public sector space will be required to put more attention and effort around their operational standards and security protocols.
ISO 9001:2015 certification enables Vertosoft to maintain its operational excellence with an emphasis on quality and standardization. Its consistency in internal procedures and performance evaluation against customer needs, allows the company to deliver regulated results with a focus towards continued improvement. Each process is assessed against a set of standards published by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO).
Based on the draft National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-161 – Supply Chain Risk Management practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations, Vertosoft’s Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) plan highlights its commitment to identify and protect against supply chain vulnerabilities and threats. Security policies and controls have been implemented following guidelines from NIST 800-171 that include internal operations, assets, resources, and external impacts (both intentional and unintentional). Vertosoft continues to assess and implement Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Level 2 controls across the organization in preparation for the third-party audit once the process has been finalized by CMMC-AB.
With its robust quality program and its comprehensive SCRM plan, Vertosoft aims to achieve a streamlined, efficient, and secure supply chain based on the requirements of this evolving market. By leveraging its existing plans and processes, combined with its broad knowledge and experience in the government space, Vertosoft can partner up with new companies to accelerate their public sector business by proactively assessing and guiding their supply chain strategies.
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