BS 11000Collaborative Business Relationships

Improve communications and collaborate more efficiently with business partners

BS 11000 has now been replaced by ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationships Management System


The BS 11000 standard is a Collaborative Business Relationship System that can help you develop effective joint ventures, particularly with supply chain partners. It provides you with the tools you need to access new services, improve contract opportunities, and combine resources. Implementing this Collaborative Business Relationship System can support your growth strategy.

Why should I apply for BS 11000 certification?

The BS 11000 standard can help your business by improving communications with your business partners. It shows you how to define roles and responsibilities with partners, which will strengthen your business relationships. This in turn will enable you to collaborate on projects more successfully.

Clear communications can help you improve efficiency and drive business growth. The BS 11000 requirements include refining your decision-making process to enable you to share skills, knowledge and resources more efficiently. This will also strengthen your risk management procedures, which can help control costs.

Here are some benefits of using the BS 11000 framework:

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    Mutually beneficial collaboration with business partners

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    Improved decision making through clearly defined roles and responsibilities

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    More efficient sharing of skills, costs, risks, and resources

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    Wider training opportunities for employees

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    Better business relationships leading to improved results.

Gaining BS 11000 certification will clearly demonstrate to your business partners your commitment to transparency and good governance. This reassurance can help you stand out in a crowded market and win new contracts. Improving efficiency will also enhance both your competitiveness and your long-term performance.


How businesses have benefitted from Standards

How to get BS 11000

Gaining BS 11000 certification with QMS is straightforward and can take as little as 45 days. Our expert consultants will work with you and your business to make the process as simple as possible.

This includes highlighting any improvements you need to make to your current business procedures.

Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Collaborative Business Relationship manual for you – saving you time and money.

Once you have achieved BS 11000 certification, you will need to pass an audit each year. This will ensure your business continues to benefit from complying with the standard. Your first audit will happen one year after you receive your BS 11000 certificate.

For more on what it takes to achieve BS 11000 certification, please talk to one of our experienced certification advisers.

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How much does an BS 11000 cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your sector, annual turnover, and number of employees. We will also need to know if you require industry specific accreditation (such as ASCB or UKAS).

However, QMS is committed to providing a cost-effective route to BS 11000 certification. That’s why we focus on making the process straightforward. We will save you money because, instead of creating complex document trails, we will build a Collaborative Business Relationship System that works for you.

Find out how affordable BS 11000 certification really is by using our Fee Calculator. We’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.

How long will it take to get BS 11000?

From your first consultation with our experts through to certification can take as little as 45 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.

Remember, we can normally save you time and effort by drafting your Collaborative Business Relationship manual for you. This can also help you gain certification faster than you would by doing it yourself.


Latest BS 11000 news

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how BS 11000 works.