AXELOS has recently undertaken a Request For Proposal (RFP) exercise for the selection of and re-contracting of Examination Institutes (EIs) from 1 January 2018.
The comprehensive selection process asked EIs to present ideas and strategies for improving quality and the growing of the Global Best Practice market. It was concluded that proceeding with a single EI would offer the greatest opportunity to achieve these goals. All submissions were scored against a rigorous set of criteria (including organizational structure, technical innovation, examination delivery, security, accreditation, transformation and growth) and the scoring mechanics have allowed for objective decision-making.
Following this process, the EI with the highest score and the partner that AXELOS has selected for our onwards partnership is PEOPLECERT.
- This selection process is for Accreditation and Examination Processing from 1 January 2018.
- All five EIs will continue to be contracted to provide the services under the existing agreements until 31 December 2017
- All EIs have committed to supporting the ecosystem during 2017
- The underlying principle of the RFP process has been to preserve and grow the Global Best Practice market.
AXELOS would like to thank all of the EIs that submitted a proposal for the considerable effort invested in the process. Any of the EI’s non-selection is in no way an indication of their capabilities, ideas or commitment to the Global Best Practice market.
Over the coming year we will be communicating with the AXELOS ecosystem to help manage any required transition.