Industry Intelligence | Vendor Identification | Competitive Landscape

Business need

  • A UK Government agency wanted to understand the supplier landscape of the Inspection and Quality Assurance industry in the UK for repeat sourcing/ re-procurement.
  • The client was looking for companies that offered multi-disciplined testing, inspection and quality assurance services with a diversified geographic presence and had the capability and scale to take on multiple assignments simultaneously.

To understand the Testing, Inspection & Quality Assurance supplier landscape in the UK and identify potential suppliers.

The client outlined two key reasons for selecting RocSearch:

  • Our proven vendor identification and benchmarking capabilities.
  • Our wide exposure to procurement research and intelligence in the UK public sector.

Approach and Methodology

  • Our strategic advisory team provided intelligence on the global as well as UK Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, sharing insights on growth trends, drivers and future outlook. We also laid out the competitive landscape, examining the industry segments, market share analysis and service portfolio.

We analysed the market trends and competition, and shortlisted over 20 suppliers of Inspection and Quality Assurance Services in the UK, after a thorough evaluation.

  • We identified and evaluated service providers in the UK, covering supplier overview, service locations, personnel involved, service offerings, certifications, focus on technological innovations and recent capability expansions.
  • We thoroughly evaluated these suppliers by scanning their websites and communicating with them through multiple channels such as company enquiry forms, LinkedIn and cold calls.
  • We also conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis and benchmarked the suppliers based on the client’s specifications.

Business Outcomes

  • The output provided detailed insight into the Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry and its growth potential over the years.
  • The study enabled the client to identify over 20 potential suppliers offering the desired services in the UK.
  • The deep dive analysis helped the client understand these suppliers' detailed product and service portfolios.
  • The analysis helped the client shortlist and partner with the relevant suppliers based on the technical requirements and specifications.

The client could shortlist and partner with the relevant suppliers based on the technical requirements and specifications.

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