The BS 8522 Quality Standard

Adding Value To The Sourcing Process!

The BS 8522 quality standard was developed by the BAR Commercial Moving Group in collaboration with BSI, Facilities Managers, procurement and removal professionals. The standard provides the commercial moving industry with recognised, specific and measurable benchmarks which are also relevant to its particular activities, unlike more generic quality standards such as ISO 9001.

As a supply chain partner, CMG are addressing the key issues in today’s procurement process. In achieving the BS 8522 quality standard, Members are not only committed to delivering professional relocation services, they demonstrate the highest standards of care for the environment, conformance to diversity and equality principles, a commitment to socio economic issues, and a proficiency in e-tendering issues.

Adding value to the sourcing process of relocation services, the BS 8522 quality standard is already becoming a regular requirement for major commercial removals tenders in both the public and private sectors.

The QSS booklet  “The Commercial Moving Standard” outlines the components of the BS 8522.



Picture:  NEUPC Logo - Commercial Removal Customer“Implementing a supplier framework of professional removals providers to the higher education sector demands a robust test of quality: The advice available from CMG has been invaluable, and the importance for supplier to be able to demonstrate an assurance of quality, such as that provided by BS 8522 accreditation can not be understated”.
Mark Hayter (Contracts Manager)
North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium


Latest examples of Tender Frameworks engaging CMG Members and BS 8522 Certification:

Frameworks are valued by CMG Members as they allow us to develop long term workflow, enabling us to plan and resource our services correctly. Frameworks also afford Members the opportunity to truly develop and enhance our service value offering to clients producing a higher level of efficiency, consistency of performance and opportunity to transfer knowledge.