Complementary Services

In addition to our core services, we also offer a range of complementary services that include:

  • Auditing and Quality Management
  • Bid Support
  • Site Co-ordinating Installation Design Authority (SCIDA)
  • Project Management
  • Information Assurance (IA)
  • Secure Date Storage, Scanning and Digitisation

Auditing and Quality Management

Quality Management Systems are designed to help organisations consistently meet the needs of customers and stakeholders while ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements are met. Both your customers and your organisation will benefit from the enhanced services and products gained through the effective application of a recognised and properly implemented Quality Management System.

CDS’ qualified and experienced Auditors and Lead Auditors can help you create a Quality Management System that will enable you to achieve your required certification with maximum ease and minimum disruption.

Bid Support for MoD Primes

We can provide your organisation with a number of the vital activities necessary to produce a winning bid:

Illustrations and graphics – Our Technical Illustrators are expert at producing supporting graphics that enhance bids and tenders, supplied in a file format suitable for your submission. Concepts and arguments are brought to life with graphical representations, presenting a more compelling and coherent bid and/or tender.

Formatting and version control – Anyone who has worked on a bid knows how challenging it can be to work with documentation submitted in various formats and from numerous sources.  Our Authors bring the discipline required to “housekeep” disparate documentation. Strict version control and rigid adherence to templates ensure that the bid will live up to expectations when the “Print” button is pressed.

Our Technical Authors and Illustrators can be embedded in your team at your bid location or work remotely and take direction from the Bid Team via email, Skype, Telecom or Webcast. 


CDS’ experienced and certified SCIDA personnel have provided services to MoD clients under a number of contracts over the past ten years, working in adherence to all MoD CIDA requirements and specifically JSP480. CDS’ activities are audited every other year and this low frequency of audits is testament to the level of satisfaction which Defence CIDA has in the quality of CDS’ work.

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Project Management

We can help with your next project challenge. CDS has the ability to field Project Managers, who are expert in the following areas:

  • Technical Documentation
  • Safety Management
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)

Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) underpin their skills and qualifications by applying PRINCE2 methodology and in some cases are Certified Associates in Project Management (Project Management Institute).

CDS can also draw on a number of associates with a proven record of delivering project management in other, more discrete technical areas, typically employing the use of RACI matrices and other specialised tools in order to deliver the benefits of a coherent professional approach.

Information Assurance (IA)

We can manage your IA needs by employing the skill set of our dedicated Security Accreditation Co-ordinator (SAC). We ensure that all advice and guidance is given in accordance with the latest HMG standards.

With vast experience in providing services to both public and private sector organisations on a wide variety of projects, CDS can produce Risk Management and Accreditation Documentation Sets (RMADS) in the form of single system documentation to community document sets for large scale projects. Managing your IA needs on a case by case basis and by utilising the skill set of our dedicated Security Accreditation Co-ordinator (SAC), we can ensure that you gain the accreditation your systems need. We have qualified and DV cleared CESG Listed Adviser Scheme (CLAS) consultants ready to aid any project and offer qualified advice on all aspects of IA.

Secure Data Storage, Scanning and Digitisation

CDS is BS 10008 accredited; one of only a few in the UK to have achieved this standard. We can store your information and data at our government-accredited secure premises. We also offer Scanning and Digitisation services, turning hard-copy documents into an easily searchable electronic format. For more information on Scanning and Digitisation services, please click here or contact us.