BS 202000 Requirements for standardization management system

BS 202000:2020

Standardization management system. Specification

Status : Current   Published : June 2020



What is BS 202000:2020 about?

Standardization management (SM) is a through-life process that enables the drafting, development and maintenance of industry standards. BS 202000:2020 has been written to help organizations optimize their SM.

Who is BS 202000:2020 for?

Users are likely to be procurement managers, risk managers and compliance managers in the following sectors:

  • Defence
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Nuclear
  • Security
  • Space

Why should you use BS 202000:2020?

This new British Standard specifies requirements for a standardization management system (SMS) in order to identify measurable criteria for effective standardization management (SM) and instil organizational cultures and behaviours to deliver vendor and supplier confidence with regards to standardization.

SM promotes the intelligent selection and implementation of standards, policy, processes and tools, and delivers:

a)       Enhanced product and service safety, quality (product qualification in some sectors) and process efficiencies

b)      Optimization of the variety of products and services

c)       Facilitation of increased interoperability of products, services and processes

d)      Increased exchange of information between organizations and dissemination of technology

e)      Improved compatibility of products and services in international markets, reducing transaction costs and enhancing the export performance and prestige of organizations

f)        Improved governance and assurance

g)       Defined and adaptable system architectures

h)      Clear accountability and reduced risk

i)        Standards’ evolution

NOTE: The standard is based on new processes and tools developed by leading organizations in the defence sector. As such MoD has confirmed its intention to cite conformance to this standard in all contracts over £5m.

BS 202000:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals 9 on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation. It does so by underpinning the efficacy of standards. 

Standard NumberBS 202000:2020
TitleStandardization management system. Specification
Publication Date26 June 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN ISO 19011:2018, BS EN ISO 14044:2006+A1:2018, Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011, BS ISO 31000, BS EN 16341, Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Draft Superseded By20/30387670 DC
DescriptorsOrganizations, Standards, Specifications, Management, Standardization
ISBN978 0 539 03116 4
File Size1.25 MB

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