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Supplier Qualification


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As a Utility, South West Water has to comply with EU Procurement Regulations for all major purchases. Along with most other UK Utilities, South West Water subscribes to the Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) operated by Achilles Information Limited.

Achilles provides an industry standard qualification process eliminating unnecessary duplication of time and effort across the industry. The administration costs of UVDB are met by suppliers and the current registration fee is £510. Suppliers already registered on UVDB may wish to ensure that their registration is up to date and they are registered under all relevant product categories.

South West Water also subscribe to the Achilles UVDB Verify system which provides an independent audit of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental management. The audit data is used when available and is a mandatory requirement for site construction activities and other high risk categories.

For more information on UVDB or Verify visit the Achilles website on the right.



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