Qualification for suppliers

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As a utility, we have to comply with EU Procurement Regulations for all major purchases.

We subscribe to 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 are met by suppliers.

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.

We 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.