For those working as part of the supply chain and dealing with utilities, the UVDB Registration is something you must look into. For the majority of the industry, you can not expect to promote your products effectively without UVDB registration and accreditation. If you want to promote the transparency of your business and increase your opportunities within the industry while also mitigating risk and ensuring that you meet industry standards, it’s essential to sign up for UVDB registration and complete the pre-qualification questionnaire.
What is Achilles UVDB?
Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor Database) is the pre-qualification system for the utility sector in the UK. It is designed to help manage and mitigate risks in the supply chain to ensure consistent high-quality and guarantee that all industry standards are met.
What is the UVDB Registration Service?
UVDB Registration allows your company to join a community of suppliers and companies within the utility industry. It enables you to collaborate with them and promote the service you offer. The Registration Service is straightforward and easy to manage, and you will be able to complete it within a few hours provided you have all the necessary documents and information readily available.
What Steps Are Included?
Registering with our UVDB service is simple, and you can get everything finished in just 4 simple steps. These steps are:
- Register your information
- Fill out a questionnaire
- Validate your information
- Publish your profile
To make sure the process runs smoothly, and you can set up your business with our UVDB Registration Service, it’s best to prepare all the documents and information that we require. You will need:
- Company information (Name, Address, Website, Tax Number, Registration Number, Copy of Company Registration Certificate)
- Certificates (Quality Management, Environment and Health and Safety)
- List of products and services (what you supply and what regions you supply it to)
- Financial information (turnover from the previous year, the number of staff in your enterprise)
- Policies (Corporate social responsibility, environmental management, health and safety, QMS)
- Contact details (Business and administration contacts)
The application takes just 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and you will receive an invoice for the subscription service. Once this is paid, we will send you an Activation code to get you started on the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
The PQQ stage will usually take around 2 to 3 hours and requires you to submit information regarding Finances, Health, Safety, and Environment, Quality Management, Insurance, Products and Services, Corporate Social Responsibility, and legal information. If you run into any trouble, our qualified and experienced team are available to help you navigate any part of the process that you struggle with completing.
There are 5 subscription levels to choose from, which you can select depending on the number of product codes you want to promote to potential buyers in the UVDB community.
Why Is It So Important?
Like any industry, the utility sector strives to maintain high standards through every level. The UVDB registration gives you a direct line to the entire sector by merely completing a single questionnaire.
By achieving UVDB accreditation through the UVDB registration process, you can connect to a vast range of utility companies and tender contracts for unique and specific demands. This is an excellent way for businesses to reduce costs, time, and administrative workload so your business can boost efficiency and productivity.
What Is Achilles?
Achilles is designed to help utility companies collaborate, promote products and services, and maintain the high standards expected within the industry. This is accomplished through the Utilities Vendor Database Supplier Management Service. It works on behalf of all significant UK utilities organisations.
Why Should Your Business Become UVDB Accredited?
A business such as yours can benefit significantly by joining UVDB. It gives your company the chance to demonstrate what you can do. It also provides the opportunity to gain access to a wide range of contract possibilities. By joining UVDB, you can stand in the same arena as established utility buyer organisations, including Thames Water, SSE, and National Grid.
The UVDB community is an invaluable way for businesses in the utility industry to find a variety of business opportunities in a neutral and collaborative environment.
If you want to increase promotion for products and services, UVDB registration can help you achieve this. With these promotional efforts, you can discover buyers and access tender opportunities. Likewise, you can also demonstrate your suitability for meeting industry demands and standards thanks to the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Our Achilles UVDB Registration Service provides specialist consultants that are experienced and dedicated to helping your business become accredited. Feel free to contact us today to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
Managing Director at JVR Consultancy, Steven Sandhu, is passionate and committed to supporting his clients within their chosen Compliance accreditation. With over 15 years of experience across multiple compliance industries, Steven prides himself on delivering 100% accreditation success for his clients, mixed with a passion for providing excellence by understanding the goals and the needs of his clients’ businesses. All this, combined with his strong breadth of skills and knowledge by routinely researching industry requirements changes and introducing new regulated requirements
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions and offering guidance for our clients and their businesses. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight and confidence you need to deliver improvement before an audit. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
To identify the objectives and benefits that are needed to achieve your desired level of compliance, we offer a FREE, no-obligation Gap Analysis. Our analysis will assess your current systems and documentation. Just start your journey by filling in the form below, and one of our specialists will contact you (typically within one working day) to make arrangements.
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