Achilles operates the prestigious Utilities Vendor Database Service (UVDB), used by leading UK utilities companies. Achilles UVDB accreditation entitles businesses to pre-qualify, using one questionnaire to market themselves across the whole industry.
We are Achilles Utilities UVDB Consultants
Achilles operates the Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) Supplier Management Service on behalf of all the major UK utility organisations.
Are you looking for Achilles UVDB Application Help and Support?
By registering, this service enables you to pre-qualify and market your company to an entire industry sector through a single questionnaire.
Achieving UVDB Scheme accreditation allows companies to connect with all the major utilities companies across the UK and allows them to tender for contracts specific to their abilities. This helps towards reduction in costs, time, and administrative workload.
Achilles UVDB services we offer:
- Specialist achilles consultants to support and help in this field who can enable your company to achieve the necessary UVDB qualification
- Lead auditors to assist you in solving any problems you may have prior to your audit date to ensure that all your policies and manuals are to the highest standards
- Strategies to prevent the process of becoming accredited by re-auditing
- Our consultants visit your offices and assess your existing systems and produce a full gap analysis
- Some of our consultants have been auditors in the past, hence they understand the full process in what it takes to become full compliant within this scheme.
Please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have via our contact us page and to arrange your free gap analysis.
What exactly is Achilles?
Achilles is one of the most reputable supplier risk management companies. Through the internet, the company collects, validates, and maintains critical supply information. It enables purchasing organisations to identify risks in their supply chains and implement measures to protect themselves, the environment, their employees, and their profits.
Utilities Vendor DataBase (UVDB)
UVDB registrations are a tool that allows you to see thousands of buyers in the utility sector and make your company available to them via the use of the database. The website serves as a central repository for tenders and vendor selections from a diverse range of companies in the utilities industry. If you wish to do business with British Energy or the National Grid, you must first register with them.
These are the advantages of becoming a member of UVDB.
Achilles assists customers and suppliers in improving business relationships by being honest, trustworthy, and proactive in their dealings with one another. It is through the sharing of knowledge, high standards, and procedures that successful products are purchased and delivered.
What is Achilles UVDB, and how does it work?
Achilles is a well-known utility vendor database system that is utilised by many of the country’s largest utilities. In order to advertise across all industries, Achilles UVDB Accreditation makes it possible for firms to prequalify by completing a simple online application.
What is an Achilles accreditation?
Achieving UVDB certification enables businesses to prequalify customers by applying a single questionnaire for marketing throughout their whole business sector. Acquiring the Achilles UVDB Certification enables businesses to communicate with large utility firms.
What is UVDB accreditation?
The Utility Verification and Qualifications Board (UVDB) is a pre-qualification scheme for utilities in England. It is because of this community that they are able to maintain a high level of supply chain integrity.
The Achilles UVDB qualification is defined as follows:
Achilles is an independent utility provider that offers the most comprehensive utility supplier database service for the major UK utilities. Achieving Achilles UVDB accreditation provides organisations with access to prequalification through the use of a single questionnaire. Acquiring the UVDB qualification allows firms to have access to the leading electric utility companies. The system was created to assist utilities in the procurement of contracts. Suppliers can enter their contract type into UVDB schemes through the use of coding. According to the notion, consumers will be given the option of selecting from a list of pre-qualified providers who have demonstrated that their services are of exceptional quality.
What is UVDB verify?
UVDB Verify is a third-party audit of a company’s management system for safety, environment, and quality (SHEQ). Contractors will gain an understanding of market requirements by completing this assessment process.
What is Achilles UVDB?
UVDB is a Utility Vendor Database that allows utilities to track risks in supply chains in order to comply, if necessary, with EU procurement requirements. Achilles UVDB is a free service that is available to all utilities. Suppliers registering on UVDB must demonstrate that their capacity meets all applicable regulatory and industry criteria by completing the industry prequalification questionnaire. Achilles performs UVDB Verify audit on an independent basis and provides additional rigorous evaluations to verify compliance with Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality (SHEQ) laws. Multiple electricity companies require certificates in order to operate.
How does UVDB work?
UVDB Basic and UVDB Verification are the two basic subscriptions available. If you have the Basic level, you can log into the database. You’ll have documented your company information as well as any unique fields in which you work. When prequalified for safety-critical offers, the Verify levels allow you to save time and work by storing evidenced documents validating your security environment or health performance.
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.
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.
At Achilles, “where insight beats hindsight”, we’re always striving to provide our clients and members with the very best in data and collected information to help them use analytics to streamline their supply chains and boost performance and productivity in every area of business.
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