Here at JVR Consultancy, we have a reputation as one of the United Kingdom’s most reputable and accomplished compliance advisory consultancies.
Achilles is the operator of the acclaimed Utility Vendor Database Service (UVDB), which is utilised by many of the main utilities firms in the United Kingdom. Achilles UVDB accreditation permits businesses to pre-qualify, allowing them to sell themselves across the whole industry by completing a single questionnaire. Achilles UVDB qualification enables firms to network with the world’s leading utilities companies and organisations.
The Achilles UVDB system was developed to make it easier for utility buyers and suppliers to find contract opportunities. In order to ensure that suppliers are registered for the appropriate types of contracts, the UVDB programme employs a code system. The idea is that customers can choose from a list of prequalified suppliers who have demonstrated that their services are of the highest possible quality and reliability.
Thames Water, SSE, and National Grid are just a few of the major utility purchaser firms with whom Achilles collaborates. Achilles UVDB accreditation entails completing a pre-qualification questionnaire as well as going through a rigorous auditing process. It is because of this that UVDB accreditation is widely recognised because it requires the highest standards from both suppliers and purchasers.
What is the significance of Achilles UVDB accreditation for businesses?
Discovering and recruiting business partners can require a significant amount of time and money, but it does not always have to be this way. Achieving Achilles UVDB certification enables suppliers to improve their services while also measuring performance and streamlining connections with customers in their industry. Suppliers can become eligible for a wide range of contract possibilities through the Achilles UVDB scheme. Suppliers will no longer be required to go through a separate pre-qualification process for each contract they are awarded.
What are the advantages of obtaining a UVDB certificate of qualification?
There are numerous other advantages to obtaining Achilles UVDB certification. Having a single pre-qualification approach streamlines the process of gaining contract opportunities. The Achilles Group represents the most reputable utility purchasers in the industry; by partnering with the best buyers, you can minimise the risk to your company’s operations. It is simple to uncover new chances in your sector when you have a qualification system such as the UVDB.
As the industry advances, utilities suppliers must pay special attention to emerging technology as well as increasingly severe laws and standards. Suppliers who obtain UVDB accreditation are better able to keep up with the compliance requirements and demands of the business.
Both the provider and the buyer benefit from the process of auditing and evaluating each other’s products and services. Purchasing utilities provides purchasers with the opportunity to obtain access to reliable data, track performance trends, and advocate for higher standards. Suppliers who have been audited by Achilles “had fatality rates that are lower than the UK standardised average,” says Achilles. Suppliers might benefit from audits since they can demonstrate proof of compliance. Your company will benefit from a thorough evaluation of factory standards, carbon emissions, sustainability, the environment, human health, and other factors, among other things.
What is the process of obtaining the Achilles UVDB accreditation?
Visit www.achilles.com/UVDB and click on the link that says “join this community” to get started. The first step entails entering information about your company, contact information, and the service codes that represent the products and services you provide. An annual subscription is required at this point, and you must pay this fee. The activation link will be sent to you through email; by clicking on the link, you will be able to complete the pre-qualification questionnaire.
The UVDB Verify examination is the next step in the accreditation process. This stage is not always required; it is only required for organisations whose services include a large amount of operational risk…. This entails conducting an Achilles UVDB audit in areas such as corporate social responsibility, safety, health, and the condition of the environment. The process gives your organisation with criticism and suggestions, allows you to exhibit your standards and abilities to clients, and increases your credibility in your industry. In advance of your audit, you will be provided with a document that describes what will be covered during the examination. Studying this document attentively will assist you in preparing for the stringent criteria that will be required.
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What can JVR do to assist you?
At JVR, we assist businesses in achieving compliance and accreditation through implementation, management system development, and ongoing support. JVR provides a wide range of services to assist businesses who have obtained Achilles UVDB certification. We have Achilles Consultants that have received specialised training and can provide guidance to assist you gain certification. Our auditors at JVR can assist you in ensuring that your manuals and policies are up to date and compliant with industry standards. Working with you prior to your Achilles audit will ensure that you are fully prepared for your evaluation. JVR has a number of consultants who have previously worked as Achilles Auditors, so you can be confident that we understand how to assist you in becoming fully compliant.
As part of our service, we will examine your systems and give you with a complete gap analysis to assist you in optimising your present performance. It is the goal of a gap analysis to close the gap between your existing company position and achieving accreditation. We will use this tool to determine the specific steps you will need to do in order to obtain your Achilles UVDB accreditation.
Who We Are
JVR Consultancy is one of the best compliance consulting firms in the UK. Many of our clients appreciate the top-notch, fully integrated Management Systems we develop, implement, and support. Our system is an integrated system covering health, safety, environment, human resources. We provide HR procedures, which many companies overlook, particularly smaller ones. We also provide support for meeting ISO standards, various security systems and handling drug and alcohol testing of your personnel.
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.
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