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FPA went out of their way to provide flexible support, accommodating and working round our stringent production requirements thus enabling us to implement the systems and documentation with minimum disruption to our business. A job well done team.

 

Tim Cresswell, Power Generation Services Manager

The Utilities Vendor DataBase (UVDB)

Achilles UVDB registration is a method by which your organisation can see, and be seen by thousands of buyers in the Utilities Sector.  It acts as a central repository for tenders and supplier selection for some of the biggest names in the utilities industry.  If you would like to win business from the likes of British Energy and National Grid then you will need to be registered.

We can help

We have successfully registered and maintained a number of our clients with UVDB and can handle all the paperwork for you.  Our Subscription Management Service offers a full service from a one-off  review of your initial Questionnaire through to annual information gathering,  completion and submission of your Questionnaire on your behalf. 

How UVDB works

The Scheme operates as two main subscription levels : UVDB Basic and UVDB Verify.

The Basic level allows you to be registered on the database and allows you to see open tenders and opportunities.  You will have logged your company details and any specialist areas you operate in. 

The Verify level allows you to store demonstrable evidence of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality capabilities and will save you time and effort when pre-qualifying for Safety Critical tenders. Putting the systems in place to meet the requirements of the Verify audit will give your business the building blocks should you decide to go for ISO9001, ISO14001 or OHSAS18001 certification. 

The level of registration right for your company will depend on the product codes you apply for,  the level of risk inherent in your specialist areas and the level of visibility required by your organisation.   

Achilles UVDB Membership has these benefits :

  • Directly showcase your capability profile to 80 sector organisations and over 3000 buyers
  • Complete the single online questionnaire and save money and time in repetitive pre-qualification
  • Gain new and existing business through a fair, open and transparent selection process
  • Generate competitive presence and awareness through a 24/7 online search portal
  • Register and update your company information in a secure environment

Achilles enables communities of buyers and suppliers to build better business relationships through a more open, trusting and proactive approach. Sharing knowledge, standards and best practice leads to buyers and suppliers sharing success.

Recommendations...

NDT Services, part of the Intertek Group,  support the Non Destructive Testing and Materials Testing requirements of customers across the United Kingdom. This certification and the soon to be achieved ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards will enable the company to grow and provide clients with the assurance of a quality service and robust Management systems.

Tim Cresswell, Power Generation Services Manager comments:-

We found all the staff of FPA very professional and extremely competent, the service was complemented by knowledgeable technical advice from experienced Consultants. FPA went out of their way to provide flexible support, accommodating and working round our stringent production requirements thus enabling us to implement the required systems and documentation with minimum disruption to our business. A job well done team.

If you would like any more information about the UVDB Scheme or about how we can help you registering, please contact us.

Company Reg: 3259687. Reg Address: FPA Consulting Ltd, 1 St Andrew's House, Vernon Gate, Derby, DE1 1UJ. First Energy Solutions and First Quality Solutions are divisions of FPA Consulting Limited. 01332 604 321

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