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View the Achilles UVDB Qualification System Notice (QSN) here.

The utilities market is fast moving, subject to ever more stringent regulation and new technologies. UVDB is the utility industry pre-qualification system used across the UK. Working closely with key buying organisations in the sector, this community helps them achieve the highest standards of supply chain assurance.

New for 2023: 3-in-1 Infrastructure Audit

The Achilles 3-in-1 Infrastructure Audit enables you to comply with three separate UK audit requirements for the utilities, construction and rail sectors in one single audit process to increase efficiency, reach more buyers and create more business opportunities.

Rewards just for you

As a valued supplier and member of this community, we’re offering exclusive access to discounts, offers and benefits with a range of partners. Learn more about how you can save up to 5x the average cost of a subscription by using a couple of the discounts on offer.

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Northern Europe

Qualified Suppliers


Community Features

A simpler way to give buyers what they’re looking for – starting with information

Green Energy Supplier Scoring

Enhanced profiling

Allow buyers to apply their internal benchmarking standards to your profile – giving them an easier way to gauge the suitability of your business.

Insights Reports

Insights report

Receive regular updates that allow you to benchmark your performance against your peers and identify business improvements.

Relevant audit protocols

Industry specific protocols, backed by comprehensive reporting and expert advice on improvement plans.

"Achilles audits have helped Brand Energy identify gaps in their business and improve processes globally."

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Choose the subscription package that suits you

We don’t believe in one size fits all – so we’ve provided different pricing options based on the number of your products and services you want to make searchable with their own product codes.

Small Supplier*

1-3 product codes

£125 +VAT per year

Tier 1

0-7 product codes

£660 +VAT per year

Tier 2

8-14 product codes

£815 +VAT per year

Tier 3

15-21 product codes

£1,035 +VAT per year

Tier 4

22+ product codes

£1,290 +VAT per year

*The Small Supplier Tier is only available to businesses with less then 10 employees and an annual turnover of less than £1M. Subscribers at this level will appear in searches only at buyers’ discretion and cannot be included where tenders are covered by EU procurement legislation. Subscription levels can be upgraded at any time.
Suppliers who need to demonstrate their capability for contracts with a high emphasis on Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) will need to complete a UVDB Verify Audit.

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