Achilles UVDB is the industry pre-qualification system used by the utilities sector in the UK to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations.
Utility companies that are required to comply with EU regulations announce their intentions to source through the Achilles UVDB in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on a regular basis with approximately 1,500 buyer searches per month.
Achilles UVDB is operated as a ‘Qualification System’ under Article 30 of the EU Utility Directive. By being granted accreditation Direct Air & Pipework can clearly demonstrate its capability to meet the most demanding of industry requirements and work together with an elite selection of companies moving forward.
Direct Air are now able to showcase their products and services to multiple contract opportunities with household names such as SSE, EDF Energy, Seven Trent and the National Grid, something previously not possible without Achilles accreditation.
“The process of achieving Achilles status was not easy but well worth our efforts” commented Allan Dolby, Direct Air & Pipework Managing Director. “Achieving Achilles status demonstrates Direct Air’s commitment to High Quality Standards and Health and Safety. Already we are seeing benefits from this accreditation.”