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02.05.18

RSSB launches modernised supplier assurance system

The RSSB has launched its new Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), allowing the UK’s rail supplier assurance to be run by the industry under the supervision of the safety board.

The new software platform is configurable to adapt to changing requirements, including time-saving features such as pre-population of templates to reduce duplication, and includes free value-adding tools such as the notice of EU tenders to notify suppliers.

The RSSB believes the RISQS is central to the safe and cost-effective procurement of railway products and services, permitting buyers such as Network Rail and TfL to do business with over 4,300 suppliers.

Graeme Cox, head of supplier assurance at RSSB, said: “We strongly believe that the improvements meet the long-standing demands of our industry for a modern, effective, and efficient supplier assurance system.

“I am delighted that the vast majority of the GB rail market has reacted positively and are on board. If you are one of the few suppliers who have not logged in you might not be visible to buyers, so I would urge you to do so now to retain your access to the rail market.”

If you are an existing supplier who still needs to log in to the new platform, please visit the dedicated website.

If you want to become a RISQS member, you can register here.

 

 

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