Back in June 2017 Altius VA announced they had won the contract to deliver an improved railway industry supplier qualification service (RISQS) for RSSB through a phased integration period.
With extensive experience within the rail industry and a proven track record of using modern information technology to deliver valuable benefits to both buyers and suppliers, Altius VA were the perfect service provider choice.
RSSB provides the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (‘RISQS’), the pre-qualification service which gives the industry’s principal buyers – including Transport for London and Network Rail – the risk assurance that enables them to do business with confidence with suppliers. RISQS governance includes a cross industry committee which oversees the strategic development of the scheme.
Altius VA Ltd was chosen due to their track record in delivering innovative third-party compliance services and flexible IT platforms.
“We were delighted to be given the opportunity to support RISQS through our industry-leading service and software. It’s been rewarding going back to our roots with a rail project, especially such a high profile one. We look forward to continuing our relationship with RSSB and delivering increased efficiencies and benefits to the RISQS members.”
Len Simmons, Altius Manager Director
Since launch on 1st May 2018, Altius VA have continued to work closely with RSSB to provide an easy to use platform offering added functionality with the capability to respond quickly to changes in industry requirements and deliver better integration between buyer and supplier systems.
The enhanced RISQS platform has made an instant impact by offering scheme members a quicker, smarter, easier interface to the only recognised scheme run by, and working for, the rail industry.
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“We strongly believe that the improvements meet the long-standing demands of our industry for a modern, effective and efficient supplier assurance system, and crucially one that can – and will – keep changing to meet industry demands.
RISQS provides a cost-effective supplier qualification solution to the GB rail market, saving the industry’s 100+ buyers from auditing individually each of the 4,000 suppliers, creating substantial economies of scale and ensuring consistency. The changes we have made to the scheme enhances it significantly for both buyers and suppliers.”
Richard Sharp, RISQS Scheme Manager