What do we look for?
Our 'Working with UK Power Networks' document below should be reviewed by existing and potential suppliers or partners to understand the approach we take to business ethics. It also clarifies the standards and behaviours we expect to be adopted by our supply chain. We expect our suppliers to go beyond minimum legal requirements and seek to continually improve and innovate. We will only do business with suppliers who share our values and do business ethically. We will work to assist our supply chain to meet our expectations as far as possible.
For more information, download our document below.
We utilise the Achilles Utility Vendor Database.
Pre-qualifications for suppliers
Pre-qualification ensures that suppliers of goods, works and services meet our required levels of health, safety, environment, quality, CDM capability, ethical, diversity and inclusiveness, commercial and financial stability standards.
All suppliers working for us must be registered with Achilles as a minimum standard of pre-qualification. RISQS is accepted in place of Achilles for suppliers working within our Rail businesses.
Suppliers undertaking “High Risk” activities on our behalf must comply with the our Pre-qualification and Approval Procedure before commencing any work. If you undertake high risk activities you must also undergo the Achilles Verify audit.
All procurement activities represent a degree of risk to us. Risk is categorised into three categories – High, Medium or Low – as shown below
All suppliers undertaking High Risk activity must complete our pre-qualification procedure and have a contract in place before any work commences.
Includes but is not limited to:
If you have any further queries relating to the pre-qualification process or working with UK Power Networks please contact us via the following email address;- Supplier.Management@ukpowernetworks.co.uk.
We are happy to accept electronic submission of invoices to support efficiency of the payment process for suppliers.
For supplier names starting A to E or 0 to 9 please email invoices to APAtoE@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
For supplier names starting F to N please email invoices to APFtoN@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
For supplier names starting O to Z please email invoices to APOtoZ@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
We would ask that suppliers follow these simple rules to help us process the invoice:
If you have any questions please call us on 0330 041 6960.