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What is RISQS?

We are the single entry point for suppliers to the rail industry. Buyers of products and services throughout the GB rail industry use RISQS as its supplier qualification service.

In short we help suppliers sell in to the GB rail industry by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services.

This means we support Network Rail, Transport for London, passenger and freight operating companies, rolling stock organisations, main infrastructure contractors and many other buying organisations in the management of supply chain risk.

The scheme embraces rail's qualification arrangements. RISQS is industry-owned, sponsored by a board of representatives from across the rail industry. This reports into the RSSB Board, and RSSB provides a range of services to support operational delivery of the scheme.

This provides the industry ownership and governance of its supplier qualification arrangements.

In December 2014, RSSB signed an agreement with Achilles Information Ltd, securing provision of audit services and access to the related IT platform for RISQS through to April 2017.

By involving Achilles, industry is benefiting from their experience of running its predecessor, Link-up, for over 20 years.

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