Why work with RISQS?
The rail industry is in a period of unprecedented change. Increasing demand for capacity, sustainability and safety – and fallout from the pandemic – have required new technology and interconnectedness, new systems, and new challenges. More complexity, with longer supply chains, means more focus on safety and supplier assurance.
To move forward, the businesses behind Britain’s railways must work together, not separately.
Which is why RISQS exists.
RISQS shows us what good looks like
RISQS gives buyers and suppliers a comprehensive view of the supply chain. Since 2018 we have been run entirely for the benefit of the railway and its supply chain, cutting prices to a competitive level. We have stakeholders, not shareholders. RISQS is:
- Designed with industry involvement
- Overseen by independent industry figures
- Built for rail from the ground up
Our new benchmarking tool lets suppliers see how they compare to their peers. And innovations make RISQS simpler and more efficient to use, like our API that plugs into buyers’ purchasing systems.
We help suppliers succeed, by providing a fair and transparent way for them to be recognised as capable providers of products and services. We help buyers succeed, by connecting them with the widest range of high quality suppliers – checked, benchmarked and assured.
Buyers can use the RISQS platform to shortlist for contracts without any further calls for competition – and we can help you comply with the Utilities Contract Regulations.
All this is why the industry’s biggest buyers have chosen RISQS to help them meet their safety obligations – because we all want a better, safer railway.
What we offer you
One central, simple platformYour RISQS portal is your gateway to the industry. Buyers can search a list of suppliers with proven credentials and capabilities, create shortlists and ask questions. Suppliers get visibility across the industry, and can register interest in appropriate projects. All available 24/7/365.
Fast, focused supplier searchesSearch by product, service, skills, size and location, as well as safety and quality credentials, using standard common terms. Create a shortlist with project-specific search criteria and ask individual suppliers questions.
API for purchasing systemsPlug the RISQS platform into your existing systems for efficient integration and commodity details at your fingertips.
Cut unnecessary auditsAll suppliers must confirm their capabilities to register, with RISQS audits available where necessary. Independent verification of the systems and resources required for safety and performance requirements reduces the need for individual auditing.
Independent industry verificationAssessment by an independent industry scheme means buyers can use the RISQS platform to demonstrate compliance with UK and EU procurement regulations and other requirements.
Benchmarking toolQuickly and easily compare performance in key areas. Suppliers can compare themselves against their peers to focus on improvement areas; buyers can encourage partners to improve on weak points to increase the overall calibre of their suppliers.