Altius and Capita have been selected to provide enhancements to RISQS, the UK railway's supplier pre-qualification scheme.
RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) is used by Network Rail, London Underground and 116 other buyers with over 4,300 supplier members throughout the rail industry in Britain. The scheme is managed by RSSB on the industry's behalf.
Pending successful conclusion of a standard 10-day standstill period, Altius VA Ltd has been awarded the contract to provide IT, verification and management services for RISQS, and Capita plc has been selected to deliver audit services. Work will now begin to prepare for the transition before the new arrangements begin in May 2018.
The new contractors will work with RSSB to deliver improvements including a new IT platform and the ability to integrate with buyer and seller systems.