The Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB) has appointed Capita to to provide audit of its Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS).
RISQS helps suppliers sell to the UK’s rail industry by providing a qualification scheme for them to be formally recognised as capable suppliers of products and services.
Including Network Rail and Transport for London, the RSSB said the scheme is used by 118 buyers to give them the confidence to work with around 4,300 suppliers.
The previous RISQS service provider was Achilles Information, whose contract runs out in April, 2018. Capita has signed a three-year contract with the option to extend it to five years.
Capita’s Supplier Assessment Services will deliver the audit and assessment services so members know that the suppliers they use are compliant with current legislation. Capita will work in partnership with Altius VA, who will provide the IT infrastructure, verification and management services, and the RSSB.
Capita Supplier Assessment Services managing director John Edmunds said, ‘It is an incredibly positive endorsement of our reputation for delivering solutions and value to the rail and construction industries within the built environment.’