How to become a supplier

We aim to buy goods and services

  • competitively
  • economically
  • ethically and
  • efficiently.

We also have to follow a range of UK legislation in this area. In particular, the requirements of the Utilities Contracts Regulations.

We use the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) when looking for potential suppliers. For the majority of our purchases, it is a condition that suppliers register on the UVDB.

In certain cases, we would also need suppliers to prove further compliance around

  • health and safety
  • quality
  • environmental capabilities
  • corporate social responsibility

giving us a higher level of assurance using the Achilles Verify process.

If you wish to become one of our potential suppliers please see Achilles Supplier Solutions.

​the future role of gas

The future role of gas

How are we making the gas network of today the gas network of the future?

A culture of innovation in everything we do

We take new ideas from lightbulb moments, through trials to everyday implementation; focusing on solutions that are safe, reliable and improve the customer experience.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We recognise that we play a vital role in society so we care about how our operations affect our stakeholders, employees and customers.

What we expect from our suppliers

The purpose of this document is to share our expectations and fundamental principles, which should extend into the supply chain. We value our business relationships. The companies we work with play an essential part in helping create a more socially and environmentally responsible supply chain.