To apply to become one of our suppliers, you need to send us information about your business and what you want to supply.

We’ll review your application with Enterprise Supplier Management System (ESMS) to determine if you’re low risk or high risk. We operate ESMS in conjunction with the Achilles Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), an industry standard for supplier pre-qualification.

We’ll contact you about any further steps you may need to take to become an approved supplier.

Low risk

If you’re identified by ESMS as ‘low risk’, you don’t need to do anything else; filling in the form is all you have to do. There is no cost associated with this level of registration.

High risk

Some categories of goods and services are considered high risk and suppliers need to be registered with RISQS. This is so a thorough assessment of health and safety, quality and environmental capabilities can be undertaken before we take you on as an approved supplier.

If you’re considered high-risk, you’ll need to pay an annual subscription fee. We may also have to do a more detailed assessment of your management systems.

Apply now

Just complete our short form to begin your application.

Existing suppliers

If you’re already a supplier you can login to the Enterprise Supplier Management System(ESMS).

Contact and more information

If you have any questions regarding our ESMS or Link-up, please contact the Achilles Team directly on 01235 838018, or via email