Achilles UVDB is a qualification system designed to allow utilities to seek expressions of interest in advance for certain categories of contract. A detailed coding system has been developed by Achilles which works alongside the European CPV codes allowing suppliers to register to be considered for certain types of contract. Where a utility is covered by the EU Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU, the system can be used to ensure compliance with the process of compiling a tender list from a list of pre-qualified suppliers. Selecting suppliers from a qualification system is permitted under the Directive for the restricted, negotiated, competitive dialogue and innovation partnerships procedures.
The items listed below provide the relevant information to sections II.2.4 (Description of the Procurement) and III.1.9 (Qualification of the System) for the relevant Qualification system notice published by Achilles in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).