As from 1st January 2012, The Geo People will be qualified with Achilles JQS, enabling us to work in Norway and Denmark.
Achilles JQS (Joint Qualification System) is a supplier register and pre-qualification system used by the buyers in the Norwegian and Danish oil and gas sector to manage supplier information and risk within the supply chain as well as to procure efficiently in accordance with EU regulations. Achilles JQS is a cost effective system where suppliers in an easy and standardised way can supply details on their company and products and services to potential customers in a fair, open and transparent way. This facilitates and simplifies the tender process, offering new business opportunities for both buyers and suppliers.
The Achilles JQS community was launched in 1991 and is developed continuously together with the steering committee comprising of representatives from buying organisations in this sector to cover the majority of their procurement needs. The buyer members within this sector are virtually all Norwegian and Danish oil and gas operators and leading management contractors active in this region. Additionally, suppliers and contractors, who are qualified in Achilles JQS, can be granted the option to use the same supplier database for their purchases.
The Oil companies and the Main Contractors using Achilles JQS to have up-to-date and validated supplier information, a pre-qualification in Achilles JQS makes you visible to relevant customer group in the industry and offers you opportunity to win new business.
Andrea Collins said "We are very pleased with the awarding of JQS. Other suppliers we have spoken to, regard this procurement system as very effective and we hope to utilise the additional exposure acquired".