New provider induction

If your bid is successful, you'll have an assigned SDS Contract Executive. They will issue you with all relevant documentation and links, as well as providing support when required. You'll also interact with our finance and procurement teams.

Your checklist

During this time:

  • You should obtain a Funding and Information Processing System (FIPS) Licence Agreement, and give SDS details of delegated authorities who will access FIPS.

  • You need to register with SDS's finance department as a new supplier.

  • You need to get a creditor code from SDS, before you start delivering training.

  • Your Contract Executive will check that you have an Awarding Body, Sector Skills Council, and data controllers approvals and registrations.

  • Your Contract Executive will ensure that you understand how the contract value has been calculated, that you have completed your forecasts, have access to FIPS and have a creditor code allocated.