What is EPIM JQS?

EPIM JQS is short for «Joint Qualification System». The JQS is a register of companies for promotion of their products and services according to international category standard NSPSC. The companies have also made a self-assessment of their capabilities within Health, Safety, Quality and Risk based upon international guidelines IOGP423.

Is EPIM JQS replacing Achilles JQS?

For several years, a JQS service has been provided by Achilles AS for purchasers and suppliers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

October 1st  2018, EPIM will, on behalf of its Operator members,  provide a new and vastly improved EPIM JQS service for purchasers and suppliers who trade products and services on the NCS.

January 1st 2019, EPIM JQS will be the only Joint Qualification System used by operators on the NCS.

The cost for EPIM JQS is lower than previous qualification systems. The reason is that EPIM is a «non-profit» organization and provides the service on a cost coverage basis. In addition, the cost is the same regardless of the number of products and services compared to the pricing structure for the previous JQS system. From October 1st the price is 5.500,- NOK for one year. This include an EPIM administration fee of 1.000 NOK.

What is the cost of this service?

What is the purpose of the solution?

EPIM JQS is a service that enables pre-qualification of suppliers to the Operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The pre-qualification is based upon the companies providing key information about their products and services as well as a self-assessment within HSE and risk management.

This pre-qualification provides the purchasers with qualified company and products/services information according to commonly used international standards as well as financial information from business registers. The purpose of all this is to provide accurate and useful information that will increase business opportunities for those involved. 

If your company plans or would like to continue to be a supplier to the operators on the NCS, it will become a requirement to be represented in EPIM JQS. From January 1st 2019, EPIM JQS will be used exclusively as the source to identify potential suppliers for the operators on the NCS.

Is it necessary for me to use such solution?

What are the benefits for my company to be part of EPIM JQS?

You will receive a welcome-mail with confirmation of the information you have provided and information of the process of onboarding to the solution. Your contact details will be used by our onboarding team to make sure you will be facilitated in your JQS Onboarding.

What happens after I have signed up to EPIM JQS?

The timeline is shown at www.epimjqs.no. Our aim is to assist all companies to the best of our abilities in an intensive period of onboarding the EPIM JQS service. To do this, we urge companies to sign on as early as possible so that we can administer the JQS Service agreement, provide user access, and get your company off to a good start in EPIM JQS.

The first access of the EPIM JQS will be October 1st for companies having signed on during the July-September period.

When will I be allowed access to EPIM JQS?


By using available technology and so-called webcrawl, we have already at your first login generated a lot of information on your company site. This is based on content from your own websites, public records and further relevant information on the Internet.

We will also make videos for self-help as well as presentations of EPIM JQS opportunities. To keep yourself updated we encourage you to watch the links found in the News section on our website www.epimjqs.no.

How does it look, and can I get help to present my company in EPIM JQS?