SVA Qualification

The Supplier  Volume Allocation (SVA) Qualification process is documented in Section J of the BSC and in BSCP537: Qualification Process for SVA Parties, SVA Party Agents and CVA Meter Operators.

Qualification applications are considered by the Performance Assurance Board (PAB)

Who does it apply to?

To operate as any of the market participants listed below you need to complete SVA Qualification.

  • Supplier
  • Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly Data Collector
  • Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly Data Aggregator
  • Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly Meter Operator and CVA Meter Operator
  • Supplier Meter Registration Agent
  • Unmetered Supplies System Operator
  • Meter Administrator.

Why is it important?

This process assures that systems and processes (developed outside of BSC Central Systems control) which may interact with BSC Systems and other participant’s systems will not introduce significant risks or issues to Settlement.

How do I become Qualified?

Please read the documents below for guidance about the SVA process.

If you wish to qualify as a Party Agent, your first step is to notify us of your intention to Qualify by sending a Qualification letterpage 30 in BSCP537. We will then get in touch with you to to discuss the SVA Qualification.

For further questions relating to Qualification, please email

SVA Re-Qualification

Qualified Persons are required to Re-Qualify prior to implementing Material Changes to the systems, staff or processes they use to operate their market role. Guidance on Material Change and example events which could trigger re-Qualification can be found in  Material Change and Triggers for re-Qualification.

The following market participants are required to complete the re-Qualification process:

  • Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly Data Collecters
  • Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly Data Aggregarors
  • Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly Meter Operators and CVA Meter Operators
  • Supplier Meter Registration Agents
  • Unmetered Supplies System Operators
  • Meter Administrator.

Please note Re-Qualification does not apply to Suppliers

How do I start the Re-Qualification process?

Please contact your Operational Support Manager (OSM) or the Qualification Coordinator who will then get int touch with you to talk about Re-Qualification in more detail.

It is similar to the SVA Qualification process except you only answer questions affected by the change within the Self Assessment Document (SAD). We then review the SAD , supporting evidence and carry out witness testing.

Like SVA Qualification, Re-Qualification applications are considered by the PAB.

Do I need to pay for SVA Qualification or Re-Qualification?

As an applicant, you do not need to pay to go through the Qualification or Re-Qualification process. The costs for this are recovered centrally through ELEXON’s funding mechanisms.

Performance Assurance Framework

SVA Qualification and Re-Qualification are both preventative techniques in ELEXON’s Performance Assurance Framework.


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