Aramco Approved Vendor List: What You Need to Know
Aramco is one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, with operations in more than 50 countries. Aramco works with thousands of suppliers to provide materials and services for its projects and operations. To become a supplier for Aramco, you need to register on their e-Marketplace Platform, which is powered by SAP Ariba.
In this article, we will explain what Aramco's approved vendor list is, how to register as a supplier, and what benefits you can get from working with Aramco.
What is Aramco's approved vendor list
Aramco's approved vendor list (AVL) is a database of suppliers that have been evaluated and qualified by Aramco for their products and services. The AVL helps Aramco to ensure quality, safety, and reliability in its supply chain. The AVL also helps suppliers to access Aramco's business opportunities and increase their visibility in the market.
To be included in the AVL, suppliers need to meet Aramco's standards and requirements, which vary depending on the category and scope of supply. Some of the criteria that Aramco considers are:
Technical capabilities and experience
Financial stability and performance
Quality management system and certifications
Health, safety, and environmental policies and practices
Local content and iktva (in-kingdom total value add) contribution
Compliance with Aramco's code of conduct and business ethics
How to register as a supplier for Aramco
To register as a supplier for Aramco, you need to follow these steps:
Go to Aramco's supplier page and click on \"Become a supplier\".
Create an account on SAP Ariba using your email address and company information.
Complete your supplier profile on SAP Ariba with your company details, contact information, products and services, certifications, references, etc.
Submit your profile for verification by Aramco. You will receive an email confirmation once your profile is approved.
Update your profile regularly to maintain your status as an active supplier.
What are the benefits of being an Aramco-approved supplier
Being an Aramco-approved supplier can bring you many benefits, such as:
Access to Aramco's sourcing events, requests for quotations (RFQs), tenders, contracts, and purchase orders.
Opportunity to participate in Aramco's joint ventures, such as SATORP (Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Co.)[^2^] and SAMREF (Saudi Arabian Mobil Refinery Co.).
Potential to expand your business network and customer base in the region and globally.
Support from Aramco's supplier development programs, such as iktva[^1^], which aims to increase local content and value creation in the Kingdom.
Recognition from Aramco as a trusted and reliable partner in the oil and gas industry.
Aramco is a leading oil and gas company that works with thousands of suppliers around the world. To become an Aramco-approved supplier, you need to register on their e-Marketplace Platform and meet their standards and requirements. Being an Aramco-approved supplier can help you access more business opportunities, expand your market presence, and grow your company.