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Working with suppliers

The Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) team maximizes the value of third party spend for both services and materials for bp’s Upstream Business.
PSCM does this by working with internal stakeholders to:

  • Develop contracting strategies and execute agreements with suppliers that manage the risks and add value
  • Provide strong commercial and contracting leadership to the process of managing supplier performance
  • Manage safe, compliant and reliable supply chains for the delivery and storage of materials and equipment.

PSCM achieves this through standard processes, developing strong PSCM capabilities and deploying and assuring upstream supply chain standards. 


Applicable Laws in Angola

  • Decree 48/06, which defines the Procedures for procuring goods & services for petroleum operations. - Sets as a general rule competitive tenders to award contra
  • Order 127/03, which is a general regulatory framework for the contracting of goods and services from national companies by oil operators. - Establish the basic rules for contracting from local suppliers of goods and services by oil operators. The Order establishes areas of business exclusively reserved to local suppliers and a preference rule in favour of local suppliers the offered services are identical to those available in the international market and prices are not higher by 10%.
  • Angola Forex Law (Decree 2/12, -13th January), which establishes that all payment shall be made from the Operator’s Angolan bank account and resident entity to be paid in Kwanza;


Contracting Main Steps - Goods and Services acquisition are done through:

Tender process

  • Public announcement (Jornal de Angola)
  • Pre- Qualification ( HSSE, Technical, Sustainability, Finance, Legal, etc) 
  • Bidders List Approval Process
  • Bids Evaluation
  • Contract approval and Award

Requirements/Considerations for Supplier to be awarded a contract in Angola 

  • Supplier needs to have the right capacity and capability while being commercially competitive 
  • Comply with BP Code of Conduct, Anti-bribery and corruption (ABC), Anti-money Laundering (AML), Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD) policies
  • For international suppliers to do business in Angola in certain sectors (less technically advanced), they must form some type of partnership with a local entity, where the local partner has 51% of JV. Supplier needs a local office (or agent) in Angola if work performed in-country and needs to be registered with MinRemPet and ANPG (the Concessionaire)  
  • Present Angolanization and local Content Plan (capital investments, recruitment and training, succession plan
  • Use local goods / service providers per Decree Laws where <10% variance
  • Payments are made in local currency as of July 2013 to a local bank account for all ‘Resident’ suppliers
  • Supplier needs authorisation from central bank to export foreign currency - How to contact Procurement & Supply Chain Management in Angola
  • Angola Procurement and Supply Chain Management frequently receives unsolicited correspondence in the form of hard-copy letters or emails from companies wishing to become suppliers to BP Angola. Alternatively, Procurement and Supply Chain Management also may be forwarded contact information for a supplier seeking to talk with BP. These may be addressed either directly to Procurement and Supply Chain Management personnel or to other BP personnel who then forward the correspondence to Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

You can also reach Procurement Supply Chain Management by email


Therefore all correspondence shall be sent to  Luanda-based Procurement and Supply Chain Management Administration follow address:


Procurement and Supply Chain Management Administrative Assistant
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro, 197 3rd Floor
Torres Atlantico
Ingombota, Luanda,

Note: For all forthcoming tenders, a public announcement can be viewed in the Angola Newspaper and the Oil & Gas Journal.