bp is committed to work with local companies that can help contribute to the delivery of our activities in Mauritania. We encourage Mauritania based suppliers, including SMEs, to register their interest below.
Supplier registration form
Please fill in the details below to register your interest to become a supplier
Request for information. The purpose is to test potential bidders' capacity, capability and understanding of the proposed scope by sharing a high-level version of it prior to inviting bidders to respond to the full Request for Proposal (RFP). You are encouraged to respond for any part of the scope that is applicable to your business, even if you are unable to provide the full scope. If the proposed scope is misaligned with your business, you are encouraged to confirm that you are declining to participate in the RFI, and state that the scope is not applicable to your business. It is important to respond to RFIs as the responses will service as future market intelligence.
Request for proposal. This will contain the fully detailed scope of work, a draft contract for your review, and will ask a number of questions. Subject to an evaluation of your proposal, any required clarifications, and/or negotiations, a contract may result from your response to the RFP.
Typically all potential bidders that we are aware of that might be suitable for the proposed scope receive the RFI. However, if we have been able to do research on your company and satisfy ourselves that the scope is unsuitable, you may not receive the RFI.
The sourcing process is very thorough and can take more than a year. Typically, feedback is provided once the entire process is complete. Feedback can be provided upon request to bidders that were unsuccessful at the RFP stage.
The opportunities for Technical (HSE, Quality, local content etc...) are unique for each contract, and so the weighting as a percentage of the overall score will vary. For example, local content expectations/obligations are developed consistent with the scope of work, not the bidders or where the work will be executed. Mauritanian and Senegalese bidders are given the same treatment throughout the process.
The outcome of the RFI process determines the final sourcing strategy and bid list. Contract scopes may comprise several service lines. We recognize that bidders may not be able to provide all service lines within a proposed contract scope of work. It is imperative that you still respond to the RFI even if you can only do part of the scope. To optimize local participation, we may consider breaking the scope into lots, or setting an expectation that a specific service line should be subcontracted to a local company in the RFP. "
Typically the RFI and RFP specify the documents we want to review. You should ensure that these documents are provided as a minimum. If you have additional information that is relevant (i.e. not general sales / advertising materials, you may also include these). Your responses are evaluated by teams that are located globally and do not know you or your business. If you don't provide the minimum requested materials, you will be deemed to be technically unqualified.
Yes, typically a high level version of the scope is shared in the RFI process. For the RFP, all bidders receive the scope at the same time via Ariba. This is to ensure a fair and equitable process for all.
bp uses its own corporate platform - Ariba - for all RFPs. This platform is integrated with bp's processes and other digital tools. Invest in Africa's platform is only used for market intelligence purposes.