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Frequently asked questions



How does bp Southern Africa define an SD supplier?

EMEs or QSEs as defined by South Africa's Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment ("BBBEE"). Codes of Good Practice which are at least 51% black owned or at least 51% black women-owned.


What criteria does bp Southern Africa use when selecting a supplier?

bp Southern Africa looks for suppliers that have the basic capabilities to offer competitive pricing, high-quality products and services, safety and assurance of excellent customer service.


What if my company is not a BBBEE qualifying supplier?

bp Southern Africa does business with all suppliers and we encourage all suppliers to register in our database, however as part of the supplier evaluation bp allocates weighting to BBBEE elements and this will be reflected accordingly in the evaluation.


How can I learn about potential procurement opportunities at bp Southern Africa?

Please register on the database as it is key to our supplier identification process.


What are the next steps with bp Southern Africa regarding any potential procurement opportunity?

bp Southern Africa's Procurement department will identify upcoming opportunities and screen the supplier database to see if a match exists with the supplier's capabilities and procurement opportunity. If a match occurs, the suppliers will be contacted for further discussion.

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