As a significant investor in Australia, Shell recognises that we can positively influence Australia’s economic growth and development objectives through the creation of long term, sustainable employment opportunities and building the capabilities of Australian Industry.
Shell Australia is committed to ensuring full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian suppliers to participate in supply chain opportunities. In addition, Shell's Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders states that Shell will work alongside local communities to promote and develop sustainable employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We have established simple and clear processes for:
- Registering your interest with our business
- Pre-qualifying with Shell
Registering your interest
Our procurement teams use a variety of tools to identify potential suppliers.
We encourage businesses interested in trading with us to register their details.
The registration process is free, and information provided through the portal will be kept on our local database as a reference source for our contracts and Procurement team and will also be shared with our major contractors. The online form captures details about your business and its history, team, capability and the type of goods or services offered.
This information is used to inform the development of contracting strategies for new work packages or contract reviews as they arise.
Visit a Supplier Information Session
Throughout the year our Contracts and Procurement teams are involved in information sessions designed to bring companies and suppliers together. These are often facilitated by business networks in our operating regions. For QGC, these include regional chambers of commerce, Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL) and Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA). At Prelude, this includes the Broome Chamber of Commerce.
Shell and our major contractors support these events and make representatives available to discuss our categories of goods and services, upcoming work packages or tenders and registration on our database.
Join a network
Local chambers of commerce and business organisations create another potential source of referral for our team. When planning contract strategies, we seek advice on businesses within the community or region which are members of these networks and have the capability and experience to meet our needs.
Work packages and tenders are also promoted through some of these networks where appropriate.
We support community-based and regional business networks as a source of advice and education for local businesses when developing their capability and competitiveness.
Shell is also a member of Supply Nation and uses Queensland’s Black Business Finder and Western Australia’s Aboriginal Business Directory to proactively identify capable Indigenous businesses that may be able to participate in our supply chain.
Contact our major contractors directly
Our major suppliers are contractually obliged to support our local procurement objectives through the implementation of their Local Communities Plans.
Express interest for specific work packages
Throughout the development of Shell’s major capital projects, the business has been and remains committed to providing visibility of upcoming work packages through the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway. The ICN allows suppliers to express interest in specific work packages – primarily related to construction activities for our projects.
You can register your business with the ICN by:
- Setting up a company profile on ICN Gateway
- Selecting to receive email notifications informing you of new work packages on major projects or new regional opportunities when listed on ICN Gateway.
Pre-qualifying with Shell
Shell mandates the use of the Achilles Supplier Qualification System (SQS) to pre-qualify suppliers for all of our medium- and high-risk contracts.
It should be noted that pre-qualification with Shell is by invitation only. You will be asked to register in SQS if your company is being considered for a potential contract or is renewing a current contract with Shell. If you receive an invitation, this will be through the Achilles SQS Customer Support Team, and will contain an invitation letter as well as a registration token.
To complete the registration process, you will be asked to do the following:
Complete the online questionnaire. There is no charge for Stage 1 registration and it will take about 20 minutes to complete. A Stage 1 Registration Overview is available to download.
If your company profile is identified as 'low risk', no further action is necessary.
Depending on the information you provide during Stage 1, you may need to provide additional information related to your company’s policies in the areas of health & safety, labour rights and/or ethics and compliance.
In this case you will be required to proceed to Stage 2 of the registration process, where you may need to complete additional, detailed questionnaires in a relevant area and submit evidence in support of your answers. A Stage 2 Registration Overview is available to download.