Shell Australia is committed to ensuring full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian suppliers to participate in supply chain opportunities. Shell's Commitment to Indigenous Australians states that Shell will work alongside local communities to promote and develop sustainable employment and business opportunities for Indigenous people.

We have established simple and clear processes for:

  • Registering your interest for specific work opportunities
  • Pre-qualifying with Shell

1. Express interest for specific work packages

Shell Australia is committed to providing visibility of upcoming work packages to all Australian suppliers.

  • In Queensland we use EconomX to make work opportunities visible and allow suppliers to express interest in specific work packages. Please click here to register your business with EconomX free of charge and view current opportunities with QGC and our major contractors. View our Becoming a Supplier fact sheet for further details on how to register.
  • In Western Australia, we use the Industry Capability Network (ICN) to allow suppliers to express interest in specific work packages. Please click here to register your business on ICN and view current opportunities with Shell Australia and Prelude.

2. 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 it will contain an invitation letter as well as a registration token. 

Read the Shell Supplier Qualification System (SQS) brochure for all details on how to register.

3. Additional ways you can connect with Shell Australia

  • 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. To register your interest in supplying to them directly, please see the list of major suppliers and their contact details available at Major Contractors to QGC and Major Contractors to Prelude.
  • Visit a supplier information session. Supplier information sessions 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 are sometimes invited to support these events and make representatives available to discuss upcoming work packages or procurement processes.
  • Join a network. Local chambers of commerce and business organisations create another potential source of referral to 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.

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