BECOMING A SUPPLIER
Shell is committed to giving Australian suppliers genuine opportunities to participate in our supply chain. We are particularly keen to involve businesses from the regional areas where we operate. We also have a deep respect for the First Nations of Australia and want to give Indigenous people the opportunity to work in and supply to our business.
To facilitate this, we have established simple and clear processes for:
- Expressing interest in work packages
- Pre-qualifying with Shell
1. Expressing interest in work packages
To provide visibility of upcoming work packages we have two mechanisms:
- In Queensland, the Shell Local Suppliers Portal lets you view and express interest in specific work packages. Opportunities from Shell’s QGC business and 15 of its major contractors are on this Portal. Have a look at our Becoming a Supplier fact sheet for further details on how to register.
- In WA, we use the Industry Capability Network (ICN) to publish work packages. Please click here to register your business on ICN and view current opportunities with Shell’s Prelude business.
2. Pre-qualifying with Shell
Shell mandates the use of the Shell 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 SQS brochure for details on how to register.
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 for your further information.
3. Additional ways you can connect
- 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. Throughout the year our Contracts and Procurement teams are involved in information sessions that 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 procurement categories and upcoming work packages or tenders.
- 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 government business directories to proactively identify capable Indigenous businesses that may be able to participate in our supply chain.
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