Our procurement process starts with a three-stage screening process. Before suppliers are invited to tender, they must register on our online portal where a legal due diligence is conducted. The second phase is a desktop due diligence that includes Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) systems and ESG aspects, which are submitted as part of the relevant bid. Suppliers are then shortlisted based on their scores after which a final audit and in-depth due diligence is conducted prior to awarding a contract.
Request for information from suppliers for pre-qualification covering legal due diligence
Desktop due diligence of the documents requested during the bid including QHSE and other key ESG aspects
Final audit and in-depth due diligence on shortlisted suppliers prior to recommendation to award
After the screening process, we seek to continuously monitor and control our work with and relationship to our suppliers. All suppliers must sign our Supplier Code of Conduct and confirm conformance with the IFC’s anti-corruption guidelines which we integrate into all our contracts, in addition to HSSE, environmental, social, and quality assurance and control requirements. We appoint dedicated resources to follow up directly on quality and policy implementation during the construction phase.
We audit and conduct performance reviews of all key suppliers of main procurement items and follow an integrated approach by planning for coordinated audits for both QHSSE and ESG. To further strengthen our supplier management and monitoring, Scatec enrolled in a three-year program with Ecovadis, a global ESG supplier management platform. All key suppliers will be assessed through this platform on four key areas: