PDO has pioneered new common oil and gas industry standards for ICV requirements in contracting and procurement, aiming to:
- Maximise employment of Omanis and placements on vocational/professional training, making these opportunities attractive to Omani graduates and technical school leavers (Oman and overseas)
- Maximise expenditure on goods and services by Omanis in Oman
- Maximise and develop locally produced materials, products and equipment that
- Maximise value-add in Oman
- Introduce new technologies
- Grow Oman’s export industries
- Develop world class domestic capability in vocational/professional education and training institutions, matched to ‘real’ industry opportunities
- (Within tender evaluation) Reward contractors who commit to Oman, in both short-term (contract execution) and in the longer term.
The Company has broadened its support of domestic businesses through a variety of initiatives, including technical assistance, ring-fencing the supply of locally manufactured/provided goods and services, the establishment of Omani repair facilities, in-country engineering services and a variety of new in-country manufacturing facilities.
Internally, PDO has also launched a network of 15 focal points to help embed ICV across the business. Team members are the first point of contact for ICV advice in their directorates, lead ICV evaluations in tendering and promote ICV achievements across the Company.
JSRS and E-tendering
PDO is a leading supporter of the Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS), an ICV initiative of the Oman oil and gas Industry, which has been spearheaded by the Ministry of Oil and Gas in association with the Sultanate’s major operator companies.
The JSRS system addresses the core needs of operators by bringing onboard all the approved suppliers who pass the industry’s validation process and provide for a continuous connectivity between operators and suppliers for ongoing procurement opportunities. This initiative went live on 30 June 2014.
All PDO contractors who are mandated for scope allocation to SMEs or LCCs can perform interbidding process through JSRS e-tendering system.
The main benefits of JSRS are that it provides:
- A single online supplier registration system
- A way to pursue easy-to-implement opportunities in repair and fabrication
- A database of oil and gas operators in Oman
- Transparency for business opportunities
- Exposure of Omani companies to international markets
- Increased competencies for customers
- A trigger for CVC certification from OPAL.
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