Doha: The Qatar Petroleum Suppliers and Contractors Forum, kicked off at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) here yesterday with the participation of more than 800 representatives from over 470 local and international companies.
Organised by QP’s Purchasing and Contracts Department, the one-day forum was held under the patronage of H E Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of QP.
In his keynote address, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, Corporate Manager for Purchasing and Contracts, said: “The QP vision, which was launched by Dr Al Sada in October 2013, reinforces our belief that a successful Qatar Petroleum is reliant upon our business relationship both here in Qatar and internationally with you — our contractors and suppliers. Without your commitment and dedication, we would not be able to ensure the continuity of the supply chain. This is something that we clearly recognise.”
During his speech, Al Mulla also highlighted QP’s continued support to local companies as he pointed out that up to 78 percent of contracts, 82 percent of purchases and 90 percent of supply agreements have been awarded to local suppliers over the past three years. In addition, he stressed that the building of business relationships with local and international companies is at the foundation of the activities of QP’s Purchasing and Contracts Department.
Al Mulla’s speech was followed by four presentations related to the QP Vendor e-Registration System, QP’s major projects and preferred vendor lists, procurement management, as well as compliance and performance matters.