services: PROCUREMENT

 
 

APC SA Utilizes Pre-Qualified and Approved Local and Chinese Suppliers. 

The right goods and services, at the right time, at the lowest cost. That sums up APC SA's approach to procurement, and we have the experience, the tools, and the know-how to make it work. By providing integrated, reliable, and cost-efficient supply chain management services, we help ensure the success of projects large and small. Our global capabilities include:

 

A resource pool of mobile professionals who are experts in their fields.

Knowledge of local laws, markets, customs, and procurement practices that makes it easier to source from local suppliers.

Long-term, senior-level relationships with key manufacturing and contractor organizations.

State-of-the-art tools such as a Web-based supplier portal for identifying low-cost, competent suppliers, and the ability to cut costs by purchasing in large volumes.

Use of online auctions to obtain goods and services at the lowest possible cost. We have extensive experience in qualifying and contracting in technical areas such as engineering, construction, and environmental remediation.

 

APC SA procurement leadership works constantly to seek out, qualify, and utilize reliable, high-performing companies that provide high quality products and services.

 

APC SA offers procurement services that encompass definition of the original enquiry, sourcing equipment and materials, compliance with technical and material requirements and ensuring availability to suit Client requirements. These services are also available on an international basis, for vendors that over the years have proven their capability in supplying material and services for Clients in China and Saudi Arabia .

 

APC SA prides itself in being able to manage the procurement functions that are essential for sourcing the correct materials and equipment in the most cost effective way and with delivery on time to schedule.

 

APC SA utilizes full service procurement to enhance the success of projects and the satisfaction of our clients. Our full service procurement organization, staffed by procurement professionals and integrated with business groups, adds value in winning and delivering work and enhances profit through the global acquisition of competitively-priced equipment, materials, and services, compliant with specifications and delivered on time. Full service procurement establishes a protocol to acquire materials and services on a highly competitive basis, to deliver items and services on time per the project's requirements, and to ensure they are of the quality required by the specifications; right price, right time, right quality.

 

APC SA conducts Procurement in accordance with established high supply chain ethics standards. Our standards are set forth in our Employee Ethics & Business Conduct Principles. This policy applies to employees of APC SA involved with; ordering, specifying, requisitioning, evaluating or procuring goods and services of any nature. All our purchasing decisions include factors such as delivery and handling, marginal benefit, and price fluctuations and all buying decisions are made under conditions of scarcity. If good data is available, we do economic analysis methods such as cost-benefit analysis or cost-utility analysis.

 

Procurement life cycle at APC SA usually consists of seven steps:

Information gathering:

If the potential customer does not already have an established relationship with sales/ marketing functions of suppliers of needed products and services (P/S), it is necessary to search for suppliers who can satisfy the requirements.

Supplier contact:

When one or more suitable suppliers have been identified, requests for quotation, requests for proposals, requests for information or requests for tender may be advertised, or direct contact may be made with the suppliers.

Background review:

References for product/service quality are consulted, and any requirements for follow-up services including installation, maintenance, and warranty are investigated. Samples of the P/S being considered may be examined, or trials undertaken.

Negotiation:

Negotiations are undertaken, and price, availability, and customization possibilities are established. Delivery schedules are negotiated, and a contract to acquire the P/S is completed.

Fulfillment:

Supplier preparation, expediting, shipment, delivery, and payment for the P/S are completed, based on contract terms. Installation and training may also be included.

Consumption, maintenance, and disposal:

During this phase, the company evaluates the performance of the P/S and any accompanying service support, as they are consumed.

Renewal:

When the P/S has been consumed and/or disposed of, the contract expires, or the product or service is to be re-ordered, company experience with the P/S is reviewed. If the P/S is to be re-ordered, the company determines whether to consider other suppliers or to continue with the same supplier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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