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We recognise the great contributions that our suppliers make to the success of our company and the value they create for our partners and customers. These pages provide key information for all our suppliers.

For the latest information about the coronavirus situation, please see below. 

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Information regarding ongoing coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak

As a rule, if national or local authorities have more restrictive regulations than Equinor, these regulations will apply to Equinor suppliers and operations. All suppliers are requested to follow national and/or local regulations as they apply. For Norway, follow the advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian Government.

If you have any questions, please contact your Equinor company representative (CR). 

Where Equinor is the principal enterprise, suppliers shall follow Equinor’s policy:

  • If you experience mild symptoms of respiratory infection, no offshore travel or visits to onshore plants/other Equinor premises until at least 24 hours after symptoms go away.
  • If symptoms are more severe (cough, fever, shortness of breath), and Covid-19 PCR test is not performed, no offshore travel or visits to onshore plants/other Equinor premises for one week after symptoms go away. 
  • In Norway: No offshore travel or visits to onshore plants/other Equinor premises for
    • 14 days for anyone who has had close contact with household members with confirmed or probable Covid-19. (link to definitions
    • 10 days for other close contact with confirmed or probable Covid-19 patients or two negative Covid-19 PCR tests on day 3 and day 7 after the last contact. The tests shall be completed and communicated in writing to offshore nurse before offshore travel. Pending test results, no visits to any Equinor installations.
    • Personnel commuting for work between Norway and “green” regions/countries in the Schengen/European Economic Area (EEA) are exempted from 10 days quarantine. Please see the Norwegian Public Health Institute’s website for definition of “red” and “green” regions/countries.
    • Personnel travelling from “red” regions in Sweden to work offshore in Norway is exempted from quarantine rules when travelling between home and work location and for the working period. When off work the 10 days quarantine apply. Use of this exemption must be cleared with your Equinor company representative. For detailed guidelines for commuters from Sweden who will travel to Norwegian onshore or offshore facilities, please contact your Equinor company representative.
    • Personnel travelling for work from “red” countries in the Schengen/EEA area to Norway can be exempted from quarantine rules if they can provide two negative Covid-19 PCR tests taken after arrival to Norway (the second test shall be taken no earlier than 48 hours after the first and within days 5-8 after arrival ). Personnel can be allowed to work after the first negative test, but shall keep quarantine in their spare time. For detailed guidelines please contact your Equinor company representative.
    • People who, by approved laboratory method (only PCR), can document that they have undergone Covid-19 in the past six months, are exempted from quarantine.
  • Outside of Norway: No offshore travel or visits to onshore plants/other Equinor premises for
    • 14 days for anyone who has had close contact with confirmed or probable Covid-19 patients. (link to definitions)
    • 14 days for anyone who has been on international travel. International travel includes US interstate travel (except short-distance travel between neighbouring states)
  • For travel offshore the following also applies
    • If symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) during the 14-day stay at home (10 days in Norway) after international travel, no travel offshore within 21 days. If symptoms last beyond these 14 days (10 days in Norway), no offshore travel until one week after symptoms go away.

Oil and gas activity and employment on the Norwegian continental shelf have been added to the Norwegian government’s list of “important society functions” in the context of Covid-19 measures. Supplier personnel in certain roles may therefore be exempt from certain government restrictions related to Covid-19. To investigate an opportunity for an exemption for individual employees, please contact your Equinor company representative. Exemptions will be considered for business-critical roles only and will be kept to a necessary minimum. Each request for approval will be assessed individually. No specific groups or roles will be defined as exempt from restrictions on a general basis.

Where Equinor is NOT the principal enterprise, suppliers will be expected as a minimum to follow guidelines from WHO and/or relevant national health authorities, and follow principal enterprise's policies.

We know that our suppliers contribute to significant value to us, our partners and customers, and we believe that maintaining a strong relationship with high-quality suppliers will enable us to maintain competitiveness over time.

Our ambition is to cooperate with the best performing suppliers and we expect our suppliers to maintain a high performance throughout the contract period.

We are committed to using suppliers who operate consistently in accordance with our values, and who maintain high standards for health, safety and environment (HSE), ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Our intention is to contribute to socio-economic development in communities where we have long-term development activities. This contribution may include local procurement of goods and services, direct and indirect local employment, local infrastructure development and local capacity development.  

Our suppliers help us to ensure safe and efficient operation at our facilities, to realise new projects and to give local ripple effects.

We would like continuous improvement to be a common goal for us, irrespective of whether we are dealing with security, technology, innovation, costs or climate. Equinor is committed to good cooperation with our suppliers, and our ambition is to be an open, accessible and responsive player.

What you can expect from us:

  • We will be open about how we work, our requirements and future plans
  • We will ensure balanced and fair treatment to achieve a sustainable supply chain
  • We shall be predictable against the market and the suppliers

Innovate with us — do you have a proposal?

We focus on connecting with institutions and companies large and small that can help us find solutions to concrete business challenges. We are always on the lookout for ideas and solutions to improve and expand our business.

Do you have a proposal for how to apply new solutions to our context in a pioneering way? 

We identify potential suppliers through regular supplier market analysis, and various qualification/screening systems as listed below. Our main sourcing method is competitive tendering.

If you are interested in becoming a supplier to Equinor, we recommend that you register your company information in the qualification systems listed below. Joining these databases does not guarantee that you will become a supplier to Equinor, however, you will provide our buyers with information to help them determine whether your company is appropriate for consideration.

  • Equinor's preferred qualification system: EPIM JQS
  • Qualification system for Oil & Gas and wind activities in USA and Canada (upstream, midstream, downstream): ISNetworld
  • Screening system for possible vendors (not approved as qualification system):
    • Generation and distribution of electricity in Norway, Sweden and Denmark: U NCE
    • Oil & Gas activities in UK and Netherlands: FPAL
    • Generation and distribution of electricity, distribution grids for gas, heat, cooling, drinking water etc in UK: UVDB
    • Construction and building activities in Norway: StartBANK

All our suppliers must meet our minimum requirements, including safety, security, sustainability and public registration. For contracts involving high risk, the supplier’s management system will need to be qualified.

If you would like to contact us directly, you may use our Supplier Contact Form.

Downloads and resources are available further down the page.

Our goal is to achieve a touchless digital interaction between Equinor and the suppliers with electronic exchange of business transactions.

In order to achieve a more structured and digitized transaction flow, both sender and receiver must be able to produce, receive and utilize the structured and digitized information in their respective ERP systems

Equinor's preferred method for digital interaction via eCommerce is exchange of structured business information using EHF/PEPPOL BIS format in Norway and Europe via PEPPOL eDelivery infrastructure. We had over 2200 suppliers b2b connected as of June 2018.

Equinor can send:

  • Electronic purchase order (PO)
  • Invoice certificate

Equinor can receive:

  • Order response
  • Electronic invoice and credit note

Equinor is developing our solutions to exchange a larger range of business documents such as variation order request (VOR), catalogue, price book and shipping notification.

For specific information regarding electronic invoicing, see How to send invoices to Equinor.

For more information regarding eCommerce with EHF/PEPPOL BIS, send a request to gm_ecommintegration@equinor.com, or contact your Equinor contract manager / Company representative.

For USA, see section United States on the How to invoice Equinor page.

Our e-Sourcing portal is a web-based tool that covers the e-Sourcing and Manage agreement process for larger contracts.

Tenderers log on to collect published enquiry documents, perform Q&A sessions/clarifications and upload bid documents. Contiki e-Sourcing portal are also used in Framework agreement execution phase, for collaboration related to documents and communication.

What is the e-sourcing portal?

The e-Sourcing portal is a web portal that enables Equinor and Tenderers/suppliers to communicate and collaborate online.

Why use the e-sourcing portal? 

  • Download documents associated with requests
  • Register their interest or intent to bid
  • Ask for and receive answers to clarifications
  • Deliver bidding documents (upload/sharing documents)
  • Manage agreement

Who can use the portal?

Tenderers who receive invitation to participate in a e-Sourcing processes and/or suppliers that have an active contract(s).

Equinor’s eAuction portal is a web-based negotiation tool.

Equinor’s aim to increase the use of eAuctions as a procurement tool, is part of our digital agenda. The eAuction tool will drive efficiency and competitive rates in our industry, without compromising safety and quality. The use of eAuction will be considered on a case-by-case basis, both for contracts and purchase orders. Each eAuction will be carefully designed and supplier training given in advance.

What is the eAuction portal?

The eAuction portal is web tool that enables Equinor and suppliers to negotiate in real time.

Why use the eAuction portal?

  • Transparent and objective commercial negotiation with quick award
  • Open and fair chance to improve procurement ranking
  • Time efficient – no need for travelling
  • HSE and technical weightings are included

Who can use the eAuction portal?

Qualified suppliers who receive invitation to participate in an eAuction event. Ask your Equinor contact person for more information. 

 

Safety and security always come first for us, without exception. We expect our suppliers to share our commitment to zero harm.

We strive to be an industry leader in safety, security and carbon efficiency, and we believe that all accidents related to people, environment and assets can be prevented.

Since our suppliers’ safety and security performance has a major impact on our own, we strongly emphasise the importance of mature safety and security cultures and organisational values during our supplier pre-qualification.

Supplier personnel who will have access to our locations or systems may be screened using designated lists such as sanctions lists or security related lists to ensure compliance with national and international sanctions regulations, and anti-corruption and security requirements.

As part of international efforts to combat terrorism, human rights violations, money laundering and other criminal activity, certain national governments and international organisations identify both individuals as well as entities as so-called designated parties. 

It will often be prohibited for a company such as ours to do business with or employ parties on a sanctions list. Moreover, such parties may in some instances also represent a security risk for us.

Accordingly, ahead of allowing personnel access to our sites, office locations or systems, we screen personnel through an automated name check against updated versions of relevant sanctions lists in accordance with applicable data protection regulations. 

Ethical conduct is essential for sustainable business and we treat ethics as an integral part of our activities. We expect high ethical standards of everyone who acts on our behalf, and we encourage our business partners to implement ethics standards compatible with our own.

We have zero tolerance for bribery and corruption in any form, including facilitation payments. We will comply with all applicable anti-corruption and bribery laws and take active steps to ensure that bribery or corruption does not occur in our business activities.

We believe in the benefits of competition, and we will always compete in a fair and ethically justifiable manner, both in relation to competitors as well as to customers and suppliers.

To ensure safe, consistent and high quality deliveries we rely on individuals and companies to operate in ways that secure compliance, safety and quality—every time.

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Leaders in all companies must take responsibility for incorporating a good method of operation. The Compliance and Leadership Programme offers paths for answering these questions by focusing on the leadership required for developing a value-based performance culture, handling risk and applying the lessons learned to future deliveries. 

By focusing on the specific steps in the compliance and leadership model, we can all contribute towards creating a safer workplace. Compliance and Leadership is not a short-term campaign, it is how we work.

Key information

Travelling offshore by helicopter

Our air transport services handles more than 300,000 passenger movements on the NCS each year. A correct check in procedure is crucial to ensure that our helicopter operations run smoothly and on time.  

As a passenger, you are responsible to be aware of and follow the relevant requirements set out by us when travelling offshore. The following information will help you to ensure that an effective check in process is achieved.

Key information

How to send deliveries to Equinor

We receive a large number of goods deliveries. Correct packing, marking and labelling is important to secure effective handling and processing.  

Here are the specifications you need to ensure successful deliveries to Norway or our facilities on the NCS.

See also: Specifications for UK goods deliveries:

Key information

How to invoice Equinor

Suppliers must be registered prior to submitting invoices to Equinor. All invoices to Equinor must be issued to the correct company entity in the Equinor group, with correct billing address. The correct entity information is stated on the purchase order (PO) you have received.

Invoices that contain incorrect information cannot be processed and will be rejected.
Here are the specifications you need to ensure successful invoicing:

*All figures from Annual report unless otherwise stated