ADNOC Vendor Registration

ADNOC Vendor Registration

- James Elliot-Square

To build and preserve a network of services providers of quality, ADNOC vendor registration is required. The ADNOC vendor registration is a process which qualifies vendors and providers who wish to work within ADNOC. ADNOC annually contracts worth millions are granted to local based companies, this is the reason why ADNOC must be stringent in whom they choose to work with and register as qualified vendors.

ADNOC is one of the world’s key energy producers and a primary driver for the growth of Abu Dhabi. Since 1971, ADNOC has been in the forefront of the industry and has boosted global appearance through strategic economic development. ADNOC’s 2030 strategy has been implemented to maximize value of product, in turn, heightening ROI’s and increasing global demand for energy.

A strict qualification procedure has been implemented by ADNOC for the registration of all vendors and suppliers, this registration is only reserved for businesses based in Abu Dhabi with an Emerati 51% partner who’s passport is registered in Abu Dhabi. Even if an Emerati partner holds an Abu Dhabi issued passport, this does not guarantee qualification as many factors come into play.

What are the initial requirements?

In order to be able to register as an ADNOC Vendor the Company will need to first establish an entity in Abu Dhabi. An LLC Company or Foreign Branch will need to be set up in Abu Dhabi with a DED Trade Licence and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce licence with Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) Approval plus the relevant business activities of the company.

Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) Approval authorises a company with the activity of “Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas Field & Facilities Services” on the Trade Licence and is required when a company would like to register as a ADNOC vendor.

The SPC approval will form part of the DED company formation process and once the SPC approval is obtained on the initial licence then the full DED Licence will be issued.

Companies looking to deal directly with any companies related to the Oil and Gas sector in Abu Dhabi require SPC Approval on their trade license. SPC approval is mandatory for all companies dealing with Oil and Gas companies operating in Abu Dhabi, regardless of the main activities they are trading with. This approval is also compulsory for companies to issue CICPA (Critical Infrastructure & Coastal Protection Authority) security passes which provides access to oil field and critical infrastructure sites.

For more details on SPC Approval please see our article and for more detailed steps and requirements please speak to a member of the PRO Partner Group Team.

What is the prequalification process?

Once you have ensured that your company requirements are in order and within the guidelines of ADNOC, the pre-qualification process can begin.:

Step One: Ensure that your legal entity set up is in line with ADNOC requirements

Step Two: Apply for the pre-qualification

Step Three: The application will be reviewed and either accepted or rejected by ADNOC

Step Four: If accepted, submit the official application

Step Five: Once reviewed, the application will either be accepted or certain amendments may need to be made and you will have to resubmit

Step Six: If accepted, the application will be forwarded to the Supplier Prequalification Committee where the association will either be accepted or rejected

Step Seven: If accepted, it will be uploaded in the commercial directory

Next steps after the prequalification phase

Once you have been pre-qualified as an ADNOC vendor, the officially application process is quite tedious and lengthy, it is highly recommended to use an external resource like of PRO Partner Group to assist you in this process. The ADNOC online registration system should be downloaded so the full application can be prepared and processed online. This phase in completed entirely online and includes; official request procedure; official request submission; required supporting document submission and official communication with the Commercial Registration department within ADNOC.

How can PRO Partner Group help?

PRO Partner Group have detailed experience in the application process for ADNOC Vendor Registration which can be a time consuming and costly experience if you do not have the right information or meet the strict guidelines. We ensure that we analyse each prospective ADNOC vendor in-depth and suggest the best solutions to pre-qualify.

For more information on how to apply for ADNOC vendor registration contact please James Elliot-Square at PRO Partner Group direct on +971 50 494 4709 or or please contact a member of the team on in Abu Dhabi +971 (0)2 448 5120, or Dubai +971 (0)4 456 1761.

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