Tullow Schools Suppliers

Tullow Ghana has held a seminar for suppliers aimed at building their capacity to enable them become part of the supply chain. The schooling of the suppliers, according to Michael Mawuli Ahorlu, Supplier Development Specialist, Tullow Ghana, will promote long term relationship through local business development, maximize the use of local goods and services, as well as promote real and effective partnerships. Briefing the suppliers who came from diverse sectors including telecommunications and IT, Edward Owusu-Manu, Senior Contract Adviser, said only Tullow contractors and procurement personnel have the authority to negotiate and enter into contracts on behalf of Tullow. Explaining further, he noted that the oil giant ensures that all requirements to goods and services are tendered to at least three suitable companies. The discussion was to help IT department suppliers understand and implement quality management in their operations, build their capacity and capability and ultimately increase the efficiency and international competitiveness of the suppliers. The positive outcome of the seminar, Mr. Owusu-Manu said, would enable the suppliers meet international standards, requirements and best practices. This, he believes, can better position them to set targets to grow their businesses and employ more Ghanaians for shared prosperity. In November 2010, two seminars were held in Accra and Takoradi for some suppliers. The seminars were attended by senior managers of 90 contractors and suppliers of Tullow Ghana�s facilities department. The topics covered included marketing, exploration of business opportunities advantages of partnerships and mergers, financial awareness, market analysis, contracts and procurements. The Tullow tendering process and the steps leading up to the award of contracts were explained. Tullow safety rules were also introduced to the contractors and suppliers. Tullow Oil Plc recorded record half-year sales of over $ 1 billion dollars in revenue.