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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
knowledge of local laws,
markets, customs, and procurement practices that
makes it easier to source from local suppliers.
relationships with key manufacturing and contractor
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
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
procurement life cycle at apc sa
usually consists of seven steps:
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
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
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.
undertaken, and price, availability, and
customization possibilities are established.
delivery schedules are negotiated, and a contract to
acquire the p/s is completed.
expediting, shipment, delivery, and payment for the
p/s are completed, based on contract terms.
installation and training may also be included.
during this phase, the
company evaluates the performance of the p/s and any
accompanying service support, as they are consumed.
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.