Facilitating Linkages Between Extractive Companies and Local Businesses
At a Glance
- It is necessary to address information gaps that exist between these two sets of actors: either local businesses’ knowledge of tenders and upcoming contracts or extractive industry companies’ knowledge of existing local businesses.
- Supplier portals, such as the ICN Gateway in Australia, ProjectConnect in Western Australia, or the Africa Partner Pool in Ghana, as well as industry trade shows and conferences, are effective ways of connecting buyers and sellers.
- A careful analysis of company qualification processes and requirements can help to address important barriers and identify ways to incentivize local purchasing.
- New Matching Guinea’s Entrepreneurs with a Larger Marketplace (The International Finance Corporation)
- Procuring From SMEs in Local Communities: A Good Practice Guide for the Australian Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors (Mary-Anne Barclay, David Brereton, Ana Maria Esteves, Daniel Samson)
- Local Content: A Guidance Document for the Oil and Gas Industry (International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association)
- Supplier Self-Service: 5 Ways to Make Your Supplier Portal a Success (Payment Works and Shared Services)
- Best Practices for Designing Your Partner Portal Home Page (Channeltivity)
- Recording and Presentations from World Bank ELLED CoP Webinar on Supplier Portals (World Bank ELLED CoP)
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Facilitating the connection between buyers and sellers is often the first steps towards unlocking local supply opportunities. To do so, it is necessary to address information gaps that exist between these two sets of actors – either local businesses’ knowledge of tenders and upcoming contracts or extractive industry companies’ knowledge of existing local businesses.