Vendor Information

Vendor Information

Welcome to the BW Offshore (BWO) Vendor Portal

This site has been created to inform and support BWO vendors through our Vendor qualification process.

The summary below will give your company an overall knowledge of BWO’s commitment to safety, quality and ethical standards, and how we work with our vendors to achieve this. This Vendor Qualification process has been developed to build a strong foundation for business partnerships with vendors by securing the same high level of standards across the globe for SAFETY, QUALITY, FINANCIAL STRENGTH, TECHNICAL CAPABILITY AND DUE DILLIGENCE.

In our line of business, maintaining control of Major Accident Hazards and the integrity of the FPSO throughout the life cycle of the asset is at the core of our business. This means maintaining a high focus on safety and quality in all our deliverables and processes, in projects as well as operations. Everyone working for BWO and those who work on our behalf contribute to achieving this.

BWO takes our relationships with our vendors seriously. We consider HSEQ evaluation an important part of our vendor qualification process because we recognize the importance of those who are supplying goods and services to our organization. BWO wants to work with vendors who share our commitment to prioritizing Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in everything they do. Our vendors are expected to comply with BWO’s standards including legislative and regulatory requirements in the countries where the delivery or service is carried out (compliance with local requirements).

BWO strives to raise the level of quality, reliability and due diligence in our deliverables to both operations and projects. To achieve this, BWO must maintain vendors who have been assessed and qualified to a level required to where they can be invited to bid.


BWO requires its employees and its representatives, including its Suppliers, to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Suppliers must practice fair dealings, honesty and integrity in every aspect of dealing with employees, business relations and customers, the public, the business community, shareholders, other BWO suppliers, competitors and government authorities. In all matters, Suppliers must make every effort to achieve complete, accurate, and timely communications, responding promptly and courteously to all proper requests for information and to all complaints. BWO is committed to complying with anti-corruption laws. Our Suppliers must comply with the anti-corruption laws, directives and/or regulations that govern operations in the countries in which they do business. No one acting on BWO’s behalf shall directly or indirectly offer, promise, give or receive bribes, kickbacks, inappropriate gifts or other undue advantages or remuneration in order to achieve improper business or personal advantage.

We expect our Suppliers to comply with applicable laws and governmental rules and regulations in every country in which they operate. BWO will not condone or tolerate any instance of unethical or unlawful behaviour. Further information on our expectations for our Suppliers can be found in the BWO Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.


BWO is one of the world’s leading Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) owner and operator, with more than 30 years’ experience and a long track record. Adapting through competence, solid project execution and operational excellence, BWO ensures that customer needs are met through versatile solutions for offshore oil and gas projects. BWO recognizes the importance of proper quality management and has over the years developed and implemented effective management systems and routines. This has ensured a high-quality standard throughout the entire organisation. BWO is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and employs personnel worldwide in business centres across Europe, Asia Pacific, West Africa and the Americas. BWO is represented in the major oil regions world-wide, with presence across Europe, Asia Pacific, West Africa and the Americas (US and Brazil).


In order to start the process of placing a commitment with a Vendor, the vendor needs to be qualified according to BWO Requirements.

To facilitate the qualification process we start by registering the vendor already during the Tender phase. If you are identified as a potential vendor you will be invited to register on our BWO Vendor Portal if you are not already an existing vendor or have not previously registered.

If you need to register you will receive an email with an invitation to register on our portal.
When you have completed the registration, you need to send an email confirmation to the BWO person who invited you to register. When your contact person @ BWO receives your confirmation, they will check your registered information. If all information is acceptable the qualification process can be initiated.

The electronic registration is used to gather general information about your company such as the company name, address, company /tax registration numbers and important contact details. We also use the registration to obtain information regarding your company’s core categories of supply for both goods and services (relevant to BWO). BWO has a standard catalogue of goods and services. Each category has been assigned a coinciding criticality level by BWO. The categories of goods/services you select, together with the country selections, will determine the qualification process required for you as a company. Note: The selections made in these sections will directly affect the number of requirements your company will be subjected to for the qualification. Lastly, but most importantly, the confidentiality statement and code of conduct policy should be read and understood. By certifying the document, you have agreed that the information provided is valid, true and correct and reflects the most accurate information available. It is important to note that the business/legal entity that is registered will be the entity that will be qualified to supply to BWO. The registration should be done for the entity that will provide bids and quotations, and if nominated enter into agreements with BWO and/or be the recipient of Purchase Orders. This entity must also match with all sub sequential invoices for payment of goods and/or services provided to avoid delays.

If you are then asked to proceed to the qualification phase you need to follow below process:

BWO uses external qualification portals to qualify our vendors. The vendors can choose between any of the following external portals: Achilles, Siclar or FPAL. Your Company may already be certified with standard certification on any of the above mentioned external portals.

If you are already qualified with one of the portals, there is additional BWO specific requirements within these portals that you will need to complete. Being a qualified vendor with BWO on any of these portals does not guarantee in any way that your Company will secure an opportunity to bid on any BWO projects or operations.
In some cases, an onsite site audit might be required before being awarded a contract.

If you have questions regarding the information provided on this page and/or questions regarding our process, kindly send an email enquiry to