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Purchasing, Procurement and Logistics Portal

Welcome to the GRTgaz Suppliers portal.

GRTgaz is responsible for transporting, running, maintaining and developing the largest network for high-pressure natural gas transmission in Europe, in the safest, most reliable and cost-effective way possible.

Purchasing is a key business area for GRTgaz; closely linked to its investment programme, the company spent around €930 Million euros on purchases in 2015 (vs 900 in 2014) with € 228 Million euros in energy purchases.

GRTgaz's Purchasing, Procurement and Logistics Division (D2AL) was created in 2011 with the aim of meeting three major purchasing goals that, together, can directly boost the company's industrial expertise, network development and safety record, as well as helping achieve its ambition to set the benchmark for gas transmission companies in Europe:

This portal is intended to you, you will find an overview of the organization of the Purchasing Supply Logistics, key figures, some information on our major projects and the purchases segments list as well as all the information needed to become a supplier for GRTgaz.

We hope you enjoy browsing!

Philippe RICHARD
Director for Purchasing, Procurement and Logistics

Structure of the D2AL:

Falling under the management of the Industrial Systems Officer, the division is composed of a central office, two operational departments and one support department:

  • The work of the departments within the D2AL:

    • Purchasing Department (PA):
      • Realize purchases for projects and purchases of the information system, telecom and general purchases.
      • Develop and drive procurement strategies.
      • Ensure sourcing and benchmarking.
      • Facilitating the relationship and evaluation of suppliers.
      • Make operational purchases.
      • Manage the performance of suppliers in liaison with buyers and contract managers of the Engineering Department of GRTgaz.
    • Operational Logistics Department and suppky(PLIA):
      • Ensure GRTgaz internal clients are provided with standard gas equipment: construction and renovation projects for transmission and maintenance facilities.
    • Performance and Support Department (PSP):
      • Provide functional support and advice to purchasers and GRTgaz internal clients in the fields of Purchasing and Logistics.
      • Contribute to the development of the Purchasing and Logistics performance and measure this performance.
      • Provide support for the piloting of the D2AL.
      • Contribute to the development of supply chain management within GRTgaz.
      • Drive the procurement and technical qualification of GRTgaz suppliers.
    • Tertiary Logistic Department (PLT):
      • Elaborate and manage the real estate policies, insurance, vehicles and the GRTgaz Real Estate Master Plan.
      • Manage the maintenance operations of GRTgaz's tertiary buildings.
      • Pilot multi-year plans for works and real estate services.
      • Manage the acquisition and delivery of vehicles, their maintenance and regulatory controls.
  • Key figures (financial year 2014):

    Purchases key figures

    • The total cost of Purchases in 2015 reaches €704 million (excluding energy purchases), divided into:
      • Cost of Engineering and Maintenance Purchases (including energy): €502 million
      • Cost of General and IT Purchases: €201 million

    Engineering & Maintenance - key figures

  • Purchasing segments:

    Purchasing segments are detailed as follows:

    ENGINEERING PURCHASING, EXPLOITATION AND MAINTENANCE

    Segment contacts
    bertrand.balducci(at)grtgaz.com

    • Exploitation and maintenance
      • Paint/coating on site
      • Clearing/maintenance of easement strips & weeding positions
      • Chemicals
      • Network monitoring
      • Cathodic protection
      • Inspection of structures and aerial inpection
      • Operations on in-service installations
    • Maintenance - Verification - Control
      • Maintenance (Gas compression, measuring)
      • Calibration, Measuring
      • Safety and Regulation
    • Engineering services, maintenance
      • Industrial pipe work
      • Data Management
      • Studies and analysis
      • Studies and Technical supervision
      • Safety and Regulations
    • Specialized services
      • Physical environment studies
      • Studies and project management
      • Regulatory controls and tests
    • Pipe placement and points of interest
      • Industrial pipe work
    • Industrial pipelines
      • Industrial pipe work
    • Civil engineering, construction, excavations
      • Construction, civil engineering, buildings, excavations
    • Supply and equipment (maintenance-free)
      • Chemicals
      • Isolating connections
      • Signaling (yellow posts & markers)
      • Coating
      • Repair, welding and fitting equipment
      • Threaded rods - Bolts - Joints
      • Boilerwork (Breech doors - Pipe traps - Heat exchangers - Filters - Separators)
    • Network accessories
      • Threaded rods - Bolts - Joints
      • Thermowells
      • Isolating connections
      • Flanges
      • Boilerwork (Breech doors - Pipe traps - Heat exchangers - Filters - Separators)
      • Pressure-reducing stations and associated equipment
      • Piping Accessories (Flanges, Threaded Rods, Nuts & Bolts, Seals, Glove Fingers)
    • Appliances and Equipment
      • Insulating fittings
      • Control valves
      • Valves
      • Boilermaking (Cylinder head gates - Scraper pistons, exchangers, filters, separators)
      • Relaxation stations and associated equipment
      • Measurements - Gas quality (Meters, Computers, Chromatographs, Gauges, Nitrogen)
    • Pipes and valves
      • Pipes, valves and actuator
      • Shaped parts (Bends / Reductions / T-fittings / Domed ends)
    • Compressor
      • Gas compression (supplying and maintenance)
      • Air compression (supplying and maintenance)
    • Electricity – Instrumentation, Automation
    • Safety
      • Security, mentoring
      • Works
    • Télétransmission
      • Teletransmission equipment
      • Teletransmission work
    • Energy

    IT AND TELECOM PURCHASES

    Segment contact
    camelia.ratiu(at)grtgaz.com

    • IT services
    • Software (licenses and maintenance, Saas software)
    • IT and telecom supplies
    • Telecom
    • Industrial IT

    GENERAL PURCHASES

    Segment contact
    camelia.ratiu(at)grtgaz.com/p>

    • Transports and shifting (vehicles, travel, logistics)
    • Communication
    • Technical purchases (general equipment, various tools)
    • Consultancy
    • Human resources (training, temporary...)
    • Property, furniture and office supplies

    Last updated on January 16, 2015

The steps to becoming a supplier:

  • 1) What GRTgaz requires:

    In order to work with GRTgaz, a company must satisfy the following main criteria:

    • satisfy legal obligations,especially by being listed in the French business register (or local equivalent for foreign companies),
    • is not in court-ordered liquidation, bankruptcy without the capacity to carry out its activities, legal transfer, or any similar situation arising from proceedings of the same nature that exist within its national legislation or regulations,
    • is operating legally, in that it has fulfilled all of its obligations with regards to payment of taxes and social security contributions, in accordance with the laws of the country in which it is based,
    • is sufficiently insured to cover the risks incurred,
    • is of acceptable repute and solvency,
    • is capable of communicating with GRTgaz in French,
    • is adequately and effectively structured to be able to meet deadlines and ensure continuous quality assurance, and is willing to accept quality monitoring at its production sites,
    • is equipped with appropriate human resource management and technical and technological equipment,
    • is operating legally in terms of undeclared and illegal workers,
    • respects commitments to safety and working conditions that are currently in force,
    • accepts systematic approval of sub-contractors and their terms of pay by the contracting agent GRTgaz.
    • being described by GRTgaz (in the manner specified in the Qualification section), if the segment is subject to qualification.

    Safety, quality and the environment are three major concerns for GRTgaz that are incorporated into the technical specifications of its contracts.

  • 2) Qualification:

    GRTgaz has established a system for qualification:

    • developping a pool selected for a segment or activity of companies, using objective criteria to ensure their durability, their ability to contract, their ability to carry out the services, their means and their references attested by customers,
    • checking the suitability and performance of installed towards products regulatory, normative constraints and our technical reference,
    • ensuring the selection phase providers during recurring purchases.

    Some segments are identified as "high stakes": they are characterized by a strong technical criticality (risk to the sustainability, security and availability of structures in GRTgaz) and/or limited supplier market, and in some cases a volume 'significant purchase.

    These segments therefore require:

    • a systematic qualification,
    • the establishment of strengthened relationships with suppliers segment.

    The main segments are involved in the qualification:

    • in terms of equipment: pipes, valves, spare form, control equipment and counting...
    • in terms of services: laying pipe, industrial pipe work.

    Qualified supplier contact: bruno.lauranson(at)grtgaz.com

  • 3) Tender:

    A typical tender file:

    GRTgaz sends a tender file to the selected companies. This file contains all the documents needed to establish the offer, including:

    • The rules for tender, which comprise of the offer submission deadline, terms for submitting an offer, the documents that must be provided by the supplier and the criteria that must be met in order to be awarded the contract.
    • The procurement, which contains:
      • the Special Technical Specifications (CCTP) that provide all the technical details of the project (statement of requirement, expected performance, the various constraints to abide by with regards to quality, safety and the environment).
      • The general terms and conditions (CGA) and special terms and conditions (CPA) for purchases.
      • Specific procurement requirements (CPA) and general conditions of purchase (CGA)

    Useful documents:

    Equipment CGA – November 2013 (ACH-CGA-001)

    CGA applicable to services – November 2013 (ACH-CGA004A)

    CGA applicable to working contracts – April 2015 (ACH-CGA-006)

    Classification of GRTgaz contracts

    A distinction is made between the following contracts:

    • ordinary contract: a contract in which the Beneficiary accepts remuneration for delivery of supplies, undertaking works or provision of services to GRTgaz.
    • framework contract: a contract whose execution requires the issue of one or more purchase or delivery orders.

    Online purchases

    GRTgaz regularly makes online purchases via the private tender platform, SInergiA.

    This platform is a secure space for the management of exchanges between GRTgaz and its suppliers. It computerises part of the purchasing process.

    Before any invitation to tender, the suppliers receive their personal access codes for the platform.

    During the bidding process, suppliers can go to the platform to download documents from the tender file and, when the time comes, upload their technical and business proposals in adherence with the rules for tender.

    Access to the online tender platform requires an Internet connection and an email address.

  • 4) Payment terms:

    As standard and in accordance with the LME (Modernization Act of Economics August 4, 2008), payment will be made by GRTgaz by bank transfer 60 calendar days after receipt of the invoice. The supplier completes the invoice(s) and sends it/them to GRTgaz's accounts department, at portail UIE to the following adress: TSA 93113 27091 Evreux Cedex 9. The order number must be included on the invoice.

Code of ethics for dealing with suppliers:

GRTgaz promises to always deal with its suppliers in adherence with the GDF SUEZ Group's general code of ethics:

  • Principle 1: strictly comply with regulations and internal standards.
  • Principle 2: act with fairness, transparency and impartiality.
  • Principle 3: ensure the confidentiality.
  • Principle 4: refrain from any conflict of interest.
  • Principle 5: reject any act of corruption - gifts and invitations.

You can use the links below to download the general purchasing terms and conditions that apply to GRTgaz orders, as well as the code of ethics in full. 

Code of Ethics GRTgaz relationships with suppliers

If you require any further information on GRTgaz purchases, you can contact Martine DE MIN, GRTgaz Ethical Purchasing corresponding to D2AL, at the following adress: contact-ethique-achats(at)grtgaz.com

As it continues to implement its CSR code, GRTgaz would like to highlight best responsible purchasing practice in its relations with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Its policies in this area aim to make sustainable business growth a reality for all parties.

GRTgaz acted on these commitments by signing the Charter for Responsible Supplier Relations on 4 June 2015. The charter is a means for signatory companies to broadcast and formalize their resolve to build win-win relationships with suppliers. It is a foundation for making real progress in interactions with SMEs.

The Charter for Responsible Supplier Relations requires each signatory to appoint its own SME "correspondent", an in-house mediator whose task is to settle any disputes with suppliers in this category.

You may contact the GRTgaz SME correspondent at: correspondant-PME-achats(at)grtgaz.com

"The Charter for Responsible Supplier Relations" is available for downloading.