Vendor Information

Vendor Information

Welcome and thank you for your interest in BW Offshore. This site has been created to provide an understanding of the process of how to become a prequalified vendor for BW Offshore. The summary below will give your company an overall knowledge of BW Offshore’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. Once you’ve taken the time to understand the information provided below you will be given a link to begin the process.


At BW Offshore we recognize Safety as our number one priority. Safety is placed as our top priority to ensure the protection of our most important asset, our people. This expectation is not only for our internal personnel to bear but for those who are supplying goods and services to our organization as well. We take our relationships with our vendors seriously and expect them to comply with BW Offshore’s standards on all levels. With continuous progression at the forefront of our business we have made strides to raise the level of quality, reliability and due diligence in our deliverables to both operations and projects. To obtain this, BW Offshore wishes to maintain a list of qualified and reliable vendors who have been assessed and qualified to a level where they can be invited to bid.


BW Offshore is one of the world’s leading Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) owner and operator, with more than 25 years’ experience and a long track record. Adapting through competence, solid project execution and operational excellence, BW Offshore ensures that customer needs are met through versatile solutions for offshore oil and gas projects. BW Offshore 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. BW Offshore is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and employs personnel worldwide in business centers across Europe, Asia Pacific, West Africa and the Americas. BW Offshore is represented in the major oil regions world-wide, with presence accross Europe, Asia Pacific, West Africa and the Americas (US and Brazil).


Stage One: Registration

Once you have made the decision to apply to become a prequalified vendor for BW Offshore by clicking the link at the bottom of this page, you will be directed to our Vendor Database Registration form. The electronic registration form 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 this form to obtain information regarding your company’s core categories of supply for both goods and services (relevant to BW Offshore) as well as where your company is able to supply these across the globe.  We have provided our standard catalogue of goods and services for you to choose from. Each option has been assigned a coinciding criticality level by BW Offshore. The selected goods/services together with the country selections will determine the pre-qualification process ahead. Note: The selections made in these sections will directly affect the amount of requirements your company will be subjected to for the Pre-qualification. We would ask that your entries give a true reflection of your company’s core categories of supply as well as your correct geographical capacity. The registration form is also used to gather reference information between your company and BW Offshore as well as basic commercial information in the event your company is chosen to supply, once the full qualification process is complete. 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 entity that is registered will be the entity that is pre-qualified to supply BW Offshore.  The registration should be done for the entity that is most likely to provide bids and quotations, enter into agreements with BW Offshore 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.

Stage Two: Pre-Qualification

Depending upon the “criticality level” of the goods and/or services your company has selected on the electronic registration form, your information will either be routed to an internal process (for low criticality vendors) or an external collection and verification company (for all other criticality levels other than low).  BW Offshore has contracted ISN ( to support and further enhance our contractor/vendor management program.  As a result of this action, contractors/vendors supplying goods and/or services to BW Offshore are required to become subscribers with ISNetworld in order to be awarded work for BW Offshore. Note: Low criticality vendors will not be asked to join ISN but will be processed through an internal pre-qualification process. If your company is a current subscriber to ISNetworld, there is no additional fee; however, please ensure your company has granted access to BW Offshore and completed the conforming requirements. If your company is new to ISNetworld, there is an annual fee for this service. BW Offshore believes the benefits to both parties will far exceed any associated costs.

Stage Three: Qualification

Companies fulfilling the pre-qualification requirements may be solicited for bidding on new projects and/or for supplying ongoing operations for BW Offshore. Note: Completing the vendor registration and/or gaining a prequalified status in ISN does not guarantee in any way a vendor to receive an opportunity to bid on any of BW Offshore’s projects and/or operational needs. For the vendors whose nature of supply carry more critical risk aspects there may be additional requirements once the pre-qualification criteria has been met.  Additional requirements could include further requests for information and in some cases an actual site audit before being awarded a contract. Your company will be contacted through ISN when additional information or cooperation is required.


BW Offshore requires its employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. The employees must practice fair dealings, honesty and integrity in every aspect in dealing with employees, business relations and customers, the public, the business community, shareholders, vendors, competitors and government authorities. In its business activities BW Offshore will comply with applicable laws and governmental rules and regulations in every country where operating. It is the personal responsibility of everyone to adhere to the standards and restrictions imposed by those laws, rules and regulations, including those relating to accounting and auditing matters, and to internal rules (if these are not in conflict with the applicable legislation). No one in BW Offshore shall directly or indirectly offer, promise, give or receive bribes, illegal or inappropriate gifts or other undue advantages or remuneration in order to achieve business or other personal advantage.

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

Please note that solicited vendor pre-qualifications will be processed as a priority.  Unsolicited vendor pre-qualification requests may be delayed until further notice.

To begin the Stage One Registration process click here