Qualify to be a Contractor FAQ

Questions about how to qualify to be a contractor and if you are an existing contractor 

I have questions about how to become a Suncor contractor:

  1. I am a contractor who is looking for opportunities to work with Suncor. What do I need to do?
  2. How is my company’s information evaluated?
  3. I know someone who works at Suncor, can I just go through this person to try and obtain a contract or work?
  4. I am already prequalified to work with Suncor. Do I still need to complete the Contractor & Supplier Intake Form?
  5. I want to meet with someone at Suncor to present my company’s capabilities, whom do I talk to?
  6. I just submitted my Contractor & Supplier Intake Form, how long does the evaluation process take?
  7. Does Suncor work with Aboriginal suppliers?

Qualify to be a contractor answers

1. I am a contractor who is looking for opportunities to work with Suncor. What do I need to do?

Potential contractors must complete the Contractor & Supplier Intake Form. Once it has been submitted, we will evaluate your information and look for possible opportunities. 

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2. How is my company's information evaluated?

All of our contract areas are categorized (e.g., mining, business services, etc.,) and your information will be shared with the appropriate category team. Each category team looks at the requirements across Suncor and works closely with our business units to identify opportunities where additional contractors may be needed.

If we see a potential fit based on our evaluation, we will ask you to proceed to pre-qualification where we may ask:

  • for additional information
  • a meeting in our offices
  • a site visit to your facilities

Due to the high volume of emails received, only contractors of interest will be contacted. However, the information you provide is retained for a minimum of 12 months in the event of future interest.

3. I know someone who works at Suncor, can I just go through this person to try and obtain a contract or work?

No. Working with the Supplier Engagement team gives you the opportunity to present your company’s capability to the widest audience within Suncor. In the above scenario, you might spend significant time and effort contacting multiple individuals within Suncor to identify business opportunities. In many circumstances, those individuals would not have the visibility or the authority to award work. As the Supply Chain teams have enterprise wide visibility to business requirements and engagement with key business unit stakeholders, this process greatly improves the ability to match opportunities with new contractors.

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4. I am already prequalified to work with Suncor. Do I still need to complete the Contractor & Supplier Intake Form?

Yes, if you are prequalified, but have not completed work for Suncor before, you will still need to complete the Contractor & Supplier Intake Form.

  • If you are not prequalified and you have never completed work for Suncor, please review how to qualify to be a contractor and complete the Contractor & Supplier Intake Form
  • If you have previously worked with us, and are looking for new work, you should still complete a new Contractor & Supplier Intake Form to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information about your organization. 

5. I want to meet with someone at Suncor to present my company’s capabilities, whom do I talk to?

The Supplier Engagement team manages all our initial interaction with and handles all submissions made through the Contractor & Supplier Intake Form. Once we receive your organization's information, we will determine if there is a fit with our current business requirements. Due to the high volume of emails received you will only be contacted if a potential fit is identified.

Read more about how to qualify to be a Suncor contractor

6. I just submitted my Contractor & Supplier Intake Form, how long does the evaluation process take?

Due to the high volume of emails received, only suppliers of interest will be contacted. However, the information you provide is retained for a minimum of 12 months in the event of future interest.

7. Does Suncor work with Indigenous suppliers?

Yes. We recognize that our operations are located in the traditional territory of many Indigenous communities. We want Indigenous communities to be able to share in our successes and benefit from economic opportunities associated with energy development. We are committed to supporting business, employment and economic opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. On the Contractor & Supplier Intake Form, there is a section in which you can identify your Indigenous status. Visit Aboriginal Relations for more information.