Qualify to be a Contractor FAQ

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

Qualify to be a contractor questions

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 Information Profile " and contact the Contractor Engagement team?
  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 Information 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?

  1. Every potential contractor must download the Contractor Information Profile form (PDF, 3 pp., 212 KB).
  2. Complete the form and email it to supplierengagement@suncor.com
    • Please write: “New Contractor Form – Your Company Name” in the email subject line.
    • Once we receive the form, 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.

Based on our evaluation:

  • if we see a potential fit, 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 contracted. 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 Information Profile " and contact the Contractor Engagement team?

Yes, if you are prequalifed but have not completed work for Suncor before, you will need to complete a new Contractor Information Profile and submit it to supplierengagement@suncor.com.

  • 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 Information Profile form.
  • If you have previously worked with us, you should complete a new Contractor Information Profile to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information about your organization.

Download the Contractor Information Profile form (PDF, 3 pp., 212 KB)

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 contractors through the initial email (supplierengagement@suncor.com) and new contractor information form. Once we receive your organizations 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 Information 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 new contractor information form, there is a section in which you can provide your Indigenous status information. Visit Aboriginal Relations for more information.