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Procurement policy

Sameer Africa Procurement Information
The procurement scope entails both local and global procurement processes with an internally integrated SAP computer system linking all key functional units. The entire supply chain system also embraces the industry’s best practices.
Considering Sameer Africa Limited’s historical background, all strategic/key suppliers are spread across the global market with well-structured logistics input to support all inbound strategies.

Tendering and Suppliers Pre-Qualification Process
Sameer Africa Limited conducts its tenders through open and restricted processes depending on the nature of the goods or services. Tender documents will be made available for download from the website as need arises.
Sameer Africa Limited gives an equal opportunity to all potential suppliers and every new supplier is expected to meet certain thresholds as set out in our pre-qualification questionnaire. The questionnaire is available from the Procurement Department upon request.

Procurement Strategic Priorities

Strategic Buying
Local buying process is done through a competitive quotation and tendering process as stipulated in the procurement policy to meet the Company’s immediate and long term objectives.

Globally, the company embraces both strategic and tactical buying in line with trends in the global market. Market projections and speculation about future economic trends in key markets like USA, China, Japan, Europe and India play a key role in our sourcing and decision making.

Supplier Selection and Development
All suppliers are given equal opportunity to do business with Sameer Africa Limited and being an ISO/ TS 16949 and EMS certified company, identifies, evaluates, and contracts suppliers in line with our stated Quality and Environmental Management procedures. In return, SAL expects significant benefits from contracting with suppliers offering the best value for money in the market. Selection process is initiated based on vendor’s compliance with set criteria as stipulated in SAL’s pre-qualification vendor questionnaire available from the Procurement Department. To develop the selected supplier, SAL has adopted well refined evaluation processes that support and work collaboratively with suppliers to improve or expand their capabilities.

Supplier Relationship
Sameer Africa Limited values all its suppliers and wishes to build long-term and mutually beneficial business relationships with key suppliers. Sameer Africa Limited prides itself on its integrity and is determined to maintain the highest standard of business ethics. Accordingly, the same philosophy is expected from the supplier, in its dealings with Sameer Africa Limited as well as their business conduct in general. Sameer Africa Limited will view any deviations in this regard as detrimental to the supplier relationship.

Benchmarking
Sameer Africa Limited regards access to local and international benchmarks as strategically important and suppliers are expected to provide relevant data for the supply chain (continuously and periodically). In addition, suppliers are expected to illustrate their commitment to ongoing research and development within the tire manufacturing sector to enable Sameer Africa Limited to position itself competitively versus other major global players.

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