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Supplier Opportunities

Guide for Suppliers

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Osaka Gas. This section provides prospective suppliers with information on the company's purchasing policy, supplier selection process and the supplies, materials, commodities and outsourced services required by Osaka Gas.

Purchasing Policy

As a responsible corporate citizen, Osaka Gas has established clearly defined rules and practices to guide the company and its suppliers in procurement-related activities.

Osaka Gas partners with suppliers in mutually beneficial relationships based on trust, communication and fair purchasing practices. Suppliers both in and outside Japan are sought to ensure timely supplies of competitive products that offer both high quality and safety.

A variety of factors are considered when selecting suppliers, including quality, durability, safety, reliability, cost effectiveness, delivery dependability, after-sale service and compatibility with existing facilities, as well as the supplier's technological capabilities, financial stability and safety systems. Suppliers must respect and fully comply with relevant laws, social norms and corporate ethics, and must conduct their businesses as responsible corporate citizens .

Osaka Gas places a high priority on corporate social responsibility (CSR), so its purchasing decisions also take into account CSR and green purchasing guidelines. The Osaka Gas Group CSR Charter conforms to the principles of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anticorruption in the UN Global Compact. Green purchasing emphasizes the use of suppliers who actively implement practices that minimize environmental impact. Read more on Osaka Gas' CSR-based Purchasing Guidelines and Green Purchasing Guidelines.

Products and Services We Need

Purchases by Osaka Gas are categorized by product and service. These include:

  • ・intelligent gas meters (microprocessor-controlled meters), roots meters, turbine meters, and other types of gas meters and their parts,
  • ・steel, cast iron and polyethylene pipes, gas plugs and valves, and pressure regulators,
  • ・machinery and equipment for LNG receiving terminals, gas measurement equipment, control instruments for plants, civil engineering and construction equipment, and telephone and telecommunication equipment,
  • ・office automation equipment, scientific analyzers, laboratory equipment, tools, office furniture, computers, vehicles and exhibition/event-related services, and
  • ・pipeline installation, machinery installation, electrical work, civil engineering work and general construction.

How We Select Partners

A company interested in becoming a partner doing business with Osaka Gas must first apply to be registered as a supplier. The process involves submitting documentation covering the applicant's corporate profile, products and technical data. If the applicant is determined to meet the standards for products/services purchased by Osaka Gas, they will be registered as a supplier and their information will be held on file for reference when the Purchasing Department contacts appropriate suppliers after issuing a request for proposal (RFP) .

When an RFP is issued, the Purchasing Department contacts several candidates whom it deems, at its sole discretion, to be appropriate candidates for the RFP. These suppliers will be asked to submit their bids based on required specifications and deadlines for delivery. After evaluating the entries, the department will notify the selected supplier to discuss specific terms and conditions, including delivery schedule, inspection and more. Read more on the Selection Process.

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