Frequently asked questions

Current suppliers

Answers to frequently asked questions for our current suppliers.

Do I need to have a representative in Saudi Arabia to do business with Saudi Aramco?
No, you do not.

Does having a representative in Saudi Arabia speed up the approval process?
While having a local representative in the Kingdom who can swiftly address requests can be of benefit, it is not necessary. However, a local representative may provide more reliable communication channels to Aramco, which can be an asset in developing a closer relationship.

Can I still apply for registration even though I don't make any priority materials?

Currently we approve only new sources of supply for items included on the priority list. Since the list is subject to periodic updates, your products may be listed in the next update. If your company offers products based on new or advanced technology, please go to our For innovators section for further information.

What if I have multiple manufacturing locations in a region? Does each plant need to be registered?
Yes. Each individual facility must go through the registration process in order to be approved in the Aramco system.

I have just become an approved supplier. What happens next?
When a specific need arises for the materials you provide, you will be considered for the contract.

I am already an approved supplier. Can I extend my current approval range with additional commodities?
Each item you supply must go through the required approval process. Currently, Saudi Aramco only approves new sources for items included on the priority list. Since the list is updated periodically, your products have the potential for inclusion in the next update.

How often do the priorities for materials change?
The list of sourcing materials is dynamic and subject to periodic updates.

Can I register if I am a service provider?
There is no general registration requirement for service providers who provide work based in the Western Hemisphere, provided that the ultimate end user is based within Saudi Aramco and all approvals pertaining to contract development originate there. Saudi Aramco must prescreen and technically qualify your organization as a service provider for relevant contracting work.

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 What do the following abbreviations mean?

9COM – Saudi Aramco's material classification system that describes a commodity or a class of materials, but not a specific item.
9CAT – Specific items whose descriptions are maintained by Saudi Aramco in our catalogue.
OOK – Out of Kingdom
RSA – Responsible Standardization Agent
RVL – Regulated Vendor List
SAMSS – Saudi Aramco Material System Specification