To pre-qualify your company, please complete the electronic questionnaire and ensure that all "required" fields are completed.
If you require clarification regarding the on-line pre-qualification process, please email: email@example.com.
Supplier Selection and Responsibilities
Purchasing is an activity that is integral to AECL’s ability to do business worldwide. AECL only selects suppliers that meet or exceed AECL’s criteria of providing reliable, high quality and price competitive products and services. In business dealings with AECL, suppliers are expected to act with integrity and adhere to the highest standards of ethical behaviour. AECL in turn believes in the fundamental principle that all suppliers shall be dealt with in a fair, open and impartial manner and to select suppliers based upon their merits.
Many of AECL’s purchasing activities are limited to suppliers that have been pre-qualified to bid to specific criteria. Completion of the online questionnaire or a Supplier Information Record form forwarded to a prospective supplier by an AECL procurement representative does not automatically grant a supplier access to available work. Suppliers are assessed on their technical capabilities, quality assurance programs, previous experience, staff qualifications, manufacturing capacity/capability, financial strength, environmental track record, and health and safety programs. Only suppliers with the necessary qualifications will be invited to submit a quotation/proposal.
Please also note that:
- Work cannot commence between AECL and a supplier without an AECL purchase contract in place.
- Only authorized AECL Procurement staff members are allowed to set up purchase contracts and request pricing information (other than budgetary pricing) from suppliers. Prior to releasing pricing information and/or engaging in a contract or agreement, suppliers should confirm with their AECL contact that they are authorized to make such a transaction. Any commitments made to suppliers by unauthorized AECL personnel are non-binding and will be considered invalid.
Health and Safety
AECL has a responsibility to ensure that purchased goods and services meet all safety requirements. AECL’s procurement process requires that all contractors wishing to do business with AECL are pre-qualified based on a demonstration of their ability to manage the health and safety, environmental and quality aspects of the contracted work and adhere to their respective provincial occupational health and safety act requirements.