Moscow, 5 July 2012. - This June, 16 suppliers and
contractors contacted TNK-BP's Conflict Resolution
Commissions, which regulate disputes between TNK-BP
companies and contractors. Seven appeals were processed and
nine are currently being examined.
Complaints about pre-qualification processes and selection
of contractors were submitted to the following Conflict
Resolution Commissions: West-Siberia, Orenburg, Saratov,
Sibir and Central. The majority of the decisions were given
by the Saratov Commission. In particular, a complaint about
the contractor selection procedure for servicing drink
vending machines to OJSC Saratov Oil Refinery was
processed. Oxana Bayandina, Director of Supply Chain
Management Division of OJSC Saratov Oil Refinery explained
that due to the urgent need for the service, a decision was
taken to sel ect the agent using a simplified method.
Potential contractors were sent requests for commercial
proposals and the company offering the lowest price was
chosen. Having closely studied the situation, members of
the Conflict Resolution Commission concluded that the
tender was conducted according to the Company's established
Three contractors appealed to the Orenburg Conflict
Resolution Commission in June. One complaint was decided in
the contractor's favour, while another in TNK-BP's;
hearings on another have been postponed. The Central
Conflict Resolution Commission is currently examining seven
complaints and one complaint is with the West Siberian
Dmitry Semin, TNK-BP Director, Regional Policy Department,
commented: "The feedback we get fr om contractors allows us
to improve the work of the Conflict Resolution Commissions,
which are a key institute of TNK-BP's contracting system."
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Company's total proved SEC LOF reserves are 9.115 billion
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