As Gran Tierra increases its field operations, economic benefits flowing to local businesses and communities are also growing. One reason is that GTE’s Fair Bidding Process and other procurement procedures are designed to maximize opportunities for local and regional communities to capture some of these benefits associated with the Company’s activities. Read the stories below to learn about the ways in which GTE creates job opportunities for local workers and offers supportive programs for local businesses and vendors.

Driving Gran Tierra’s competitive and transparent Fair Bidding Process for goods and services are the Company’s commitments to:

  1. Comply with all national laws and nine relevant corporate policies.
  2. Share the same information with all potential bidders, including strong tender documents and clear and fair rules about the proposal process.

The contracting process is subject to regular internal and external audits in order to verify that the supply chain procedure and company policies are being followed.

GTE informs each vendor about the results of the bidding process, and bidders can request additional information to help them understand what they need to do to improve their chances in the future.

Our Commitment to Purchasing Local Goods and Services

LOCATIONLOCAL COMPANIES HIREDPURCHASES OF GOODS
AND SERVICES (USD)
Cauca6$151.7 thousand
Putumayo151$20.4 million
Middle Magdalena Valley50$13.0 million
Yopal5$52.4 thousand
TOTAL212$33.6 million
GTE awarded over USD$33.6 million in Colombian contracts to local companies for goods and services in 2022
LOCATIONLOCAL COMPANIES HIREDPURCHASES OF GOODS
AND SERVICES (USD)
Orellana3$6.5 million
Sucumbíos13$500 thousand
National78$69 million
TOTAL94$76 million
GTE awarded over USD$76 million in Ecuadorian contracts to companies for goods and services in 2022
Gran Tierra’s Key Partners Program
GTE’s successful Key Partners program has evolved from a simple award given to the best performing vendors into an integrated, multi-stage program with five components. This program has led to tremendous growth in the capabilities, capacity and competitiveness of vendors in the areas where the company operates. Components of Key Partners Gran Tierra’s Commitment to our Key […]
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Job Creation and Workforce Development
After acquiring and integrating three Colombian oil companies, Gran Tierra has focused on building “one team” committed to fostering cohesion across all of the Company’s operations with the goal of maximizing efficiency and prioritizing safety practices. GTE continues to maximize local hiring of skilled employees from areas neighbouring our operations. In addition, the Company is […]
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Gran Tierra Energy Supplier and Contractor Expectations
Gran Tierra Energy works with local and international suppliers, contractors, businesses and service providers in the regions where GTE operates. To ensure that our operations are being carried out with ethical and transparent performance, Gran Tierra holds its suppliers, vendors and contractors to stringent compliance, anti-corruption, nonconflict, safety and other guidelines in order to stay […]
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Become a Gran Tierra Energy Key Partner
We are looking for the best contractors and vendors to be part of our operations and Key Partners program.
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Meet some of GTE’s Key Partners
A vibrant local economy is a fundamental building block of strong communities. GTE continues to build its supply chain by prioritizing local goods and services and provides technical and administrative training workshops through its Key Partners program. As a result, this allows more local suppliers to participate in GTE’s projects. Read more about our Key […]
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Gran Tierra’s Key Partners Program

GTE’s successful Key Partners program has evolved from a simple award given to the best performing vendors into an integrated, multi-stage program with five components. This program has led to tremendous growth in the capabilities, capacity and competitiveness of vendors in the areas where the company operates.

Components of Key Partners
  • Developing close, beneficial relationships with existing and potential vendors through continuous contact with dedicated company staff. This ensures ongoing dialogue and alignment between vendor and company.
  • Dedicated high-value training offered to managers and owners of vendor companies delivered in partnership with regional Chambers of Commerce.
  • Supply Chain standards that ensure GTE’s contractors are also sourcing from local suppliers.
  • Performance evaluations that measure, recognize and reward 4 outstanding vendors.
  • Facilitating relationships between contractors and local suppliers to foster a growing ecosystem of opportunities for area businesses.
Gran Tierra’s Commitment to our Key Partners
  • Economic Growth
    Gran Tierra Energy promotes free competition as a constitutional right. This encourages local businesses to provide higher quality goods and services not only to our operations, but also to Colombia.
  • Education Development
    Gran Tierra develops educational programs tailored to the needs of our local suppliers. Through these programs we are providing opportunities for educational advancement with well-respected academic institutions.
  • Improved Networking
    We provide our Key Partners with full access to the database for commercial opportunities with Gran Tierra and our contractors.
  • Sustainable Relationships
    Gran Tierra recognizes the importance of sustaining strong relationships with our suppliers and contractors through our Key Partners program. We are always willing to listen and assist our Key Partners.
Members of the Key Partners Program are Expected To:
  • Offer high quality goods and services.
  • Submit competitive proposals, both in price and quality, when invited to bid.
  • Be a collaborative partner with the goal of ensuring that GTE operations are carried out safely and accurately.
  • Respect corporate decisions made by GTE or its contractors.
  • Understand and apply GTE’s human rights and anti-corruption policies in their business practices.
  • Participate in activities developed by GTE aimed at strengthening business skills.
“The training that is part of Key Partners has been really helpful for us not only for the work we are doing with GTE but with other clients that we’ve been able to attract. We now have a broader client base because we’re able to show our expanded technical and management capacity.”

Job Creation and Workforce Development

After acquiring and integrating three Colombian oil companies, Gran Tierra has focused on building “one team” committed to fostering cohesion across all of the Company’s operations with the goal of maximizing efficiency and prioritizing safety practices.

GTE continues to maximize local hiring of skilled employees from areas neighbouring our operations. In addition, the Company is focused on preparing promising employees to take on greater responsibility through development programs that open pathways for them to progress within the company. As part of its effort to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals, GTE continues to train women both inside and outside the Company.

GTE continues to create numerous economic development opportunities leading to life-improving changes for communities in Colombia’s Middle Magdalena Valley, Putumayo and Ecuador’s Sucumbíos regions. GTE brings its values to all of its activities and operations. These include going Beyond Compliance in respecting human rights, maintaining operational integrity, establishing a culture of safety, efficiency, stewardship of the environment, and collaboration with the Colombian government.

Gran Tierra Energy Supplier and Contractor Expectations

Gran Tierra Energy works with local and international suppliers, contractors, businesses and service providers in the regions where GTE operates.

To ensure that our operations are being carried out with ethical and transparent performance, Gran Tierra holds its suppliers, vendors and contractors to stringent compliance, anti-corruption, nonconflict, safety and other guidelines in order to stay in good standing.

To read our requirements for our partners, please read our Contractor Supplier and Expectations policy here.

Become a Gran Tierra Energy Key Partner

Gran Tierra Energy is committed to sustainable activities wherever the company operates by providing meaningful training and employment opportunities, a preference for local goods and services, and by investing voluntarily in social and environmental projects. Gran Tierra executes all contracting processes based on both national laws and international standards, while also implementing a fair and transparent bidding process for local suppliers.

We are looking for the best contractors and vendors to be part of our operations and Key Partners program. If you offer excellent goods and services, fulfill the highest technical, economical and security standards, and can commit to applying the Gran Tierra Energy Suppliers Code of Conduct, please click here to proceed with the first step of registering in our vendor and contractor process.

Meet some of GTE’s Key Partners

A vibrant local economy is a fundamental building block of strong communities. GTE continues to build its supply chain by prioritizing local goods and services and provides technical and administrative training workshops through its Key Partners program. As a result, this allows more local suppliers to participate in GTE’s projects. Read more about our Key Partners’ experiences below.

“The support GTE has provided to local businesses, including its Key Partners program, has given us an opportunity to find success as entrepreneurs.”
“Since my family started our business in 1995 as a simple transportation company, we’ve grown into other sectors, including oil transportation. Gran Tierra’s clear communications, guidance and training has helped us easily integrate with the Company, and their support has helped us improve our own processes.”
“We were a really small company when I came aboard to manage it eleven years ago. Working in the hydrocarbon industry has helped us grow and learn, and GTE’s Key Partners program is excellent in this regard. We’ve had to work hard to meet GTE’s high standards for safety and integrity.”
“As a client, GTE has been a key partner of mine. They helped us in developing new skills, provided training to our employees and connected us with new clients. The diploma courses have been an in-depth source of knowledge on a number of topics that have helped my business. Thanks to the training that Key Partners has provided us, we have grown personally, offered better services and qualified for new projects.”

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