Craig International secures multi-million contract with Spirit Energy

May 02, 2019

Craig International has secured a contract with Spirit Energy, which is potentially worth £21million over seven years.

The global oilfield procurement specialists have been awarded a five-year contract, with a two-year extension option, to source and supply products for maintenance, repair and operations at Spirit Energy’s onshore and offshore sites in the UK.

Following a rigorous competitive tender process, with multiple suppliers bidding for thirteen sub-categories, Craig International was awarded a contract to provide third party procurement services for nine of the sub-categories including hand tools, lubricants, mechanical, lifting and HSE equipment. Price, technical capability and HSE policies were factors in the decision-making.

Jill Macdonald, joint managing director of Craig International, commented: “We have a strong track-record in the energy industry with a growing global reputation. In the North Sea, we are a market leader with around 75% of marketshare. Having worked in this region for more than 20 years, we also have a deep knowledge of what UKCS operators require and how we can best deliver third party procurement that is time and cost efficient.

“Our innovative systems allow us to maximise efficiency and add value at every stage of the procurement process and this is why Spirit Energy has chosen us after a competitive tender exercise. It was refreshing to be involved in such a collaborative, comprehensive tender process and we are genuinely looking forward to working with such a progressive company.”

Craig International has invested in technology-led systems including its unique ebuy platform, a bespoke electronic procurement service. The system is designed to meet the day-to-day requirements of the global energy industry and provides simple online access to more than 60,000 products across 1,000 categories.

With a global network of pre-qualified suppliers, over 60 experienced buyers in seven countries, Craig International provides cost-effective and efficient third party procurement from its bases in Aberdeen, Cape Town, Calgary, Dubai, Doha, Hamburg and Houston.