We welcome potential business partners to learn more about our business and how to be a CITGO supplier should a business opportunity arise.
Doing Business With Us
As a refining and marketing company in a very competitive industry, CITGO purchases goods and services related to manufacturing, transporting and marketing gasoline, lubricants and other petroleum-based products. As a company, we value these critical supplier relationships and work with our suppliers to provide superior products, services and superb customer service. We welcome potential business partners to learn more about our business and how to be a CITGO supplier should a business opportunity arise.
CITGO requires that all suppliers, vendors and contractors maintain the highest standards and compliance in the areas of anti-corruption, safety, non-conflict and all CITGO policies and procedures. This is a mandatory requirement. It is also expected that all suppliers, vendors and contractors comply with all applicable national, state and local laws, rules and regulations required to conduct business. They will also be responsible for adhering to any and all contractual obligations as well as avoiding any “conflict of interest.”
Register as a CITGO Hydrocarbon Business Commercial Counterparty (i.e., Customer and/or Supplier)
Registering as a prospective CITGO commercial counterparty allows us to perform initial screening of your organization for consideration as a supplier or customer of hydrocarbons (e.g., crude, feedstocks, refined products, petrochemicals, lubricants) and related services (e.g., transportation services, market intelligence services). Upon successful completion of this initial screen, your candidacy will be forwarded to the CITGO business representative(s) associated with the business unit(s) with whom your organization wishes to engage. This process ensures that viable business opportunities receive attention.
Register as a CITGO Non-Hydrocarbon Supplier
Registering as a CITGO supplier is a secure way to ensure you are considered in our competitive bidding process. This process is designed to ensure equal opportunities when performing our internal due diligence during our review process; however, this does not guarantee that your company or enterprise will be awarded business with CITGO.
To be considered for doing business with CITGO, suppliers must meet CITGO standard qualification requirements, including technical, operational and safety standards. If you provide services that may impact operations in a process related area (e.g. process unit, tank farm, dock facility, loading racks, etc.), that are potentially hazardous, or that require a safe work permit, you must meet CITGO safety and insurance requirements. CITGO uses ISNetworld, a third party company to verify insurance and safety requirements for a nominal fee. You will be required to provide insurance, safety, health and security information to our authorized agent, including:
- Standard Supplier Questionnaire
- Insurance Certificates (e.g. General Liability, Employee Liability, Automobile Liability, Workers Compensation)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) logs for the last 3 years
- Employee Modifier Rate (EMR) letters for the last 3 years
- Operator Qualification Report (OQR), if applicable
CITGO Supplier Diversity for Small Business and M/WBEs
In today’s diverse workforce, CITGO values participation from diverse suppliers and promotes equal access to all opportunities. If you are a small, woman, or minority owned business, we strongly encourage your business to register as a CITGO Supplier so that you may be added to our database and considered for future opportunities.
Supplier Information FAQs
Common questions about doing business wIth CITGO.
Yes. This is managed through GEP SMART and ISNetworld accounts.
Suppliers who provide services that may impact operations in a process related area (e.g. process unit, tank farm, dock facility, loading racks, etc.), that are potentially hazardous, or that require a safe work permit, must meet CITGO safety and insurance requirements. CITGO uses ISNetworld, a third party company to verify insurance and safety requirements for a nominal fee.
Current Non-Hydrocarbon Suppliers will be required to register for participation in future sourcing events and potential contract amendments.
CITGO recommends the registration be updated anytime your business information changes so that the most current information is kept on file.
Suppliers will be able to access status of registration through GEP SMART and ISNetworld, where applicable.
Contact GEP SMART or ISNetworld with any questions related to registration and accounts.
Registration within the GEP SMART qualifies your business for future business opportunities. It does not guarantee that your company or enterprise will be awarded business with CITGO. To be awarded CITGO business, suppliers must meet CITGO standard qualification requirements, including technical, operational and safety standards.
CITGO values participation from diverse suppliers and promotes equal access to all opportunities. Being certified with approved organizations allows diverse suppliers to be identified as such.
CITGO uses a global enterprise system, GEP SMART, in which suppliers must register for future considerations in the bidding process. Once registered, your company profile will be stored in a database and be readily available to authorized personnel at all CITGO operational areas.
CITGO prides itself in protecting the confidentiality of your information. Therefore only authorized personnel at all CITGO operational areas are able to access your information should a business opportunity arise.
Online registration through GEP SMART is essential for new suppliers to be considered for future opportunities. Your company profile will be stored in our database and be readily available by authorized personnel at all CITGO locations. If an opportunity arises, registrations in GEP SMART will be required.