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Vendor Qualification Process

Vendor Qualification is an evaluation system that allows suppliers to demonstrate their ability to supply goods and/or services. It also enables purchasing companies to have a group of qualified suppliers, which can meet its requirements for time, quality and cost, thereby minimizing potential risks.

Standard Qualification Parameters

Standard qualification parameters include:

  • Legal Compliance
  • Financial Compliance
  • Commercial Evaluation
  • Operational and Infrastructure Evaluation
  • Management Systems: Quality, Environment, Occupational Health and Security
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Customized Qualification Parameters

We analyze our customer needs and develop specific rating processes according to the activities and requirements of our customers and their suppliers.

Vendor Qualification Process:

  • 1. Document Review: involves the delivery of documentation and development of a questionnaire with basic information relevant to the supplier and supply management. It is noteworthy that the information provider will consign an affidavit, so it should be adjusted to reality.
  • 2. On site audit: An auditor from Cotecna visits the vendors facilities for additional information and validate the information declared in the questionnaire.
  • 3. Evaluation Report and Certification: The evaluation report details the information declared by each supplier and evaluated by the on site visit. Includes the results in each of the main aspects evaluated and a description of the most important events before, during and after the process. The certificate is a document that consolidates information obtained during the approval process followed by each of the suppliers.

Cotecna has developed an online platform ( that allows the client to follow the process and access their supplier's documents and results. The suppliers can also use it to check their status throughout the process.


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