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Apr 13, 2021

Mechanisms for contractor recruitment and selection

Ecopetrol invites people with the ability to meet the Company’s need – according to its magnitude or complexity – to participate in its contractual procedures and contractor selection methods. Participants are chosen through different sources of information, such as market intelligence and Ecopetrol’s Supplier Information System (SIPROE).

At the end of the year 2020, Ecopetrol had 4,079 authorized Suppliers in SIPROE in the different categories of goods and services required, and with 8,521 Selection Methods processed.

The main aspects analyzed in the supplier enlistment stage are related to legal capacity, experience, financial capacity, HSE conditions, performance, compliance with previous contracts and commitment to ethics and transparency.

Number of Contracts Managed by Ecopetrol in the last four years

Year

2017

2018

2019

2020

Number of contracts

12,218

12,213

10,488

8,521

Source: Ecopetrol, Vice Presidency of Procurement and Services

Note: Managed contracts correspond to contracts for goods and services in force each year (concluded, executed or in the closing stage).

Number of contractors at the end of each year for contracts managed

Source

2017

2018

2019

2020

National

3,628

3,575

3,660

3,264

Foreign

184

242

266

216

Total

3,812

3,817

3,926

3,480

Source: Ecopetrol, Vice Presidency of Procurement and Services


Local recruitment and selection mechanisms

Ecopetrol has a Strategic Plan for Goods and Services and Workforce wherethrough it has contributed to the strengthening of local economies by promoting sustainable growth and competitiveness of suppliers, and seeking to obtain products and/or services from the local market under criteria of legality, transparency, plurality, competitiveness, reasonable prices, free and fair contest, and equitable inclusion.

In 2020, Ecopetrol updated the Strategic Plan for the Local Procurement of Goods and Services and Workforce whose objectives are: (i) to give continuity to the operation and viability of the investment, (ii) to promote transformation and development of the country and (iii) contribute to the improvement of the economy in the territories and the proactive management of the environment. This plan includes the initiatives to be implemented in local goods and services, inclusive labor relations and diverse productive ventures with which it is sought to leverage the socio-economic reactivation of the country.

 

Development of Local Suppliers

In 2020, Ecopetrol contributed to the development of local suppliers through training in e-commerce principles, participation and inclusion in digital issues, security in online transactions, teleworking, development of innovation strategies and prototyping, among others. This was achieved through the generation of synergies with Propaís, the chambers of commerce, the National Planning Department (DNP), the National Apprenticeship Service (SENA), Fondo Emprender, Digital Citizenship, Regulatory Consulting and Digital Entrepreneur.

 

In 2020 Ecopetrol developed its own online methodology, which made it possible to strengthen business capacities in the use of technological platforms for holding outreach meetings and business rounds that contribute to the economic reactivation of the regions (59 local suppliers completed virtual businesses worth $ 3,935 million).

 

Coordination of Actors to Mitigate Regional Conflict

Ecopetrol integrates efforts with State agencies and business associations at the national and local level associated with the contracting of local goods and services, seeking to mitigate the conflict taking place in the regions.

In 2020, we moved forward with the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Interior, the Colombian Chamber of Oil, Gas and Energy (Campetrol), the National Association of Industrial Organizations (ANDI) and chambers of commerce to strengthen local entrepreneurship and promote the procurement of goods and services in the localities where Ecopetrol operates.

 

Hiring local labor

At the end of 2020, Ecopetrol’s suppliers hired 34,284 workers, of which 84% (28,918 workers) correspond to local labor in Ecopetrol’s operating regions.

 

Number of employees of Ecopetrol contractor companies

Number of workers distributed according to origin

2017

2018

2019

2020

Local*

20,169

29,202

29,462

28,579

Not local **

4,112

5,603

6,249

5,385

Total Contractor workers

24,281

34,805

35,711

33,964

Percentage of hiring of local workers

83%

84%

83%

84%

Source: Ecopetrol, Vice Presidency of Procurement and Services

Notes: * Local workforce: person who accredits their residence with the certificate issued by the municipal mayor’s office / ** Non-local workforce: worker whose residence is in other regions of the country. In the event that the required Manpower is not found in the municipality of the area where the projects are being developed, it will be sought in the neighboring municipalities.

20% of the indirect jobs that Ecopetrol generated during 2020 benefited women, of which 21% are single women. A large part of the employability covered the young population aged 18 to 28 (6,075 jobs), and people aged 45+ (7,305 people).

Regarding the “prioritization of local Workforce”, Ecopetrol acts in accordance with the provisions of Colombian national legislation – Decree 1668/2016 – when developing hydrocarbon exploration and production projects.

 

Number of employees of Ecopetrol contractor companies distributed by sex

Regional

Year

2017

2018

2019

2020

Caribbean - Pacific

1,558

1,316

1,208

3,416

Female

190

161

169

370

Male

1,368

1,155

1,039

3,046

Central

10,724

15,281

15,205

15,409

Female

2,356

3,443

3,787

3,682

Male

8,368

11,838

11,418

11,727

East

2,735

3,686

4,614

3,950

Female

361

526

640

528

Male

2,374

3,160

3,974

3,422

Orinoco

6,816

11,262

11,401

8,478

Female

1,327

1,973

2,104

1,629

Male

5,489

9,289

9,297

6,849

South

2,448

3,260

3,283

2,711

Female

377

499

554

478

Male

2,071

2,761

2,729

2,233

Total

24,281

34,805

35,711

33,964

Source: Ecopetrol, Vice Presidency of Procurement and Services

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