FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs
General
What is Tawteen?
Why Tawteen?
What are you aiming to achieve with Tawteen?
Is Tawteen a QP program? Who else is on board?
How can the bias towards older companies with a higher level of asset depreciation be avoided?
Who are the other relevant stakeholders are on board with Tawteen program except for QP and subsidiaries?
Where can I find out more? Who do I contact next?
What is the purpose of Tawteen launch event? Will there be more events?
ICV Certifier
Can suppliers pick their own certifiers?
How long does it take to conduct an individual ICV Certification?
How will pricing for certification work? Will it be competitive or fixed by QP?
What kind of involvement will the auditor have in creating the Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP)?
What will be the nature of the relationship between the Certifier and the Auditor?
What happens if the supplier is unhappy with the certifier's scorecard evaluation? How will disputes be resolved?
What is the relationship between Tawteen and QP?
Will the evaluation of certifiers be a pass-fail, or will it be based on a score?
Can a supplier obtain ICV Certification from the same company that audits its financial statements?
How will quality control be conducted on certifiers?
Can a certifier act as a consultant for their client?
Which team in an accounting firm will be responsible for certification?
What were the main problems faced in the certification process based on experience in other countries?
What is the minimum criteria for certifier company staff to be trained on ICV? Will there be any additional training for the staff in the future?
In-Country Value (ICV)
When will ICV be implemented?
Who do I approach for ICV related queries?
What is the ICV initiative?
How often is the ICV score re-evaluated?
When will the ICV initiative take effect?
What do I need to provide to register for the ICV program?
Does ICV apply only to local businesses?
Where can I find ICV guidelines?
Does ICV also apply to OEMs and agents?
What does the ICV program mean to new and existing suppliers?
How can the ICV prevent an unfair allocation of scoring between the agent and the OEM?
How does the ICV program work?
Why are other categories such as the number of Qataris in the workforce, number of women in the workforce, spend on R&D and value of exports not considered in the formula?
When will the ICV program take effect?
How will the accuracy be guaranteed when reporting figures?
Does ICV apply only to local businesses?
How can the bias towards older companies with a higher level of asset depreciation be avoided?
How can the ICV prevent an unfair allocation of scoring between the agent and the OEM?
How will ICV score encourage suppliers to maintain their performance level?
Why are other categories such as the number of Qataris in the workforce, number of women in the workforce, spend on R&D and value of exports not considered in the formula?
Will an additional ICV plan be required if there are variations to the scope of work in the contract?
How will the accuracy be guaranteed when reporting figures?
How will ICV be monitored throughout contract execution?
What are the objectives of ICV program?
What are the objectives of ICV initiative?
How will the value of workers with multiple jobs be captured?
Who will incur the cost of the ICV certification?
How can the bias towards older companies with a higher level of asset depreciation be avoided?
What do I need to provide to register for the ICV initiative?
How will the ICV formula distinguish between a higher salary and a higher skill level?
Who do I approach for ICV related queries?
Why does the ICV formula not consider the education level of the workforce?
How will the suppliers who do not meet ICV plan targets be treated?
How will ICV score encourage suppliers to maintain their performance level?
How will the value of workers with multiple jobs be captured?
Will an additional ICV plan be required if there are variations to the scope of work in the contract?
How will the ICV formula distinguish between a higher salary and a higher skill level?
How will the suppliers who do not meet ICV plan targets be treated?
Why does the ICV formula not consider the education level of the workforce?
What about new suppliers in the market; will there be waivers on the years of experience in Qatar?     
Will suppliers who have a higher ICV score automatically win the majority of bids?
How will ICV be monitored throughout contract execution?
How often is the ICV score re-evaluated?
Who will incur the cost of the ICV certification?
Where can I find ICV guidelines?
What is the ICV program?
What does the ICV initiative mean to new and existing suppliers?
How does the ICV initiative work?
How is the ICV score calculated?
Is ICV mandatory?
Will bigger and more established companies have an ICV advantage?
Will ICV be captured at a company level and at a contract level?
Will suppliers who have a higher ICV score automatically win the majority of bids?
What about new suppliers in the market; will there be waivers on the years of experience in Qatar?     
How regularly will suppliers need to update their ICV scorecard?
How does the certification process work?
Does ICV also apply to OEMs and agents?
Who will certify the supplier for ICV score?
How will ICV be weighed into the supplier bids?
Investment Opportunities
What do you mean by the 'investment opportunities' ?
How do you decide on awarding an opportunity? 
I am interested in pursuing an opportunity - what do I do?What are the next steps?
What will happen after you select the investor/supplier?
What incentives do I get once the opportunity is awarded?
Will QP co-invest with me?
Will you give me an offtake?
What do you mean by 'clusters'? How are the investment opportunties grouped in 'clusters'? 
Why do some clusters have more opportunities than others?
Are some clusters more important than others?
Where can I learn more about the opportunities?
Can I contact Tawteen team to pursue another business opportuntiy not listed on the website?
Can I apply for multiple opportunities?
When does opportunity application open and when is the deadline for submission?
What information do I need to provide in my applications? 
Supplier Development Program
What is the supplier development program?
What are the supports the supplier development program will provide?
Who will be eligible for supplier development program?
Talent Development Program
What initiatives are covered under Talent Development?
Who is eligible to join the OJT program? 
When will the intake program for OJT start? 
Am I guaranteed a job after finishing my OJT?
When will the exchange program go live? 
How will the exchange program operate?
Who is eligible for the exchange program?
Who will cover my salary and insurance during my time in the exchange program?
Who will have access to post the training programs?
How can my training programs be part of the portal?
When the portal will be available?
Where can I get more information on the Talent Development initiatives? 
What type of training programs will be available on the portal?
Where can I get more information about the OTJ program?
Is the registration process for the OJT will be done individually?
How long will a typical OJT program last?
Will there be an employment contract for the duration of my training?
Will the OJT program be combined with formal learning (classroom) training?
Are there any rewards for the Programs? Eg. Salary
Will there be an assessment at the end of the OJT program?

TAWTEEN PARTNERS


Tawteen is led by Qatar Petroleum with the participation of all the companies in the Energy sector in Qatar. These companies are engaged in the business of oil, gas, petrochemicals, fertilizers, metals and power generation. The list of companies in the Energy sector is as listed below.
1 QP2 Qatar Gas3 Qapco4 Qafco5 North Oil Company6 Shell8 Qatar Steel9 Oryx GTL10 Total11 Dolphin Energy12 Qatalum13 QChem14 Qafac16 Oxy17 Qatar Electricity Water
Qatar Petroleum is an integrated National Oil Corporation responsible for the sustainable development of the oil and gas industry in the State of Qatar. Qatar Petroleum’s activities encompass the entire spectrum of the oil and gas value chain locally, regionally, and internationally, and include exploration, production, processing, marketing and sales of oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids (NGL), gas to liquids (GTL) products, refined products, petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel and aluminum.

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