First of all, Congratulation to Petronas for the successful implementation of its iLINTAS (Integrated Licensing Information and Tendering administration System). It is a very comprehensive system containing information of all vendors & companies under the Petronas Licensing department. As an engineer, i dont have the access to the information. The procurement department or similar will be the official channel to get the list of approved vendor from Petronas. The iLINTAS information is highly confidential. Even though it is new to me, but again there is a lot of positive outcomes from the system itself.
- Owning a Petronas License will not the ultimate reason for vendor/company getting invited for all tender.
- To ensure your company is always included in iLINTAS database you must always comply to all Petronas requirement. I personally dont know what is the requirement, but i believe part of it is Validation of Petronas License, Submission of Audited Account, No Complaint from sub-vendor on work quality or payment … etc. (You are invited to add to this list)
- Indirectly its encourage all vendor especially local business to practice proper business practice
- It is also indirectly improve vendor work quality since (i believe) part of the requirement is to have a ‘good track record’ if you want to maintain inside the system.
But I still don’t have the info, whether the information is accessible to Non-Petronas License entity. My last comment would be, it is worth to assign someone to monitor the requirement just to ensure your company is always inside the iLINTAS. You will easily loose business opportunity if you are not inside the LOOP.
Note : We would appreciate if anyone out there could elaborate more on this iLINTAS system.