In order to facilitate the procurement process for the multi-year shipbuilding program that the company is undertaking, Seaspan Marine Corporation recently launched the Supplier Self-Registration Portal.

This new portal will establish a single database of all potential suppliers to match procurement operations with profiles and will put in place a more rigorous supplier-qualification and development process.

 “We are in the early stages of developing a procurement strategy to support the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program, and this is the first step in building key partnerships with our established and future suppliers,” said Brian Carter, Seaspan Shipyards President.

For the duration of the contract, Seaspan must deliver and report on its business activities to the Government of Canada, activities directly – and indirectly – related to the contract and that provide benefits to local communities, suppliers and the Canadian economy.

The supplier registration portal is open to all suppliers worldwide who seek to do business with Seaspan. Registration on the site does not commit Seaspan to any specific course of action or guarantee any organization will be considered for future procurement opportunities.

Potential vendors and subcontractors may access the portal at Supplier selection will occur once the individual ship contracts are negotiated with the government and ship designs and specifications are finalized.