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  Key Partners
GTE’s successful Key Partners program has evolved from a simple award given
to the best performing vendors into an integrated, multi-stage program with five components. This program has led to tremendous growth in the capabilities, capacity and competitiveness of vendors in the areas where the company operates.
Components of Key Partners:
Developing close, beneficial relationships with existing and potential vendors through continuous contact with dedicated company staff. This ensures ongoing dialogue and alignment between vendor and company.
Dedicated high-value training offered to managers and owners of vendor companies delivered in partnership with regional Chambers of Commerce.
Supply Chain standards that ensure GTE’s contractors are also sourcing from local suppliers.
Performance evaluations that measure, recognize and reward outstanding vendors.
Facilitating relationships between contractors and local suppliers to foster a growing ecosystem of opportunities for area businesses.
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Members of the Key Partners program are expected to:
         • Offer high quality goods and services
• Submit competitive proposals, both in price and quality, when invited to bid
• Be a collaborative partner with the goal of ensuring that GTE operations are carried out safely and accurately
• Respect corporate decisions made by GTE or its contractors
• Understand and apply GTE’s human rights and anti-corruption policies in their business practices
• Participate in activities developed by GTE aimed at strengthening business skills

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