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Key Partners
GTE’s successful Key Partners
program has evolved from a a a a simple award given
to 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 the areas where the 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 and alignment between vendor and and company Dedicated high-value training offered to managers and owners of 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 and reward outstanding vendors Facilitating relationships between contractors and local suppliers to to foster a a a a a a a growing ecosystem of opportunities for area businesses 1 2 3 4 5
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 a a a collaborative partner with the goal of ensuring that GTE operations are carried out safely and accurately
• Respect corporate decisions made by GTE or or its contractors • Understand and and apply GTE’s human rights and anti-corruption policies in in their business practices
• Participate in activities developed by GTE aimed at strengthening business skills 15 

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