Pemex increases contracting with Mipymes
Mexico.- During the first five months of the year, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has increased contracts with micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), adding a total investment of 6.7 billion pesos.
The coordinator of Development and Relations with Suppliers and Contractors of Pemex, Leda Coral Castro, detailed during her participation in the Mexican Petroleum Congress 2022, that the oil company has encouraged the participation of these companies, since of the indicated amount, at least 63% concentrated in the main oil states, while 37% has been contracted in other entities.
“With information as of May 2022, we can see that we have advanced very quickly with contracting, we have awarded 427 contracts for an amount of 6.7 billion pesos to micro, small and medium-sized companies,” said Coral Castro.
He also pointed out that during the three and a half years of the new administration, some measures have been implemented to encourage the participation of these companies as suppliers, such as the Self-Assessment of Business Competitiveness (ACE) program, which serves a sector of Mipymes and seeks to identify their shortcomings so that they can obtain a contract directly with Pemex.
“The purpose in all this is to make tangible that the market is for everyone, for large and small, to strengthen our supply chain by promoting regional development where we have influence in terms of investment,” said the Pemex representative.
These companies are very important for the Mexican economy, because according to the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (Inegi), they represent about 99.8% of all businesses in the country and contribute about 40% of the Gross Domestic Product ( GDP).
In this regard, Leda Coral Castro commented that Pemex has developed supply strategies to reach Mipymes, this with the aim of obtaining better costs and also important economic benefits in the states or cities where Pemex has its operations.
Finally, he recalled that these implemented measures seek to reduce the costs in the rates of the new contracts by 30% at the end of the six-year term. Similarly, it is intended to improve the participation of regional suppliers for their integration into the Pemex supply chain.
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