June 23, 2011 12:00 ET

Suncor Energy Partners With PICS, the Standard in Contractor Prequalification

PICS Provides Suncor With Global Consistency With Its Premier Prequalification Process

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - Suncor Energy, pioneer of Canada's oil sands, has selected PICS for contractor management. Chosen by Suncor to maintain its world-class operations, PICS will provide DocuGUARD, InsureGUARD and AuditGUARD, as part of their contractor management system, ensuring that all Suncor vendors are prequalified with the same consistent process. AuditGUARD will provide a highly experienced safety professional to review contractors' competency, for the highest safety and quality levels.

"It is clear that the Alberta oil and gas community has disassociated PICS with the registries and recognized that the service behind the data is the most important element of prequalification," said John Moreland, President and CEO of PICS. "The PICS service leverages our safety expertise to add value to the Health, Safety & Quality of the vendors; not on lagging indicators, and this message is resonating with companies like Suncor."

Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand.

"The PICS global consortium continues to develop new and exciting tools to its world-class contractor pre-qualification system for Suncor," said Robert Day, CRSP, CSP, Director of Technical Services. "We are excited to assist Suncor as they lead the market making their vendor management system focus more on the implementation on safety systems and culture."

PICS is a global contractor management consortium of owner companies committed to improving the Health, Safety and Quality of its contractor workforce. PICS' prequalification and auditing services have become the standard in the Chemical, Oil & Gas, Power, Construction Mining and Manufacturing industries. Access to thousands of vendors' prequalification information is housed in PICS' online portal at Founded in 2003 as an organization dedicated to safety, PICS contractor management is the fastest-growing full-service vendor prequalification company worldwide. PICS is headquartered in Irvine, California, with operational offices in Houston, Texas; Calgary, Alberta; the United Kingdom and Dubai, UAE.

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