The Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS) is the Sultanate of Oman’s Industry-wide Supplier Certification System implemented by Business Gateways International (businessgateways) on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman.
The JSRS is an In-Country Value (ICV) initiative of the Oman Oil & Gas Industry that was launched in 2014 and currently supports thousands of suppliers from Oman and around the world to connect to Oman’s Procurement potential.
The objectives of JSRS are to:
Yes, according to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman, possessing a Valid JSRS Certificate is a Mandatory prerequisite for Suppliers who wish to connect to the Oil & Gas Industry and Other Industries in Oman.
businessgateways are the implementers of JSRS. businessgateways operates the JSRS application and is the Certifying Body for Suppliers to obtain the JSRS Certification. All National and International suppliers who are interested in connecting to the Oil & Gas Operators and major corporates from various industries will be supported and validated by businessgateways.com for obtaining JSRS Certificate.
The JSRS Buyers Community consists of major Buyers in Oman who drive the Procurement Spend on the JSRS. The JSRS Community is categorized as Oil & Gas Industry and Other Industries. The Oil & Gas category comprises of all Oil & Gas Operating Companies in Oman and Other Industries Buyers comprises of major corporate organisations from Other Industries who tap into the JSRS Pool for their procurement spend as well.
There are currently 22 Oil & Gas Operators registered with JSRS:
Apart from the 22 Oil & Gas Operators, following are the buyers from Other industries:
One of the best features to acquiring the JSRS Certification is Visibility; your company gains direct visibility to over 300+ Operators, Buyers and Contractors who use the JSRS to fulfil their procurement requirements. The Buyers Community use the JSRS to source verified suppliers who match their product/service requirement. In the event a JSRS Buyer or Contractor wishes to deal with you directly, they will connect with you.
However, having a local agent could prove beneficial, as some projects may require you to have a local agent and such information will be available only as part of the tendering process. For example, your local agent (if it is an Omani SME) will receive Obligation based contract opportunities from O&G Industry of Oman. Both you and your agent, can together serve this opportunity successfully.
We recommend you be JSRS Certified as that will benefit your company with direct visibility to the Operators, Buyers and Contractors in Oman. Additionally, procurement and tenders will be sent directly to your registered email Id depending on their requirements.
If a Supplier wants to showcase their product as manufacturer in JSRS then the Manufacturing company should be JSRS Certified. However, your representative companies can also process their JSRS certification with the product that they are representing in Oman as Agent or Distributer
Kindly refer to our JSRS Brochure to learn about the benefits of being JSRS Certified.
All vendors and Suppliers of products and services, who wish to do business with PDO, should be qualified by PDO. Interested Vendors and Suppliers (Local and Omani) must first acquire their JSRS Certificate, as it is a mandatory prequalification to PDO’s Vendor Registration. Kindly refer to this link to learn more: https://www.pdo.co.om/en/business-with-pdo/vendor-registration-at-pdo/Pages/default.aspx.
Kindly check the link provided to proceed with the PDO Vendor Registration: https://www.pdo.co.om/en/business-with-pdo/vendor-registration-at-pdo/Pages/default.aspx.
Fees if any to join the PDO AVME, especially if PDO were to visit your Manufacturing facilities for an audit will be discussed with you by PDO. If you are certified supplier, kindly refer to the link provided to learn about PDO and AVME: https://www.pdo.co.om/en/business-with-pdo/vendor-registration-at-pdo/Pages/default.aspx.
Please be informed the JSRS Certificate is a pre-requisite to register as a vendor with PDO or any O&G Operator in Oman.
Yes. Since the launch of the JSRS and its Mandatory Certification requirement, all suppliers who have been previously registered with individual Operators are expected to be certified again on the JSRS to create the common pool of suppliers.
Yes, once your complete Tier 1 validation, you gain access to our B2B Platform where you can connect and gain business opportunities from other validated companies on the NBF. However, you will not receive opportunities from Operators & Other JSRS Buyers, without a valid JSRS Certificate. It is mandatory for Suppliers to hold an active JSRS Certificate to connect and participate in the Buyer’s Procurement activities.
For Opportunities from Operators, Buyers & Main Contractors, complete Tier 2 Validation and acquire the JSRS Certificate. Refer to our FAQ section on the JSRS Certification Process to learn more about the Validation process.
The Value Added Tax (VAT) is an indirect tax levied on the consumption of goods and services. The Sultanate of Oman has implemented VAT from 16 April 2021. Please note: VAT is applicable only to National (Omani) companies on JSRS.
Kindly visit the Oman Tax Authority website for more information:
Yes, Business Gateways International is VAT registered with effect from 16 April 2021. Our VAT registration number is OM1100015174. View our certificate of registration.
National (Omani) Companies registering for the first time or renewing their subscriptions will be charged 5% as VAT on the invoiced amount. VAT will not be applicable on International registrations. VAT is applicable ONLY to National (Omani) Companies and not to the International Suppliers.
For more details or assistance, kindly contact our Accounts Support Team via
email@example.com. Please note: VAT is applicable only to National (Omani) Companies on JSRS.
All Operators/Buyers/Contractors/Service Providers engaged in upstream and midstream businesses are advised to complete their VAT IN before 16 April 2021 and submit their JSRS Registration Certificates to the Tax Authority as part of their VAT registration. Read letter from Ministry.
VAT is applicable to
Please note: VAT is applicable only to National (Omani) Companies on JSRS.
The JSRS Subscription Fee varies depending on if you are an international or Omani Supplier.
For international Suppliers, the JSRS Subscription Fee is USD 1000 - for one year validity and USD 2250 for three-year validity.
For Omani Suppliers, the JSRS Subscription Fee is based on your company classification (as per Oman's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion – MoCIIP)
|SME - Micro||3 Years||OMR 50|
|SME - Small||3 Years||OMR 100|
|SME - Medium||3 Years||OMR 100|
|Large||3 Years||OMR 900|
To know more about the JSRS Subscription Fee refer to the Certification Fee tab in the Registration page.
The JSRS Subscription fee for Suppliers is set by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman and is based on the supplier origin (National or International). Further, in Oman, it is based on Company Classification (SME & Large) standards set by Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion (MoCIIP).
To know more about the JSRS Subscription Fee refer to the Certification Fee tab in the Registration page.
The Certification fee for suppliers is set by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman and the actual value is based on the supplier origin (National or International). For Omani companies, the employee count and annual sales (revenue) are the deciding factors for the JSRS certification fee and the company classification is as per Oman Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) classification standards. Information regarding the current Supplier Fee and the Certification Duration is outlined on www.businessgateways.com.
There are two modes of payment available on the JSRS Application:
The JSRS Certification fee can be paid online through the Payment Gateway of Bank Muscat hosted on the JSRS. You can also pay using Credit/Debit cards. It is important that your Credit/Debit Cards are '3D Secure' approved before it can be used on our system.
The offline payment can be done via:
No. A single payment is enough to gain access to the NBF and JSRS Platforms.
There is no fixed timeline and it entirely depends on the supplier readiness of required documents. The process generally takes around 3–4 weeks. Completion of the process depends on two factors such as completion of profile management and submitting all documents needed for JSRS Certificate validation and its approval. Omani Companies are subject to a Site Visit validation process by businessgateways team as part of the Certification approval process.
Tier 1 Profile Readiness is the pre-requisite to apply for JSRS Certification. Upon successful verification of the Profile (Tier 1), suppliers can apply for JSRS Certification by submitting a Supplier Validation Form, along with certain mandatory documents for the validation process (Tier 2).
Supplier Validation Form (SVF) is a vital form to be filled by the suppliers as part of the validation process (Tier 2) that lead to the JSRS Certification. JSRS validation process is on a first come, first serve basis subject to proper documents and information submittal.
The required documents for JSRS Validation vary depending on your company classification and if you are National (Omani) or International Supplier. However, the below should give you an idea of what documents you need to have, before initiating the JSRS Registration.
For National (Omani) Suppliers:
For International Suppliers:
To know more, refer to our pdf on List of Documents mandated for JSRS Certification.
Yes, there are Mandatory fields that are supported by documents and optional fields to be submitted as well. Businessgateways recommends and encourages suppliers to fill most of the optional fields too in addition to the Mandatory fields for faster approval and visibility to the Buyers Community. Refer also JSRS Certification linked to products/services.
Approved and certified JSRS Suppliers can access the JSRS Certified Supplier eBadge. JSRS Suppliers can showcase their JSRS Certified Supplier eBadge to business communities by displaying it on their business collateral and sharing on Social Media. The unique QR code scan will redirect to the Supplier's JSRS external profile page. Login to your JSRS Profile to access and download the JSRS eBadge.
You cannot use the JSRS certificate of your subsidiary company, to receive direct opportunities. You should register yourself on JSRS to stay informed of happening opportunities.
Once you are JSRS Certified you become visible to Operators, Buyers and Contractors in Oman, and they send you direct opportunities. Procurement invitations and tenders will be sent directly to your registered email ID. This way, you will be informed of the opportunities, and can guide your Subsidiary company in Oman, to pursue them.
Additionally, the Micro SME company in Oman will be eligible for ICV based Obligation Opportunities, dispersed by the Oil & Gas Industry. You can work together to win these contracts and benefit.
Refer to the JSRS Brochure to learn about the benefits of being JSRS Certified.
JSRS follows the comprehensive coding standards of the United Nations Standards for Products & Services Code (UNSPSC) system for coding all your Products and Services.
No, there is no limit to the number of products and services a company can upload on its profile page. However, we recommend that you frequently update your products and services page.
Yes. The JSRS Certification is linked to specific products or services from under your products and services list, that are approved by businessgateways. It is advisable to add all your products or services to your JSRS Certificate since the more products and services you have approved, the more tendering opportunities your company will receive.
Yes, you can add or remove products or services on the JSRS Certificate.
To add a product or service, the details need to be updated on the Profile (Tier 1) and all the relevant documents need to be updated. Supplier must submit the form for validation (Tier 2) and upon successful validation, the new products or services will be JSRS Certified.
To remove a product or service that is already JSRS Certified, write to us at
The JSRS Certificate provides a feature to view the approved products and services of your company. Scan the QR code on your JSRS Certificate.
After receiving the JSRS Certificate, Suppliers can apply for Additional Certificates on JSRS. Additional Certificates are Buyer-Specific accreditation that suppliers can apply for to gain business opportunities in specific concession areas across Oman. The Additional Certificate are categorised into two sections – LCC Special Status Certificates and Zonal Certificates.
The 'Local Community Contractor' (LCC) Special Status is for companies operating within the concession areas of certain Operators. LCCs who meet specific criteria, as defined by these Operators, are identified on the JSRS Certificate as ‘Special Status’ LCC. Companies with the LCC Special Status benefit from priority procurement opportunities from respective Operators.
Omani suppliers who qualify to be Local Community Contractors (LCCs) can apply for the LCC Special Status in their JSRS Certificate. LCC Special Status approval on the Certificate is currently endorsed by Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO), Duqm Refinery - OQ and CC Energy Development (CCED).
Petroleum Development Oman popularly known as PDO collaborated with JSRS on its Local Community Contractors (LCC) initiative. Companies, wherein ALL the owners are permanent residents (as per National ID) in any of the following Cities in Oman: Adam, Al Jazur, Bahla, Haima, Ibri, Muqshin, Shalim Al-Hallaniyah Islands and Thumrayt, can apply for Special Status category. The companies who successfully complete their Special Status validation will be issued with the “PDO LCC” status on their JSRS Certification.
Consolidated Contractors Energy Development, Oman (CCED) utilizes JSRS for its Local Community Contractors (LCC) initiative, as part of their commitment to the companies from concession areas. Any company, existing or new to JSRS, wherein all owners are permanent residents (as per National ID) in any of the specified concession area of CCED, can apply for the JSRS Certificate with LCC special status.
Duqm Refinery - OQ launched the Local Community Contractors (LCC) Certification as a 'Special Status' within JSRS Certification. The suppliers, whose owners are from Al Wusta region, are eligible for the Duqm Refinery - OQ's LCC status in JSRS. Existing and new Suppliers can apply for Duqm Refinery - OQ's LCC Special Status on JSRS.
Occidental of Oman (OXY) has launched their Local Community Contractors (LCC) Certification as a 'Special Status' within JSRS Certification. The companies, whose owners are from seven specific Wilayats (Haima, Al Duqum, Al Jazir, Mahout, Ibri, Adam and Bahla), are eligible for the Occidental of Oman LCC status in JSRS. JSRS suppliers can apply for Occidental of Oman LCC 'Special Status' on JSRS.
Zonal Certifications on JSRS refer to the Buyer-specific accreditations which JSRS Certified Suppliers can apply for. Currently, we offer the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD) eCertification as an exclusive Zonal Certification on JSRS.
As part of its commitment to the SMEs, Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD) launched the SEZD eCertification system on JSRS. This initiative allows Omani SME RIYADA Cardholders to engage with SEZD and its contractors for projects having SME obligations.
Apart from the JSRS Certificate, some Buyers require their suppliers to hold an additional certification (issued on fulfilment of that Buyer's parameters) to be eligible for their procurement opportunities.
In most cases, the JSRS is more than enough to receive business opportunities. And in any case, it is a pre-requisite to receive any business opportunity from Oman's O&G Sector.
Kindly visit our page on Additional Certification on JSRS to know more.
No, as of now there are no additional fees required to register for Additional Certifications on JSRS.
Kindly visit our page on Additional Certification on JSRS to know more.
businessgateways in its endeavour to provide value-added services to its JSRS Suppliers, offers GCC Open Tenders Notifications from all sectors across 6 GCC countries. Existing JSRS suppliers can subscribe to receive Open Tender Notifications from all 6 GCC countries. Suppliers can choose from a wide range of categories/sub-categories at amazing offers.
businessgateways is offering suppliers on the JSRS Certified Suppliers Network (JSRS CSN), free access to 1 tender category (including all related sub-categories) for THREE Months. This offer is valid till 30 September 2021.
Registered JSRS Suppliers can follow these steps to subscribe to GCC Open Tenders:
Non-JSRS Suppliers are kindly requested to register on JSRS if they wish to subscribe to GCC Open Tenders.
GCC Open Tenders Service - Subscription Packs start as low as USD 15/OMR 5.77 per month and is billed annually. If you have queries regarding GCC Open Tender, kindly send us an enquiry.
businessgateways has signed strategic alliances with Oxford Business Group (OBG), The Energy Year (TEY) and The Business Year (TBY) to deliver internationally acclaimed intelligence on markets based on sectors and countries. Our Suppliers gain free access to these online market reports published by OBG, TEY and TBY.
Suppliers can enhance their business opportunities by accessing the e-Marketplace known as the National Business Framework (NBF) a 'B2B stimulation' platform on JSRS. The NBF has thousands of companies across hundreds of countries and forms the foundation platform of the Oman Procurement system - JSRS. Equipped with multiple proactive B2B tools, the NBF e-Marketplace is a simple way where users of a single company can connect with other related companies worldwide to foster Business Partnerships, Distribution Networks etc. It is also possible to subscribe to GCC Open Tenders to stay connected to opportunities within the entire GCC through this platform.
The JSRS profile enables you to add unlimited users per company on the platform. You can manage user rights through the Admin Panel of the Admin User.
All the tenders will be directly sent to your registered email Id depending on the requirements, provided you hold a valid JSRS Certificate*. Suppliers must select their preferred sectors to receive email notification for enquires posted towards the sectors. However, it is always recommended that you login to JSRS frequently to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities.
Additionally, businessgateways provides value-added services to its JSRS Suppliers. The GCC Open Tenders Notifications Service from all sectors across 6 GCC countries, allows you to receive happening Tender Notifications directly in your JSRS. Existing JSRS suppliers can subscribe to GCC Tenders Notification Service, to receive Open Tender Notifications from all 6 GCC countries. There is a wide range of categories / sub-categories to choose from, at affordable prices. Read more
The Oman Ministry of Energy & Minerals has recently Mandated, with effect from 1 July 2021, all Suppliers who participate in any bidding activities floated by the Oil & Gas Operators and Concession Companies, must hold an ACTIVE JSRS Certificate. Contractors and Suppliers who are awarded Contracts and POs must hold an ACTIVE JSRS Certificate during the entire tenure of the Contract.
If you update your products and services in detail, and tag them properly, your service will be seen by Procurement Officials who utilize the JSRS.
Proactively, we recommend you search for companies (for example in Construction) as per classification using the B2B tools on NBF and directly communicate your service to Large / SME companies in Oman. To know more about NBF, visit this link: https://businessgateways.com/national-business-framework.
This depends on the Obligation Contract Terms & Conditions listed out by the Project Owner (Operator / Buyer) who has awarded the contract to the EPC. Normally this is defined on the JSRS Contracts Management System, where if an MSME/LCC Obligation has been set towards an awarded contract, the EPC is obligated to source eligible SME Companies, using JSRS. If the JSRS CMS access has been provided by the Project Owner to the EPC, they can also search for Omani Product & Services, listed.
The JSRS Contracts Management System (JSRS-CMS), integrates Supplier Sourcing, eTendering, , Award & Tracking of the entire Project's/Contract's Supply Chain.
The Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman has Mandated the JSRS-CMS for Operators to monitor their sub-contracting activities. Other Project Owners and Contractors also use JSRS-CMS to enforce MSME/LCC Obligations. Kindly visit this link to learn more on JSRS-CMS: https://businessgateways.com/Contracts-Management-System.
Yes, there is an expiry date on the JSRS Certificate depending on the duration of certification selected at the time of registration. JSRS Certificate duration for Omani suppliers is 3 years and for International suppliers is either for 1 year or 3 years.
Yes, it is important that you update all critical data on your JSRS Profile regularly, as such data is usually monitored and brought to the notice of Oil and Gas Operators and Other Industry Buyers.
You can login to JSRS and update the relevant company data:
Refer also to products/services.
The JSRS was born to encourage equal opportunities under the ICV specially for Omani SMEs. ICV Compliance is a key component within the JSRS Certificate where parameters such as Omanisation is monitored regularly. On the Contracts opportunities, the JSRS supports the SME/LCC Obligation Mandate for Buyer organisations who fall under this category by providing for SME/LCC Obligation Tracking through a Transparent and effective mechanism.
Refer also LCC/SME under JSRS Certification Process.
In the Settings/Account details page on your JSRS dashboard,
For Omani suppliers, Certification is also subject to the Classification Validation (SME/Large) of your Company at that point.
The JSRS Certification is a mandatory requirement by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman in order to connect with the procurement opportunities from the Oil & Gas Industry and Other Industries in Oman.
Consequences of suppliers holding Expired JSRS Certificate are:
You may but there is no guarantee that all your data is still with us. So please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the process of re-registering/renewing.
You can view an available recording here, https://businessgateways.com/JSRS-Webinar-Video.