WHO WE ARE?
The Qualification System of Supplying Companies (SICEP, for its acronym in Spanish), is a Project developed in 2001 by the Antofagasta Industrial Association, in response to the need of the supplier companies to have a certified contractors registry. The purpose of SICEP is to contribute to the strengthening of the productive chains of the national mining industry, constituting a meeting point between buyers and goods and services companies of the national mining market. In this role, SICEP brings value to the supplying companies generating a showcase before the most important mining companies and large industries in the country, gathering information for the improvement of industry standards; and it contributes to the chain value by providing information for an adequate selection of suppliers, the reduction of the contractual risk and, subsequently, reducing the operational costs of these.
From its beginnings to the present time, SICEP has experienced a strong role, currently managing suppliers and contractors registrations for 26 companies throughout Chile, belonging to the most important mining conglomerates globally, such as; BHP Billiton, Glencore Xstrata, Antofagasta Minerals, SQM, Teck and Yamana Gold among others.
Nowadays this initiative has been fully consolidated, bringing altogether 26 companies and over 3,500 goods and services suppliers, with a combined production of more than 60% of the country´s mining PIB.