Material supplier FAQs

Here you can find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about supplying materials through Aramco Korea.

How often do the priorities for materials change?

The list of sourcing priority materials is subject to regular updates, which normally take place twice a year in May and October.


Can I still apply for registration even though I don’t make any priority materials?

Currently we only approve new sources of supply for items included on the priority list. Since this list is subject to periodic updates, your products could potentially be listed in the next update. If your company is offering products based on new or advanced technologies possibly not known to us you can contact and we’ll review your product(s) portfolio.


I have just become an approved supplier. What happens next?

When a specific requirement arises for the material you provide, you’ll be considered for bidding.


What do the following abbreviations mean?

9COM: Saudi Aramco’s material classification system that describes a commodity or a class of materials, but not a specific item.

9CAT: specific items whose descriptions are maintained by Saudi Aramco in their catalogue.

MS: Material Supply

OOK: Out of Kingdom

RSA: Responsible Standardization Agent

RVL: Regulated Vendor List

SAMSS: Saudi Aramco Material System Specification


I’m already an approved supplier. Can I extend my current approval range with additional commodities?

If you would like to increase the number of commodities you supply, each item must go through the required approval process. Currently, we only approve new sources of supply for items included on the priority list.