Help us grow our digital capabilities

We believe in a mindset of inclusivity, through people, process, technological and cultural change. We want to work with partners who share our purpose to reimagine energy for people and our planet, and who can help us generate social and environmental value through diversity.

We’re actively growing our workforce with these digital skills

Data and analytics

  • Digital science
  • Data scientists
  • Performance analysis
  • Data engineering
  • Data management

Design

  • Product design
  • Digital content design
  • Service design
  • User research
  • Design operations
  • Design engineering

Engineering, architecture and security

  • Software engineering
  • Service engineering
  • Architecture security
  • Enterprise platforms
  • Information security engineering

Project management and business analysis

  • Project management
  • Business analysts
How to apply to partner with bp as a diverse supplier

Step by step process

Before you apply, first ensure your organisation is verified as a diverse supplier by registering on the bp diverse supplier portal.

APPLY *

Complete the application process, providing information about your diversity credentials.

Applications accepted until August 15, 2022​.

Apply now
REVIEW

We will review your application and may request additional information.

Update

We will update you on the process of your application and if you are accepted.

Onboarding

If your company is selected we will onboard you to our diverse supplier platform and our ways of working.

* Completion of the application process does not guarantee your company as a bp diverse supplier.

FAQ'S

Frequently asked questions about partnerships with bp

We have a clear aim for greater diversity, equity and inclusion for our workforce and customers, and to increase supplier diversity spend to $1 billion. We are working to develop our 2025 and 2030 diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) ambition and goals for gender and racial diversity, and will publish those in 2022. We have included some of our targets, aims and employee diversity statistics in key areas, in our aim 14 document about greater equity.

We have set a clear ambition to increase supplier diversity across the company, linking directly to bp’s wider ambition on responsible business and improving people’s lives in the communities where we work. Supplier diversity helps us build a stronger, better, more competitive company, and aligns with changing demographics in the geographies in which we work.
We are developing our supplier diversity program, working to define measurable criteria for partners in different regions. We define diverse as:
A for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed and controlled by a person or people who are either who have one of the following designations and in the US are certified by an recognised organization.
Designations: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) ​​
Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American​

Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)​

Veteran Owned Business (VOBs)​

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)​

Disability​

Small Business Administration*​​

HubZone​​
Service Disabled (SD)​​
8a Small Business ​​
Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)​​
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)​

Certifying organization:

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)​
Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)​​
WE Connect International ​
National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC)​
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)​
Disability: IN​
Small Business Administration​​

*any SBA designation is NOT counted toward FFA/BDR ​

We look for diverse partners and suppliers who are certified by one of the following bodies in the US - or an equivalent in the market in which they operate.

Certifying organization:

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)​
Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)​​
WE Connect International ​
National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC)​
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)​
Disability: IN​
Small Business Administration​​

Digital design
The digital design discipline is searching for talent to support its focus on product design, digital content design, service design, UX research, design ops, and design engineering.

Data and analytics
The data and analytics discipline is searching for talent with strong development skills to support its focus on digital science, data analytics, performance analysis, data engineering and data management.

Digital engineering, architecture and security
The digital engineering discipline is searching for talent to support its focus on platform and software engineering, service engineering, architecture security, and information security engineering.

Project management and business analysis
The project management and business analysis discipline is searching for talent to support its focus on planning, project management and delivery.

Applications for each type of partnership will be open for a specified number of weeks. The time it takes for us to process applications will depend on the volume received, and we will notify applicants of the next steps after we have reviewed the first wave of applications.

The first step for interested partners to apply, is to have their organisation certified via our diverse supplier portal. Once verified, you will need to provide this verification information as part of the application process.

We will contact all applicants once the submission deadline has closed and we have reviewed your application. We will provide information about next steps and timelines at this stage.

Yes, if you are not successful for a particular partnership application, provided you have met the verification criteria you can apply under any new partner opportunities we have open.

Your application page, visible only to you and our team, will display the status of your application. We will also notify you by email when the status changes.

Creating a profile in the bp diverse supplier portal provides our procurement leaders and buyers easy access to your company's profile and improved market intelligence analysis in your commodity. The new portal has an intuitive interface design to make it easy to use.

Completion of the application process does not guarantee your company as a bp diverse supplier.