Procurement Support

Procurement Support

Santos engaged Charles Kendall Australia (CKA) to provide additional in-house support to the Contracts and Procurement (C&P) department to assist in establishing strategies and contracts during the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project, a US$18.5 billion gas export venture scheduled for delivery in early 2015. CKA successfully aided in the delivery of procurement activities, enabling financial savings and ensuring stakeholder satisfaction.

The Challenge

  • Support Santos' in-house C&P team in establishing strategies and contracts.
  • Manage joint venture approvals.
  • Compile and administer complex tender packages, including contract formation, negotiation and post-award administration.
  • Adhere to establish joint venture protocols to deliver operational and financial benefits to stakeholders.

Our Approach

CKA supplied long-term resources to provide capacity and stability to the C&P team, ensuring cost, time and quality parameters were met.

  • Deliver strategies and contracts to stakeholders' requirements.
  • Ensure maximum operational and financial value were achieved throughout.
  • Abide by established governance, processes and protocols as sanctioned by stakeholders.


  • Successful delivery of contract and procurement activities in accordance with stakeholder expectations.
  • Contribution to a Master Procurement Plan to schedule and monitor project-wide procurement, ensuring stakeholder objectives were met from the earliest possible stage.
  • Financial savings of several million dollars over the life of the project achieved via contracting strategies and stakeholder consultation.