Close-Up TV News Interviews PICS
Close-Up TV News recognizes Pacific Industrial Contractor
Screening (PICS) for its revolutionary software that improves efficiency
and eliminates redundancy for some of the largest energy companies in
Risk analysis is a crucial component of any business’s
decision-making process, so you can imagine how serious it must be for
some of the world’s largest multinational oil manufacturers – BP, Shell
Oil, ConocoPhillips – companies whose daily operations help us meet our
most fundamental energy needs.
For these companies, choosing which specialized contractors they
retain for their refineries requires thorough due diligence. Any
contractor with ambitions of providing its services for these operators
must first submit to a rigorous and extensive prequalification process
before they can even be considered.
“What if you could create a software-based consortium where a
contractor’s information could be collected once and shared among all
subscribing operators?” says John Moreland, CEO of PICS. “That would
save a lot of time and money.”
And PICS is just that: a consortium of large multinational oil
companies and manufacturers and the contractors and suppliers that work
for them. The company’s proprietary software offers a standardized
qualification process that includes a comprehensive prequalification
questionnaire and an onsite safety audit to verify implementation of
safety programs. PICS deals with the service behind the data, evaluating
a contractor’s safety program, training program and inspection programs
for critical equipment. With PICS software, a contractor can accomplish
this due diligence once.
“This is typically due diligence the companies themselves would have
to do; our software does it for them,” says Moreland. “Once you do this
you’re flagged in the system as a contractor that’s qualified to work
for any operator in our consortium.”
When a contractor wants to work for Shell, they are directed to PICS.
Companies like Shell put their full trust in PICS to act as an
impartial third party and maintain the information in their database.
“It’s a unique experience being thrown into the middle of an oil
refinery,” says Moreland. “We understand the industry from the user’s
perspective and I think that’s what’s really helped us.”
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