Trusted Supplier Program

We are looking to partner with a diverse range of suppliers that embrace our core values, that are serious about business and that offer consistent quality products and services at reasonable prices. If you are interested in doing business with Intertel, particularly as a supplier of products or services, then this page should be your starting point.

trusted supplier program

Where to Start?

First, learn about our business – we want to learn about yours. Take a look at our website to see what it is that we do. The services you provide or the products you offer do not necessarily need to be directly relevant to our core business alone. The Intertel Group, of which Intertel Investigations is one part, is engaged in a wide range of business activities including:

  •  Advertising
  •  Public Relations
  •  Marketing
  •  Reputation Management
  •  Crisis Management
  •  Business Services
  •  Web Hosting
  •  Web Design
  •  Graphic Design
  •  Telecommunications
  •  eCommerce
  •  Security Services
  •  Multimedia Production
  •  Forensic Services
  •  Software Development
  •  Research

Our Expectations of You

Being a supplier of goods or services makes you a part of the Intertel supply-chain, and therefore a part of our extended family. We cannot do business with suppliers who do not act with integrity, who do not love what they do, who do not believe in their products, who are not qualified, properly accredited or authorized to conduct such business, or who do not share similar values to ourselves. This is the cost of doing business with us.

Gifts, Entertainment and Hospitality

Intertel employees are expected to maintain the highest standard of integrity in all business relationships, to reject and report any business practice which might reasonably be deemed improper and to maintain professional relationships with all suppliers. We demand the same standards from our suppliers and their employees.

To this end, is imperative that no Intertel employee may accept or receive any gift, entertainment, hospitality or other gratuity including donations from any supplier that:

  1. is offered or made in exchange for a contract, a permit or any other specific benefit,
  2. is offered to obtain an improper advantage in the conduct of business,
  3. is in breach of local or international bribery laws,
  4. would, if it became public, adversely affect our reputation,
  5. may create a sense of obligation,
  6. may influence, or be perceived to influence, business judgement,
  7. may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest,
  8. is obtained through solicitation (i.e. employees requesting favours or gifts from suppliers or potential suppliers).

It is not our intention to detract from the desirability of fostering good relations with business partners and other stakeholders through legitimate, occasional social interactions and genuine gestures of kindness or appreciation. Below are a number of scenarios where it may be permissible or unacceptable to give or receive gifts, entertainment or hospitality.

Type of Gift, Entertainment or Hospitality
Policy Position
Alt Conditions
Indicator
Corporate branded merchandise of modest value (not exceeding R200)
Acceptable
None
Payment for or provision of modest, infrequent meals or entertainment that are business related
Acceptable
None
Supplier pays for meals during periods of business travel
Generally Acceptable
Management Approval Required
Attendance at supplier sponsored charity events
Generally Acceptable
Management Approval Required
Attendance at bona-fide business functions
Generally Acceptable
Management Approval Required
Gifts to, or the provision of entertainment for, spouses, family members or other individuals having a close personal relationship with the employee
Unacceptable
Unless Approved by Head Office
Invitations to events including sports events and concerts.
Unacceptable
Unless Approved by Head Office
Cash or cash equivalent (e.g. gift certificates, loans, stock, stock options, bonds or items of redeemable value)
Unacceptable
None
Gifts of Alcoholic Beverages
Unacceptable
None
Offers of personal favours or other treatment of a preferential nature
Unacceptable
None
Payment of expenses for shopping trips or non-business related travel
Unacceptable
None
Non-business related supplier events (e.g. golf days, hunting trips, etc.)
Unacceptable
None
Payment of accommodation or travel costs even as part of a business trip.
Unacceptable
None
Holiday or weekend accommodation of any nature.
Unacceptable
None
“Adult‟ entertainment, or any sort of activity involving lewd behaviour.
Unacceptable
None
Product samples for personal use
Unacceptable
None