General Procurement Process

​We constantly and consistently look to offer better quality products and services to our customers.


On principle, the coals delivered to the IPPs must be prequalified.

TNBF shall also deliver coals as preferred by TNB and the IPPs in order to maintain security and reliability of electrical supply.

Customer rights

IPPs have the ultimate right to accept or reject any shipments.

Pre-qualification process

Our pre-qualification exercise is conducted periodically and advertised in the newspapers, TNB website and appropriate channels from time to time.

Submission of pre-qualification is on a daily basis (excluding public holidays and days involving company’s events).

The important criterion of pre-qualification is having the right coal quality, quantity and scheduling.

The minimum vessel size for actual shipments to the IPPs is of panamax size.

TNBF only provides guidance and advisory services to interested companies and is not accountable to the final result of any pre-qualification and tender exercises as such result will be decided by the respective technical evaluation committees.

TNBF does not appoint any third parties, agents or consultants to advise and guide interested companies.

Tender process

On principle, TNBF practices tenders by invitation to the prequalifed suppliers only. The Pre-qualification process is also compulsory to any Malaysian companies which have the interest to supply coal to TNBF.

However, depending on the specific coal quality requirements by TNB and IPPs, TNBF shall deal directly with the relevant suppliers.

All decisions to award any tender are based on relevant approving authorities and not any individuals.

TNBF does not accept unsolicited offers.

Post tender

No appeal will be entertained upon notification of results.

All results are final and binding.

Non-conformance can lead to termination of contract and blacklisting according to the company’s policies.

The original Certificate of Analysis is considered binding and no amendments will be accepted.

Upon contract awarding, the delivery for coal must be made based on the coal quality and source that were declared and not any other coal equivalent.

General information

All local discussions are to be conducted at TNBF premises.

TNBF correspondence letters do not constitute a Letter of Intent, Letter of Award or Contract offer from TNBF.

TNBF practices the TNBF No Gift Policy.


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information updated as of 2015


PQ 02-23 View full pdf

PQ 02/23 RFP DOCUMENTS View full pdf

PQ 02-23 ADVERTISEMENT View full pdf


Guidance to Purchase, Download & Upload Tender Document View full pdf

Registration of Freight Provider for Carriage of Bulk Coal for TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd View full pdf


TNBF adopts the TNB’s Whistle Blowing Policy to encourage and enable persons to report in good faith or on the basis of a reasonable belief attempted, suspected and actual bribery, or any violation of or weaknesses in the anti-bribery management system, to the anti-bribery compliance function or to appropriate personnel.

All whistle blowing disclosures will be treated as confidential, which allows you to raise concern in confidence and anonymously if you so wish;

Reporting Channels

  • Online Whistle Blowing Information System (WBIS) -
  • Toll free number: 1-800-888-862
  • Email to one of the designated officers by using the Whistle Blowing Complaint Form:

Code of Conduct


TNBF Quality Policy Statement View full pdf

Business Continuity Policy Statement View full pdf

TNBF Supplier Code of Conduct View full pdf

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