SUPPLIERS Maintaining fairness and transparency

Maintaining fairness and transparency

Gold Fields will always aim to ensure:

  • There is adequate market competition;
  • Suppliers have sufficient time and the capacity to respond to requests for quotation or formal tenders;
  • That the conditions of participation do not directly preclude potential suppliers on the basis that they have not supplied to Gold Fields in the past;
  • Bid-related documentation submitted by suppliers can be managed confidentially; and
  • The conditions of participation are clear and concise.
Responding to requests for information

Suppliers who have been pre-qualified to take part in a market engagement process may (dependent upon the factors outlined above), receive a:

  • Request for Information (RFI),
  • Request for Quotation (RFQ),
  • Request for Proposal (RFP),
  • Expression of Interest (EOI), or
  • Request for Tender (RFT).

The above examples of requests for information are often collectively referred to as ‘RFx’. In each instance, respondents should aim to provide the requested information by the due date to avoid potential exclusion from the bid evaluation process.

If you require additional information or clarification to complete your submission, contact the issuing officer.