SUPPLIERS Supplier pre-qualification
Prior to issuing a request for quotation, formal tender, or prior to award, Gold Fields' Supply Chain personnel undertake a series of background checks referred to as 'pre-qualification'. This process assists Gold Fields in ensuring that the companies from whom we procure goods and services meet a range of criteria, including (but not limited to):
It is critical that we deal only with suppliers who share our values and who will meet our performance expectations. To assist in better understanding who we should be dealing with, a series of background checks are performed based around the criteria outlined above.
All vendors are regularly screened via a third-party screening tool for Government and Government official affiliations, and recorded transgressions (as well as for adverse media exposure) against an array of pre-defined criteria, including (but not limited to): regulatory, labour practices, human rights, environmental, health and safety, management and operational issues.
Each region applies a jurisdiction-specific sourcing policy which outlines detailed tender, contract award, performance adjudication and assessment requirements, and which includes a weighted prioritisation assessment of commercial and non-commercial criteria.
A specified weight (%) for ESG factors is applied in the overall assessment of suppliers.
For all site services, additional site-based compliance verification is completed in-line with mine-site policies and procedures, prior to engaging suppliers for work (e.g. independent contractor audits).
In addition to completing Gold Fields' online registration questionnaire, your company may also be required to provide additional supporting documentation, including (but not limited to):