RFP Submissions Instructions

Suppliers

RFP Submissions Instructions

    If your company have been invited to submit a proposal to supply the material and/or services, please follow the instructions below.

    Nimbi[1] Vendors

    If you are a Nimbi customer, you will receive the RFP package via the Nimbi system. Due to limit constraints (5MB), the scope of work and drawings may be emailed to the vendors.

    1. Your company will need to accept or reject participating in this RFP.

    2. All proposals must be submitted via the Nimbi system.

    3. There is a 100MB file size limit for the RFP. If your submission is larger than 100MB, please submit all commercial information via the RFP tool, with the remaining technical and other related information sent via email to the Procurement Analyst.

    4. If you experience any technical issues, please contact Nimbi at 1-844-392-8535.

      Non-Nimbi Vendors

        1. If you are not a Nimbi customer, the RFP package will be transmitted via system email address WF-BATCH@vale.com. The email will contain a PDF form which needs to be completed.

        2.Please email the Procurement Analyst if you intent to participate or not in this RFP.

        3. The Adobe form sent within this RFP will need to be opened using version 10.0 or higher. This can be found at http://www.adobe.com/ca/downloads.html

        4. All proposals must be sent from the originating email address that received the RFP invitation.

        5. If you are attaching documents to your submission, the documents must be attached within the Adobe form. If they are attached directly to the email, they will not transmit to the RFP.

        6. There is a 5MB file size limit for the RFP. If your submission is larger than 5MB, please submit all commercial information via the Adobe Form, with the remaining technical and other related information sent via a separate email directly to the Procurement Analyst.

        7. If you experience any technical issues, please contact the Procurement Analyst.

        All Vendors

          For any questions or clarifications required during the RFP, please send your inquiries via email to the Procurement Analyst only as there are no methods of sending questions via the RFP tool. Please make reference to the RFP name and number in the subject line. Where applicable, responses will be sent in the form of an addendum through the RFP tool.

          Under no circumstances can a commercial proposal be sent via email prior to the submission deadline of this RFP. If you are unable to successfully submit your proposal through the RFP system prior to closing deadline, please notify the Procurement Analyst prior to the RFP closing.

          [1]Nimbi is the company Vale has chosen to use in order to submit RFPs. VVP (Vale Vendor Portal) is the software/interface used.