Become a Vale Supplier


Become a Vale Supplier

Vale prioritizes the contracting of local suppliers in the drive to stimulate economies in our regions of operation. Requirements for becoming a supplier vary in accordance with the country of operation.

Click on a location in the left menu and find out more about the specific procedures for each country.

Note: If you are interested in being a supplier to Vale in a country not featured above, contact us by clicking on Talk to Us.

From prospecting to qualification of new suppliers, our transparent and ethical relations model promotes a fertile environment for the conception of creative ideas.

See the steps:

  • 1 - Prospecting

    Companies interested in supplying materials or services fill out a pre-registration form - the model varies according to location. Using this information, we build a base of suppliers, classified into purchasing categories, to service our business. When there is a requirement to purchase materials or services, we invite registered companies to take part in the qualification process.

  • 2 - Qualification

    At this stage, documents verifying whether companies meet legal requirements in the relevant location are requested. We evaluate legal, tax, safety, occupational health and environmental aspects. Once all requirements are met, the company is approved as a Vale supplier and its registration effected.

  • 3 - Purchasing and contracting

    Bidding phase between approved suppliers. Vale determines the most suitable strategy and informs competing companies of bidding process rules. To participate in the purchasing process, companies must be, at minimum, in the qualification process. To be contracted, it is mandatory that the company is duly approved.

  • 4 - Contract management

    We evaluate companies during provision of the contracted service or supply of material. Information is fed into a database to be used in contract renewals, Supplier Performance Index (IDF) or alteration of volumes contracted. Supplier operation is monitored by a Vale-nominated employee. The number of managers may vary in contracts encompassing different departments.