Every year McArthur River Mine procures goods and services from around 930 suppliers across the Northern Territory and Australia.

We value companies that share our principles to work ethically, responsibly and, openly with others.

Supporting Northern Territory businesses

Where possible, we source goods and services from local suppliers who provide value for money and quality products or services.

We recently engaged the Industry Capability Network Northern Territory to further enhance our ability to connect with Territory businesses.

Glencore Code of Conduct

Our suppliers must operate lawfully and provide safe, healthy and fair workplaces. We have zero tolerance for human rights violations and encourage environmentally sound business practices.

View our Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct, and other relevant policies on Glencore.com.

Our policy is to give Northern Territory businesses priority consideration and opportunity to supply our needs where they are competitive.

Supplier requirements

Our procurement process involves business planning, tendering, contract management and reviews.

All contracting companies performing any work onsite must be accredited and aligned with relevant legislation and Glencore Values, Code of Conduct and Corporate Practice.

Suppliers must also meet accreditation requirements in relation to our product stewardship and sustainable development policies.

For more supplier information and answers to frequently asked supplier questions, visit Glencore Australia's website.

Coupa for suppliers

The Coupa Supplier Portal (CSP) is a free tool for suppliers to easily do business with customers who also use Coupa. Download the Coupa user guides for suppliers below.

Contractors and suppliers—as well as employees—must meet Glencore's SafeWork requirements.

Frequently asked questions

Northern Territory businesses and suppliers should register for updates through the McArthur River Mine Industry Capability Network Gateway.

The ICN Gateway connects suppliers with work packages and allows businesses to express their interest directly through the platform.

ICN Gateway contact details

Web: ICN Gateway
Email: ICN NT Resources Team
Tel: +61 8 8922 9422

We advertise all tenders through Tenderlink.

TenderLink offers the most comprehensive listing of tenders in Australia. For smaller contracts and supplies, we may also seek quotes directly from suppliers.

We seek to achieve 'best value' encompassing:

  • price

  • quality

  • performance

  • competency

  • compliance

  • suitability.

Other contract-specific selection criteria may also be included.

Firstly, ensure your own business is in order.

  • Do you have health and safety systems in place?
  • Do you have the capacity to meet our needs?

Secondly, do your homework and get to know our industry and our business.

We are looking to develop good business partnerships with reliable contractors and suppliers. The more you get to know about our business, the better position you will be in to meet our needs.

McArthur River Mine has a proud record of contributing to the Northern Territory economy through active local procurement.

We prefer to use local suppliers when they can offer quality, competitive goods and services and are pleased that a significant number of local businesses are able to meet our requirements.

We recently engaged the Industry Capability Network Northern Territory to further enhance our ability to connect with even more Territory businesses. Businesses should register for updates through the ICN Gateway.

As well as complying with legislative requirements for workers' compensation insurance, we may require you to have additional insurance in place.

Generally, contractors working on site will need to have $20 million in public liability insurance and there may be a need for professional indemnity insurance, depending on the type of work you are doing.

If you are working onsite, your commitment to health and safety must be equal to ours. We are committed to zero harm and your health and safety systems have to be up to the challenge.

If you are supplying goods to us from offsite, we will want to ensure that your health and safety policies are appropriate.

We understand the cash flow needs of business and adhere to an agreed payment schedule. Help us to meet this by:

  • submitting complete and tax-compliant invoices in a timely manner
  • ensuring our purchase order number is included on the invoice
  • ensuring your invoices match the purchase order for price and quantity.