Vale recognizes the important role that the Voisey's Bay development will play in the future economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador. The potential benefits of the project are significant. Our objective is to ensure that these benefits are felt throughout the Province.
We believe that effective, ongoing partnerships with individuals, businesses and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador go hand-in-hand with the successful development and operation of our mining and processing facilities in the Province.
By affording opportunities for sustainable economic development and participating in capacity building in Newfoundland and Labrador, we intend to support long-term economic growth in the Province. With common goals and cooperative action throughout all phases of the project, the Voisey's Bay development will be developed in a way that is beneficial to both Vale and the Province.
The Development Agreement Vale has signed with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador includes an Industrial and Employment Benefits Agreement that establishes a number of procurement principles that guide our approach to developing Voisey's Bay, principles designed to enhance opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador businesses to benefit from the project.
Vale gives first consideration to provincial suppliers to participate on a competitive basis in the supply of goods and services to the project where such goods and services meet our commercial and technical requirements, taking into account such relevant factors including but not limited to price, quality, technical suitability, service, and delivery.
All suppliers, contractors and subcontractors selected to supply goods and services must meet our commercial and technical requirements. In addition, all suppliers, contractors and subcontractors involved with Vale will be required to adhere to Vale’s procurement principles.
All suppliers, contractors and subcontractors wanting to supply goods and services to the Voisey's Bay development click here. All suppliers, contractors and subcontractors wanting to supply goods and services to the Long Harbour Construction Program click here. All suppliers, contractors and subcontractors wanting to supply goods and services to the Long Harbour Processing Plant Operational Phase click here. Vale is committed to providing timely project-related information. Information on procurement opportunities is available at Vale's offices in St. John's and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.