Fortescue's Suppliers

Strong relationships with our partners are essential to achieving our aim to become the safest, lowest cost, most profitable mining company. We work collaboratively with new and existing suppliers to drive innovation and build capability to achieve these objectives.


Becoming a Fortescue Supplier

If your business is interested in becoming a supplier of goods or services to Fortescue, please register your interest here

Fortescue requires our suppliers to embrace and comply with our Policies and Procedures, with all new suppliers required to complete vendor pre-qualification.

If your business is local to the Pilbara, Fortescue regularly searches the ICN and epilbara databases for local suppliers to participate in tender opportunities.

Click here to view Fortescue’s Vendor Documentation


Contracting opportunities with our projects

Fortescue is committed to providing full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Western Australia and Australian entities to supply goods and services to the Eliwana Rail and Mine project and the Iron Bridge Magnetite project. 

As a proud West Australian company, we are focused on supporting local and Aboriginal businesses and use the Industry Capability Network of Western Australian (ICNWA) Gateway to communicate opportunities for packages of work. 

To learn about the opportunities to supply to our projects and register your interest, for both full and partial scopes, go to the ICN Gateway websites here:

Eliwana Rail and Mine project

Iron Bridge Magnetite project


Fortescue has established an Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plan for the projects, in compliance with the Australian Jobs Act 2013. To view the plans, see below:

Eliwana Rail and Mine project AIP

Iron Bridge Magnetite project AIP

Applying the Fortescue Values to procurement and supply chain
Human Rights

Fortescue has made a public commitment to ensure there is no slavery or forced labour used in the operations of our suppliers and their business partners.

Suppliers are expected to put in place all the necessary processes, procedures, investigations and compliance systems to ensure their supply chain does not include, condone or allow for slavery or forced labour.

Find out more about the business-wide policies and processes we are using to detect and prevent instances of human rights abuse here.

Click here to view Fortescue’s Human Rights Policy


Local Procurement

Ensuring our mining operations benefit local communities is central to Fortescue’s vision and values and we facilitate the fulfilment of this commitment by giving preference to suppliers who demonstrate either local content or Aboriginal engagement.

For local content, the order of preference is for Pilbara-based, followed by Australian-based suppliers. Preference will be given to suppliers that are Aboriginal-owned, engage Aboriginal businesses (including native title groups) or provide other benefits to Aboriginal communities. 

Click here to find out more about Fortescue’s Billion Opportunities program


Purchase and Payment Terms

Suppliers are issued a purchase order to authorise the provision of goods and services, at a stated specification, quantity and price. Purchase orders apply the relevant standard Terms and Conditions, unless expressly stated on the purchase order.

Click here to view Fortescue’s Standard Terms and Conditions

Click here to view Ecuador Fortescue’s Standard Terms and Conditions

Click here to view Argentina Fortescue’s Standard Terms and Conditions

Click here to view Portugal Fortescue’s Standard Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the Iron Bridge Operations Standard Terms and Conditions



As a signatory of the Business Council of Australia’s Australian Supplier Payment Code, Fortescue is committed to paying our small business suppliers on-time and within 30 days of receiving a correct invoice and to working with suppliers to improve invoicing and payment practices.

Eligible small businesses based in the Pilbara and Aboriginal businesses nation-wide are also able to apply for 14-day payment terms.

Click here to view Fortescue’s Procurement Policy

Click here to view Fortescue’s Code of Conduct

Fortescue has automated invoicing in place and prefers all invoices to be submitted electronically or via email.

Invoices are automatically rejected where a valid purchase order has not been referenced or where the quantity or price exceeds that for which the purchase order authorises.

Fortescue is a member of the SAP Ariba Network, enabling businesses to automate payments which results in faster payments with less overhead costs for both small and large businesses.

Click here to view the Invoice Process for Vendors Fact Sheet