Spend analysis, benchmarking, reporting and contract adoption assistance. Value added every step of the way. 


Unearthing value in the mining industry


Mining Company Members

Join forces with leading mining companies to meet your technical supply chain needs.    

We do the heavy lifting to bring world-class suppliers, introduce innovative products, negotiate outstanding contracts, provide data insights, showcase best practices and provide valuable market insight. Members tailor their participation based on specific needs and interests and get shortcuts to group purchasing power.



Become a Tamarack supplier and elevate your business pipe-line. 

World class suppliers partner with us to deliver exceptional products, services, introduce cutting edge technology, optimize supply chains and develop long lasting and collaborative partnerships. Suppliers gain a platform and support to get in front of billions of mining procurement spending with a single step.


Group Purchasing: Rev up your performance

Tamarack brings the advantages of group purchasing to the mining industry - we do the heavy lifting to guarantee quality and value for members and suppliers.

Tamarack mining members

  • access the power of group purchasing and receive substantial volume discounts through consolidated demand

  • spend less time and effort on procurement while delivering superior results

  • have easy and early access to innovative products and services

  • have a partner to help identify suppliers that deliver on procurement goals and requirements

Tamarack mining suppliers

  • move away from the proposal treadmill, and instead rely on consistent and more predictable sales

  • have a platform to expand their business into new markets - local, regional, national and international

  • have a ready-made platform to introduce new products 

  • receive assistance with technical reviews

  • receive assistance with contract adoption at member mining sites

  • have direct relationships with the companies they serve

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Local and regional procurement, community engagement and reconciliation

The mining eco-system is strongest when quality, service and value are aligned. This combination relies on materials, goods, and services coming from both near and far. Our global mining experience means we are extensively connected with widely recognized international mining suppliers and manufacturers. Locally, we seek to develop partnerships with regional suppliers and Indigenous communities to support mining eco-systems where our members are based.

We work with companies that can meet our purchasing scale, meet our members' needs for outstanding performance, and demonstrate value for the group. Our industry leadership is enhanced when we collaborate with local suppliers and engage Indigenous and BIPOC leaders.

ESG goals, Impact Benefit Agreement outcomes and  Indigenous reconciliation are important elements of procurement and supply chain in the mining industry. Tamarack is a partner in advancing these goals, using group purchasing to deliver performance and value while also respecting the specific agreements and overall goals of each member.


We demonstrate our company's commitment to economic reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through the following:

  • We are proud to have Indigenous investors like Des Nedhe Development Group 

  • Tamarack is a member of the Anishnawbe Business Professionals Association (ABPA)

  • Investment in education and training on Indigenous relations in Canada

  • Tamarack acknowledges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92 for Business and Reconciliation
  • Tamarack acknowledges the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Helping develop local and regional supply chain solutions to benefit local and Indigenous communities



Tamarack is about the power of membership – to unlock savings, coordinate buying, engage with global and local economies, and answer procurement and supply chain challenges with opportunities only possible through collaboration.

A mining procurement company with deep industry roots

We are a Group Purchasing Organization for the mining industry – a member-driven performance improvement company that delivers procurement solutions and supply chain efficiencies across all spending categories.


We empower members' procurement teams with easy access to quality and cost-effective supply partners. We engage with global and local communities and answer procurement and supply chain challenges with opportunities only possible through collaboration.

Co-founded by Lee Barter and Ben-Schoeman Geldenhuys, Tamarack is based on decades of international experience working in mining procurement and supply chain, with global and regional producers. As partners at a leading consulting firm in their previous careers, they have built exceptional mining relationships, both locally and globally.


Lee is an expert in mining sourcing and procurement and Ben-Schoeman has worked in the mining industry as a tax lawyer across two continents. 

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“I’ve worked with the Tamarack team at mines in Peru, Argentina and the US. Lee and his team have consistently produced significant AISC savings, even in technically demanding procurement categories. The key differentiator is how they work with the mining operations teams to find value, without compromising supplier quality and safety performance.” 

– James Wittaker, Executive General Manager,
Haile Gold Mine (OceanaGold Corp)



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Tamarack Mining Services is grateful to have our headquarters on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.