MINING MEMBERS

MEMBER BENEFITS

Tamarack uses members’ combined purchasing volume to negotiate preferred contracts with world-class suppliers across a range of mining categories.

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Cost savings

Typical cost savings from strategically sourced mining categories is 10-25%. Our combined membership has over $1b in market purchasing power.

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Participation

Membership in Tamarack’s consortium is 100% free. It's easy. Connect with us and we'll let you know where we can save you money. 

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Time savings

Our pre-negotiated contracts save time for your supply chain team. Consider us an extension of your team, rather than an outsourcing provider.

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Supplier choice

Use of Tamarack’s supply contracts is optional. Members use only the contracts they choose, with no minimum purchase volume.

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Market intelligence

Access thought leadership and market insights from our experienced team and our collaboration partners, including ProPurchaser and OMX

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Our focus

We're in service to get you the lowest costs on supplies, while maintaining quality and safety performance, respect for IBA commitments, and developing local economies.

OUR SOLUTIONS

Streamlined procurement, efficiencies and cost reductions are just the beginning.  We'll work together with you to optimize your supply chain and provide support that is customized to your needs and your purchasing requirements.

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Representing members’ procurement is our privilege and every new member grows our group purchasing power. Tamarack’s roster of members and suppliers is always evolving, thanks to the purchasing scale that we build together.

Group Purchasing & Cost Analytics

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Our sourcing experts do the legwork of identifying and negotiating with a portfolio of industry-leading suppliers to bring ready-access contracts to your procurement door, saving time and energy for your procurement team.

Procurement Expertise

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We provide each member with powerful data and analytics tools to visualize procurement spending and benchmarking, and help members see where improvements can be made. Tamarack adds value through this free-to-members service, using data-driven insights to chart a path to value.

Data
Analytics

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Supply chain problem solving can take on new dimensions with collaboration, building demand to support innovative solutions, new supply lines and new technologies, all while ensuring quality, safety and value.

Innovation through Collaboration

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ESG outcomes are always part of the procurement equation. Whether introducing members to new technologies, supporting connections with partners that specialize in reporting, or sourcing and supporting suppliers that advance ESG goals, Tamarack enhances adherence in the field.

ESG
Outcomes

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Tamarack has decades of global mining procurement experience. If as a member, your needs go beyond solutions offered through our current contracts, we can deploy our expertise to problem solve your procurement and supply chain challenges.

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3 EASY STEPS

Let’s start saving together

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Become a member

Tamarack membership is simple and straightforward. There’s no cost to members and no commitment to buy. Plus, use only the contracts you want for the items you want.

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Harvest the quick wins

Tamarack has a library of supply contracts for immediate uptake by our members. Share your procurement data with us and let us figure out for you how much you can start saving right away.

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Participate

Our contract library is expanding rapidly and can evolve according to your own priorities. We encourage members to share in the innovation by joining our technical review committee.

OUR CONTRACT LIBRARY

Our catalog of suppliers and goods is always growing, and contracts are easy for members to shop and adopt.  We proactively seek new suppliers to respond to members' evolving needs. We work with world class suppliers that deliver quality, performance, innovation and value. 

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IN GOOD COMPANY

Many of your peers are already experiencing the value brought by our GPO.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If Tamarack is a free service for members, how does a GPO get paid?

Tamarack’s revenue comes from suppliers via a transparent and easy to understand contract administration fee. 

 

We consider our suppliers to be long-term partners. What will happen to my supplier relationships if I join Tamarack?

Your supplier relationships remain in place. We work with world class suppliers to establish master contracts, but in many cases the only thing that will change is the price you pay for goods and services. Suppliers benefit from contracting through Tamarack to secure large orders, lower their cost of sales and reduce their number of RFPs, however they still contract and serve members directly.

How do I know Tamarack is getting the best possible prices?

Tamarack’s sourcing team has deep technical and commercial sourcing experience, backed by our strategic partnership with ProPurchaser, a trusted resource procurement professionals use to speak with authority and reach their negotiation goals.

We have strict IBA commitments; can I still work with Tamarack?

Yes. Tamarack’s founders are committed to delivering value to our members by working with Indigenous businesses and communities. Our strategic alliance with OMX allows us to provide customized IBA reporting for members.

Does joining Tamarack mean I don’t need internal supply chain staff?

Tamarack complements and extends your internal supply chain team. Consider us partners, not an outsourcing provider. Our contract library and market intelligence saves you time and reduces RFP cycles, so your team can focus on strategic issues.