Oyu Tolgoi Procurement

Oyu Tolgoi’s Procurement department strives to deliver more value to our operations by ensuring a secure supply of products and services while focusing on total cost of ownership and development of the in-country supply chain with strong focus value add in country, particularly in Umnugovi.

We are committed to building a safe and a competitive in-country supply chain for our business that genuinely contributes to the prosperity of Mongolia though revamping our stakeholder engagement, ensuring we have a simple procurement process with high integrity, and doing our part in supporting sustaining business development.

Oyu Tolgoi’s procurement activities are governed by transparent policies and procedures to ensure alignment with world-class procurement practices and protocols. You may find more about our policies and procedures from our website.

At Oyu Tolgoi, there are two procurement departments, Surface Procurement and Underground Procurement and Contracts, with objectives providing support to operational and underground development needs respectively.

Surface Procurement departments

The department is responsible for the supply chain management function for Oyu Tolgoi’s operational needs. The department is organized into the following teams:

  • Strategic sourcing team – responsible for development of sourcing category strategies and Made In Mongolia strategic initiatives as well as improving stakeholder engagement
  • Sourcing team – responsible for procurement of goods and services above US$100,000
  • Purchasing team – responsible for purchasing goods and services below US$100,000
  • Contract management team – responsible for contractor management and ensuring compliance with contracts
  • Inventory control team – responsible for reviewing and managing inventory levels to support ongoing operations
  • Process Improvement Team – responsible for reporting and monitoring compliance and improvement across all procurement functions

Underground Procurement and Contracts department

The department is responsible for the contracting and procurement effort to support the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project, which includes the development of the Hugo North, Dummett deposit, Block Cave Underground Mine and associated materials handling and crushing equipment and supporting infrastructure. The Project is split into two main areas, being underground mine development and construction. Procurement and contracting activities for the mine development are managed directly by OT LLC. Jacobs Engineering has been appointed as the EPCM, acting as the Company Representative, for the construction component of the Project.

What's new?

Voice of the Employee – Partnering for long term Value – Underground Project -

Oyu Tolgoi LLC broadcasted its new edition of Voice of the Employee – Partnering for long term Value – Underground Project.

Oyu Tolgoi LLC procurement and contracting principles assure that local contractors and personnel have a fair opportunity to participate in the Project.

Efforts are made to create clear opportunities within work packages for local contractors to participate while they grow and develop the capacity to engage in larger scopes, while maintaining project key performance indicators (safety, cost, schedule, quality) thus supporting and adhering to the Oyu Tolgoi LLC Supplier Development Policy.

We would like to share a few of the success stories and other related information from the Undergound Procurement and Contracting Team that demonstrate our commitment to building local capability and supply chains. Please refer to the below link to watch our VOE:


Upcoming events...

Oyu Tolgoi Monthly Open Info Session -

Oyu Tolgoi Procurement department is going to organize our next Monthly Open Info Session on November 14, 2017 at Aimag Government Building of Dalanzadgad soum in Umnugovi. If you wish to attend the Info session please subscribe to the following address: