For the first time, as part of the supplier of choice (SOC) strategy, the De Beers Group is pleased to announce that eligible customers of its rough diamond auctions will be invited to apply for term supply for the remainder of the 2012 to 2015 SOC contract period.
announcement reflects changes made to SOC and announced in April 2012,
to create a more dynamic intention to offer (ITO) re-planning process.
Sightholders and non-sightholders that have demonstrated sufficient
demand through De Beers’ auction sales in 2012 will, subject to De
Beers’ forecast rough diamond availability, have the opportunity to
qualify for an ITO by submitting a contract proposal questionnaire (CPQ)
as part of the 2013 ITO re-planning process.
In addition to
meeting mandatory financial and compliance requirements, in order to be
eligible to apply for an ITO, auction customers (who may or may not be a
current sightholder) must have demonstrated the requisite level of
demand at De Beers’ auction sales in 2012 in categories of rough
diamonds for which De Beers has sufficient forecast availability.
CPQs will be assessed according to the rigorous procedures that were
used in 2011 to select sightholders for the 2012 to 2015 contract
Customers that have met the demand requirements will be
notified by De Beers on December 18, 2012 whether they are eligible to
submit a CPQ in light of De Beers’ forecast availability.