Local Buying Program Suppliers

Local businesses who have less than 20 full time equivalent employees and a significant physical presence in the state’s eligible regions can register to participate in the Local Buying Program in that state.

Registrations are assessed on an individual basis in alignment with the Local Buying Program eligibility criteria. Once approved, suppliers will have the ability to access and respond to work opportunities (Work Instructions) in their state as they become available.

Buyers (BHP / BMA / BMC)

BHP / BMA / BMC employees can register at any time to use the Local Buying Program for their procurement needs. Buyers will be required to validate their registrations via their BHP email. Once registered, buyers can source goods and services from Local Buying Program suppliers by raising Work Instructions.

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BHP's Local Buying Program delivered in partnership with C-Res

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Local Buying Program Quick Stats
(as at Jul 02 2020, since inception, 2012)

LBP Milestone: A$500Million in Approved Spend

8 years | 4 states | 1,514 small local businesses
2,363 BHP Buyers | 36,000+ Work Opportunities

These are the people, the businesses and the opportunities which have played some part in bringing the Local Buying Program to its $500M milestone.

Take a look at what we have achieved…

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The Local Buying Program has been established to support small businesses in engaging with BHP, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC).

The Program is delivered in a strategic partnership between BHP and C-Res – a cost neutral organisation. The program has been operating successfully in Queensland since 2012, in New South Wales since 2016, and in South Australia and Western Australia from 2017.

The Program enables small local businesses to supply goods and services to BHP, BMA and BMC operations via a competitive tender process with reduced payment terms. Businesses also receive direct support from C-Res Business Development Advisors and the Program Administration Team.

Businesses who employ less than 20 full-time equivalent employees and have a significant physical presence near one of BHP’s Minerals Australia core assets are encouraged to register for the Program. For more information on eligibility please refer to the relevant regional pages.