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Welcome to the Local Buying Program

The Local Buying Program has been established to support small businesses to engage with BHP, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Billiton 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 Engagement 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.

See What is Happening Around Australia with LBP

July to September Highlights and Financial Year to Date Summaries of the Local Buying Program.

National Highlights   

Queensland Highlights    New South Wales Highlights   South Australia Highlights    Western Australia Highlights

Local Buying Program Quick Stats

(as at 18 December, 2018)
$280,435,163 23,047 Approved Work Instructions 1,223 Approved Suppliers 13 Average Payment Days Approved Spend

Local Buying Program Year in Review

Video: LBP – FY 18 Year in Review


We value your feedback on the Local Buying Program, and would like to hear from you. Please click here to provide your comments as we welcome all opportunities for continuous improvement. This will ensure the Program continues to meet the needs of BHP, BMA, BMC and local suppliers.

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