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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The Local Buying Foundation Queensland has supported a number of initiatives, projects and events during the first quarter of this financial year. The success of the Foundation is a direct result of strong use of the Local Buying Program across all BMA and BMC operations. Take a look below and see some of the highlights during July - September 2019.

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New South Wales

February 4, 2020

Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry Breakfast

Railway Hotel, Muswellbrook 7.00am - 9.00am

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February 4, 2020

DATE CLAIMER: Meet and Greet: Dysart

Dysart 6pm - 8pm

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South Australia

December 9, 2019

Connecting with Olympic Dam LBP Suppliers and BHP Buyers

Roxby Downs 9am - 3pm

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Western Australia

January 13, 2020

Business Development Advisor Supplier Visits

The Pilbara 9am - 3pm

Western Australia Events >

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 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.