Local Buying Program Suppliers

Local businesses who have an annual turnover of <AUD$10M 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.

BHP / BMA / BMC Employee Registration


NSW: CEO tours Upper Hunter to see impact of funding

Images: LEFT: John Aurisch (Business Development Manager, C-Res), Sue Gilroy (President, Singleton Business Chamber), Tracey Cuttriss-Smith (CEO, C-Res) & Lisa Harpley (Business Development Advisor, C-Res). MIDDLE: Kitchen facilities. RIGHT: Lisa Harpley & Tracey Cuttriss-Smith (C-Res), Dylan Walsh (Muswellbrook Serviced Apartments) & John Aurisch (C-Res).

The benefits of the Local Buying Program and Local Buying Foundation in the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter regions, were seen first-hand by C-Res CEO, Tracey Cuttriss-Smith in November.

Tracey joined C-Res Business Development Manager John Aurisch and Business Development Advisor Lisa Harpley on a tour of the Upper Hunter, visiting a number of LBP Registered Suppliers and community business organisations.

“It also means we can see and meet with our buyers and suppliers first-hand, understand their challenges and help them embrace the opportunities which present!”

The first stop was at the Singleton Business Chamber office, as recipients of funding from the Local Buying Foundation on multiple projects.

Keen to hear how the funding has impacted the Singleton Business Chamber, Tracey spent time seeing the fruits of the funding and hearing about the benefits it had brought.

One particular project discussed was the Singleton Community Training Kitchen.

And, according to Lisa, there was no better way to see the impact of how the funding has assisted them, than by going for a coffee.

A tour of the kitchen, where the new flooring and dry food stores the Local Buying Foundation assisted in purchasing were shown off, was a highlight of the tour.