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


QLD: Family Fun Day a coup for local businesses

Images: BMA Hay Point Family Day engaged 11 small businesses for their end of year event, including Cafe2U Mackay, Mudpuddles Ice Cream, Smokalicious and Farmer Joe’s Food Barn, pictured above.

BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal Family Day was held on November 2 presenting a successful opportunity for BMA to welcome staff and their families to a day of celebrations.

While obviously a great day for families and staff of BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal, it has also proven to be a great opportunity for small local businesses to supply to BMA Hay Point through the Local Buying Program.

What was beneficial to the local business community, was that, through the Local Buying Program, 11 local Mackay businesses were engaged to ensure the BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal Family Day was a success.

These businesses were suppliers of a range of goods and services including food and drinks, trophies, cleaning, venue hire and amusements.

The BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal Family Day brought more than $33,000 to small local Mackay businesses.

This is a huge amount going to a range of businesses that wouldn’t usually see themselves supplying to major mining organisations.