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


SA: Supplier registrations on the increase as Buyer interest in LBP rises

Images LEFT: Jack Higgins and XXXX from Kennards Hire. RIGHT: Josh Seamer from Seamer Civil hard at work.

An influx of interest in the Local Buying Program (LBP) at BHP Olympic Dam has seen an array of new LBP Suppliers on board.

For C-Res and BHP, each new supplier is a tangible representation of our commitment to building the capacity and capabilities of the businesses in communities throughout our operational footprint.
BHP Buyers are now able to engage with these businesses using Request For Quote in their relevant categories and through their profiles on the LBP portal.

C-Res Business Development Advisor Jessica Cardno said that, since starting with the Program in October, she had seen the benefits of the program – to businesses, buyers and the broader community – first-hand.

“You can see people really believe in the Local Buying Program; it is such a valuable part of doing business here in Roxby Downs, as well as throughout the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far Northern regions,” Ms Cardno said.

“It is something I believe in and it is extremely satisfying to see people understanding the benefits to how they do business, coming on board, and then experiencing those benefits for themselves.”

Ms Cardno said there were a number of initiatives in the pipeline, set for an early 2020 release, to further enhance the benefits of the LBP in the region. “Watch this space,” she said.
“We are in for an exciting year!”