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: Work Instruction numbers on the rise with fresh interest in LBP

Images LEFT: Adrian [surname] from Roxby Signs. RIGHT: Paula Merino, (BHP Business Partner Supply) engages with Kimberley Cowey and Glenn Cowey (BRT Steel, Port Augusta).

After the successful Meet the Buyer event at BHP Olympic Dam, the number of Work Instructions (work packages) released to eligible suppliers has increased by 60%. The awareness and visibility of the Local Buying Program that these kinds of events create is evident with these results.

Local Business Development Advisor Jessica Cardno said it was rewarding to see the LBP’s intent in action.

“With increased business and engagement of small businesses in our region, this in turn has had a direct impact on our community as a whole,” Jess said.

“With two new staff members on the ground in Roxby Downs / Olympic Dam – myself included – the team in South Australia has been working to ensure that this kind of growth continues.

“Our job is to deliver continued support and engagement to all LBP stakeholders throughout in the Roxby Downs, Far Northern and Upper Spencer Gulf regions.”