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


NATIONAL: Light at the end of the tunnel for COVID crisis

Image: Darryl Camilleri (Chairman, C-Res)

As we start to see daily Covid infection rates in Australia in decreasing double digits, hopefully we are starting to see some light and the end of the tunnel. Suspect it’s a long tunnel, as a return to life as we knew it in January will take quite some time.

Thankfully for those in my hometown and our head office in Mackay, we have now had 11 of our 15 Covid patients recover, the remaining 4 being treated in virtual wards at their homes. Fortunately there has been no community transmission, just international travellers and their associates.

Thank you to our staff who have had to adapt to a new way of working to cope with the health pronouncements and social distancing measures. I’m sure there have been challenges for those that have been working from home, particularly those with kids at home.

We seem to be maintaining our KPI’s, which is no mean feat in this environment. Further there has been no significant drop in buyer demand which is fantastic to see the local suppliers we deal with maintaining activity levels.

It seems in times of crisis, businesses are able to innovate and adopt new business practices. The challenge going forward will be use the better innovations as a way of streamlining the business processes.