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: Work Instruction close time changes headlines delivery of key LBP website enhancements

Image: Lisa Camilleri (Project Officer, C-Res)

Improving the functionality and streamlining the processes within the Local Buying Program web platform has been a keen focus of the C-Res projects team during the past quarter.

Adhering to a program of continuous improvement and delivery, Project Officers Lisa Camilleri and Meike Hamilton have led a comprehensive schedule of works and enhancements in the platform.

These enhancements have included:

  • A change to the closing time of Work Instructions
  • Enhanced search functionality within the LBP platform’s Supplier Database
  • Automation of the Annual Reviews for small business suppliers
  • Enhancements for managing variations

Project lead, and C-Res Project officer Meike Hamilton said it was really satisfying to be able to support the development of improved functionality for our buyers and small businesses, as well as the C-Res team in their delivery of the Local Buying Program.

“That’s what it is all about; making things easier and simpler to use,” she said.

“It’s about improved functionality.”

Based on the C-Res commitment to continuous improvement, Meike said enhancing and strengthening the experience around the Local Buying Program platform would always be a front-of-mind priority.