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


NSW: Local Voices makes for good community conversation

Image: MAC General Manager, Adam Lancey, engaging with community members at the BHP Local Voices event.

On Thursday February 27, C-Res Business Development Advisor Lisa Harpley met with local community members for breakfast at the Muswellbrook Race Club for an update from CSIRO who have been surveying the local community as part of the ‘Local Voices’ project being conducted on behalf of BHP.

Data from the series of surveys tells BHP what is important to the local community and valuable insights for how future support can be provided to the Muswellbrook community.

Mt Arthur Coal General Manager, Adam Lancey, opened the conversation with a welcome to all who attended. Adam gave an overview of how Mt Arthur Coal was supporting the Muswellbrook community, providing an update on the upgrade of Eddington Road project and making mention of the Local Buying Program and the successful event held by C-Res for Local Buying Program suppliers to network with Mt Arthur Coal buyers in a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event the previous week.

CSIRO’s Kieran Moffat gave an update of the findings of the anchor and subsequent surveys that have yielded since its launch.

Community members in attendance were able to provide their feedback through some workshop brain storming, making suggestions for issues that are directly affecting them.