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


QLD: Doing the job ‘Wel’ saves in downtime and costs for BMC South Walker Creek

Image: Lani Wels from Wel Industries conducting inspection services.

Small Business, WEL Industries specialises in non-destructive testing.

Through the Local Buying Program, the Moranbah based business has been engaged by BMC South Walker Creek to run preventative maintenance inspections on Loaders on site. Included in the maintenance inspections is a detailed report on potential structural failure, component fatigue and wear.

WEL Industries conducted premium preventative maintenance inspection services to ensure the structural integrity of heavy mobile equipment using comprehensive NDT methods to examine and inspect, combined with well-designed procedures, highly trained and certified NDT inspection technicians to detect defects and indications before they result in severe damage or non-compliance, delivering prompt and valuable data reports to the client.

By using the specialised services of WEL Industries, BMC South Walker Creek was provided inspection services and accurate reporting to create peace of mind that structural integrity of machinery was strong and highlighting status of potential issues involving structural damage, failure and wear. By conducting those preventative tests early, measures can be taken into planning to ensure a safe and cost-effective plan forward for use of machinery, keeping people and assets safe!