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: Dysart businesses and community showcased as part of LBP events

Image: Stakeholder Engagement Event in Dysart.

During December and February, C-Res and BHP, BMA and BMC hosted three stakeholder engagement events, which brought community members, small business owners and employees together to discuss and celebrate the year that was.  The final event was held early in 2020 in Dysart which was a great success and delivered a positive start to the year.

Attended by a number of Local Buying Program suppliers, it was a great opportunity for small businesses to meet with key representatives of the BMA Saraji mine. The new General Manager of BMA Saraji, Dan Iliffe, opened the night with an update on what has been happening and what is planned for BMA Saraji. Following Dan, was a C-Res update, presented by C-Res Board Member Kylie Porter and then an update on the Local Buying Foundation by newly appointed Qld and NSW Chairman, Melissa Westcott.

After formal proceedings, the event gave those in attendance the chance to network with C-Res, BHP and BMA representatives, as well as other government and non-government stakeholders.

C-Res Business Development Manager John Aurisch said the aim of both BHP and C-Res, via the Local Buying Program, was to have these events in the communities where BMA and BMC were operating more often to ensure that small businesses had the opportunity to showcase their capabilities to those working on site.