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


WA: Small business and community experience sets Maria up as a vital part of C-Res’ WAIO team

Image: Maria Hayward, C-Res Business Development Advisor in Port Hedland.

With the continued expansion of the BHP Local Buying Program for BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) in the Pilbara, the C-Res team is delighted to announce the recruitment of Maria Hayward. Maria has joined the C-Res team as Business Development Adviser, assisting with the delivery of the Local Buying Program in WA. 

This key role will continue to provide valuable support to local businesses and site personnel with all matters relating to new business registrations, supporting existing registered businesses and assisting BHP employees with supplier and program enquiries.

Maria will be based in our Port Hedland office but will be supporting local suppliers across the Pilbara. As a Port Hedland local and small business owner in regional WA, Maria brings with her a wealth of experience and an understanding of the challenges faced by local businesses.

Maria is very keen to step into the role and continue the partnership between BHP, C-Res and the local business community.

Maria can be contacted via email