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: BHP and Austmine launch Supply Innovation Program

Image: Guest speakers Robert Trzebski (Chief Operating Officer, Austmine), Jessica Simpson (Partners, Innovation & Community Manager, BHP) and Camila Caceres (Specialist – BHP).

Local Buying Program Suppliers are known to be incredible innovators; many of them leading their sector, the country and, in some cases, the world – from their regional locations.

Tapping into that brains trust, BHP in partnership with Austmine, have launched the Supply Innovation Program.

In true COVID-19 style, the program was launched via webinar and in association with this, the Resource Industry Network (RIN) hosted an Industry Insights Webinar which featured speakers Camila Caceres, Specialist – BHP, Partners Innovation & Community, BHP Manager Jessica Simpson and Robert Trzebski, Chief Operating Officer at Austmine.

The webinar provided an oversight of the Supply Innovation Program BHP had partnered with Austmine to deliver. The program will engage suppliers and implement emerging technologies as part of its Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Sector Strategy.

The Supplier Innovation Program will deliver a series of engagements that showcase BHP challenges at their Australian operations. METS companies will be invited to attend workshops and briefings, with senior members of BHP’s team, to better understand the challenges and formulate solutions. The winning solution will have the opportunity to become a paid pilot program, with the successful supplier working directly with BHP.

This process will provide an avenue for BHP to crowd-course a broad range of unique innovations, while METS companies benefit from easier access to project opportunities and new avenues for collaboration.

The Webinar focused on BHP SUPPLY INNOVATION, a key topic within the Local Buying Program and our METS Suppliers tuned in to listen to the updates and future opportunities.

RIN’s webinar series was developed with funding assistance from the Local Buying Foundation – QLD’s B.I.G. Futures Funds grant as part of their Digital Engagement Project.

The Supply Innovation Program is also supported by the Local Buying Program and we encourage our suppliers to register their businesses with the program to see what opportunities can be found!