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: Businesses adapting services through COVID-19

Image: Col Joy Training staff

There was no time to prepare for local businesses having to quickly adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the mining and resource industries fared well, the industry – and in particular BHP / BMA / BMC were mindful of having to support local businesses and seek out ways local business could support industry needs and operations at the same time.

And, all of this needed to be undertaken in a COVID-19 Safe Way.

Throughout the process, there were several Local Buying Program suppliers that showed tremendous resilience by changing the way they operated and by introducing innovative ideas to help stop the spread.

Restaurants and Cafes and even butchers quickly introduced online ordering and non-contact delivery.

Col Joy Training transitioned to online learning and was able to keep client qualifications and skills compliant while regulating social distance.

The transformed one of their hotel rooms into a new thermal temperature testing room which was mandatory for workers who arrived at the Mackay Airport three times per week. BMA worked with the LBP supplier, setting clear guidelines about the requirements for the centre.  Abiding by social distancing rules and using directional stickers on the floor, the process was able to see large numbers filter through The Ibis in a short amount of time and this process was adopted quickly and successfully.