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: Corporate photos captured by local photographer, Nita Siggins

Image: Tracked Maintenance Team at Blackwater.

It’s a fact of life that many people hate having their photo taken.

With that in mind, local Lifestyle Photographer Nita Siggins kitted up and took on the job of taking corporate pictures for the Tracked Maintenance Team at BMA Blackwater.

Nita was engaged through the Local Buying Program for the job and the photo shoot took place at the Blackwater International Coal Centre, which was also the location of the team’s first leadership forum.

Nita provided an immediate response which resulted in a quick turnaround to complete the job and the results were great. The team was relaxed throughout, and able to share a laugh and joke with Nita, which contributed to team building and good buyer supplier relations.

Using a small local business for this work instruction provided a personalised service and eliminated time, travel and accommodation costs. The work was performed professionally and efficiently and provided a platform for engagement between site and the business community.

Most importantly, a local business was supported and that, in turn, contributed to the broader economy!