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


SA: Spotlight on services through the Local Buying Program

Image: Jess Cardno (C-Res, BDA), Asset President Laura Tyler, and Kate Reading (C-Res, BDSO).

It might have been one of the most uncertain and least predictable ends to a financial year in living memory, but the LBP remained a key contributor to the local economy in regional South Australia, with BHP Olympic Dam successfully engaging the local small business suppliers through the Local Buying Program for major construction services delivered on site.

Projects have included the Mine End carpark upgrade which began in October last year and took approximately 4 months to complete; and the Tailings Project Office Complex extension, which is being delivered in three stages, and was due for completion by July 2020.

For suppliers the payment terms and claims processes through the Local Buying Program provided a significant advantage and point of difference. The ability to part claim against a PO during the course of the project and knowing that C-Res could deliver 21-day payment terms has had a direct and positive impact on the cash flow and deliverables of businesses registered with the program.

LBP suppliers have had the chance to showcase and utilised their valuable experience, and understanding of site safety and procedures, at Olympic Dam, paving the way for more businesses to be engaged through the Local Buying Program in South Australia.