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: Local business delivers on safety and job execution

Image: RSK Contracting continues work on Bore 182 at Jimblebar Mine Site.

BHP Jimblebar Mine experienced significant flooding during the early months of 2020.

The flooding caused damage to the dewatering infrastructure resulting in the need to build a pad to protect the site from future floods.

Through the Local Buying Program, Newman-based contractor, RSK, was able to be easily engaged, and, being on site at the time, it reduced the risk associated with COVID-19 and eliminated unnecessary delays. This engagement has also led to RSK Contracting being engaged by other teams at Jimblebar, illustrating the effectiveness of supporting local businesses and the versatility of the Local Buying Program.

Work Instruction owner, Fouad Al Sous, from BHP Jimblebar Mine said the RSK team provided a local and effective solution.

“The works performed by RSK and the leadership shown by the team is outstanding,” he said.

“The team leaders are always onsite, ensuring the job execution couldn’t be better, and safety is their top priory which is what we expect from our contractors.”