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 businesses and Newman community supported through delivery service

Image: Sportspower Newman.

Through the Local Buying Program (LBP), BHP and C-Res have adapted to the challenges of physical distancing by connecting local businesses in Newman and and Port Hedland to FIFO workers while they are in self isolation.

LBP suppliers Sportspower Newman and Pilbara Party Planners have been able to keep their businesses operating by transporting everything from beauty products to hot chips to BHP team members who are unable to go into the community. Deliveries are made up to three times a day.

Lynda Langlands, owner of Sportspower Newman, said the initiative had been great for business.

“We have employed a number of local community members to help us provide this service, which has been fantastic for our business and Newman,” Lynda said.

Through this initiative, local businesses continue to be supported by the wider BHP community while showcasing the capacity of small businesses to adapt to challenging environments.

While the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the Local Buying Program is working with small businesses and partner organisations throughout the community to ensure their needs are met.