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


NATIONAL: R U OK? More Than Just One Day

If there is one question that can save a life it’s this one: R U OK?

On September 12 the C-Res team – along with BHP teams, LBP buyers, suppliers and community stakeholders across our Local Buying Program footprint – took a moment of pause to recognize the importance of asking that one important question.

On R U OK Day, the C-Res team took time out for an hour-long resilience-building session, led by Grey Matta Solutions resilience coach Rod Warner.

During the session, Rod took the team through the importance of not just asking others if they were okay, but how vital it was to turn that question on yourself from time to time.

C-Res Manager – Marketing and Communications Meredith Papas said the training was well timed considering the challenges this year has presented.

“There were a few people in the organisation for whom this really resonated and it made us all stop and think, well, are we okay; am I okay?” Meredith said.

“While we need to be able to ask those questions and be there to support each other, our friends, family and loved ones, we have to remember that if we are not okay within ourselves, then we are not going to be able to help others.”

C-Res R U OK Day activities are an annual fixture in the organisation’s calendar, but mental wellbeing is not a once a year commitment.

“The mental health and wellbeing of our staff, supplier small businesses, BHP buyers and other stakeholders is something we are committed to all year around,” Meredith said.

“Our values are built around trust, respect, empathy and integrity – and this is very much in line with that commitment.

“Asking R U OK is not a once a year thing. And October is Mental Health Month but there are 11 other months in the year where this is all just as important.

“This is part of our culture.”