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Welcome to the Local Buying Program

The Local Buying Program has been established to support small businesses to engage with BHP, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC).

The Program is delivered in a strategic partnership between BHP and C-Res – a cost neutral organisation. The program has been operating successfully in Queensland since 2012, in New South Wales since 2016, and in South Australia and Western Australia from 2017.

The Program enables small local businesses to supply goods and services to BHP, BMA and BMC operations via a competitive tender process with reduced payment terms. Businesses also receive direct support from C-Res Business Development Advisors and the Program Administration Team.

Businesses who employ less than 20 full-time equivalent employees and have a significant physical presence near one of BHP’s Minerals Australia core assets are encouraged to register for the Program. For more information on eligibility please refer to the relevant regional pages.


See What is Happening Around Australia with LBP

♦ July to September 2019 Highlights for of the Local Buying Program –

National Highlights | Queensland Highlights | New South Wales Highlights | South Australia Highlights | Western Australia Highlights


♦ Local Buying Program Annual Financial Year To Date Summaries –

National | Queensland | New South Wales | South Australia | Western Australia


Local Buying Program Quick Stats

(as at 14 November, 2019)
$409,111,707 30,784 Approved Work Instructions 1,323 Approved Suppliers 14 Average Payment Days Approved Spend


We value your feedback on the Local Buying Program, and would like to hear from you. Please click here to provide your comments as we welcome all opportunities for continuous improvement. This will ensure the Program continues to meet the needs of BHP, BMA, BMC and local suppliers.

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