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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

Buyers (Tier A Contractors)

Tier A Contractor 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 Tier A Contractor email. Once registered, buyers can source goods and services from Local Buying Program suppliers by raising Work Instructions.

Tier A Contractor Employee Registration

News/Media Announcements: April 2022

Small businesses are set to gain as BHP’s Local Buying Program expands into BHP Nickel West, Western Australia

The BHP Local Buying Program was established to encourage relationships between BHP operations and small local, and Indigenous businesses.  In addition, it assists to build capability and capacity across the local supply chain and boost regional … Discover more >

New South Wales Highlight Q3 FY22: MAC has past and present high on the agenda

Congratulations Kale! Kale is off to a great start learning new skills with his employer Valley Excavations & Mining Services Pty Ltd, as part of BHP Mount Arthur Coal's restoration of the local historic homestead 'Balmoral'. The homestead is … Discover more >

National Highlight Q2 FY22: Exploration of new supply opportunities become reality with Tier A Contractors

BHP Tier A Contractor engages Suppliers via LBP. In October 2021, BHP's Tier A Contractor, CQ Field Mining Services became the first of several authorised contractors, including C-Res, to have access to the Local Buying Program portal, giving … Discover more >

Western Australia Highlights Q2 FY22: Innovation at the centre of networking opportunities

When C-Res and BHP worked in collaboration with Austmine to provide networking and informative events for local businesses in Port Hedland and Newman recently, attendees came away with a wealth of information on upcoming opportunities and local … Discover more >

South Australia Highlights Q2 FY22: C-Res and BHP identifying opportunities and harnessing local skill base

LBP Highlights from the end of 2021 included some important progress with Traditional Owner and Indigenous procurement in and around Olympic Dam. A significant Traditional Owner and Indigenous Business project was identified for transportation … Discover more >

New South Wales Highlights Q2 FY22: COVID recovery includes spreading some seasonal cheer!

As New South Wales emerged from lock downs and a long period of interruption to business, the Local Buying Program (LBP) was on hand to assist local communities with recovery efforts. Management of Mt Arthur Coal gifted over 1,000 BHP employees a … Discover more >

Exciting new career opportunities with C-Res

C-Res currently has a number of employment opportunities open to professionals with a strong focus on supporting local. About Us C-Res is a cost-neutral organisation dedicated to linking small, local and Indigenous businesses directly with BHP … Discover more >

Local Buying Program swoops to the rescue

Magpies can be a problem when nesting in spring, swooping on passers-by and posing a very real threat to safety. A family of Magpies located at the BHP apprentice training centre (the Future Fit Academy at Paget, Mackay) were being protective … Discover more >

NATIONAL: A message from the LBF Chairman | FY21 Year in Review

Just like that another year has passed, and despite the challenges that were presented we have remained busy and I’m astonished by what was achieved. Whilst the regional communities within our footprint still experienced the ongoing effects of … Discover more >

NATIONAL: A message from the C-Res CEO | FY21 Year in Review

2021 has certainly been a year of adaptability and opportunity. Drawing from the challenges of 2020, BHP and C-Res have continued to work together to achieve some fantastic outcomes for small local businesses and the communities in which we live and … Discover more >