Local Buying Program Suppliers

Local businesses who have less than 20 full time equivalent employees 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

News/Media Announcements: October 2020

BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS business support package

A Media Release issued by BHP. BHP CEO Mike Henry has today announced BHP’s commitment to training and funding for 3,500 new Australian apprenticeship and training positions, and driving up to AU$450 million into supporting business … Discover more >

It’s one thing to say ‘We’re with You!’ but the Local Buying Program is walking the talk

We're with You!It's the new mindset, motto and modus operandi adopted by C-Res in delivering the Local Buying Program as well as the Local Buying Foundation.As the curtain fell on the financial year that was FY20, our world and ways of doing … Discover more >

NSW: LBP opportunity secures ongoing business with Mt Arthur Coal

Introductions made at the Local Buying Program Meet the Buyer event in Muswellbrook, in February this year, have led to BHP MAC Production Contracts and Services Team recently engaging LBP Indigenous Supplier, Goanna Services. The job was to … Discover more >

QLD: BHP and Austmine launch Supply Innovation Program

Local Buying Program Suppliers are known to be incredible innovators; many of them leading their sector, the country and, in some cases, the world – from their regional locations. Tapping into that brains trust, BHP in partnership with Austmine … Discover more >

SA: Spotlight on services through the Local Buying Program

It might have been one of the most uncertain and least predictable ends to a financial year in living memory, but the LBP remained a key contributor to the local economy in regional South Australia, with BHP Olympic Dam successfully engaging the … Discover more >

WA: Cultural Centre brings communities together even in its construction

After months of behind-the-scenes work by the Local Buying Program’s business development team and BHP communities teams, a Request for Quote went out to selected Banjyima Nation-only bidders for the construction of a Cultural Centre at BHP South … Discover more >

NSW: Funding and security front of mind for Program

Economic security and keeping businesses afloat were a shared focus of the Local Buying Program with local government and business organisations throughout the Mount Arthur Coal footprint. Muswellbrook Chamber president, Mike Kelley, said the … Discover more >

NSW: Supporting the backbone of regional communities

BHP’s Vital Resources Fund shows what can happen when you pay it forward Community groups and businesses in Singleton are now able to apply for a share of $300,000 under the grants program by Singleton Council following the successful … Discover more >

SA: Local Buying Program supports small businesses during COVID-19

The challenges associated with COVID-19, and the impact this has had on small businesses, has hit directly at the heart of what the Local Buying Program is all about. The LBP in SA has been instrumental in supporting local small businesses, as … Discover more >

SA: C-Res continues strategic partnership with Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf (GMUSG)

The success of the Local Buying Program is built on our partnerships, so locking in our valuable partnership with Global Maintenance USG (GMUSG) is an important milestone! GMUSG was established to promote the Upper Spencer Gulf as a regional … Discover more >