News/Media Announcements: February 2024
Indigenous business growing with LBP success
Engaging with Traditional Owner and Indigenous Businesses is a key objective for site. The usual research methods to identify businesses can be time consuming when combined with the critical tasks involved with checking business capacity and … Discover more >
Integration leads to materials procurement opportunity with LBP
Sourcing quality materials on time can sometimes be a challenge for BHP due to long lead times and the inability to see exactly what is being ordered. BHP Buyers have materials procurement processes in place, including using SAP for direct orders … Discover more >
Small, local business lifting productivity
BHP were looking to source site specific equipment and leverage a sustainable and reliable local business to do so. They were able to achieve this through the use of the Local Buying Program.
Access Hire Pty Ltd commenced its Newman operation in … Discover more >
LBP Indigenous suppliers expand work horizons
Zancott Knight and Platinum Civil Construction have been jointly awarded a significant contract with BHP over five years, with two Arabana-owned businesses Seamer Civil and Ngurra Civil & Construction engaged as subcontractors. This contract is … Discover more >
Saving time and money by sourcing local in Nickel West
Challenges exist for both buyers, when trying to source competitive goods and services easily, and suppliers for getting their business noticed by procurement specialists within BHP. Being a small business in remote regions can be challenging for … Discover more >
Competitive Work Instructions result in positive local outcomes
The Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Tender (RFT) competitive Work Instructions (WIs) have been effective procurement tools for buyers and suppliers. Buyer Nick Duggan created a RFQ WI to supply road base material at Saraji Mine as he was … Discover more >
BHP and LBP Suppliers connect for SA’s future
There has been a lot happening with BHP in South Australia recently and our local suppliers in Roxby Downs are eager to know what opportunities are ahead with BHP.
Events such as the Roxby Business Breakfast which hosted acting BHP SA Asset … Discover more >
Local butcher delivers Christmas cheer
At the heart of our community, the importance of fostering local connections and supporting small businesses is very important. As the festive season approached, BHP Mt Arthur Coal sought a local supplier to contribute to the festivities. Their … Discover more >
BHP celebrates exciting new emerging artist
Leon Namai, a local Indigenous artist, has registered with the Local Buying Program with the support of the Trading Tracks team. His aim is to enrich people with life principles through different mediums of art form, through story telling and … Discover more >
BMA staff vouchers bridge business and community
Many small, local and Indigenous businesses which operate within the BMA footprint do not provide goods and services that are in usual demand for coal production and coal terminal sites.
The BMA Local Buying Program Voucher Initiative, designed … Discover more >