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



Grant Linder from BHP is the keynote speaker, and is the project manager for the BMA Shiploader and Berth Replacement (SABR) Project. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the EPC/EPCM industry, including over 15 years’ with global engineering and construction company, Bechtel. He has spent the last 23 years’ in senior management positions responsible for the delivery of both greenfield and brownfield multi-billion dollar projects for tier one companies such as; BHP, Rio Tinto, Inco and Federal Government entities.

Grant has led project teams throughout all stages of the project lifecycle, from the initial setup of projects through to the final closeout and handover. His portfolio of experience includes underground and large-scale mining, smelter and refinery, material handling, port and airport projects where he has worked at all levels within project management teams in Australia, New Caledonia and Africa.

He will also be joined by BHP Hay Point General Manager Mel Johnson who will provide an update on their Hay Point operations, so don’t miss out!