Local Buying Program Suppliers will compete for work opportunities through the Local Buying Program against other Local Buying Program suppliers in the Program they are participating in.
The BHP / BMA employees using the Program can still request quotes from SAP Vendors and compare with Local Buying Program supplier quotes and make an informed decision. However, SAP Vendors that are not eligible for the Local Buying Program will not be able to quote via the LBP website as this is only available for businesses that meet the mandatory criteria.
As part of the BHP Group, all BHP operations are subject to various global supply contracts and cannot use the Local Buying Program for all work opportunities. Exceptions to this will be at the discretion of BHP / BMA.