Register

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

Events

25 Feb

Women in Business Regional Network – Port Pirie Dinner

Port Pirie 5.30pm - 8.00pm

The challenge of creating work/life balance is a topic often discussed, particularly among women in business. How do we juggle business, family, community and other commitments and still find time for the all-important “me” time to recharge and relax and …. because we deserve and are entitled to a break.

The dinner will brainstorm ideas that have worked for others and we invite you to not only share your tips, but to also feel you can share your challenges in the hope the collective network will be able to assist you. The dinner is open to all women in business – members and non-members, those who manage, own or work in a business or those who think they’d like to be in business.

26 Feb

Newman Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Meetings

Newman

Join in with your local business network and the Newman Chamber of Commerce to connect with other businesses, access industry and local chamber updates, and meet new people at the Business After Hours in February and March. Dates: February 26 and March 25, 2020. Times and venues to be confirmed.

For more information contact Tania Tucker at admin@newmancci.com.au

06 Mar

MackHack – Mackay’s Mining and METS Hackathon 2020

Split Spaces, Mackay 5.00pm

Dare to disrupt at MackHack 2020, a weekend-long event where participants come together to solve industry challenges.

Throughout the weekend you will learn skills to turn your ideas into reality, prototypes into production and connect with likeminded people, industry experts and mentors.

This event is for thinkers, makers, tech-heads, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and unique individuals to create, test, build, discover and hack solutions to solve mining industry challenges.

10 Mar

2020 LBP Meet the Buyer Event – Moranbah

Moranbah Community Centre 3.00pm - 6.00pm

BHP / BMA / BMC and C-Res are collaborating to provide a valuable opportunity for BHP / BMA / BMC buyers and Local Buying Program suppliers to engage, network and benefit from business development sessions in Moranbah this March!

This event will also offer an excellent opportunity for small businesses to showcase business capabilities while connecting with BHP buyers and stakeholders who could help grow their business into the future via a mini supplier expo.  You must be registered with the LBP to attend, for more information on registration please click here.

Also supported by the Local Buying Foundation, this event will provide businesses with important information and insights around the LBP and how best to engage with buyers! It will also be a chance for buyers to see, first hand, the capacity and capabilities available to them right on their doorstep!

For more information on this event, please email Jessie Appleton, C-Res Business Development Advisor – jessie.appleton@c-res.com.au

11 Mar

Economic Futures Forum 2020

McIndoe Function Centre, Emerald 6.00am - 9.00am

CHDC’s 2020 Economic Futures Forum will touch on comparative data, forecasting and economic updates to gain perspective for the path ahead in 2020. The aim is to build knowledge and awareness within our business communities to support them to make informed decisions in future business planning that is sustainable and viable.

This will be an early morning event to enable attendees to get on with their working day upon the Forum’s conclusion.  The guest speaker is The Honourable Mark Furner MP, Minisiter for Agriculture Industry Development and Fisheries.

12 Mar

2020 LBP Meet The Buyer Event – Blackwater

Blackwater Civic Centre 11.00am - 2.00pm

BHP / BMA / BMC and C-Res are collaborating to provide a valuable opportunity for BHP / BMA / BMC buyers and Local Buying Program suppliers to engage, network and benefit from business development sessions in Blackwater this March!

This event will also offer an excellent opportunity for small businesses to showcase business capabilities while connecting with BHP buyers and stakeholders who could help grow their business into the future via a mini supplier expo.  You must be registered with the LBP to attend, for more information on registration please click here.

Also supported by the Local Buying Foundation, this event will provide businesses with important information and insights around the LBP and how best to engage with buyers! It will also be a chance for buyers to see, first hand, the capacity and capabilities available to them right on their doorstep!

For more information on this event, please email Jessie Appleton, C-Res Business Development Advisor – jessie.appleton@c-res.com.au

20 Mar

2020 Upper Hunter Show

Muswellbrook Showgrounds Varied - please see website

The 2020 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show will be packed with entertainment, exciting rides and sideshow alley action for the entire family. The Upper Hunter Regional Show is held annually two weeks prior to Easter. It encourages inclusion from all schools in the area, as well as being a social hub for community interaction and volunteering –  through a wide variety of competitions including judging of horses, cattle and poultry, and exhibitions of art, crafts, cookery, horticulture and garden produce, and more.

The Upper Hunter Regional Show provides a well-rounded, interactive, informative and enjoyable community event in which people from any background can unite and take part in the various show competitions and enjoy the entertainment.