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

$500 Million in Approved Spend for LBP. We did it! TOGETHER.

May 18th, 2020

Five hundred million dollars. Half. A. Billion. Whichever way you say it, it is a huge number! And, definitely one worth celebrating. Today - Monday May 18, 2020 - is a special day for the Local Buying Program. We have officially reported … Discover more >

QLD: Dysart businesses and community showcased as part of LBP events

April 30th, 2020

During December and February, C-Res and BHP, BMA and BMC hosted three stakeholder engagement events, which brought community members, small business owners and employees together to discuss and celebrate the year that was.  The final event was held … Discover more >

SA: Asset President updates community

April 30th, 2020

Key projects and directives being undertaken at BHP’s Olympic Dam site were the focus of an address by Olympic Dam Asset President Laura Tyler in early March. Laura delivered her address during a community update, hosted over a light supper at … Discover more >

WA: Business Afterhours focuses on economic and jobs impact of Port

April 30th, 2020

Mj van Vuuren from C-Res attended the March Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce event, hosted by the Port Hedland Industry Council (PHIC). Attended by representatives from BHP, FMG, and a number of Local Buying Program suppliers, the event was a … Discover more >

NSW: Buyers and suppliers give speed dating a whole new meaning

April 30th, 2020

Local Buying Program suppliers joined BHP Mt Arthur Coal buyers for a Meet the Buyer event on Wednesday, February 19 at the Muswellbrook RSL. The Meet the Buyer event was similar to a “speed dating” session which allowed local suppliers the … Discover more >

NATIONAL: BHP, C-Res and our Local Buying Program small businesses – we are all in this together

April 30th, 2020

This is what we do; and it is why BHP can count on us to help them in their support of small regional businesses. C-Res Manager, Business Development John Aurisch said it was talking to small business owners and hearing the concern they have … Discover more >

NATIONAL: CEO Address – None of us are alone in this, and that means a lot

April 30th, 2020

Looking back on all of our Calendar Year and Financial Year planning, never in a MILLION years would we have thought to plan for what’s become of the first few months of 2020. Yes, it caught us by surprise. Yes, we were … Discover more >

NSW: Local Voices makes for good community conversation

April 30th, 2020

On Thursday February 27, C-Res Business Development Advisor Lisa Harpley met with local community members for breakfast at the Muswellbrook Race Club for an update from CSIRO who have been surveying the local community as part of the ‘Local Voices … Discover more >

NSW: BHP kicking goals

April 30th, 2020

The continued support measures being provided by BHP to local businesses and the wider community in the Upper Hunter region was extended further recently when Mt Arthur Coal extended an invitation to meet, mingle and be inspired by some of our elite … Discover more >

NSW: Multiple benefits come from Singleton International Women’s Day events

April 30th, 2020

International Women’s Day was celebrated in style in Singleton on Friday, March 6 with an elegant garden party.  The event was a wonderful success, and through its partnership with the event, the Local Buying Foundation sponsored school students … Discover more >