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

QLD: Corporate photos captured by local photographer, Nita Siggins

July 30th, 2020

It’s a fact of life that many people hate having their photo taken. With that in mind, local Lifestyle Photographer Nita Siggins kitted up and took on the job of taking corporate pictures for the Tracked Maintenance Team at BMA Blackwater … Discover more >

QLD: 1800 Prints – LBP’s longest active supplier still engaging via online portal

July 30th, 2020

This story begins in the early days of the Local Buying Program when now-CEO Tracey Cuttriss-Smith ordered promotional material for C-Res from 1800 Prints. Like all good stories, is was exciting for owner Glenda Henry and she remembers clearly … Discover more >

QLD: Businesses adapting services through COVID-19

July 30th, 2020

There was no time to prepare for local businesses having to quickly adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the mining and resource industries fared well, the industry – and in particular BHP / BMA / BMC were mindful of having to support local … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Work-arounds, pivots and new norms – How CV19 has given rise to new opportunity

July 30th, 2020

When the clocks tolled midnight on New Year’s Eve, little did any of us know what 2020 was likely to bring! Many of us had heard on the news, this thing called a coronovirus which had come from a bat in a market in a regional part of China, but … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Working in our new normal – From the CEO

July 30th, 2020

By Tracey Cuttriss-Smith It all started with one work instruction and two staff back in June 2012. I’ve been thinking about that a lot, these past few weeks ,as we mark our eighth birthday and celebrate our $500Million milestone. That means … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Good news tops a great year for C-Res and LBP – from the Chair

July 30th, 2020

By Darryl Camilleri C-Res ended FY20 on a high note, with some great news for the C-Res team.  After months of negotiations and scrutiny, the board recently signed off on 2 new contracts, extending our arrangements with BHP. Why two contracts … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Commitment to First Nation People puts Indigenous business in the spotlight

July 30th, 2020

When investing and making a meaningful contribution to our first nation’s people connected to the regions where BHP and C-Res operates, The Local Buying Program means business – literally. Our asset footprints across New South Wales … Discover more >

WA: Digital event welcomes newcomers to Hedland

July 30th, 2020

Welcome to Hedland Digital Event C-Res is proud to be part of this year’s Welcome to Hedland digital event, hosted by the Town of Port Hedland. The Welcome to Hedland ‘Local Connect’ is a platform which has been created to connect people in … Discover more >

WA: Local businesses and Newman community supported through delivery service

July 30th, 2020

Through the Local Buying Program (LBP), BHP and C-Res have adapted to the challenges of physical distancing by connecting local businesses in Newman and and Port Hedland to FIFO workers while they are in self isolation. LBP suppliers Sportspower … Discover more >

WA: Local business delivers on safety and job execution

July 30th, 2020

BHP Jimblebar Mine experienced significant flooding during the early months of 2020. The flooding caused damage to the dewatering infrastructure resulting in the need to build a pad to protect the site from future floods. Through the Local … Discover more >