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


News & Media Announcements

SA: Quarter In Review | July to September, 2020

October 30th, 2020

While some states seem to be opening up and getting down to business, things have remained pretty quiet on the networking front throughout the Olympic Downs footprints in Roxby Downs, Upper Spencer Gulf and the Far Northern regions. That said, C … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Supplier Directory – “LBP’s answer to Google”

October 30th, 2020

The new search functionality within the online Local Buying Program’s Supplier Directory has been well-received, taking what might have been a slow and tedious manual search and transforming it into what’s been referred to as “the LBP’s … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Supporting Local Businesses a Top Priority for LBP

October 30th, 2020

While the federal government has been throwing around a certain “R” word of late, the C-Res team has been actively sharing the work of our regions’ chambers and business / industry groups to channel other, more positive, words starting with … Discover more >

QLD: Quarter In Review | July to September, 2020

October 30th, 2020

When Dianna Smith heads to events or meetings and takes a photo to capture the moment, she has a giggle to herself remembering her old school days. “I always remember not wanting to get too close to the boy next to me, and seeing everyone … Discover more >

NATIONAL: Suppliers’ Innovation Celebrated With New Program

October 30th, 2020

When it comes to championing our suppliers and seeking out every possible opportunity for them, the C-Res team pulls out all stops. That is why we are thrilled to be helping promote the BHP and Austmine Supplier Innovation Program though our … Discover more >

BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS business support package

October 1st, 2020

A Media Release issued by BHP. BHP CEO Mike Henry has today announced BHP’s commitment to training and funding for 3,500 new Australian apprenticeship and training positions, and driving up to AU$450 million into supporting business … Discover more >

It’s one thing to say ‘We’re with You!’ but the Local Buying Program is walking the talk

August 5th, 2020

We're with You!It's the new mindset, motto and modus operandi adopted by C-Res in delivering the Local Buying Program as well as the Local Buying Foundation.As the curtain fell on the financial year that was FY20, our world and ways of doing … Discover more >

NSW: LBP opportunity secures ongoing business with Mt Arthur Coal

July 30th, 2020

Introductions made at the Local Buying Program Meet the Buyer event in Muswellbrook, in February this year, have led to BHP MAC Production Contracts and Services Team recently engaging LBP Indigenous Supplier, Goanna Services. The job was to … Discover more >

QLD: BHP and Austmine launch Supply Innovation Program

July 30th, 2020

Local Buying Program Suppliers are known to be incredible innovators; many of them leading their sector, the country and, in some cases, the world – from their regional locations. Tapping into that brains trust, BHP in partnership with Austmine … Discover more >

SA: Spotlight on services through the Local Buying Program

July 30th, 2020

It might have been one of the most uncertain and least predictable ends to a financial year in living memory, but the LBP remained a key contributor to the local economy in regional South Australia, with BHP Olympic Dam successfully engaging the … Discover more >