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

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 >

WA: Community and business events reconnect towns

July 30th, 2020

On Wednesday, June 17, Newman Futures hosted the Stronger Business Futures event. The event was hosted to thank local businesses owners for their contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic and covered all thngs local business. Presentations … Discover more >

NATIONAL: 500 million reasons to celebrate BHP’s local buying commitment

July 30th, 2020

BHP’s Local Buying Program has reached more than $500 million in approved spend since its launch in 2012. In that time, the program has worked with over 1,450 local businesses, on over 36,000 work packages, with an average payment period of just … Discover more >

Perception Survey a chance to share feedback

June 29th, 2020

C-Res has commissioned consultancy firm SC Lennon & Associates to coordinate our Annual Perception Survey to seek feedback from our buyers, suppliers and community stakeholders around the Local Buying Program (LBP) and Local Buying Foundation … Discover more >

$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 >