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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

Western Australia

About the Program

Approved Spend

$40,280,829

Approved Work Instructions

2,084

Approved Suppliers

263

Average Payment Days

13

Local Buying Program Western Australia Quick Stats
(as at Jun 02 2020, since inception, 2017)

The Local Buying Program has been established to support small businesses in the eligible regions in Western Australia in their engagement with BHP.

Recognising that it can often be challenging for smaller businesses to engage as a supplier of BHP, the Program makes it simpler and easier for these businesses to competitively bid for supply opportunities that are released by BHP’s Western Australia Iron Ore operations.

A critical element of the Local Buying Program is the building of sustainable communities in the regions that the Program operates in. For every transaction processed through the Local Buying Program in Western Australia BHP allocates funds that will be used to establish business community development programs that complement programs already being delivered by BHP.

Some benefits of participating in the Local Buying Program include:

  • Greater supplier exposure to BHP operations through an online supplier directory
  • Greater exposure to work opportunities
  • A simplified engagement tool (Local Buying Program website)
  • Appropriate payment terms (21 days from receipt of invoice)
  • Simpler supplier on boarding process
  • Qualification criteria specific for small business
  • Continuous support from C-Res

Local small businesses who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to register.

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For more information on the Local Buying Program in Western Australia contact:

Mj van Vuuren

Business Development Advisor - Port Hedland, Western Australia

mj.vanvuuren@c-res.com.au

0408 168 705

Maria Hayward

Business Development Advisor - Port Hedland, Western Australia

maria.hayward@c-res.com.au

0420 997 993