About the Program
The Local Buying Program has been established to support small businesses in the Central Highlands, Isaac and Mackay local government areas in their engagements with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC).
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 BMA and BMC operations.
A critical element of the Local Buying Program is the Local Buying Foundation which aims to enhance the economic sustainability of local regions through the support of programs and initiatives that target local business training and development needs. For every transaction processed through the Local Buying Program in Queensland, BMA / BMC make a financial contribution to the Foundation.
Some benefits of participating in the Local Buying Program include:
- Greater supplier exposure to BMA and BMC 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
Read more about the program in Queensland:
- LBP Brochure (NSW & QLD)
- LBP Annual Summary (Qld) 2016 2017
- LBP Quarterly Summary (Qld) Q3 2017/2018
For more information contact:
C-Res Business Engagement Advisor: Kirra Alexander | firstname.lastname@example.org | 0419 571 411
C-Res Office: email@example.com | 1800 536 663
Events listed below are either of relevance to the local business community or are delivered or sponsored by the Local Buying Program or Local Buying Foundation.
QME (Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition) is on again at the Mackay Show Grounds!
The event provides local business an opportunity to see what’s new, network and hear from big name speakers. Come along and have a chat to the team from C-Res and BHP at the BHP stand (B308).
R U OK? BBQ Breakfast
Presented by Resource Industry Network (and proudly supported by C-Res)
R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to encouraging everyone to connect with the people they care about and giving them the skills to have a conversation with someone they’re worried about any day of the year. Taking part can be as simple as asking your friends, family and colleagues, “are you ok?”