South Australia

About the Program

The Local Buying Program has been established to support small businesses in the eligible regions in South Australia in their engagements 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 Olympic Dam.

A critical element of the Local Buying Program is the building of sustainable communities in the regions that the Program operates in.  As such, the Program supports BHP’s business development programs which aim to drive sustainable growth in local townships and communities.  BHP and C-Res work closely with the local community to identify which programs are best suited to local businesses and provide genuine benefit, and consult closely with local organisations and representatives to jointly agree on the priority areas for development programs and to ensure these are aligned with existing and future initiatives.

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 & Global Maintenance USG (partnering with C-Res to deliver the Local Buying Program)

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


More about the Program in South Australia:

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For more information contact:

C-Res Business Development Advisor: Lauren Crighton | |  0437 993 180

GMUSG Partner: Mark Malcolm | | 0419 820 641 (Global Maintenance USG)

C-Res Office | 1800 536 663


Register for the Local Buying Program


C-Res are proud to be working with Global Maintenance USG to facilitate engagement with local business in South Australia.


Where we operate

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To work with the Local Buying Program in South Australia, suppliers must be registered or have a significant physical presence in one of the following locations:

  • District of Mount Remarkable
  • Port Augusta City Council
  • Port Pirie Regional Council
  • Roxby Downs Council
  • Whyalla City Council
  • Postcode 5600 – Whyalla, Whyalla Playford, Gilles Downs, Myola Station, Lake Harris, Secret Rocks, Katunga Station, Corunna Station
  • Postcode 5713 – Emeroo, Island Lagoon, Lake Torrens, Oakden Hills, Pernatty, Wallerberdina, Yadlamalka
  • Postcode 5715 – Illeroo, Pandurra, Yalymboo, Yudnapinna, Lincoln Gap, Carriewerloo
  • Postcode 5720 – Woomera, Pimba, Stuarts Creek, Billa Kalina, Purple Downs, Mount Vivian, Millers Creek, Bosworth, Arcoona, Mount Eba, Parakylia
  • Postcode 5722 – Andamooka
  • Postcode 5725 – Olympic Dam, Roxby Downs

All Olympic Dam operations, including the Mine and Smelter, and BHP Adelaide facilities are able to engage suppliers through the Local Buying Program. These include:

  • Olympic Dam mine-end
  • Olympic Dam process-end
  • Adelaide distribution centre
  • Adelaide offices