About the program
The Local Buying Program was been established to support local communities by helping small businesses to engage with BHP as a supplier.
The LBP has been operating and supporting local suppliers successfully in Queensland (since 2012) and New South Wales (since 2016). Currently there are more than 850 suppliers registered in the program and the LBP has provided work opportunities for over AU$135 million to these suppliers. Last year the program offered more than to 5,500 work opportunities with 86% of these successfully awarded to local businesses.
To further support small businesses, the Local Buying Program is now being established in South Australia. The decision to expand the program was based on the success in Queensland and New South Wales and will provide South Australian businesses with access to a dedicated buying platform, better payment terms and support through local C-Res Business Engagement Advisors.
What happens next?
To help you get ready for the LBP roll-out, we invite you to join us at one of our information sessions where we will provide further details and an opportunity to clarify your questions.
Key dates in the roll-out of the LBP in South Australia:
- 2 October – Supplier registration opens
- 17-19 October – Local Buying Program Supplier Information Sessions
- 30 October – Local Buying Program live and work instructions accessible
If you are interested in the Local Buying Program and want to join one of our information sessions to learn more, please click here.