If you're a small business operator (under 20 staff) based in the northern areas of South Australia with the drive & capability to supply products or services to a world leader in mining & resources, this may be an opportunity for you.
As part of it's commitment to supporting the economies & communities in the regions in which it operates, BHP will need products & services to support its Olympic Dam site. The company is currently seeking to establish relationships with qualifying businesses from within our local area through its LBP.
The process to register is simple & will only take about 20 minutes once documentation such as insurances, certificates etc. is on hand. Registration with the LBP is free. The business portal is easy to use & importantly BHP is offering appropriate payment terms of 21 days.
Businesses wishing to register are asked to provide a business profile with some background & information about the types of products & services proposed to be supplied. This part of the process will be your best opportunity to promote your business.
However, registration with the LBP is not a guarantee of business. It is an opportunity to participate in future competitive tendering processes as a pre-qualified supplier. If successful, your business is listed on the LBP database. Then listed suppliers in relevant categories receive notification of work orders so that they can participate in the tender process.
The types of goods/services needed by the company are broad, ranging from sandwiches for meetings/conferences etc. right through to the supply of employee gifts, workwear or motor vehicles...
Broadly speaking, the products/services categories are;
It's worth noting that registered suppliers may be asked to meet additional requirements prior to undertaking approved work. They will also be required to provide evidence of any relevant or mandatory insurances/policies, certificates of currency or procedures (e.g food safety) for the products/services to be provided.
C-Res is the business working in partnership with BHP to handle all enquiries about the program & the registration process. They can be contacted to discuss LBP requirements & aspects of the registration process. They will also make feedback available to unsuccessful applicants to help with future applications.
Businesses are required to meet a number of minimum mandatory qualification criteria prior to being assessed & approved as a ‘Local Buying’ supplier by C-Res. Criteria include:
Interested suppliers must be registered or have a significant physical presence in one of the following locations:
For more information about the BHP Local Buying Program contact C-Res on 1800 536 663 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org