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BMA Local Buying Program eNewsletter:  February 2015

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Inside this issue....

 
  1. BMA Local Buying Program welcomes the Mackay Region!
  2. BMA Local Buying Program recent results
  3. Local Buying Community Foundation Update
  4. How to get maximum benefit as an approved supplier
  5. Connect with C-Res on LinkedIn!

Important Dates
 
27 February 2015 - CF funding Round closes
29 May 2015 - CF funding Round closes
28 August 2015 - CF funding Round closes
27 November 2015 - CF funding Round closes
 

 

Upcoming Events


11 March 2015
'Developing A Practical Approach To Marketing Your Business'  (Workshop) – MORANBAH (click here for flyer and registration details).
12 March 2015
'Can Your Business Run A Marathon Or Do a Quick Sprint?' (Workshop) - MORANBAH (click here for flyer and registration details).
Building Sustainable Business Communities Networking Event– MORANBAH (click here for flyer and registration details).
May 2015
Building Sustainable Business Communities Networking Event– NEBO (Details to be advised).
12 June 2015
Building Sustainable Business Communities Workshops and Networking Event– EMERALD (Details to be advised).
10 September 2015
Building Sustainable Business Communities  Networking Event– DYSART (Details to be advised).
November 2015
Building Sustainable Business Communities Networking Event– MACKAY (Details to be advised).
10 December 2015
Building Sustainable Business Communities  Networking Event– BLACKWATER (Details to be advised).
 
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BMA Local Buying Program welcomes the Mackay Region!

In November 2014, the BMA Local Buying Program launched in the Mackay Region for suppliers to be able to service BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal from 1 December.   At the end of January, C-Res and BMA are proud to announce that there are over 200 suppliers across a wide range of industries in the Mackay region who have been approved.  There is also a steady increase in the number and diversity of work opportunities being created by BMA users at Hay Point  Coal Terminal with the expectation of further increases over the coming months. 
(Photo - C-Res Program Supervisor Debbie Porter with the team from Dave Griffith Electrical who have been successful in securing work opportunities at BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal through the BMA Local Buying Program).

BMA Local Buying Program recent results

The BMA Local Buying Program (BLBP) continues to provide opportunities for small businesses from Blackwater, Capella, Dysart, Emerald, Moranbah, and Nebo in the Bowen Basin and now businesses in the Mackay Region to competitively supply goods and services to BMA and BMC.  Since the program commenced in July 2012, progress has included (as at end January 2015):
  • over 600 approved C-Res / BLBP Suppliers 
  • over 4,000 work opportunities have been made available to local businesses
  • average payment of 11 days from supplier claim to payment
  • total approved spend awarded to local businesses -  over $40M
  • over $550,000 has been allocated to the Local Buying Community Foundation
To view the BMA Local Buying Program Quarterly Report for December 2014  - click here.
 

Local Buying Community Foundation Update

The Local Buying Community Foundation is a critical element of the BMA Local Buying Program.  The Foundation aims to support economic development and sustainability of communities within BMA and BMC’s communities of interest. Through programs and initiatives that target local business training and development, the Foundation is assisting to build and develop local capacity.  For all approved transactions processed through the Local Buying Program, BMA and BMC make a financial contribution to the Community Foundation, supporting continuous investment in the region.  The key areas of focus for the Foundation include:

  1. Building Sustainable Futures (BSF) 
  2. Building Sustainable Business Communities (BSBC)
At the end of December 2014, the Community Foundation deliverables include:
  • Total funds contributed to the Community Foundation Trust - over $550,000
  • 33 approved projects and or initiatives delivered across Central Highlands and Isaac regions with funding of over $320,000 allocated to deliver these initiatives
Over recent months the foundation has provided funding for various projects including:
  • Dysart Business Directory and Websitehttp://www.dysartcommunity.com.au/
  • Nebo Community and Business Website – The Nebo Community Development Group will develop a site to showcase the community and businesses of Nebo
  • Launch of the MTA E-Directory and providing Gold Sponsorship of the MTA Business Services Awards
  • Website Design Project - Linking Schools and Business – Further funding to allow for the publication of project resources so secondary schools can continue to deliver in their communities
  • Registration subsidy for Directors of Not For Profit organisations to participate in the Australian Institute of Company Directors course in Emerald in January
For further information regarding these projects, the Community Foundation or funding applications please contact info@localbuying@com.au  or visit https://c-res.com.au/Community

 To view the Local Buying Community Foundation Quarterly Report December 2014  - click here.
 
To view the Local Buying Community Foundation Update 2015  - click here.
 
The next funding round closes on 27 February.

How to get maximum benefit as an approved supplier

Is your C-Res Registration working for you?

If you are an approved supplier with C-Res participating in the BMA Local Buying Program, please ensure your registration is set up correctly and all information is current and up to date so you have the best possible access to work opportunities.

To do this, log into your workspace and go to the “My Details” tab and check the following:
  • Contact Details - main contact and accounts contact names, phone numbers, emails and postal and trading addresses (email changes to info@c-res.com.au)
  • Service Areas – select all areas that your business can service. BMA/BMC will cover transport costs of goods from your trading address to the specified delivery address  (email changes to info@c-res.com.au)
  • Goods and Service Categories – you are only notified of opportunities in the categories selected, so ensure all suitable categories are selected
  • Capability Statement – your uploaded capability statement can be viewed by BMA/BMC users and may be used to assist in procurement decisions. Ensure that this document is current and professional.
  • Other Supporting Documents – this is a new field, and uploaded documents are also visible to BMA/BMC users. This field should contain further documents that explain your services, for example Caterers could upload a current menu.
  • Insurances – You will receive automated emails advising of expiring insurances which must be updated in your workspace.  Failure to update mandatory insurances may lead to the registration being deactivated.

Responding to Work Instructions

  • All Request For Quotes (RFQ’s) on Work Instructions (WI) automatically roll at 3.30pm on the “Quote due date”
  • RFQ’s go out to all suppliers that are in the Category and Service Area the WI has been raised to
  • C-Res are unable to give out BMA/BMC Staff details but you can send a request for more information by going to the “Select an Action” button up the top of the WI
  • Stand out from the crowd – take an extra 5 minutes to add a photo or some specifications of what you are providing
  • If you are quoting on labour you should upload a current Schedule of your rates

Connect with C-Res on LinkedIn!

C-Res is now connected on LinkedIn!  To receive regular updates on C-Res, the BMA Local Buying Program, the Local Buying Community Foundation and any business development activities -  CONNECT NOW!

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