CLOSED: Industrial Structural Corrosion Surface Blasting Replacement Process

Companies are invited to submit a solution for the Industrial Structural Corrosion Surface Blasting Replacement Process challenge within the BHP Austmine Supplier Innovation Program.

Deadline: Friday 27th November 2020
Site: BMA Port Operations

The Opportunity

BHP is seeking suitable suppliers to assist with a challenge relating to the process of using pressurised blasting for the removal of surface corrosion and for general preparation at BMA Port Operations.

Whilst high pressure blasting techniques have provided a solution, safer, cleaner and more effective surface preparation solutions are now required. High pressure blasting is used as part of an ongoing operational maintenance process.

There are extensive Safety Management Processes in place to manage the safe execution of this task, but the opportunity exists to further improve safety and optimise procedures.

Submission Process

Kick-Off Webinar
Find more information about the challenge process by attending our kick-off webinar on Friday 30th October. This session does not provide additional technical scoping information, the purpose is to outline the submission process and enable questions on the overall Supplier Innovation Program.

Application Submission
To apply for the challenge and receive further technical information, please complete this confidentiality acknowledgement.

Contact [email protected] if you have any question.

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Challenge Process

Phase 1: Seeking expressions of interest and high-level proposals
We have provided you with a preliminary and high-level overview of the challenge we are seeking to solve. Our ask is for interested suppliers to provide an equally high-level expression of interest and proposal overview from which we will evaluate and shortlist a set of suppliers for the next phase.

Phase 2: Shortlisted Suppliers: Full Scope, Interactive Workshops, Written Proposal
Shortlisted suppliers will be invited to a more detailed and interactive process, working toward a full proposal. You will receive a more detailed scope, participate in a series of interactive webinars and Q&A sessions with the operational project team, and “Pitch” Sessions where you’ll outline your proposal to the team and receive feedback to then inform your ultimate written proposal. It is envisaged your proposal will be for a joint project to prove the concept, prototype and trial.

Phase 3: Award and Pilot
BHP will evaluate proposals and intend to select and award a contract to one or more suppliers for a Pilot Project.

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