Tyre Handling Line of Fire Hazard Reduction

Companies are invited to submit a solution for the ‘Tyre Handling Line of Fire Hazard Reduction’ challenge within the BHP Austmine Supplier Innovation Program.

Deadline: Thursday, 11th November 2021
Site: BMA Caval Ridge Mine

The Opportunity

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is seeking suitable suppliers to provide solutions to:

  1. Improve visual aids on tyre handlers to assist the operator with tyre/rim positioning and alignment
  2. Compress tyres through a tooling solution to create and maintain separation from the rim to enable locking jewellery to be installed

Submission Process

Suppliers are invited to submit a short-form proposal for this challenge by Thursday 11th November 2021.

To participate in the challenge and receive further technical information, complete this form.

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.

Find more information about the Supplier Innovation Program challenge process by viewing our webinar

Contact [email protected] for assistance.