Detection of Oversize Rock Blended in Stockpile

Companies were invited to submit a solution for the Detection of Oversize Rock Blended in Stockpile challenge within the BHP Austmine Supplier Innovation Program. 
Deadline: CLOSED
Site: Western Australia Iron Ore

The Situation

BHP is seeking suitable suppliers to provide a solution to enable the detection and management of oversize rock present in stockpiled material. 

The opportunity is to develop a solution that enables the operator to be alerted to the presence, size and location of the oversize material in real time, such that they can avoid and / or remove the materials.

Submission Process

Submissions for this challenge are closed.

View our Supplier Innovation Program webinar to find more details about the submission process. 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. 

Contact martin.collard@austmine.com.au for any questions.

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.