Information for suppliers and contractors

Barwon Water completes all purchasing and tendering in a fair and ethical manner, and obtaining goods and services at the best value available.

This is achieved by adhering to the:

  • Financial Management (Amendment) Act 1994 for all non-construction procurement of goods and services, and
  • Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994 and supporting Ministerial Directions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria for all construction related works.

COVID Safe Plan

In accordance with Victorian Government recommendations, we have adopted a COVID Safe Plan. The plan sets out:

  • how we keep records of employees, contactors and visitors to our sites
  • control measures to mitigate the introduction of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our workplace, including details about personal protective equipment
  • protocols for preparing for, and responding to, suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus in our workplace.

This plan is for all worksites under the control of Barwon Water and subsidiary company Barwon Asset Solutions. It will be continually reviewed and updated as required.

COVID Safe Plan - updated January 2022 (PDF 473.4 KB)


All new tenders associated with the procurement of construction works, and goods and services by Barwon Water are advertised on the online tendering site: Buying for Victoria.

View current tenders on Buying for Victoria

Procurement activity plan

The table below identifies the anticipated public tender release dates for planned construction projects and goods and services procurements to end 2024.

Barwon Water have established panel contracts for use across the organisation for a wide range of goods and services. Examples of some of the current panels are:

  • Electrical equipment supplies.
  • Maintenance services.
  • Plumbing services.
  • Specialised treatment maintenance.
  • Supply and delivery of water and waste water pumps.
  • Treatment equipment and consumables.

Please contact us if you would like to express interest in joining one of our panels.

Barwon Water is striving for a more diverse and inclusive workforce, reflective of the customers and community we serve (Barwon Water All Abilities Action Plan 2022-25). To discuss how Barwon Water may be able to support your inclusive work practices please contact us

Tendering thresholds

The following thresholds apply to each of these purchase categories:


In line with Victorian Government policy we provide summary details of all active contracts valued at $100,000 or more.

Constructions contracts are published on the Buying for Victoria website.

Goods and services contracts awarded from December 2020 are published on the Buying for Victoria website. Goods and services contracts awarded prior to December 2020 are published below.

For any enquiries, please contact us to speak with a member of our Procurement team.

General conditions for purchase of goods and services

Barwon Water's general conditions for purchase of goods and services, that apply to all purchase orders, are provided below.

General conditions for purchase of goods and services

Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Our employees, Board members and ‘in-house’ contractors and consultants are bound by our policy for gifts, benefits and hospitality. The policy sets out our standards and procedures for responding to gift offers, and for providing gifts, benefits or hospitality to internal or external events or guests.

Suppliers should be aware of our obligations under the policy.

More on gifts, benefits and hospitality

Procurement enquiries and complaints

We aim to address enquiries and resolve complaints quickly and fairly. The Chief Procurement Officer is the first point of contact for enquiries, such as those relating to our tender process or competitive neutrality.