Information for suppliers

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.

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.


All new tenders associated with the procurement of construction works, and goods and services by Barwon Water are advertised on our online tendering system: Tenderlink.

The system allows registered suppliers and contractors to view and receive email updates of relevant tenders as they become available, as well as lodge tenders online, and request and download documentation.

View current tenders on TenderLink

Tendering thresholds

The following thresholds apply to each of these purchase categories:


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

In accordance with a ministerial direction from the Department of Treasury and Finance, awarded constructions contracts are published on the Buying for Victoria website.

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


We have a variety of common use and Victorian Government contracts for the provision of goods and services, such as stationary, legal services, probity practitioner servicer, vehicles, and commercial and financial advisory service panels.

General conditions for purchase of goods and services

Consultants and contractors

Any work done on Barwon Water infrastructure must be designed by consultants and carried out by contractors accredited by us.

The firms and individuals on these lists have represented to Barwon Water that they have the management capability, qualifications, expertise, and experience and technical capability to carry out work.

We make no guarantees or warranties as to the performance, commercial practices or financial status of these firms. We do not endorse any of the products or services offered by the firms or individuals listed. It is strongly recommended that you undertake normal diligence procedures to select appropriate accredited consultants/contractors.

If you are a consulting engineer or contractor seeking accreditation with us, please complete and submit an application form, along with relevant documentation.

Please note that all contractors working, or intending to work, on Barwon Water sites must complete a health and safety induction before commencing work.

Learn more about our approved products, materials and design standards.