Suppliers and procurement

Melbourne Water procures a variety of goods and services from our preferred suppliers, from technical and engineering services to stationery and personal protective equipment (PPE). As a Victorian Government-owned organisation, we aim to ensure our purchases represent value for money and are sourced fairly and ethically.

What we look for in suppliers

We seek suppliers who understand and share our core values of care, integrity and courage, as well as a commitment to:

  • high environmental standards
  • promoting reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • supporting gender equity
  • responding to the societal problem of family violence
  • promoting diversity and inclusion within their own supply chains

Our minimum requirements and expectations are outlined in our Supplier Code of Practice:

We work collaboratively with our suppliers to monitor and implement activities, so they deliver an enduring social benefit in line with Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework.


Our open tenders are advertised on the Victorian Government tender system, the Buying for Victoria Supplier Portal (formerly Tenders VIC), and occasionally in other publications. Every six months, we publish a list of recently-awarded tenders:

Register your business with the Supplier Portal to be notified of relevant opportunities and browse open tenders:

Access the Supplier Portal

For further information on government procurement, visit the Buying for Victoria website.

Lodging bids

All responses must be submitted electronically via the portal by the closing date and time. You should note any special requirements stated in the tender’s annexure to conditions, and allow enough time to submit your response according to the website’s instructions.


Questions can be directed as follows:

Query Contact
Online tender lodgement process

Email [email protected]

Call (03) 7005 9777 or (03) 7005 9116, 9am to 5pm AEDT

Melbourne Water tendering process Email [email protected]
Technical enquiries Refer to the contact provided on the relevant tender

Purchase order terms and conditions

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all suppliers must agree to our Purchase Order Terms for Goods or Services, which apply to the provision of goods or services set out in our Purchase Orders.


Last updated:
18 October 2021