Suppliers and procurement

We purchase a variety of goods and services from our preferred suppliers, from technical and engineering services to training and personal protective equipment (PPE). Learn more about our expectations and tendering process.

What we look for in suppliers

As a Victorian Government-owned organisation, we aim to ensure our purchases represent value for money and are sourced fairly and ethically. 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 suppliers are required to comply with the Victorian Government Supplier Code of Conduct  .

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.

For further information on our expectations, obligations and commitments, view our policies and procedures.


Our open tenders are advertised on the Victorian Government tender system, the Buying for Victoria Tenders Portal (formerly Tenders VIC), and occasionally in other publications. To browse open tenders or be notified of relevant opportunities, register your business as a supplier on the Tenders Portal:

Access the Tenders Portal

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

Planned procurements

We publish a summary of our forecast procurement activities in accordance with the Victorian Government Purchasing Board’s governance policy. This is provided solely for informational purposes and should not be relied upon for any reason.

Please note: all planned procurements are subject to change at any time at Melbourne Water’s discretion. All estimated dates are indicative only and subject to approval. As such, this information does not represent a solicitation or invitation to supply, or a commitment to purchase by Melbourne Water. 

We also publish a list of recently awarded contracts on the Buying for Victoria Tenders Portal.

Lodging bids

All responses must be submitted electronically via the Melbourne Water tendering 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
Complaints Refer to the Procurement complaints management procedure (157.08 KB, PDF)

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.




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