To help us achieve our outcomes, SA Water has a panel of suppliers and a register of contractors. All companies and contractors go through approval processes before they can work for us.
Our tenders are managed and published by SA Tenders & Contracts. If you are interested in working with us, we recommend you register with SA Tenders & Contracts to ensure you receive notice of new opportunities.
We have six different panels:
Select the type of panel you're interested in for more information.
The terms and conditions applicable to each contract or preferred supplier agreement for works or the supply of goods or services to SA Water are forwarded to the supplier as part of the bid invitation or contract establishment process.
On or after award of the contract, in most cases a consolidated contract will be provided in electronic form to the supplier. Where no specific conditions of contract are identified in the SA Water Purchase Order, then the Standard Terms and Conditions provided below apply to the contract for the supply of the required works, goods or services.
The latest Terms and Conditions are provided below. As these are subject to change from time to time it's your responsibility to ensure you always obtain the latest version.
A number of contractors have also been approved to undertake land development contract works for third party works on SA Water infrastructure. This is not a panel, but a list of contractors who have met our approval requirements. More information on SA Water's Authorised Contractor's List can be found on this page.
We keep a list of authorised contractors who are allowed to undertake land development contract works on SA Water infrastructure. All of our contractors must meet certain criteria, including accreditation through SA Water's Contractor Management System (CMS). This enables us to interact and manage our contractor safety in line with Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation.
Only those contractors on our Contractor List are authorised to work on our infrastructure.
If you have full Quality Assurance certification, you also must also do one of two things. You can either:
We have a formal authorisation process for all new contractors. Please contact us to begin the process.
SA Water accredits consulting firms who submit design drawings for proposed networks. Our system rates firms on a two-tier system based on the accuracy and quality of design drawings.
Your rating is re-assessed every time you submit new design drawings.
To meet Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, SA Water has an online Contractor Management System (CMS) and compliance for all SA Water contractors is mandatory.
The online CMS ensures:
* only qualified and compliant contractors work on SA Water sites
* our contractors are provided with important information about SA Water's WHS responsibilities and requirements, and our organisational values.
Contractors must demonstrate they have systems that are compliant with WHS legislation and can work safely alongside us helping to reduce the overall risk of workplace injury. To do this, and achieve our value of putting safety above all else the contracting company must answer a series of set questions in order to become a pre-accredited SA Water Contractor.
The CMS also provides an online corporate induction to ensure contractors and subcontractors are aware of SA Water's WHS requirements before arriving at an SA Water work site.
This system helps us create a more efficient workplace and a safer working environment for everyone.
All contractors and subcontractors must show their SA Water Contractor Card before they commence work at a site where SA Water has influence and control. The Contractor Card is provided once contractor and subcontractor staff have successfully completed the corporate induction.
I am currently engaged by SA Water as a contractor. What do I need to do?
SA Water will send you an email requesting you to register in the CMS by accessing this link. You don't need to do anything until we contact you.
Want to know more?
If you have any questions please refer to the CMS User Guide or contact the CMS Officers by emailing, CMSSupport@sawater.com.au or calling (08) 7424 1875 or (08) 7424 1912.
Access the WHS Handbook for Contractors PDF, 1308.95 KB.
How are contractors selected?
We select contractors in accordance with our Procurement Policy which includes the following key principles:
What panels does SA Water have?
A list of the current panels can be found here (link to panel listing).
How do I get on a panel?
All panels are publicly tendered once expired (subject to any extension options).
Where can I view current bids and tenders?
All public bids and tenders can be viewed on the SA Tenders & Contract Website at www.tenders.sa.gov.au
Why do I need to complete an online corporate induction in SA Water’s Contractor Management System?
The online Corporate Induction is to ensure contractors and sub-contractors are aware of SA Water’s Work, Health and Safety requirements prior to arrival at an SA Water work site.
How often will I have to complete the online corporate induction in SA Water’s Contractor Management System?
You will need to complete an online induction every two years.
How do I present a new product or service to SA Water?
Please contact SA Water’s Procurement Team via SA Water’s Customer Contact Centre 1300 650 950.