Tenders & Contracts

Tenders & Contracts

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.

What tenders are available?

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:

  • Automation (SCADA and Control System integration and associated electrical services)
  • Construction
  • Engineering services
  • Financial & Audit services
  • Project management services
  • Contingent labour.

Who is currently on the panels?

Select the type of panel you're interested in for more information.

Automation Panel

Contractor Panel Reference
  • APC Integration
  • Atsys Pty Ltd
  • GPA Engineering
  • Logicamms (Central) Pty Ltd
  • SAGE Automation.

Construction Panel

Panel Reference Contractor

Tier 1

  • Fulton Hogan
  • Guidera O'Connor
  • Leed Engineering and Construction
  • York Civil

Tier 2

  • Bardavcol
  • Camco SA
  • SEM Utilities.

Tier 3

  • Blu Built Constructions
  • EP Civil & Earthmoving
  • Fleurieu Civil
  • Fusco Constructions
  • Gambier Earth Movers
  • M & M Civil
  • Raymond Koczak Plumbing Services
  • Waternish Constuctions.


Panel Reference Contractor
  • Aurecon
  • GHD
  • Tonkin Consulting
  • WSP/Parsons Brinnckerhoff
  • SMEC

Financial & Audit Services

Panel Reference Contractor
  • BDO
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Ernst & Young
  • Galpins
  • KPMG
  • PWC

Project Management

Panel Reference Contractor
  • Dommar Constructions
  • IPMG (SA)
  • Nova Systems
  • Phoenix Project Management
  • Turner & Townsend Thinc Pty Limited
  • Wallbridge & Gilbert Consulting Engineering.

Contingent Labour

Panel Reference Contractor
  • Ajilon Pty Ltd
  • Careerlink
  • Hudson Global Resources (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • Randstad Pty Ltd
  • Skilled South Australia
  • Talent International Pty Ltd.

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

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.

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions DOCX, 68.23 KB

Authorised Contractors (Land Development)

SA Water maintains a list (not a pre-qualified Panel) of firms and individuals who have represented to SA Water Corporation that they have the management capability, qualifications, expertise, and experience as well as technical capability to carry out construction, installation, testing and commissioning works for water, waste water and re-cycled water infrastructure on Developer funded projects typically associated with a formal SA Water Land Development Agreement. Inclusion on this list is not an authorisation for work on, or connection into, any SA Water infrastructure that is in service or supply.

SA Water Corporation makes no guarantees or warranties as to the performance, commercial practices or financial status of these firms or individuals. SA Water Corporation does not endorse any of the workmanship, or services offered by the firms or individuals listed.

It is strongly recommended that the Person Conducting the Business or Undertaking (PCBU) (Usually the Developer) undertake normal due diligence procedures when selecting a contractor from this list, to ensure that they (The PCBU) can ensure compliance with any and all applicable laws, regulations, best practice and the associated Land Development Agreement requirements including, but not limited to; work Health & safety, technical standards, operational conditions and, or other applicable requirements e.g. ethical conduct.

All of our contractors must meet certain criteria, including accreditation through SA Water's Contractor Management System (CMS).

Who is on the SA Water Contractor (Land Development) List?

Only those contractors on our Authorised Contractors List (January 2019) have been assessed for inclusion on the list for works on new SA Water Infrastructure within Land Developments.

I have AS/NZS ISO 9000 certification. Is that enough?

If you have full Quality Assurance certification, you also must also do one of two things. You can either:

  1. be audited to prove you meet the requirements of our WHS Checklist [PDF, 46 kB], or
  2. be certified to AS/NZS 14000 (Environmental) or AS/NZS 4804 (OH&S).

How do I get onto the SA Water Authorised Contractor (Land Development) List?

We are not currently seeking additional Contractors for inclusion on the list. (Effective September 2018)

Design drawing standards required by SA Water

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.

Full information about our Consultant Accreditation System and our Consultant Accreditation Criteria can be downloaded.

Network standards and engineering guidelines

Complete technical information and standardised construction documents can be found in our Network Standards or Engineering Guidelines.

Contractor Management System

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 a link. You don't need to do anything until we contact you.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions please contact the CMS Officers by emailing CMSSupport@sawater.com.au or calling (08) 7424 1875.

Access the Handbook for Contractors PDF, 1066.4 KB.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are contractors selected?

We select contractors in accordance with our Procurement Policy which includes the following key principles:

  • Deliver value for money.
  • Manage compliance and risk.
  • Uphold professional integrity and probity.
  • Facilitate open and effective competition.
  • Strengthen work health and safety practices with suppliers.
  • Enhance SA Water’s reputation with suppliers.

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.

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