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.

Available tenders

Our tenders are published at SA Tenders & Contracts. If you are interested in working with us, simply register with SA Tenders & Contracts to receive notice of new opportunities.

Our panels

We have six different panels:

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

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

Information Technology

Panel Reference Contractor
  • ASG
  • Capgemini
  • Chamonix
  • Dialog IT
  • DXC
  • Wipro

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 for each contract or preferred supplier agreement are forwarded to our suppliers as part of the bid invitation or contract establishment process.

On or after the award of the contract, in most cases a consolidated contract is provided. Where no specific conditions of contract are identified in our purchase order, then our standard terms and conditions as outlined below apply.

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions DOCX, 120.96 KB

Authorised Contractors (Land Development)

We maintain a list (not a pre-qualified Panel) of firms and individuals with 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, our infrastructure in service or supply.

We make no guarantees or warranties as to the performance, commercial practices or financial status of these firms or individuals. Nor do we 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 when selecting a contractor from this list to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, best practice and the associated Land Development Agreement requirements such as work health and safety, technical standards, operational conditions and ethical conduct.

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

Our authorised Contractors (Land Development) List

The Authorised Contractors List (January 2019) identifies those contractors that have been assessed to work on new SA Water infrastructure within land developments.

AS/NZS ISO 9000 certification

To be authorised, you must have full Quality Assurance certification, and 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).

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

Our design drawing standards

We accredit 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.

These ratings are re-assessed every time new design drawings are submitted.

You can download information about our Consultant Accreditation System and our Consultant Accreditation Criteria.

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) laws we have an online Contractor Management System (CMS) and compliance for all of our contractors. This is mandatory and ensures:

  • only qualified and compliant contractors work on our sites
  • our contractors are provided with important information about our 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 injury. To do this the contracting company must answer a series of questions to become a pre-accredited contractor.

The CMS also provides an online corporate induction to ensure contractors and subcontractors are aware of our WHS requirements before arriving at a work site.

This system helps us create an efficient workplace and a safe working environment for everyone.

All contractors and subcontractors must show their SA Water Contractor Card before they start work at a site where we have influence and control. The SA Water Contractor Card is provided once contractor and subcontractor staff have successfully completed the corporate induction.
The online induction must be completed every two years.

If you have any questions please email CMSSupport@sawater.com.au. You can also access our Handbook for Contractors PDF, 1066.4 KB.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are contractors selected?

Contractor selection

We select contractors in accordance with the following key policy principles:

  • We work together with our customers, owner, regulators and stakeholders to be the water utility and business partner the community expects.
  • We have a culture where ethical behaviour is paramount and fraud and corruption is not tolerated.
  • We are accountable to all stakeholders for evidence-based decisions that consider risks and opportunities.
  • Our investment decisions are based on managing risk, opportunities, levels of service and whole of lifecycle cost.
  • We regularly monitor and report on our performance to provide accurate and timely information and instil confidence in what we do so that we can maintain or improve the quality of our services.
  • We have systematic and industry leading approaches that focuses on continuous improvement and innovation to manage quality across the business.

New product or service presentations

If you have a product or service that you think we may be interested in, please contact our Procurement Team via our Customer Contact Centre 1300 SA WATER (1300 729 283).

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