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.
We have six different panels:
Select the panel you're interested in for more information.
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.
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).
The Authorised Contractors List (January 2019) identifies those contractors that have been assessed to work on new SA Water infrastructure within land developments.
To be authorised, you must have full Quality Assurance certification, and do one of two things. You can either:
Please note we are not currently seeking additional Contractors for inclusion on the list. (Effective September 2018)
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.
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:
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.
How are contractors selected?
We select contractors in accordance with the following key policy principles:
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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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