We advertise our public tenders on Buying for Victoria. This free service ensures that you don't miss out on an opportunity to lodge a tender with us. Please click the above link and register to view all of our current opportunities - the registration process is fast and free.

Details regarding the closing date and time as well as information on how to submit a tender are specified in the tender documents. We will not consider or accept lodgements submitted after the closing time.

The tender must comply with the Conditions of Tender forming part of the tender or offer documents. Compliance with the Victorian Government’s Code of Practice and Implementation Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry is a pre-requisite to submitting any tender response. Copies of the Victorian Code and Victorian Guidelines are available at the Department of Treasury and Finance

Principles governing our procurement are outlined in our Procurement Policy (PDF, 118kb).

Commencing January 2019 all GVW contractors who tender for work with a total of $100K or more will be required to have a third party Certified Safety System eg. AS/NZS 4801:2001.

Procurement Activity Plan

The plan linked below identifies the anticipated public tender release dates for planned construction projects and goods and services procurements in accordance with the Victorian Government Purchasing Board’s governance policy.

 ♦ GVW Procurement Activity Plan 2022-23 (PDF, 95kb)

Please note: all planned procurements are subject to change at any time at Goulburn Valley Water’s discretion. All estimated dates are indicative only. As such, this information does not represent a solicitation or invitation to supply, or a commitment to purchase by Goulburn Valley Water. This is provided solely for informational and planning purposes and should not be relied upon for any other reason. Once released to the market these tenders can be found on the Buying for Victoria tender portal.

Goulburn Valley Water's General Conditions for the Supply of Goods and/or Services

For details of our purchasing terms, please read our document outlining GVW General Conditions for the Supply of Goods and or Services (PDF, 245kb).

Procurement complaints management process

To lodge a complaint regarding an aspect of the GVW procurement process, please email us.

Information to be included is:

  • The procurement activity which the complaint relates to
  • The basis of the complaint and the issues involved
  • Any relevant background information
  • The outcome desired by the Complainant

Complaints will be managed in a consistent, fair and transparent manner.

Suppliers Frequently Asked Questions

Must suppliers be registered for GST?

Yes. All suppliers must be registered for GST and are required to submit a compliant Tax Invoice in order to avoid any delays with processing of payments. If you are unable to provide a compliant Tax Invoice due to not being registered for GST you will need to contact our Accounts Payable department immediately.

How long do suppliers have to issue a tax invoice?

Current regulations stipulate that a business has 28 days to provide a compliant tax invoice which includes their ABN after being requested. If you cannot provide an invoice that includes your ABN we are required by law to withhold 49% of the invoice and remit this amount to the Australian Taxation Office. It will then be your responsibility to obtain any refund when you lodge your annual tax return.

How does GVW prefer to pay suppliers?

We prefer to pay all our supplier accounts by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Payment by EFT improves the efficiency and effectiveness of our Accounts Payable department and, more importantly, will result in a quicker and better service to our suppliers. Please complete our New Vendor form to register for EFT payments. If you have any queries, please email accountspayable@gvwater.vic.gov.au.

Can supplier invoices be changed?

If there is a change to the amount of the invoice either a replacement tax invoice or adjustment note must be provided prior to any payment being made.