Procurement and suppliers

At South East Water, we procure a range of goods and services and that help us to provide our essential water and wastewater services to our customers and community. Our suppliers and contractors play an important role in supporting us to deliver on our key customer outcomes.

Procurement Activity Plan

Suppliers can find details of our current Procurement Activity Plan which outlines South East Water’s future anticipated procurement activity below, as well as on Buying for Victoria (formerly Tenders VIC).



The Procurement Activity Plan is provided solely for informational purposes, and it should not be relied upon for any reason. All planned procurement are subject to change, at any time, at South East Water’s discretion. All published estimated market release dates are indicative only and are subject to endorsement of a suitable procurement strategy. This information does not represent a solicitation or an invitation to supply, or a commitment by South East Water to purchase the described goods, services and/or construction.

Procurement Complaints Management

To lodge a complaint or an enquiry regarding our procurement process or a procurement activity, please send your compliant or enquiry to:

South East Water will within five days of receipt of your complaint or enquiry:

  • Acknowledge receipt of your compliant/enquiry.
  • Appoint a person to review your complaint/enquiry.
  • Request any additional information from you, if necessary.
  • Provide you an indicative timeline to complete the review and the process steps to be undertaken.
  • Inform the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) of any escalated complaints.


We release our public tenders and expressions of interest via the Buying for Victoria portal (formerly Tenders VIC).

You can register your business in the portal, it’s a free service. Once registered, you’ll be able to view, access and download our active opportunities by searching for South East Water.  You can follow the prompts to set up notifications to ensure you don’t miss out on any new opportunities. 

You’ll find terms and conditions, tender lodgement details and any other instructions or requirements in the individual tender documentation.  

What we look for in our supply chain partners

At South East Water, we have six core values that we feel passionate about and reflect who we are.  We look for partners who share similar values.

Our values

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We put safety first

The wellbeing of all our people, customers and community comes first.

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We're bold

We strive to excel. We have the courage to challenge ourselves. We're future-focused and accept change is constant.

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We care

We listen to understand. We do all we can to meet the needs of our people, customers and community.

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We discover

We search for new ways to deliver value. We're curious and creative, learn from mistakes, and celebrate success.

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We're real

We embrace diversity. We take responsibility. We do what we say and get things done.

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We deliver sustainably

Our decisions are made with the understanding every drop and action counts.

Social Procurement

When engaging the supply market, we look for suppliers that can deliver value for money outcomes and high standards of professionalism and integrity.

We also have a Social Procurement Strategy that’s in line with Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework, with the aim of maximising social, economic and environmental benefits for all Victorians.

If your business is recognised as a Victorian social enterprise, Victorian Aboriginal business or other social benefits supplier, and you have the capabilities, skills and experience required in delivering services – we’d love to hear from you.

For more information on Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework visit the Buying for Victoria website.

Get in touch

Contact our Procurement Team at with any procurement-related questions.