Supplier information

Seqwater offers work through tenders and other arrangements to a wide variety of industries and suppliers.

Our vision is Water for Life. To achieve this, we rely on partnerships with suppliers and contractors to deliver safe, secure and cost-effective water and catchment services to our customers and communities.

We work with industry for a number of goods and services for construction, repair and maintenance of capital infrastructure such as dams, weirs, conventional water treatment plants, as well as the management of climate resilient sources of water through the Gold Coast Desalination Plant and the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme.

How Seqwater buys

Seqwater uses a consistent, five-stage procurement process to assist in achieving its procurement principles:

  Stage 1 – Identify need & determine outcome

  Stage 2 – Plan & develop approach

  Stage 3 – Execute strategy & evaluate

  Stage 4 – Award & transition

  Stage 5 – Manage (Contracts & Suppliers)

Procurement at Seqwater is conducted in alignment with the Queensland Government Procurement Policy and associated documents.

Supplier arrangements

Seqwater has a number of purchasing arrangements (panels) for the provision of certain products or services. These purchasing arrangements are formal agreements established with suppliers on agreed commercial terms.   Seqwater periodically goes to market to establish these arrangements. Current Seqwater arrangements include:

  • Cleaning Services
  • Security Services
  • Office Stationary
  • Water Treatment Chemicals
  • Mowing, Slashing and Grounds Maintenance
  • Uniform supply
  • Works and Services
  • Monitoring Control Systems
  • Planning and Design Services

Seqwater also uses purchasing arrangements under the Whole of Government (WoG) panel arrangements or set up by Local Buy Pty Ltd, a Local Government Association of Queensland procurement services company.

Tenders and quotes

TENDERS

Open tender opportunities (including for purchasing arrangements) are advertised on QTenders. 

The supply of goods and/or services deemed as ‘significant’ to Seqwater are managed by Commercial Services through a competitive tender process.

To view available or upcoming tenders, you may register as a supplier on the QTENDERS and/or LGTENDERBOX websites, and select to receive alerts for new government opportunities.

All contractors, consultants and suppliers of goods and/or services that operate within our industry are encouraged to tender.

QUOTES

For the supply of goods and services classified as low risk and low value, Seqwater may seek quotations from suitable suppliers. This can be via a formal Request for Quote, verbally or by email. If successful, suppliers will be set up as a registered supplier.

PLEASE DO NOT COLD CALL OR EMAIL US.

If you are interested in subcontracting please refer to the QTenders Awarded Tenders to directly contact those suppliers that have contracted with us.

PROCUREMENT DECISION MATRIX

The Seqwater Procurement Decision Matrix below is used to define the number of quotes required for purchases that are not under an existing arrangement, such as a panel.

Value (excl. GST) Requirements (outside an arrangement)
Up to $1,000 Seek 1 verbal or written quote
$1,001 - $10,000 Seek 1 written quote
$10,001 - $50,000 Seek 2 written quotes
$50,001 - $100,000 Seek 3 written quotes
> $100,001 Approach market to obtain value for money

Terms and conditions

Seqwater has standard purchasing terms and conditions which apply when a contractor or supplier has been engaged to provide goods and/or services. 

The contract templates provided below are provided solely as an example of Seqwater’s Purchase Order and Contract terms which Seqwater may propose to enter into with a supplier if a supplier’s offer is accepted by Seqwater. 

It should be used for a proposed supplier’s reference only to enable them to make an initial assessment of willingness and ability to comply with Seqwater’s standard contractual terms. 

Seqwater reserves its rights to make further changes to the terms of these contracts prior to entering into any formal contract with a supplier.  These contracts are not intended to be legally binding on any party without first being completed by Seqwater and signed by all parties. 

Below are examples of Seqwater standard default Purchase Order and Contract templates.

<<CLICK HERE TO VIEW PURCHASE ORDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS>>

<<CLICK HERE TO VIEW PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT>>

<<CLICK HERE TO VIEW GENERAL SERVICES CONTRACT>>

<<CLICK HERE TO VIEW SUPPLY CONTRACT>>

Further, all vendors, suppliers, contractors, consultants and proponents (bidders) must comply with the ETHICAL SUPPLIER THRESHOLD available here.

Our expectations

At Seqwater it is important our suppliers meet or exceed our minimum standards and performance expectations, share our values and understand our vision.

MORE ABOUT THE WAY WE WORK.

VISIT OUR CONTRACTOR PORTAL.

 

Invoicing and payments

To ensure invoices are processed in accordance with the terms of any engagement, please submit invoices by email to [email protected]

All invoices must include the Contract (CO) or Purchase Order (PO) number.  Invoices that do not include this reference may be returned to the supplier.

Accounts Payable can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 07 3035 3809.

Contractor information

Seqwater values the health and safety off all employees, contractors and sub-contractors, and as a minimum Seqwater expects the same work health and safety standards to apply to all.
 
Contractors working at Seqwater sites must also ensure that they meet the necessary site access requirements, depending on the type of work to be undertaken. Visit contractor portal for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Who has been awarded an Seqwater Contract?

Seqwater advertises all awarded contracts over $10,000 on the Queensland Government contracts directory - awarded contracts website.

How can I lodge my tender, quote or offer response?

Tenders can only be lodged in the manner specified in the Conditions of Tender, Quote or Offer.

Will you accept a late response?

Generally no. The acceptance of late tenders is specified in any issued Conditions of Tender.