Each year, Power and Water purchases millions of dollars' worth of goods, works and services.

Power and Water relies on local contractors and suppliers to deliver many of the Northern Territory's essential services.  Our procurement activities play an important role in the health of the Northern Territory's economy.

Power and Water's procurement process

Our procurement process helps us make sound decisions that benefit Territorians and the local economy.

Our processes are based on a robust framework which integrates all aspects of procurement in a fair and transparent way.  While we are a Government Owned Corporation, we operate under a separate independent framework.

Buying local

Our policy and framework aligns with the Northern Territory Government’s Buy Local Plan.  Our tender assessment criteria includes a mandatory ‘Local Content’ criterion for all competitive procurement activities, with a minimum weighting of 30 per cent.

Procurement Framework

Power and Water's Procurement framework is designed to:

  • encourage competitive tendering
  • maximise financial returns
  • deliver safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective services
  • support our vision

Procurement Sourcing rules

Procurement Sourcing Rules facilitate our Procurement Framework. Read these rules before finding opportunities to tender.

To help explain our specialised words and expressions, use our procurement Jargon Buster.

Standard terms and condtions

Our conditions of tendering and quoting are rules that apply to suppliers and Power and Water when throughout the tender and quotation process.

Please make sure you've read and understood the conditions that relate to the tender or quotation you're submitting.

We advertise and manage all tender opportunities through the Northern Territory Government's Quotations and Tenders portal. You can register to receive relevant opportunity alerts, as well as reminders when tenders are about to close.

Selling to Power and Water

We aim to assist businesses with identifying new opportunities and succeed in the competitive tender process.

Guide for business

Our Selling to Power and Water Guide for business steps you through our procurement process.

The guide includes:

  • a profile of the types of goods, works and services we procure
  • the principles which help us in our decisions
  • the rules and processes we follow to buy goods, works and services
  • where to look for opportunities
  • tips on preparing and submitting a tender
  • the terms, acronyms or jargon you may encounter during the procurement process.

Download the Selling to Power and Water Guide

Get help with your tender submission

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation also helps Territorians to prepare tender responses. They may be able to help with drafting a business plan, preparing financial statements or finalising your environment, health and safety plans.

If you have specific questions about a Power and Water procurement,  you can email Strategic Sourcing directly or email Power and Water’s Industry Engagement Officer first for more information.

Management of external service providers

External Service Providers form a legitimate part of our workforce, especially when a specialist skill-set is required which is not available within the Power and Water Corporation at the time.  Our process for the Management of External Service Providers outlines how the corporation will manage the relationships with External Service Providers and what you may expect when your services are engaged.

Learn more about how we manage external service providers

Let us know what you think

Provide feedback

We welcome your feedback to identify potential areas for improvement. Improving our procurement process and the standard of our documentation will ensure we continue to receive quality responses from our partners.

Please complete our feedback form to discuss ways to improve the procurement process.

Make a complaint

If you would like to lodge a complaint, please review our Guide for Business on Making a Complaint to explain how we manage your complaints.

The guide includes what information we require from you, when you can expect to hear from us and what options you have if you feel we have not handled your complaint adequately.