Information for suppliers
Our suppliers have an important role to play in helping us achieve our vision and purpose.
Commercial and Procurement Policy
Our Commercial and Procurement Policy ensures consistent and commercially sound procurement and contract management practices to safeguard probity and achieve value for money, while maintaining alignment with our values and strategic priorities.
Our practices align with the NSW Government Procurement Guidelines which requires that we assess value for money across all of our procurement across both financial and non-financial factors such as:
- alignment to Hunter Water’s Values and Towards 2024 Strategy such as safety, sustainability, environment, local supply, innovation, ea. quality and quantity of the goods or services;
- fitness for purpose;
- the supplier’s relevant experience and performance history;
- environmental sustainability of the proposed goods and services such as energy efficiency, environmental impact and use of recycled products;
- whole-of-life costs of the goods or services.
Hunter Water Contract Templates applicable for use across all of Hunter Water procurement
Did you know?
We publish details of most contracts in excess of $150,000 on our website within 45 days of award. View our Contract Register
Supplier Partnership Principles
Our Supplier Partnership Principles (SPP) articulate our values, principles, behaviours and business practices to our suppliers.
The SPP is intended to be a mutually beneficial arrangement with our suppliers to obtain better value for money outcomes via shared goals and behaviours. It's the framework we apply to ensure our suppliers meet at least the minimum mandatory requirements across safety, health and wellbeing, environment, sustainability, and supplier due diligence hurdle criteria to qualify as a supplier via the following assessment schedules:
Our Board of Directors oversees our organisation’s policies, management and performance. The Board sets our strategic direction, and ensures we achieve our business and regulatory commitments. It is a requirement under the GPIA Act that our policies be readily available to our customers and suppliers.
Ensuring the health and welfare of any persons undertaking work for Hunter Water is our focus. Our Standards set out the minimum Work Health and Safety obligations that suppliers need to follow.
Modern Slavery Statement 2021-22
We are taking positive action through a cross-functional approach in identifying, assessing, and addressing modern slavery risk in our supply chain and our operations.
Our second Modern Slavery Statement details the actions we have undertaken in 2021-22, the actions we are progressing, and our road map to ensure our efforts in combating modern slavery are effective.