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Industry engagement

Business and industry partners and suppliers

Over the next few years, Water Infrastructure NSW is developing and delivering a broad range of infrastructure projects across the state. Each of these projects are at different stages of planning and development.

We will be seeking a broad range of services to help develop and deliver these projects, including design, construction and engineering, communications and stakeholder engagement, environmental assessment and planning expertise.

We are also keen to hear from businesses able to provide complementary services such as catering, accommodation, transport, graphic design and printing, waste management and cleaning, all of which will be essential to the delivery of our projects.

As part of our commitment to investing in the communities where our projects are located, and to providing significant opportunities and economic benefits to regional areas, we are seeking to engage local contractors, First Nations businesses and people to help develop and deliver our projects.

Download the Water Infrastructure NSW Project Overview brochure below.

Project overview brochure (PDF, 4057.49 KB)

Industry engagement events

Water Infrastructure NSW is hosting several industry engagements across the state in the coming months to highlight our project pipeline and the opportunities they present to businesses.

LocationDate Event registration Business registration Related information
Moama Friday, 12 November 2021 Register for event Register your businessProject pipeline – southern basin brochure (PDF, 3218.92 KB)

Industry event presentation  (PDF, 2880.29 KB)
Cobar Tuesday, 16 November 2021 Drop-in session Wilcannia project–Register your business Visit the webpage
Wilcannia Wednesday, 17 November 2021 Drop-in session Wilcannia project–Register your business Visit the webpage
Sydney Thursday, 25 November 2021 Invite only Register your businessIndustry event presentation –
Sydney (PDF, 18799.64 KB)

Details of engagement events in 2022 coming soon.

Water Infrastructure NSW business register

All businesses, no matter how big or small, are invited to register their interest in Water Infrastructure NSW’s projects via our online business register.

Registered business will receive business-related updates and information on upcoming opportunities across the state.

Register your business

More information

To find out about water infrastructure projects in your region visit our water projects in NSW map

For more information on Water Infrastructure NSW and upcoming business opportunities:

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding procurement and contracting for Water Infrastructure NSW projects and programs.

Is there an engineering panel established to deliver the engineering scope for the SDLAM program?

Water Infrastructure NSW has engaged a Design Engineer and Owners Engineer for the SDLAM program to design the majority of the SDLAM Acceleration projects. The current intention is to release construct only contracts once design is complete.

What accountability measures are in place for Aboriginal involvement, cultural safety and heritage protection?

The NSW Government has the Aboriginal Procurement Policy and Water Infrastructure NSW also has the Aboriginal Community Outcomes Strategy (in consultation). For contracts greater than $7.5M there are mandatory targets to meet; these being 1 per cent of goods and services and constructions spend and 3 per cent of goods and services contracts that don’t relate to construction.

Will Water Infrastructure NSW be setting up a panel or putting out tenders for environmental approvals works?

Water Infrastructure NSW will generally call tenders for environmental related approvals activities on a project/program basis.  We may also use delivery partners for these works where applicable.

We are considering establishing a panel of providers for these services however all options are still being discussed internally.

Will Water Infrastructure NSW be tendering for SDLAM projects on the basis of design and construct or will they separate the two?

Water Infrastructure NSW has engaged a Design Engineer and Owners Engineer to design the majority of the SDLAM Acceleration projects. The current intention is to release construct only contracts once design is complete.

What stage of design is Water Infrastructure NSW up to for each of the projects presented at the industry event in Moama in November? 

It varies for each project and timeframes for each are indicated in the Project Pipeline - Southern Basin brochure (PDF, 3218.92 KB).

Will Water Infrastructure NSW consider doing an event in Deniliquin?

Our next event within the southern region will be project specific and will relate to individual procurement strategies such as Expression of Interests.

Will local businesses get the chance to demonstrate they as capable at delivering projects as well as the big tiers?

Businesses are encouraged to register on e-tendering to receive notifications of tenders being released. Business can also register with us directly to advise what their capabilities and work regions are at the following link. This information can be provided to organisations who have tendered with us so they can reach out to local businesses. Each tender has criteria that all responses are measured against.

What is the criteria weighting for being a local business or using a local business?

The evaluation criteria for each tender are published as part of the tender package. Evaluation criteria may vary from project to project. Our selection processes will include consideration of local content.

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