As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

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Melbourne Water employees maintaining Blind Creek

Field Services Panel review

Melbourne Water is looking to deliver increased customer and community value by appointing a panel of qualified and experienced service providers to support the management and maintenance of our water supply and catchment assets.

A competitive tender for new field services suppliers will open in September.

Contractors that are successful in winning a tender will go on to Melbourne Water’s Field Services Preferred Supplier Panel and depending on business needs, will provide grass maintenance, natural resource management and/or minor maintenance services to support our existing field services crews.

Tendered works include:

  • vegetation management
  • tree management
  • large woody weed removal and grooming
  • grass maintenance
  • fire break maintenance
  • litter collection
  • large debris removal
  • asset inspection and condition assessment
  • waterway earthworks and construction
  • water main maintenance
  • tank maintenance
  • fencing
  • pollution, eduction and jetting
  • drainage repairs
  • roads and footpaths
  • fabrication and steelworks.

Information for applicants

  • Preliminary tender information is currently available on the Buying Victoria website, www.tenders.vic.gov.au. Applicants are encouraged to review this information and register early in order to submit their tender.
  • You do not have had to have worked with us before to submit a tender.
  • Suppliers will be assessed on their ability to deliver safe, reliable and best value services.
  • Preference will be given to qualified suppliers with experience in the delivery of the necessary on ground field services, and at the same time delivering benefits to the environment and their communities (Victorian Social Procurement Framework compliance).
  • A contract with the term up to 5 years will be offered to the successful contractors.

For further information, please see Tender ATNMW13 at tenders.vic.gov.au.