AusNet Services' objective is to procure materials, equipment and services on appropriate terms and conditions, while leveraging spend, managing risk and ensuring regulatory and legal compliance in its contracts and orders.
Small, medium and large organisations are all eligible to become suppliers of AusNet Services - particularly those who have well-developed, proactive approaches to customer service, product and service innovation and sustainability. Having ISO 9000 accreditation is also a distinct advantage.
Registering your company details with AusNet Services does not pre-qualify you as an AusNet Services supplier nor does it guarantee that you will be contracted by AusNet Services’ Procurement to Tender for goods and/or services to our Company. However, it will make AusNet Services aware of your stated ability to supply, and will provide sufficient information to enable us to form a good initial assessment of your capabilities.
If you would like more information to be considered as a possible supplier to AusNet Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 858 626
Note: If your enquiry is not related to becoming an AusNet Services supplier but instead you need general assistance, please visit the Contact Us page for more details.
There is a comprehensive assessment process undertaken prior to awarding any supplier with an AusNet Services contract, including background checks on current and past financial positions and Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental standards and policies. When new products or services are identified, or when an existing contract is to be re-offered, we initiate a procurement process for the supply of goods or services within a prescribed framework.
If you submit a tender, you will be notified by AusNet Services Procurement about whether you have been successful or unsuccessful in the Tendering process.
We operate on behalf of a wide range of businesses units. Therefore, we have a number of different terms and conditions for the procurement of goods and services. These may vary from time to time, dependent on different categories and business areas of AusNet Services. The minimum Terms and Conditions AusNet Services operates under are set out below.
AusNet Services conditions for the supply of goods and/or services (PDF)
We are committed to developing innovative and best practice procurement practices, so safe, efficient and innovative suppliers and contractors are strategically important to us. AusNet Services expects to play in a fair and competitive marketplace, and to provide an equitable evaluation and selection process that is applied consistently to all prospective suppliers.
The key qualities AusNet Services expects from suppliers include:
Contestable works occur if a customer has elected to arrange and fund their own distribution works including the connection to AusNet Services distribution network.
The customer has the choice on who is engaged to undertake the work however to ensure the distribution network and the customer’s connection to the network remain reliable and safe, only suitably qualified persons may do the connection work.
The Option 2 – Contestable Works fact sheet (PDF) explains the application requirements and process if you want to become an accredited supplier.
The AusNet Services’ Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF) outlines the minimum standards expected from our Suppliers in the areas of business practices and ethics, labour practices and human rights, diversity, legal and regulatory obligations, health and safety, environmental regulations and protection, privacy and cyber security, compliance with the Code and reporting.
The Sustainable Procurement Policy (PDF) defines business requirements and accountabilities for the sustainable procurement of externally sourced goods and services, aiming to achieve positive environmental, social and economic impact over the entire life cycle, whilst simultaneously meeting legislative requirements.