SA Water service delivery
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
In October 2019, SA Water announced a shortlist of service delivery partners for its Adelaide metropolitan services for the ten years from July 2021. SA Water will contract for its water and wastewater production and treatment operations, and separately for its network field services.
For the field services contract, which covers water distribution and sewerage, SA Water shortlisted Lendlease, Programmed Maintenance Services, Suez, and Veolia. For the production and treatment contract, which covers the operation of water and waste treatment plants, Broadspectrum, Valoriza, Suez, and Veolia have been shortlisted.
Parties shortlisted by SA Water will move on to a Request for Proposal. This process is expected to conclude in the first quarter of 2020.
The shortlisting follows an announcement in November 2018 that SA Water would not be renewing its contract with Allwater (a joint venture of Suez and Broadspectrum). The existing contract with Allwater was a ten-year, $1.129 billion contract awarded in 2011 and saw the alliance deliver both water and wastewater management services.
This announcement follows industry briefings in May, and an Expression of Interest process that closed in August. Shortlisted entities were assessed for their capacity to support innovation, cultural alignment with SA Water, and provide a commitment to developing local staff and industry capabilities.
SA Water’s metropolitan Adelaide production and treatment operations include six water and five wastewater treatment sites.
Last reviewed: 04/11/2019