Open Tenders

Currently advertised tenders and status updates on tenders (closed, awarded, archived) are available via our eTendering website.

Current Tenders

For a list of currently available tenders visit our eTendering website. You will need to register in order to download the relevant tender documents.

See eTendering Frequently Asked Questions for assistance to view or lodge tenders.

Tender Status

To find the current status of a tender visit our eTendering website. You will be able to see if a tender has closed or is archived.

For full disclosure, all awarded contracts as at 1 July 2016 are identified in the Awarded Tender Contracts document.

Further Information: Procurement and Contracting
Ph: 8470 8888

Requirements for your tender submission, including lodgement guidelines, and instructions on how to lodge a tender response.

Tender Lodgement Requirements

A tender submission must comprise of:

  • Tender Response Form
  • Tender Schedules
  • Additional Information requested in the tender documentation.
  • Any other documents/attachments applicable to your tender submission.

Tender Lodgement Guidelines

  • Closing dates and times for Tenders will be strictly enforced and late tenders will not be accepted.
  • Council does not accept tenders by mail, fax or email.
  • Council reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any tender, or to accept more than one tender.
  • Tenderers are not to rely on electronic versions of plans or drawings. Tenderers must not use or reply on plans or drawings obtained directly or indirectly via electronic transmission as they may not be accurately reproduced, this includes without limitation plans, drawings from this website.
  • A hard copy of any relevant plans or drawings must be obtained by Tenderers from the Contact Officer for the Tender.

How to Lodge a Tender Response

  1. Before you are able to download documents or lodge an electronic response you must first create a user account.
  2. Login to eTendering with your username and password.
  3. Select the Tender that you are interested in, and Register as a Respondent.
  4. Submit your tender response. You can upload a maximum of 2GB per lodgement.

See Instructions for Lodging a Tender Response for a step-by-step guide to submitting your tender response.

Doing business with local government

Read the Supplier's Guide to Doing Business with Local Government, a guide to better understand how to successfully become a supplier for local government.

Further Information:
Procurement and Contracting
Ph: 8470 8888

Darebin City Council has adopted elements of best practice applicable to Darebin Council procurement, they incorporate:

  • Best practice procurement principles, policies and procedures for all goods, services and works; to achieve council objectives set out in the Council Plan.
  • Support Council’s corporate strategies, aims and objectives including, but not limited to those related to sustainability, protection of the environment and corporate social responsibility.
  • Consideration of economic development to generate and support business in the local and wider community.
  • Broad principles covering ethics, value for money, responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Guidelines giving effect to those principles.
  • A system of delegations (i.e. the authorisation of officers to approve and undertake a range of functions in the procurement process).
  • Procurement processes, with appropriate procedures covering minor, simple procurement to high value, more complex procurement.

On 16 December 2019, Council adopted a new procurement policy, placing a strong focus on social and sustainable practices. By leveraging Darebin’s significant buying power, our Social and Sustainable Procurement Policy will enable us to increase the social benefit and economic prosperity of our community as a direct result of our purchasing of goods, services and construction work. We want to ensure that value for money is not just about cost, but also translates into social, economic and environmental value and benefit for our community.