Become a supplier
We deliver generation, transmission, distribution and retail services across the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. That’s why we partner with a range of trusted suppliers who can help us to meet the unique needs of our customers across WA.
We are a Government Trading Enterprise. This means we operate within commercial principles to provide quality services, conduct our procurement activities ethically, honestly and fairly, and we actively look for opportunities to maximise long term value for the benefit of our customers.
We look for opportunities to partner with local suppliers
As part of our commercial operations, our teams explore local industry capabilities and give back to the communities we serve however we can. This includes supporting regionally-based businesses.
We buy value-for-money goods, services and works from local suppliers in our regions wherever possible - it’s built in as part of our procurement processes and in line with the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS).
All prospective suppliers are encouraged to register with Tenders WA to receive alerts on relevant tenders.
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses is important to us
Aboriginal communities and people are a large part of our community.
To create access to opportunity, Aboriginal businesses are strongly encouraged to register with Supply Nation and the Aboriginal Business Directory of Western Australia, as these are the two key registration databases which the State Government searches for prospective contractors.
If there are no public tenders, prospective local industry suppliers are also welcome to register an interest to work with us.
Through a range of procurement processes we buy: construction, consultancy, corporate services, fleet, logistics, maintenance services (electricity related and non-electrical), major equipment, minor equipment and consumables, property management, SCADA and retail services, technology and temporary labour.
Our major purchases are usually subject to an open tender process. We frequently invite expressions of interest and requests for quotation for smaller pieces of work, primarily in the construction, technology and maintenance spaces.
Horizon Power sourcing processes are streamlined according to the risk profile associated with the requirement.
As a general guide, we purchase through the following procurement processes:
- Direct sourcing (restricted process)
- Requests for Quotation (RFQ) (open or restricted process)
- Requests for Tender (RFT) (open process)
- Expressions of Interest (EOI) (to understand how a good or service can be provided)
We invite suppliers to respond to open tenders through Tenders WA. We also recommend that you keep your website, promotional materials and Supply Nation profile (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business) up to date at all times. This helps us to identify potential suppliers in circumstances where we can direct source, or invite a restricted number of suppliers to respond to a quote.
Horizon Power does not require pre-qualification of suppliers, however all suppliers that have negotiated an active contract (including a purchase order) will be required to complete the process to become an accredited supplier. All suppliers must comply with our Purchase Order Terms and Conditions.
Where a contractor is providing a service to the public on Horizon Power’s behalf, the contractor must ensure that the activities are undertaken in an accessible manner consistent with our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and in accordance with the specifications of the contract and scope of work. The contractor must report (using the reporting template that is prescribed in the contract) to their Contract Manager by 30 June each year.
Local industry and grant funding opportunities
Resource How can they help? Contact Local Content Advisors (LCA) The LCA are employed by the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development. They have been appointed to support industry and businesses in achieving the objectives of the WAIPS and the Aboriginal Procurement Policy. Please contact your Regional LCA Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Your local Chamber of Commerce and Industry may have its own strategies to support local and Aboriginal business. Visit the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia website to search for your local regional chamber’s details. Local Capability Fund (LCF) Grant funding to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in WA to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets. Visit industrylink.wa.gov.au New Industries Fund Provide grants across the nine regions of Western Australia to support venture creation, accelerate small-medium enterprise growth and seed innovation initiatives. Visit the website for more information. Development Commission Provide information and advice to promote business development within the region. There are nine Regional Development Commissions with 21 offices in Western Australia which can be found on their website. Small Business Development Corporation WA Provide free information, advice and guidance to business intenders and those already operating a small business in WA. Visit the website for more information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business support and economic development organisations
Resource How can they help? Contact Supply Nation Joining Supply Nation as an Indigenous business can be the gateway to connecting with the procurement team’s of Australia’s largest organisations. Register on Supply Nation's website or phone 1300 055 298. Aboriginal Business Directory WA (ABDWA) ABDWA is a free service providing Aboriginal business in WA with an opportunity to promote their products and services to potential buyers from government and private organisations. Visit their website or phone (08) 9365 7735. Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) IBA is a commercially focused organisation with a vision to create a nation in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are economically independent and an intergal part of the economy. Visit their website for more information.
The mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces was introduced by the WA Government last year to prepare the community for expected community transmission of COVID-19.
Since then, the WA Government published the Critical Infrastructure Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions on 23 December. This outlines the mandated vaccination requirements in respect of persons providing services or performing activities at electricity infrastructure sites.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
All suppliers, contractors, subcontractors and personnel attending Horizon Power premises or work locations must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates:
- First COVID-19 vaccine dose: 31 December 2021
- Second COVID-19 dose: 31 January 2022
- Third COVID-19 dose booster:
- 4 February 2022 - if second dose was on or before 4 September 2021
- 5 - 28 February 2022 - second dose was between 5 and 30 September 2021
- 31 January 2021 - if second dose was between 1 - 31 October 2021
- 3 months after - if second dose was from 1 November onwards
Please refer to the Subsequent Booster Vaccination (Restrictions on Access) Directions (No. 2) in respect to third dose boosters.
There is a limited exception from the vaccination requirement for persons who have a medical exemption recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register and displayed on their individual immunisation history statement.
Sign in requirements
To comply with the Directions - all suppliers, contractors, subcontractors and their personnel attending any Horizon Power site will need to follow the following sign-in process:
- Confirm that they have been vaccinated in accordance with the Directions.
- Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption) if requested on sign-in.
Suppliers and contractors must ensure that their personnel satisfy the vaccination requirements - to comply with Horizon Power's sign in process.
Additional information to be requested in the coming weeks
We'll be seeking updated supplier data for various matters including insurance certificates and compliance with COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Further information will be provided to you separately soon.
There is no current obligation on suppliers to send us vaccination evidence for their employees or contractors, unless they will be visiting remote Aboriginal communities. Please don’t submit vaccination certificates unless the latter circumstance applies.
Please contact us immediately if there are any concerns regarding your ability to continue to perform services in light of the requirements set out above.
If you have any queries
Please contact your Horizon Power representative for you contract or send us a message via email@example.com
Horizon Power acknowledges the Traditional Custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images, names or voices of deceased people.