Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Achieving Excellence in Government Procurement

Please note  the change in process for accessing State Purchase Contract (SPC)  confidential information. The existing user account to access the SPC confidential information will no longer be active. A new SPC confidential information system is being introduced and will require user registration. Please see instructions in the Registration Guide (126 KB)

Overview

The SPC for the provision of natural gas was established following an open tender process undertaken by the Department of Treasury and Finance. The SPC offers supply of natural gas to both small and large sites.

The SPC commenced on 1 January 2016 for a period of two years expiring on 31 December 2017 with two one- year extension options. The SPC is a sole supplier arrangement with AGL Sales Ltd.

Key SPC benefits

The objective of the contract is to provide a secure and reliable supply of natural gas to Victorian Government sites.

Key benefits of the SPC are:

  • discounts against published tariffs;
  • an ability to add new sites (subject to conditions); and
  • three different site classifications – Tariff V small, Tariff V large and Tariff D ( large sites); and
  • high-volume Tariff V small sites can apply to benefit from a transition from Tariff V to Tariff D (large sites).
Lead Agency
Department of Treasury and Finance
Conditions of Use
Mandatory
Reference Number
SS-06-2015
Arrangement
Sole supplier
Start Date
01/01/2016
End Date
31/12/2017
Primary Contact
Alex Bonner
Senior Category Manager
Strategic Sourcing
Department of Treasury and Finance
Ph: (+613) 9651 5534
Email: alex.bonner@dtf.vic.gov.au
Secondary Contact
Steven Brown
Category Manager
Strategic Sourcing
Department of Treasury and Finance
Ph: (+613) 9651 1558
Email: steven.brown@dtf.vic.gov.au

Who can access this SPC?

Mandated Departments

Click here for the full list.

Mandated Agencies

Click here for the full list.

Departments and agencies bound by Victorian Government Purchasing Board policies must purchase from the SPC if the arrangement is mandated. Refer to the above lists.

Subject to approval by the lead department, other government owned or supported organisations such as not-for-profit, councils and other government bodies may access the SPC on a discretionary basis. Consult category manager to confirm eligibility.

Departmental Contract Managers

Departmental representatives/contract managers are the key point of contact between the SPC category manager and departmental users. They can be contacted for SPC information and are responsible for resolving operational issues raised by contract users and suppliers.  

Departmental representatives contact details can be found here:

Department Contact Table Natural Gas 2016.docx

Supplier Details

The SPC is a sole supplier arrangement with AGL Sales Ltd

Company
Name:

AGL Sales Ltd

Address: 699 Bourke Street
East Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact:

Laura Loricco
Customer Relationship Manager

Phone: (+613) 8633 6660
Website:  www.agl.com.au
Email:   businesscustomers@agl.com.au

What you can buy from this SPC

The SPC provides the supply of natural gas for both large and small sites. The  sites are classified as follows:

  • small Tariff V sites are sites consuming up to 5 000 GJ per annum. These are identified as residential;
  • large Tariff V sites are sites consuming in excess of 5 000 GJ and up to 10 000 GJ per annum; and
  • Tariff D sites are sites consuming in excess of 10 000 GJ per annum.

The key features of the SPC are:

  • Use of the contract is not limited to sites agreed in the contract, new sites can be added to the contract under conditions agreed with the category manager and AGL;
  • Tariff V usage is uncapped so additional sites can be transferred to the SPC (subject to conditions and if agreed in advance with the category manager and AGL);
  • Participating >10 000GJ (Tariff D) sites are subject to volume-based gas commodity and regulated delivery charges. (Any additional Tariff D sites applying to roll into the SPC will be considered individually by the category manager and AGL, since the tariff is demand-based and cannot be determined in advance what the result of participation will be); and
  • Participating <10 000GJ (Tariff V) sites located in contestable gas distribution zones enjoy a negotiated discount against published tariffs. Contestable gas distribution zones represent distribution areas where alternative supply arrangements are available, so there is an element of competition in the supply of natural gas. Approximately 99% of participating Tariff V sites are located in contestable zones and receive the negotiated SPC discount.

RULES OF USE: How to use this SPC

Parties using the SPC are legally required to comply with the rules of use established by the lead department for purchasing under SPC as follows:

Mandated entities or those already approved to use the SPC:

Mandated entities and those already approved to use the SPC should approach their departmental contract managers (refer departmental contacts table) to obtain further SPC details. Confidential information is available by requesting access via completion of the confidential information application form.

Non mandated entities and those that have not applied previously to use the SPC:

Non mandated entities and those that have not applied previously who wish to access the SPC should contact the category manager.

How to join the SPC

Organisations interested in joining the SPC and accessing confidential information should follow the  process below:

Please note confidential information may only be accessed and used for the purpose of joining the SPC and purchasing under the SPC.

Step 1. Register to DTF.APPS portal and complete an on-line confidential information access request form to access confidential information for the selected SPC. Please see instructions in the Registration Guide (126 KB)

Step 2. The category manager will verify your eligibility to access the confidential information and if approved, you will be notified via email.

Step 3. Complete  the following process to join the SPC:

For all sites for which transfer is required upon joining the SPC complete a roll-in (below) form must be completed, providing the following information:

  • gas meter number (MIRN) - (stated on the incumbent retailers' invoice);
  • site address where the meter is located - (stated on the incumbent retailers' invoice); and
  • the incumbent retailer.

For Tariff D sites only, consuming more than 10 000GJ annually:

  • Annual Contract Quantity (ACQ);
  • Maximum Hourly Quantity (MHQ); and
  • Maximum Demand Quantity (MDQ)

The MIRN, site address, ACQ, MHQ and MDQ are usually found on incumbent retailers’ invoices.

Other information required includes:

  • required billing (per site or consolidated);
  • billing address (if different to the Supply Address); and
  • billing address contact details
  • entity/agency details and ABN (if new to the contract). 

Download Roll-in form here

Step 4. Advise the category manager once you have completed the joining process.

Confidential Information

Confidential contract information is available to approved users. You can obtain access to this information by creating a user account for the new SPC confidential information system.  Please refer to the instructions in the How to join the SPC section above.

The confidential section contains the executed contract, schedules, site list and supplier rates.

CONFIDENTIAL INFO LOG IN

http://apps.dtf.vic.gov.au/apps_state_purchase_contracts/

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