Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Achieving Excellence in Government Procurement


Advisory Note - Natural Gas - Large Sites RFT Outcome

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)


The SPC for the provision of natural gas to sites consuming more than 10 000 Gigajoules per annum was established following an open tender process undertaken by the Department of Treasury and Finance. The SPC offers supply of natural gas to large sites.

The SPC commenced on 1 October 2018 for a period of up to five years expiring on 30 September 2023. The SPC is a sole supplier arrangement with Red Energy Pty Ltd.

Key SPC benefits

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

Key benefits of the SPC are:

  • negotiated future tariffs; and
  • an ability to add new sites (subject to conditions). 
Lead Agency
Department of Treasury and Finance
Conditions of Use
Reference Number
Sole supplier
Start Date
End Date
Primary Contact
Steven Brown
Senior Category Manager
Strategic Sourcing
Department of Treasury and Finance
Ph: (+613) 9651 1558
Secondary Contact
Darren Pietrzak
Category Manager
Strategic Sourcing
Department of Treasury and Finance
Ph: (+613) 9651 5047

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 Red Energy Pty Ltd

Company Name:

Red Energy Pty Ltd


570 Church Street

Cremorne VIC 3121


Paula Robinson

Manager - C&I Operations

Phone: (+613) 9425 0427
Mobile: 0419 281 817

Company Name: 

 Red Energy Pty Ltd trading as Snowy Hydro


 Lot 3, Pier 8/9 23 Hickson Road

Walsh Bay NSW 2000


David Sherriff, Manager Business Development

Snowy Hydro Ltd


 (+612) 9278 1971

Mobile: 0417 463 066



What you can buy from this SPC

The SPC provides the supply of natural gas for large sites.

  • Tariff D sites are sites consuming more than 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 Red Energy;  
  • 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 Red Energy, since the tariff is demand-based and cannot be determined in advance what the result of participation will be).
Summary of Quarter 1 2018

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 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.


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