Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Achieving Excellence in Government Procurement


Advisory Note Electricity 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 State Purchase Contract (SPC) for the provision of electricity for large sites was established following an open tender process undertaken by Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF). The SPC is for sites consuming more than 40 Megawatt hours (MWh) per annum.

The SPC commenced on 1 November 2013 for an initial 26-month term and expired on 31 December 2015 with up to two years of extension options.  The SPC now expires on 30 June 2019 after additional extensions were approved. The SPC is a sole supplier arrangement with Red Energy.

Key SPC benefits

The objective of the contract is to provide secure and reliable supply of electricity to large Victorian Government sites with the ability for the State to purchase its own environmental certificates.

Key benefits of the SPC are:

  • risk management of energy and environmental certificates to maximise cost avoidance in a volatile wholesale market; 
  • an ability to add new sites (subject to conditions); and
  • electronic and consolidated billing arrangement capabilities. 
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 Treasury and Finance
Phone: (+613) 9651 1558
Secondary Contact
Darren Pietrzak
Category Manager
Strategic Sourcing
Department of Treasury and Finance
Phone: (+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 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 the 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.
The list of department contract managers can be found in Departmental Contact List - Electricity large sites (23.1 KB).

Supplier Details

The SPC is a sole supplier arrangement with Red Energy.

Contact: Julie Do
Business Customer Support

Bryant & May Building

560 Church Street, Cremorne Vic 3121

Phone:  (+613) 9425 2732

What you can buy from this SPC

The SPC provides the supply of electricity to Large enterprise and residential sites (i.e. sites using more than 40 MWh per annum).

The SPC provides the following:

  • electricity for large sites, initially consuming more than 40 MWh per annum.

The key features of the SPC are:

  • Accredited GreenPower - participating entities can purchase accredited GreenPower at an extra cost. Accredited percentages available are: 10%, 25% and 100%.
  • Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs): SREC, LREC, VEEC - in the pursuit of value for money, the SPC includes a nomination process similar to that used for energy purchasing; and 
  • new sites can be added to the contract under conditions agreed with the category manager and Red Energy.

Green Power:

  • For governement departments only, as part of the contracted services Red Energy will source a percentage of total energy purchased from Green Power sources. This value is nominated by indivividual sites;
  • Red Energy can offer higher percentage values of 25 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent or 100 percent Green Power to mandated or non-mandated entities if required;
  • These services are in line with current policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase consumption of 'green' sources of energy.
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 the 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 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 a roll-in form must be completed providing the following information:

  • the National Meter Identifier (NMI) - (stated on the incumbent retailers' invoice);
  • site address where the NMI is located - (stated on the incumbent retailers' invoice); and
  • the incumbent retailer.

Other required information includes:

  • required billing (per site or consolidated);
  • billing address (if different to the Supply Address);
  • billing address contact details;
  • selected percentage (out of either 10%, 25% or 100% available) if accredited GreenPower is required. Please note the default position is 0% - no GreenPower - unless the category manager and Red Energy are told otherwise; and
  • entity/agency details and ABN (if new to the contract).  


Roll-in form template.pdf

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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