MWRRG procures and manages multi-council contracts for waste management facilities and waste and resource recovery services.

The benefits that multi-council contracts deliver include:

  • long term service security at affordable cost to councils
  • combined quantities  are achieved to attract technology solutions
  • cost effective specialist consultants and MWRRG’s internal depth of expertise is applied to large scale shared cost projects
  • centralised contract management
  • single administration to facilitate service provision is provided by MWRRG
  • LG Act Procurement Exemptions are achieved.


MWRRG has the following legislative requirements under the EP Act:

  • to facilitate the development of contracts for the joint procurement of waste management facilities and waste and resource recovery services within its waste and resource recovery region
  • to manage contracts in the performance of its objectives and functions
  • to undertake waste and resource recovery projects as funded by government, councils and other organisations.

The procurement process

The procurement contract structure:

procurement contract process 

Our procurement and contract management team manages all aspects of the joint procurement process from pre-tender requirements with councils through to contract management with the contractor on behalf of councils for the duration of the contract.

MWRRG typically prepares the following documentation during the procurement process:

Initial documents (before tender)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (with councils) – identifies council requirements and commitments
  • Invitation to tender (to the public) – for the provision of services and/or facilities (this includes draft contract documents)

Contract documents (after evaluation)
  • Receival/Processing Contract
  • Participation Agreement (this includes contract management protocols)
  • Direct Deed
 MWRRG’s collective procurement programs are based on the Victorian Government’s guiding principles of:
  • value for money
  • open and fair competition
  • accountability
  • risk management
  • probity and transparency.

Last updated: 11/03/2016