What is public construction
Public construction consists of any matter relating to the construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, alteration, extension or demolition of any improvements on land by, or on behalf of, departments and public bodies.
- design and construction practices
- tendering processes
- project delivery and
- contract administration
What are the rules for construction
The Assistant Treasurer is responsible for prescribing principles and procedures relating to:
- construction procurement, including tendering
The Construction Policy Unit in the Department of Treasury and Finance support the Assistant Treasurer.
Goods and services procurement
What are goods and services
Goods and services include:
- general goods and consumables, such as stationery
- general services, such as cleaning and security
- professional services, such as financial advisors and legal advisors
- health related goods and services
- uniforms and personal protective equipment
- utilities, such as gas and electricity
- information communication and technology goods, such as computers
- information communication and technology professional services, such as web designers
- information communication and technology services, such as telephony
- motor vehicles
What are the rules for goods and services
The Victorian Government Purchasing Board sets the policies for the procurement of goods and services across:
The Procurement Policy and Reform Team in the Department of Treasury and Finance support the Victorian Government Purchasing Board.
Health Purchasing Victoria
Health Purchasing Victoria partners with Victoria’s public health sector to procure best-value goods and services, including equipment, for hospitals.
It works with the health sector to deliver better value through strategic procurement.
Health Purchasing Victoria’s vision is to provide healthcare that is:
Health Purchasing Victoria has functions under the Health Services Act 1988 to:
- supply or help supply of goods and services
- give advice and support
- track compliance
- foster improvements in use of systems and e-commerce
- maintain useful data and share that with health services
- ensure probity is maintained in the purchasing, tendering and contracting of public hospitals
Health Purchasing Victoria is responsible to the Minister for Health and works with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Local Jobs First
What is Local Jobs First
The Local Jobs First Policy ensures government supports Victorian businesses and workers by mandating that small and medium-sized enterprises are given fair opportunity to compete for government contracts.
It also mandates that a portion of total hours worked on government construction projects must provide opportunities for apprentices, trainees and cadets.
What is the policy
The Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade is responsible for the Local Jobs First Act 2003 and for issuing the Local Jobs First Policy.
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions support supports the Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade.
VicFleet is responsible for policies and contracts that apply to the Victorian Government motor vehicle fleet. VicFleet manages:
- Standard motor vehicle policy
- Finance lease facility
- Motor vehicle state purchase contract
- Fleet disposals state purchase contract
VicFleet, within the Department of Treasury and Finance, gives advice to the Assistant Treasurer about fleet issues and policy.
Social Procurement Framework
What is social procurement
Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods, services or construction being procured.
What is the Social Procurement Framework
The Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade is responsible for the framework.
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions support the Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade in preparing information for buyers and suppliers.
State purchase contracts and registers for goods and services
State purchase contracts and registers require approval from:
- Victorian Government Purchasing Board
- relevant agency Minster
- Assistant Treasurer
There are three departments responsible for state purchase contracts and registers.
Department of Premier and Cabinet
The Technology Procurement Team in the Department of Premier and Cabinet is responsible for information and communication technology procurement for whole of Victorian Government.
The team sets up, manages and gives advice on information and communication technology state purchase contracts and categories.
This includes the ongoing management of contracts for:
- IT infrastructure
- software contracts
Department of Treasury and Finance
The Strategic Sourcing Team in the Department of Treasury and Finance is responsible for state purchase contracts, including:
- goods such as stationery
- services such as security and staffing
- professional services such as financial advisors
- utilities such as gas and electricity
The team sets up, manages and gives advice on state purchase contracts and categories.
Department of Justice and Community Safety
Reviewed 13 April 2021