The Victorian Government uses centralised government contracts to buy common goods and services. These are called State Purchase Contracts (SPCs).
These whole-of-government contracts aim to:
- achieve value for money through using the collective purchasing power of government
- standardise how government buys from suppliers
Contracts can be with a sole supplier, or a panel of multiple suppliers you can choose from.
A closed contract means no new suppliers can apply to become a supplier for the contract.
An open contract means new suppliers can apply to become part of the panel when it’s advertised.
Who must use the contracts
If your organisation must follow VGPB policies you must use these contracts to buy goods and services.
Who can use the contracts
In most cases, you may be able to use these contracts if you’re:
- an independent organisation set up through legislation
- owned or supported by the Victorian Government and providing services to the Victorian community
To find out if you can use a contract, contact the category manager for the contract you want to use.
If you are a government buyer, you can register to get online access to confidential information, including pricing.