Victorian Government organisations are responsible for their own buying. They must follow:
- their own organisation’s procurement rules
- whole-of-Victorian-Government principles and rules
Principles and rules for government procurement
We are committed to ethical, sustainable and socially responsible procurement.
To make sure suppliers keep the same values as us, we’ve established a Supplier Code of Conduct.
These help agencies achieve better procurement outcomes.
How buyers approach the market
Government buyers approach the market on an ongoing basis.
There are some different ways buyers might approach the market:
- open competitive processes - any supplier can submit a tender or proposal to the buyer for review
- closed competitive processes - selected suppliers are invited to submit tenders or proposals
- direct sourcing - a supplier is directly approached by a buyer to do the work
If the contract uses a closed competitive process, the buyer can approach suppliers directly after selecting them from panels or registers of prequalified suppliers.
If you prequalify for a panel or register you can streamline your bids and how you communicate your capability to government buyers
Types of contract
You can tender for:
- one-off contracts for goods, works or services
- membership of a supplier panel
Government procurement contracts can be:
- standard form contracts used for most construction contracting
- standard form contracts for goods and services
- a whole-of-Victorian-Government contract for common goods and services
Reviewed 05 July 2023