The Staffing services state purchase contract is being refreshed. A request for tender inviting suppliers to apply opened on 18 March 2021. The request for tender will close at 2pm AEST, Friday 23 April 2021.
A whole of Victorian Government closed panel contract with 8 master vendors. The contract covers hiring administration, IT and specialised roles not covered by either administration or IT recruitment.
Lead agency: Department of Treasury and Finance
Conditions of use: Mandatory
Contract reference number: SS-01-2015
Arrangement type: 8 suppliers
Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/08/2021
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The key benefits of this contract are:
- competitive prices and discounts
- simple pricing structure
- simple terms and conditions
- a choice of 8 master vendors
This contract covers these main areas of staffing services:
- general administration and clerical roles
- IT roles
- specialist roles in professions not covered by administration or IT
This contract has arrangements with these 8 master vendors:
Adecco Australia Pty Ltd (Adecco)
Clicks Recruit (Australia) (Clicks)
Dixon Appointments Pty Ltd (Dixon)
Hays Specialist Recruitment Australia Pty Limited (Hays)
Hudson Global Resources (Aust) Pty Limited (Hudson)
ABN: 21 002 888 762
Address: Level 9, 90 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact name: Byron Ellis
Role: Associate Director
Email for admin roles:
Email for IT roles:
Randstad Pty Limited (Randstad)
Talent International (VIC) Pty Ltd (Talent)
The Trustee for Hoban Recruitment Unit Trust trading as Hoban Recruitment (Hoban)
Master vendors for each staff category
The following file shows which master vendors can be used for each staff category.
Tier 2 suppliers
Master vendors have their own relationships with tier 2 suppliers for specialist candidates. Buyers can request candidates from a tier 2 supplier, but all communication needs to go through the master vendor.
A tier two suppliers list is available in the staffing services user guide.
How buyers join this contract
To join this contract and access more information:
Step 1: Register for the contracts portal
Step 2: Sign a user agreement
All government organisations must sign a user agreement for this contract. This will include the lead department’s approval, and notifying the master vendor.
How buyers use this contract
Anyone using this contract must follow the rules of use.
Note the following administrative guidelines applicable from 1 October 2019:
These guidelines contain updated decision-making and approval requirements for labour hire and professional services use.
Step 1: Create your position description
A position description must include:
- necessary duties
- skills and experience needed
- separately, a key selection criteria for the position
Step 2: Get internal approval to issue a request for quote
Contact your relevant department head for this approval.
Step 3: Create a request for quote and send to that supplier
Make sure you include:
- any deadlines or milestones
- the qualifications and experience you need
- the duration of the employment
- the services you need
- background checks
- identity documentation if needed
- position description
- key selection criteria
- departmental contact
Make sure you only contact the master vendor for the type of candidate you need. As a general rule, get quotes from multiple vendors for quotes with higher costs and more complexity.
Step 4: Create a purchase order
Once the master vendor provides several candidates, pick the best and fill out the Staffing Services purchase order form.
Then, contact the unsuccessful master vendor/s.
Continue with the engagement following your department’s internal guidelines.
Department contract managers
Contact your organisation contract manager if you have any questions about this contract.
Reviewed 18 March 2021