Supplier Code of Conduct – Buyers

Find out what the Supplier Code of Conduct is and what government buyers need to do to implement it.

Supplier Code of Conduct

The Victorian State Government is committed to ethical, sustainable and socially responsible procurement. To support this commitment, the Victorian Government has implemented a Supplier Code of Conduct.

The Victorian Government sees its suppliers as partners. The Victorian Government cares about the way suppliers do business when they work for us.

The Supplier Code of Conduct describes the minimum expectations that suppliers should aspire to meet in the areas of:

  • integrity, ethics and conduct
  • conflict of interest, gifts, benefits and hospitality
  • corporate governance
  • labour and human rights
  • health and safety
  • environmental management

Read the Supplier Code of Conduct.

Read an overview of the Supplier Code of Conduct at Ensuring ethical procurement through Supplier Code of Conduct - Buyers.

When the Supplier Code of Conduct applies

The Supplier Code of Conduct applies from 1 July 2017.

The Supplier Code of Conduct applies to all general government sector contracts, agreements and purchase orders for the supply of:

  • goods
  • services
  • construction works
  • construction services

What government buyers need to do

Government buyers are responsible to implement the Supplier Code of Conduct. Refer to: 

Tools and support

Buyers are encouraged to contact their department or entity Chief Procurement Officer or equivalent State manager for more information.

Alternatively, contact the Goods and services policy team.