Victorian Government Purchasing Board

The Victorian Government Purchasing Board’s role and responsibilities in procurement for Victoria.

About the Victorian Government Purchasing Board

The Board sets the policies that govern procurement of non-construction goods and services across all Victorian government departments and some specified entities.

The Board was established under the Financial Management Act 1994 (the Act) in 1995 and reports to the Assistant Treasurer.


To provide leadership in government procurement of goods and services to deliver value-for-money outcomes for Victoria.


To ensure government:

  • develops procurement capability
  • delivers value-for-money and fit-for-purpose outcomes
  • minimises risk
  • enables access to procurement opportunities for all businesses

Victorian Government Purchasing Board policies

The Board has a policy model to support a more strategic and efficient approach for the procurement of goods and services. Under these policies, procuring goods and services now has an emphasis on complexity and risk with each procurement requiring forward planning.

These policies recognise procurement as a core business function and moves away from a financial threshold to a complexity and risk-based model. All departments and some specified entitiesnow procure through the framework.

When purchasing goods or services, buyers must comply with the relevant procurement policies of their lead organisation. This may include applicable broader government policies and Australian Standards where relevant, including but not limited to any supplier charters or codes of conduct.

Government buyers are encouraged to contact their procurement-governance unit before commencing procurement.

Reviewed 16 June 2020

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