The Victorian Government uses centralised government contracts to buy common goods and services. These are called State Purchase Contracts (SPCs).
These contracts aim to achieve value for money through using the collective purchasing power of government, and to standardise how government buys from suppliers.
The Construction Supplier Register and VicRoads Supplier Register are lists of consultants and contractors in the building and construction industry who are pre-qualified to tender for government construction projects.
Government panels and registers can be:
- a contract with one supplier
- an arrangement with multiple suppliers called a panel
- a register arrangement
Panels operate over a period of time and can be open or closed:
- Open panels accept new suppliers at a set time or other times during the contract period.
- Closed panels are restricted to the suppliers engaged at the start of the contract
Qualified suppliers who meet eligibility criteria can apply to join registers at any time.
Who buys from government contracts and registers
All Victorian Government Departments and some specific agencies must use State Purchase Contracts to buy common goods and services.
Other organisations like local government authorities and not for profit organisations delivering government services can also buy through these contracts.
All government Departments and Agencies must use the Construction Supplier Register to buy construction services from consultants and contractors.
VicRoads must use the VicRoads Supplier Register.
How to apply
You apply following the tender process, and if successful you may be one of a panel of suppliers that buyers within an agency can choose to use.
If you're part of a supplier panel contract, you can be contracted directly to provide goods, services or works to that agency. Sometimes an agency might run a secondary selection process, and invite some or all suppliers on the panel to tender for a specific part of the work.
The following panels are open for applications:
Apply for the VicRoads Supplier Register
- Pavement and geotechnical engineering
- Maintenance and general works
- Road and bridge construction
- Road and bridge design
- Traffic management services (Consultants)
- Traffic management services (Contractors)
- Transport and planning studies
- Other professional services.
To apply to join the VicRoads Supplier Register, you must meet specific criteria for the level and group and agree to certain conditions.
Keep your prequalification up to date
When you join the register, it’s your responsibility to tell VicRoads if your details change.
Reviewed 30 October 2018