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Fact sheets for public construction procurement provide answers to common questions.

Fact sheets for public construction procurement

Defining public construction (Guidance 1.3b)

This Guidance helps public construction procurement practitioners determine when a procurement is ‘public construction’. Although there are some types of procurement that are relatively easy to categorise as public construction, in practice other types of procurement are more difficult to categorise.

The Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria (effective 1 July 2018) replaced the former Ministerial Directions No 1, 2 and 4 for Public Construction. The following fact sheets assist in understanding the Ministerial Directions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria. 

Fact sheet - Summary of key changes to the Ministerial Directions for Public Construction (WORD 72.71 KB)

This Fact sheet sets out a summary of key changes to introduced in the Ministerial Directions for Public Construction procurement (effective 1 July 2018).

Fact Sheet - Comparison of former and current Ministerial Directions for Public Construction (WORD 62.61 KB)
This Fact sheet identifies where the former Ministerial Directions have been incorporated into the Ministerial Directions for Public Construction procurement (effective 1 July 2018), and gives a summary of what has changed. This fact sheet does not comprehensively describe the new Directions and should not be used as a substitute for reviewing them.

Fact Sheet - Differences between construction procurement and goods and services procurement (WORD 49.19 KB)
This Fact sheet lists key differences between public construction procurement and goods & services procurement. This fact sheet applies to those Agencies that are subject to the procurement rules of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board .

Fact sheet - Transition provisions for the introduction of the revised Ministerial Directions for Public Construction (WORD 55.2 KB)
This Fact sheet sets out the transition provisions applying to the Ministerial Directions and the Instructions for Public Construction Procurement. It sets out the substantive provision of the relevant Direction or Instruction and describes how the transition provisions modify their operation. The period within which the transition provisions apply is also described.

Checklist - Mandatory requirements of the Directions and Instructions for Public Construction (WORD 119.97 KB)
This checklist details the mandatory requirements Responsible Bodies and Accountable Officers must meet to allow for full attestation of compliance with the Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction procurement.

Fact Sheet - Thresholds applying to construction procurement (WORD 57.19 KB)
This Fact sheet sets out the thresholds for various requirements under the Ministerial Directions and the Instructions for Public Construction Procurement.

Fact Sheet - Thresholds applying to construction procurement Quick Guide (WORD 60.84 KB)
This Fact sheet sets out a table listing the thresholds for various requirements under the Ministerial Directions and the Instructions for Public Construction Procurement.

Fact Sheet - Supplier panels and standing offer arrangements in public construction procurement (WORD 55.59 KB)
This Fact sheet identifies and summarises issues relating to the use of standing offer arrangements. It also seeks to distinguish between Supplier Panels and Registers of prequalified suppliers.

Fact Sheet - Minimum rates of pay for tip truck owner drivers (WORD 44.19 KB)
This fact sheet summarises the Tip Truck Policy, describes how to calculate minimum rates of pay for tip truck owner drivers engaged in the removal of soil and rock from excavation work on Victorian Government funded construction projects and sets out managerial responsibility and compliance requirements.

Tools and support

Mandatory Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria are effective from 1 July 2018.

Non-mandatory Guidance (effective from 1 July 2018) supports the Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria.

For further information about the Ministerial Directions and Instructions for public construction procurement, please contact the Construction Policy Team .

Reviewed 30 October 2018