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Measures implementing procurement requirements of international agreements

The list of measures implementing procurement requirements of international agreements.

The Victorian Government’s measures to implement the procurement requirements of international agreements being the procurement rules that may form the basis for a complaint. 

Public construction procurement

Public construction procurement under Part 4 of the Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994. 

The following is an exhaustive list of measures as they apply to covered procurements for construction works and construction services.  

The measures are incorporated into the Ministerial Directions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria and the Instructions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria. The measures only apply to the extent that they implement the procurement requirements of international agreements. 

Relevant parts of the Ministerial Direction or Instruction that contain measures are: 

Instruction 2.1: All, including: 

  • Attachment 1 Agencies that must comply with government procurement requirements under International Agreements; and 
  • Attachment 2 Government procurement requirements under International Agreements 

Ministerial Direction 3: 

  • Direction 3.5 Tender open times – paragraph (a) only 

Ministerial Direction 3: 

  • Direction 3.7.3 Mandatory evaluation criteria 

Instruction 3.6: 

  • 3.6.2 Terms and conditions to be set out in Tender Documentation 

Instruction 3.6: 

  • 3.6.3 Avoid issuing late and multiple addenda 

Instruction 4.1: 

  • 4.1.2 Treat tender participants fairly and equally 

Instruction 4.1: 

  • 4.1.3 Maintain confidentiality of tender participants’ confidential information 

Instruction 5.2: 

  • 5.2.1 Disclose details of contracts – paragraph (a) only 

Instruction 6.1: 

  • 6.1.2 Requirements for establishing a Register – paragraphs (a)–(e) and (g) only 

Ministerial Direction 8: 

  • 8.1 Debrief for tender participants 

Goods and services procurement 

Procurement of goods and services under Victorian Government Purchasing Board Supply Policies 

The following is an exhaustive list of measures as they apply to covered procurements for goods and non-construction services under the Victorian Government Purchasing Board Supply Policies

The measures are incorporated into the supply policies of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board made under the Financial Management Act 1994, and associated Victorian Government Purchasing Board guidance. 

The measures only apply to the extent that they implement the procurement requirements of international agreements. 

Governance – Goods and services policy: 

  • The following requirement in section 3 (Complaints Management): “The organisation must also ensure that its procurement governance framework includes measures that implement a dispute resolution mechanism as required by Australia’s international free trade agreements 

Complexity and capability assessment – Goods and services policy: 

  • Section 1 (Complexity Assessment): The text under part 1.1, Mandatory requirements for a complexity assessment 

Market approach – Goods and services policy: 

  • Section 1 (Market Approach): 
    • part 1, Market approach 
    • part 3, Evaluation, negotiation and selection 

Contract management and contract disclosure – Goods and services policy: 

  • Section 2 (Contract disclosure) 

Government procurement under International Agreements – goods and services procurement guide 

  • All excluding section under heading “Australia New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement” 

Pre-qualified supplier arrangements – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • Under the heading “Open and closed pre-qualification registers” 

Improving access to government business for SMEs – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • All 

Managing probity – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • All 

Innovation and the procurement process – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • Under heading ‘Early supplier engagement” 

Achieving value for money – goods and services procurement guide (Policy One): 

  • Under headings of “Competition and market development/innovation” and “Non-financial factors” 

Developing a procurement strategy – goods and services procurement guide): 

  • Under heading of “Supplier analysis” 

Complexity - goods and services procurement guide: 

  • Text under the heading “Sourcing methods” 

Evaluation, negotiation and selection – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • All 

Market approach – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • Under the headings “Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP)” and “Maximising participation from small to medium enterprises” 
  • Under the headings “Eliminating bias when engaging with the market” and requiring compliance with International and Australian Accreditation Standards where applicable” 
  • Under the heading “Market notification” 
  • Under the heading “Suggested submission periods” 
  • Under the heading “Invitation to supply information” 
  • Under the heading “Informing suppliers during the process” 
  • Under the heading “Market approach during critical incidents” 

Specification writing – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • Under the headings “Before preparing a specification” and “Preparing specifications” 

Probity in procurement – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • All 

Supplier feedback over the procurement process – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • All, except for “Supplier feedback during the contract term” and “Supplier feedback at the end of the contract” 

Developing an offer template – goods and services procurement guide: 

  • All 

Tools and support

Contact your procurement governance unit if you have any questions on international agreements.

Reviewed 06 October 2019

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