Extended transition provisions for prequalified supplier registers and contracts
The closing date for notices under the transition provisions for precedent contracts and registers of prequalified suppliers has been extended to 31 December 2018. Notify the Department of Treasury and Finance about any existing precedent contracts and registers.
Minimum rates of pay for tip truck owner drivers
We’ve created a fact sheet supporting the Government's Tip Truck Policy. It summarises the policy, how to calculate minimum pay rates for tip truck owner drivers working on soil and rock excavation for public construction projects.
Cladding product restrictions
The refreshed standard form construction contracts now include clauses preventing the use of aluminium composite panels and expanded polystyrene on most government projects. This is to minimise future risk.
VGPB Annual Report
The VGPB Annual Report 2017-18 has been tabled in Parliament. Key highlights include driving digitisation to enhance buyer capability, trends in organisations contract approvals and embedding social procurement principles into the procurement process.
Best value procurement seminar
Buyers are encouraged to view and share slides from the recent Best Value Procurement Seminar that features Mr John Savicky - Director, Sourcing Research for Performance Based Studies Research Group and lecturer at Arizona State University.
Guide to procuring uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE)
There is a new guide to procuring uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE). It mandates the procurement of locally manufactured uniforms and PPE, wherever possible, from 1 Aug, 2018. This supports our commitment to creating and retaining local jobs.
New versions of contracts for major and minor works
New August 2018 versions of standard form works contracts (major and minor forms) are available at Practitioners Toolkit - Standard form contracts. Practitioners should ensure that they use the current versions of the contracts.
Revised Ministerial Directions for public construction procurement
On 1 July 2018 new principles and procedures replaced several former Ministerial Directions. The new principles and procedures are presented in the Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement in Victoria.
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Reviewed 30 October 2018