Every year the Victorian Government spends billions of dollars on goods, works and services.
If you want to supply to us, it’s helpful to understand the steps in the purchasing process.
However the buyer approaches the market, our procurement guidelines describe how the purchasing process works.
Where possible, we buy from panels and registers to save time and ensure quality.
We also buy from suppliers we’ve never worked with before. Find out how to get known.
How we invite suppliers to supply
We buy goods, works and services using an invitation to supply. Invitations to supply may be through:
- direct invitations
- open tenders
- selection from an established panel
- selection from a register of pre-qualified suppliers
- public private partnerships
Learn more about how Government buys.
We follow policies that guide how we buy from suppliers and work with you.
Policies for goods and services include:
- assessing complexity and capability
- analysing the market
- approaching the market
- contract management
Construction procurement follows:
Guidelines you need to follow
There is a code all suppliers need to follow. This is called the Supplier Code of Conduct.
Understanding this code helps you to maintain a good working relationship with us.
Government frameworks you should know about
There are frameworks we consider when working with suppliers.
You could increase your chances to supply to us if you meet the guidelines in these frameworks.
Social Procurement Framework
The Social Procurement Framework assesses how buyers and suppliers deliver social, economic and environmental outcomes that benefit the Victorian community.
Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP)
This policy encourages us to work with small-medium businesses in metropolitan and regional areas.
Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG)
The MPSG promotes the employment of apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets within the Victorian building and construction industry. It provides new employment opportunities and vocational training for young Victorians.