Guide to procuring uniforms and personal protective equipment
The Guide to procuring uniforms and personal protective equipment requires government buyers to procure locally manufactured goods when they are available.
The Guide covers uniforms and personal protective equipment used by government employees in:
- goods and services activities, such as uniforms and work-wear
- construction works and services, such as safety boots and hard hats
The Guide applies to new, amended and replacement contracts. Contracts executed before 1 August 2018 can continue to operate.
The Guide to procuring uniforms and personal protective equipment complements the . Apply both when the Local Jobs First policy applies. Special rules may apply to projects classed as Local Jobs First Strategic Projects. Suppliers to government may be required to maximise the use of uniforms of personal protective equipment made locally.
Local content in the supply chain
The Guide to procuring uniforms and personal protective equipment applies to local manufacture. While it is desirable to maximise local content throughout the supply chain, most goods will have at least some elements imported.
Consider local content across all supply chain functions to create and sustain local jobs. Examples of further supply chain opportunities include:
- research and development
- specialist sourcing
- quality assurance
- embroidery and badging
- made-to-measure and made-to-fit
- warehousing and distribution
- online ordering
- disposal including recycling and destruction
- laundering and decontamination
Supplying these services can also have a significant benefit for local jobs.
Procurement opportunities to support local suppliers
Procurement activity plans for uniforms and personal protective equipment
Procurement activity plans detail what Government organisations intend to buy during the year.
Ethical Supplier Register
- corporate clothing
- personal protective equipment
Listing on this register assures buyers that registered suppliers comply with relevant labour laws.
Suppliers of locally manufactured uniforms and personal protective equipment must be listed on the register to be awarded a Victorian government contract.
Manage contracts to support local uniforms and personal protective equipment
Manage contracts to use the greatest amount of locally manufactured uniforms and personal protective equipment.
The availability of locally manufactured uniforms and personal protective equipment will change over the life of a contract. Periodically check what local goods are available and work with your contract manager to include new locally made goods. The contract may have formal reviews of local manufacture.
In this way new local goods and related supply chain can be used as they become available.
Government assistance for investment and growth
Suppliers wanting to invest and create local jobs may receive help from the Government.
Tools and support
Reviewed 13 October 2019