Procurement

​​Attention Suppliers: IBAC survey on suppliers’ perceptions of corruption risks in procurement

As part of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s work to assist in preventing public sector corruption, IBAC are conducting a survey to learn more about suppliers’ perceptions of corruption risks in public sector procurement. The findings will help to inform the public sector of potential risks and weaknesses in procurement policies, practices and processes, as well as highlighting areas of good practice. To complete the survey suppliers should visit the IBAC survey website

All responses are confidential.  Any queries regarding the survey can be directed to Helen Stewart, IBAC’s Team Leader Strategic Policy and Coordination, on email helen.stewart@ibac.vic.gov.au  

Procurement of goods and services are carried out according to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) policies and directives established under the Financial Management Act 1994.

Reform Policy Framework

In February 2013, the VGPB introduced a new policy framework. This framework is designed to support a more strategic and efficient approach to procurement. It is underpinned by high standards of probity, accountability and flexibility with a strong focus on value for money, more interactive engagement with the market, and productivity improvement- resulting in better procurement for business and government. This policy applies to all Victorian government departments, offices bound by the VGPB policy, and agencies who choose to transition.

The Department and its portfolio entities - the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority, and Merit Protection Boards - will transition to operate under the new framework from July 2014.

Forward Procurement Activity Plan

This new framework does not require any changes on the part of suppliers to government. However, there are benefits for businesses with early advice in relation to upcoming opportunities. The forward procurement activity plan provides a high-level summary of potential procurement opportunities over the coming period. This plan will be reviewed biannually and therefore it should be noted that it is an estimate of activity at a given point in time, and is subject to change.

For the procurement activity plan see:

Procurement Activity Plan (xlsx - 28.29kb)
Procurement Activity Plan (pdf - 51.43kb)

Note: All forecast procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information in this Procurement Activity Plan is provided for planning purposes only and does not present a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described goods or services. There is no obligation to respond to or return any unsolicited bids received.

Procurement Complaints Management Framework

The Procurement Complaints Management Framework provides suppliers surety that there is a mechanism in place to raise concerns about a particular procurement activity. Complaints will be handled in a consistent, fair and transparent manner.

For more information on the procurement complaints management framework, see:

Procurement Complaints Framework (docx - 39.6kb)
Procurement Complaints Framework (pdf - 230kb)

Consultancy expenditure

For disclosures of 2013–14 consultancy expenditure, see:

Consultancy expenditure (docx - 59.05kb)

Contacts

All correspondence and enquires should be directed to: procurement@edumail.vic.gov.au

For further information on Victorian government procurement, see: