The procurement of goods and services by the department aligns to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) (External link) policies and directives established under the Financial Management Act 1994.

In October 2014, the VGPB introduced the statewide procurement reform which supports a strategic and efficient approach to procurement that better enables us to deliver value for money when delivering goods and services to Victorians.

To support this initiative the department will deliver an effective and efficient system of procurement that:

  • is responsive to the Victorian public’s needs
  • interacts professionally with the market
  • offers value for money outcomes
  • acts with integrity
  • is seen by the public as fair, transparent and equitable
  • will deliver cost savings to the department and taxpayers.

The department's general conditions for the provision of services and goods are also available.

Submitting a tender offer 

Suppliers interested in participating in any of the public procurement activities should visit the Tenders Vic website (External link) and register as a user for the Victorian Government Tenders System to set up email notifications for tender opportunities.

Registered users can view tender information and download relevant documentations, register for briefings and submit tender responses electronically.

For more information on submitting a tender offer:

Procurement activities register

The Procurement Activity Register for 2016/17 is listed below. This register was last updated as of 25 May 2017.

The list is the department’s response to the VGPB’s procurement governance framework (External link) which stipulates that the department will publish a high-level summary plan of its forecast public procurement activities over the next 12 to 18 month period.

Please note that:

  • tenders will not be released on this website. All tenders will be issued on the Victorian Government Tenders System (Tenders Vic website (External link)). Suppliers interested in participating in any of the public procurement activities should regularly monitor the Tenders Vic website (External link)
  • the date listed in the procurement activity register documents when the department is planning to commence its preparations for the procurement activity. The actual tender’s release date may be some time after the date listed.
  • all forecast procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The procurement activity register is provided for information only and does not present a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the department to purchase the described goods or services. There is no obligation to respond to or return any unsolicited bids received.

Procurement activity register

Division # Procurement initiative (project description) Complexity segment Estimated procurement commencement date Estimated contract award date Expected contract length Status
Finance, Infrastructure and Governance 153 Provision of Cultural Heritage Overlays - New Facility Project Transactional Mar-18 Mar-18 4 months
Finance, Infrastructure and Governance 152 Provision of Geotechnical and Soil Contamination Services - New Facility Project Transactional Mar-18 Mar-18 4 months Open
Finance, Infrastructure and Governance 151 Geotechnical and soil contamination services - Lara Prison Precinct Expansion Transactional Feb-18 Feb-18 4 months Open
150 Parkville Cafe Operations Focus Apr-18 Apr-18 3 years Open
Finance, Infrastructure and Governance 149 Planning Services - New Facility Project Transactional Mar-18 Mar-18 6 months Open
Finance, Infrastructure and Governance 148 Flora and Fauna Assessment - New Facility Project Transactional Mar-18 Mar-18 1 year Open
147 Offending Behaviour Programs Standing Offer Agreement Focus Apr-18 Aug-18 3 months
146 Specialised Offender Assessment and Treatment Services - Workflow Task Analysis Leverage Feb-18 May-18 3 months Open
145 Wintringham Lodge - Accommodation for post release offenders Transactional Feb-17 Jun-18 2 years Open
144 Supported Accommodation Services - Brunswick Lodge Transactional Feb-18 May-18 2 years Open