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 2017/18 is listed below. This register was last updated as of 4 October 2018.

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
Youth Justice REQ0097 Maintenance of essential services for the Youth Justice and Custodial precincts Strategic Jul-18 Jan-20 3 years Registered
Youth Justice REQ0355 Mana Toa / Tu Tane cultural program for Maori, Tongan and Samoan-Australians in Youth Justice Focus Jun-19 Jan-20 2 Registered
Corporate Governance and Support RS-038 Provision of Perishable Food (Meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables) Leverage Jan-17 Feb-19 3 years Closed
Corporate Governance and Support REQ0193 Source Building Surveyor Services for Vic State Emergency Services Leverage Nov-18 May-19 2 years Closed
Corporate Governance and Support REQ0158 Telecommunications Billing and Reporting System Leverage Nov-18 Dec-19 3 years Registered
Corporate Governance and Support REQ0118 Youth Health and Rehabilitation Reform Project Strategic Feb-18 Jan-19 5 years Closed
Corporate Governance and Support RS-030 Provision of cleaning services Leverage May-19 Jun-20 3 years Closed
Corporate Governance and Support REQ0292 Supply of non-perishable food Leverage Jan-20 Dec-20 3 years Registered
Corporate Governance and Support REQ0275 Agriculture, Horticulture, Landmate Data Management System Leverage Jan-18 Apr-19 3 years Closed
Corporate Governance and Support REQ0291 Supply of clothing and apparel Leverage Jun-19 Jun-20 3 years Registered