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 REQ0110 Plumbing Non-Essential Maintenance Services for Youth Justice Precincts Focus Aug-19 Mar-20 1 year Registered
Youth Justice REQ0111 Glazing Non-Essential Maintenance services Focus Aug-19 Mar-20 1 year Registered
Youth Justice REQ0112 Carpentry / Build Non-Essential Maintenance Services for Youth Justice Precincts Focus Aug-19 Mar-20 1 year Registered
Corrections and Justice Services REQ0125 Multiple sites - Forklift Purchase and Maintenance Leverage Jan-18 Nov-18 1 year Closed
Corrections and Justice Services REQ0123 Karreenga Bakery and Meat Processing Facility - Refridgerated Transport Services Leverage Jul-17 Aug-18 1 year Closed
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
Police, Fines and Crime Prevention REQ0415 Fines Remediation Program Strategic Nov-19 Mar-20 2 years Registered
Youth Justice REQ0143 Provision of essential maintenance services for 7 Youth Justice sites Strategic Sep-18 Feb-19 2 years Closed
Youth Justice REQ0142 Provision of glass and window protection services Focus Aug-18 Jan-19 2 years Closed
Youth Justice YJ-001 Preparation and Plating of Meals for Youth Justice Custodial Centres at Parkville and Malmsbury Transactional Oct-17 Jul-18 2 years Closed