Tender procedure

Submitting a tender

The Department advertises public tenders through the Composite Tender Advertisement in the Business Tenders section of the Herald Sun on Wednesday and on Victorian Government Tenders System.

Procurement policies

The information supplied by the Victorian Government Purchasing Board outlines such things as:

  • The different procurement methods available to a government department (open tendering, selective tendering, limited tendering with exemption from public or selective tendering, quotes for procurement valued up to and including $150,000)
  • The key purchasing principles that each department must abide by (value for money, open and fair competition, accountability, risk management, and probity and transparency)
  • The evaluation and selection policies (value for money, adopting a systematic evaluation regime, cost comparison, due diligence of the shortlisted tenderers).

Tender complaint procedure

Victorian Government Purchasing Board policy requires all departments to have documented procedures for managing tender complaints.

Victorian Government Tenders System

The Victorian Government Tenders System site provides access to Victorian Government tenders and provides the opportunity to submit online tenders. The site also provides related information on tenders such as advice to suppliers on selling to the Victorian Government, details of seminars on how to win government business, contact details for senior purchasing staff in Victorian Government departments, a list of useful sites, and the answers to frequently asked questions.