A suite of baseline contracts has been developed for procurement of goods and services by the Victorian Government. These documents have been designed to govern different types of procurement arrangements from low to medium complexity, and both one-off purchases and sole entity purchases arrangements.
The contracts provide a base and can be tailored to the requirements of the procurement. For more complex and/or more high risk procurement buyers should engage with their internal procurement unit and seek legal advice.
Choosing the right contract
The contract you use will depend on the complexity of the procurement and what is being procured. It will also depend of whether you are procuring goods or services as different contract clauses will apply. Contracts for goods impose conditions for delivery and testing of the goods whereas service contracts impose conditions relating to staff and service levels.
It is recognised that procurement arrangements can have elements of both goods and services and in the case legal advice or procurement expert advice may be required to determine the most appropriate contract to use.
Below is a general overview of each contract and its purpose.
NB: A standing offer (sole entity purchase) contract is an aggregated arrangement established for a single department or a business unit or group of business units within an organisation.
For more information download the market approach templates frequently asked questions document or the VGPB contract guidance document.