The Victorian Government Purchasing Board’s (VGPB) five policies cover the end-to-end procurement activity from identifying needs, planning, and market research through to contract management. Each policy is supported by good practice guides, tools and templates to ensure consistency across government.
When applying the policies, departments must ensure that all procurement activity meets the following directives:
- Value for money: A balanced judgement of a range of financial and non-financial factors, taking into account the mix of quality, cost and resources; fitness for purpose; total cost of ownership; and risk.
- Accountability: The accountable officer has the flexibility to conduct procurement activities using appropriate capability to provide value-for-money outcomes.
- Probity: High standards of behaviour and actions in the conduct of procurement processes. Equity, confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, and consumer/supplier confidence in the integrity of government procurement processes.
- Scalability: The relationship between the complexity of a procurement project and the capability of the organisation to conduct it to achieve a good procurement outcome.
Download a complete overview of VGPB supply policies and corresponding guides.docx
The VGPB introduced its five policies in February 2013. Following organisations successfully completing transition to the procurement framework, the VGPB conducted a policy review and published a revised set of supply policies on 30 June 2016. For a list of the policy review changes download the VGPB-revised-supply-policies-comparison-table-of-old-versus-new.docx