Note: the VGPB has released a new Guide to procuring uniforms and personal protective equipment.
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 principles:
The value for money of the procurement, taking into account:
(i) the total benefits and costs over the life of the goods, services or works procured; and
(ii) environmental, social and economic factors; and
(iii) any risk related to the procurement
Accountability: for procurement commensurate with appropriate levels of authority and responsibility;
Probity: through the application of integrity, ethical behavior, fairness and transparency in the conduct of procurement processes;
Scalability: so that the procurement governance policies and processes are appropriate and efficient, taking into account the capability of available resources and the complexity of the procurement undertaken.
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