Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Achieving Excellence in Government Procurement

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.

Policies  Key Policy Features  
Governance policy 
  • Procurement governance framework
  • Assessment to manage procurement activity
  • Complaints management
Complexity and capability assessment policy
  • Complexity assessment
  • Capability assessment
Market analysis and review policy
  • Market analysis
  • Aggregated purchasing
  • Disposal of assets
Market approach policy
  • Market approach
  • Critical incidents
  • Evaluations, negotiation and selection
Contract management and contract disclosure policy   
  • Contract management
  • Contract disclosure

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