Councils enter into contracts for a range of goods, services and works needed to deliver council services and infrastructure.
It is essential that councils are achieving value for money for the community when carrying out procurement activities.
Procurement Best Practice Guidelines
The guidelines detail legislative requirements and guide councils through the various stages of the procurement process: planning, implementation, management, evaluation and reporting.
A preface to the Guide was developed to serve councils with information on the new requirements of the legislation.
The Independent Broad-based Anti Corruption Commission’s 2019 special report ‘Corruption Risks Associated with Procurement in Local Government’ recommended LGV consider the development of a code of conduct for suppliers to Victorian councils.
LGV, with the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Victorian Government Purchasing Board has developed a template Supplier Code of Conduct for the local government sector.
The social procurement guide is a practical step-by-step guide for councils to assist them to incorporate social procurement into every stage of a procurement project.