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.
Under the Local Government Act 1989, councils must use resources efficiently and effectively and provide services in accordance with best-value principles to meet the needs of the local community, and improve the quality of life in the local community.
Councils must also carry out all procurement activities in accordance with their procurement policies, and the public tender requirements in the Act.
To achieve this, the procurement activities of councils must provide:
- value for money
- open and fair competition
- risk management
- probity and transparency
- social value
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.
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.
Exemptions from tender requirements
Councils who wish to access the buying groups or state government arrangements must follow the rules of use and the requirements in the approval instruments.
- State Purchase Contracts (PDF, 27.1 KB)
- State Purchase Contracts (DOC, 24.5 KB)
- Whole of Victorian Government Contracts (PDF, 27.8 KB)
- Whole of Victorian Government Contracts (DOC, 24.5 KB)
- Construction Supplier Register (PDF, 538.4 KB)
- Construction Supplier Register (DOC, 27.0 KB)
- Marketing Services Register (PDF, 289.0 KB)
- Marketing Services Register (DOC, 29.5 KB)
- Procurement Australia and the Municipal Association of Victoria for goods, services or works (PDF, 58.2 KB)
- Procurement Australia and the Municipal Association of Victoria for goods, services or works (DOC, 30.0 KB)