The procurement of goods and services by the department aligns to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) (External link) policies and directives established under the Financial Management Act 1994.

The department’s procurement function supports efficient and value for money practice that:

  • is responsive to the Victorian public’s needs
  • interacts professionally with the market
  • offers value for money outcomes
  • acts with integrity
  • is seen by the public as fair, transparent and equitable
  • will deliver cost savings to the department and taxpayers.

Read more about the department's general conditions for the provision of services and goods.

A summary of recent procurement activity and projects is also available in the department’s Annual Reports.

Submitting a tender offer 

Suppliers interested in participating in any of the public procurement activities should visit the Buying for Victoria –  Supplier Portal (External link) and register as a user for the Victorian Government Tenders System to set up email notifications for tender opportunities.

Registered users can view tender information and download relevant documentations, register for briefings and submit tender responses electronically.

For more information on submitting a tender offer:

Procurement activities register

The Procurement Activity Register is published below. This register is updated annually and was last updated on 30 June 2021.

As per the VGPB’s procurement governance framework (External link), the department will publish a high-level summary plan of its forecast public procurement activities over the next 6 to 18-month period.

Please note that:

  • tenders will not be released on this website. All tenders will be issued on the Victorian Government Tenders System (External link). Suppliers interested in participating in any of the public procurement activities should regularly monitor the Buying for Victoria – Supplier Portal website (External link)
  • the date listed in the procurement activity register documents when the department is planning to commence its preparations for the procurement activity. The actual tender’s release date may be some time after the date listed.
  • all forecast procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The procurement activity register is provided for information only and does not present a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the department to purchase the described goods or services. There is no obligation to respond to or return any unsolicited bids received.

Procurement activity register

Group # Procurement initiative (project description) Complexity segment Estimated procurement commencement date * Estimated contract award date Expected contract length Status
Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) PS-1298 Provision of Catering Services for the Victorian Emergency Management Institute (VEMI) Focus Jan-22 May-22 5 years Registered
Corrections and Justice Services PS-1166 Supply of feed and fodder to Prison Industries Agriculture Focus Mar-22 Jun-22 3 years Registered
Corporate Governance and Support PS-1146 Support of Oracle applications Strategic Jan-22 May-22 1 year Registered
Corrections and Justice Services PS-757 Supply of bulk confectionery and dry goods for Corrections Victoria Leverage Nov-21 Apr-22 3 years Registered
Corrections and Justice Services PS-531 Transport/logistics solution for prison industries Leverage May-22 Dec-22 3 years Registered
PS-326 Provision of Project Management Excellence training Transactional Jan-22 Jun-22 3 years Registered
Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) PS-1309 Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) capability and service review - Independent reviewer Transactional Aug-21 Oct-21 6 months Registered
Corrections and Justice Services PS-1167 Tractor purchase Focus Nov-21 Feb-22 1 year Registered
Corrections and Justice Services PS-1165 Water Jet Cutter Purchase Focus Oct-21 Dec-21 2 years Registered
Youth Justice PS-918 Provision of natural gas to Youth Justice precincts Leverage Sep-21 Oct-21 5 years Registered