All procurements within DPC are carried out according to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board policies and directives established under the Financial Management Act 1994.

In February 2013, the VGPB introduced a new policy framework. This framework is designed to support a more strategic and more efficient approach to procurement. It's underpinned by high standards of probity, accountability and flexibility with a strong focus on value for money, more interactive engagement with the market, and productivity improvement – resulting in better procurement for businesses and Government.

DPC remains committed to the on-going procurement reforms under the VGPB supply policy framework. As part of this framework DPC continues to promoted a complexity and risk-based approach to its procurement activities with the aim of delivering optimum, fit-for-purpose outcomes for the Department that achieve value for money.

DPC is committed to:

  • promoting procurement that is effective, efficient, economical and achieves value for money
  • promoting compliance with the policies of the VGPB
  • ensuring procurement activities in the Department are robust, transparent and instil confidence in the Victorian Government
  • purchasing off mandated State Purchase Contracts (SPCs) and non-mandated SPCs on a case by case basis
  • continuously building the department's procurement capability.

Details of the Department's spend profile can be found in the VGPB annual report.

DPC Annual Procurement Plan


The VGPB Governance Policy requires Victorian Government departments to publish a summary of planned procurement activity for anticipated within the next 12-18 months.

DPC recognises that there are benefits for businesses, particularly for small and medium size enterprises, in providing early advice regarding upcoming procurement opportunities. This focus on strategic procurement planning also enables DPC to engage suppliers in a more consistent market approach.

All Department of Premier and Cabinet planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information in the APP is indicative only and it does not present a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Victorian Government to purchase the described property or services. Procurements identified on this list are expected to have a value greater than $150,000.

Procurement Complaints Management Process

DPC is committed to resolving complaints made by suppliers in a timely, fair and transparent manner. The following diagram outlines the DPC procurement complaints management process.

DPC's Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is responsible for the department's procurement complaints management. Specifically, the CPO ensures that DPC's complaints management process demonstrates due process and integrity. DPC aims to resolve complaints to the satisfaction of all parties involved.


Technology Procurement Group

The Technology Procurement Group is responsible for the establishment and management of ICT Whole of Victorian Government mandated and non-mandated State Purchase Contracts relating to hardware, IT infrastructure, telecommunications and software contracts. The group also administers the eServices Register.

The table attached is the group's planned procurement activities for 2016-17 financial year (Word 24 KB). Please note it is subject to change without consultation.

Details of 2016-17 consultancies valued at $10,000 or over

The Department of Premier and Cabinet has engaged the following consultancies in the financial reporting period 2016-17 valued at $10,000 or greater (exclusive of GST).

Details of

Grants payments

Details of

Details of Department of Premier & Cabinet grants assistance provided in 2014–15:

Useful Links and Contacts

The following links will provide further information and guidance on how DPC will conduct the procurement of goods and services.

Victorian Government Procurement

For information and guidance on procurement across Victorian Government, including the changes resulting from procurement reform, and to access State Purchasing Contracts visit the Victorian Government Procurement website.

Tenders Victoria

  • Visit Tenders Victoria's website for the latest information on Victorian Government tenders.

Tenders Victoria Contracts Register

  • Visit Tenders Victoria for more information regarding upcoming contract activity across the State of Victoria.


For general procurement information at DPC, contact the Contract and Procurement Team at:


For all other enquiries, or to access the Complaints Management Process, contact DPC at:

1 Treasury Place
Melbourne Victoria 3002
Phone: (03) 9651 5111

Last updated on Thursday, 19 October 2017