Breaches and sanctions
When a contractor is found to have breached the Victorian Guidelines, a sanction may be imposed. Sanctions range from a formal warning to preclusion from tendering for Victorian Government construction projects for a fixed period.
Departments, public bodies and contractors have responsibility under the Victorian Guidelines to report alleged breaches. Contractors and consultants must notify the CCCU and their client within 24 hours of any alleged breach and of any voluntary remedial action taken.
Contact the CCCU to report alleged breaches of the Victorian Guidelines.
Victorian Construction Code Compliance Unit hotline: 1800 VIC CCC (1800 842 222)
Victorian Construction Code Compliance Unit mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reports of alleged breaches must be made in writing to the CCCU and include:
- details of the circumstances and extent of the alleged breach or breaches; and
- a copy of any written information or advice exchanged in relation to the matter.
A party reporting an alleged breach must notify the party alleged to have breached the Victorian Guidelines of the report. The CCCU must provide a copy of the report to the party alleged to have breached the Victorian Guidelines and must give that party an opportunity to make submissions to CCCU.
Where there is an alleged breach of Commonwealth or State legislation, the CCCU may refer it to the appropriate statutory body.
Any person aggrieved by any action or decision made under the Victorian Guidelines in relation to alleged non-compliance with the Victorian Guidelines may request a review of that action or decision by writing to the Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance within 14 days of the date of the letter advising of the action or decision.
Chief Executive Officers of government departments and public bodies are responsible for ensuring their agency’s adherence to the Victorian Guidelines and breaches of the Guidelines by a government department or public body may be reported to the responsible Minister by the Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance.
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Natural Disaster Financial Assistance
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The 2012-13 Model Report is now available. This document assists Victorian government departments and other public sector entities with the planning and preparation of disclosures for the 2013 Annual Report.