Under the Project Development And Construction Management Act 1994 (Vic) (PDCM Act) public construction consists of any matter relating to the construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, alteration, extension or demolition of any improvements on land by, or on behalf of, departments and public bodies and includes:
The Minister for Finance is responsible for prescribing policy relating to Victorian public construction procurement including tendering and contracting procedures and mandatory practices for public construction. These policies apply to all departments and public bodies engaged in construction procurement.
The Department of Treasury and Finance provides support and advice to the Minister for Finance in relation to public construction policy.
For more information in relation to public construction policies contact the Construction Policy Team in the Department of Treasury and Finance on 03 9651 5137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994 facilitates government development projects in Victoria and provides for the responsible Minister to set standards and issue written directions in relation to public construction.
The Minister for Finance has issued four Ministerial Directions in relation to public construction, under Part 4 of the Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994 (Vic) (PDCM Act).
The general conditions of contract approved and recommended for public construction in Victoria are specified in the Guide to Ministerial Direction No. 2 - Contractual Provisions for Public Construction.
The Construction Contracts Advisory Panel (CCAP) is a Victorian government committee with membership drawn from departments and public bodies responsible for public construction.
The use of registers of pre-qualified building and construction consultants and contractors is a key mechanism to streamline public construction procurement.
On 18 January 2015, the Victorian Government announced the abolition of the Victorian Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry (Victorian Code) and its monitoring body, the Construction Code Compliance Unit.
The Practitioners Toolkit includes key documents, guidance and information relating to the Ministerial Directions and Guides.