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.
These conditions have been developed or adopted for Victorian public construction on the recommendation of the Construction Contracts Advisory Panel, based on the principles outlined in Ministerial Direction No. 2.
General conditions of contract for public construction must provide for:
Under the Victorian Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 contracts recommended or approved for public construction must not include:
The forms of contract specified in the Guide to Ministerial Direction No. 2 are suitable for construction contracting strategies such as:
Victorian public sector special conditions of contract for public construction projects have been developed by the Construction Contracts Advisory Panel to amend Australian Standard general conditions of contract.
Special conditions are revised from time to time to reflect changes in Victorian government policy and contracting practices. Refer to Practitioners Toolkit - Standard form contracts to view the current versions of the special conditions of contract.
The Practitioners Toolkit includes key documents, guidance and information relating to the Ministerial Directions and Guides.
For more information about construction contracts, special conditions of contract and the model conditions of tender contact the Construction Policy Team in the Department of Treasury and Finance on 03 9651 5300 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.