The Practitioners Toolkit includes key documents, guidance and information relating to the Ministerial Directions and Guides.
VPS Special Conditions for AS2124 and AS4300 refreshed – January 2018
The Special Conditions of Contract for use in association with AS2124-1992 (January 2018) (DOCX 219kb) and Special Conditions of Contract for use in association with AS4300-1995 (January 2018) (DOCX 181kb) have been refreshed and are available for use. Practitioners should ensure that they use the current version of the relevant Special Conditions. The refreshed Special Conditions are available at Practitioners Toolkit – Standard form contracts.
Agency staff should contact the Construction Policy Team on 03 9651 5300 or email email@example.com if they need a summary of changes taking effect. Note that the refreshed Special Conditions do not address the Building Code. Contact Industrial Relations Victoria via email firstname.lastname@example.org if the Building Code applies to your project.
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Ministerial Direction No 2 – Contracting provisions for Public Construction (PDF 140kb) requires contracts to be in a form approved by the DTF Secretary and to meet contracting principles set out in the Ministerial Direction.
The Guide to Ministerial Direction No 2 – Contracting Provisions for Public Construction (PDF 163kb) sets out forms of contract approved for general and agency specific use for a range of procurement methodologies:
Practitioners Toolkit – Standard form contracts presents standard form contracts available for general use.
The Guide to Ministerial Direction No 2 – Contracting Provisions for Public Construction (PDF 163kb) allows an agency’s Accountable Officer to approve the use of an alternative form of contract or amended form of contract without agreement of the DTF Secretary where special circumstances exist. Please contact the Construction Policy Team at email@example.com or call 03 9651 5300 for further clarification.
Where departments or public bodies wish to use an alternative form of contract please contact the Construction Policy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9651 5300.
Model conditions of tender for use with all delivery methods.
Contact email@example.com to request a copy.
Practice Note - Guidance on what is public construction (DOCX 242kb)
This Practice Note helps public construction procurement practitioners determine when a procurement is ‘public construction’. Although there are some types of procurement that are relatively easy to categorise as public construction, in practice there are a lot of grey areas.
Toolkit for the Management of Solid Waste from Civil and Construction and Demolition Sites, Environment Protection Authority
This Toolkit has information for civil and construction industry practitioners to help them meet their environmental legislative requirements for the correct management of solid waste from civil and construction and demolition sites.
Health and Safety in Construction Procurement, WorkSafe Victoria
This guide provides practical guidance to practitioners who procure, commission, manage and maintain government building and construction projects. The guide includes advice about how to integrate health and safety into the main phases of the construction procurement process and is intended to assist agencies to fulfil their duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
Public construction reporting template - monthly updates (XLSX 29kb)
Public construction reporting template - Single project (DOCX 170kb)
For more information in relation to public construction policies contact the Construction Policy Team on 03 9651 5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.