Practitioners Toolkit

Overview

The Practitioners Toolkit includes key documents, guidance and information relating to the Ministerial Directions and Guides.


Important Notices

Commonwealth Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 – September 2017

The Commonwealth Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 is effective.

If your project contains a Commonwealth funding contribution, please contact Industrial Relations Victoria via email irv@ecodev.vic.gov.au

EPA Construction and Demolition Waste Toolkit – July 2017

The Environment Protection Authority has published a Toolkit for the Management of Solid Waste from Civil and Construction and Demolition Sites.  The Toolkit contains information to help procurement officers and construction project managers meet their environmental legislative requirements for the correct management of solid waste from works sites.

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Procurement methods and related contracts

Ministerial Direction No 2 – Contracting provisions for Public Construction 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 sets out forms of contract approved for general and agency specific use for a range of procurement methodologies:

  • General contraction - construction only
  • General construction – minor construction only
  • Design and construct
  • Design only / consultancy services related to construction works
  • Alliancing
  • Public Private Partnerships

Practitioners Toolkit – Standard form contracts presents standard form contracts available for general use.

 

Applying for use of a non-standard form contract

The Guide to Ministerial Direction No 2 – Contracting Provisions for Public Construction 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 construction.procurement@dtf.vic.gov.au 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 construction.procurement@dtf.vic.gov.au or call 03 9651 5300.


Other useful tools and templates

Victorian Government Model Tender Conditions (DOCX 76kb)

Model conditions of tender available for use with all delivery methods.  This model template can be used for procurements of any value.

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)

 

Further information 

For more information in relation to public construction policies contact the Construction Policy Team on 03 9651 5300 or email construction.procurement@dtf.vic.gov.au.