The Practitioners Toolkit includes key documents, guidance and information relating to the Ministerial Directions and Guides.
Practice Note - Guidance on what is public construction
The purpose of this guide is to help public construction procurement practitioners in departments and agencies to determine when a procurement is ‘public construction'. Read more
Ministerial Directions for public construction – Update to the Guide to Ministerial Direction No 1
The Guide to Ministerial Direction No 1 is updated with effect from 1 March 2017. Read more
Ministerial Directions for public construction – Update to Ministerial Directions No 1 and 2, and the Guide to Ministerial Direction No 2
The Ministerial Directions for public construction are updated with effect from 1 December 2016. Amendments affect Ministerial Direction No 1, Ministerial Direction No 2, and the Guide to Ministerial Direction No 2. Read more.
Repeal of Ministerial Direction No 3 – Bushfire provisions for buildings of a public nature
Ministerial Direction No 3 sets requirements for constructing public buildings in bushfire prone areas. These requirements are now addressed by the Building Regulations following an amendment that took effect from 30 September 2016. Read more.
Commonwealth Building Code – Effectiveness of the Supporting Guidelines 2016 - August 2016
Practitioners should note that the Supporting Guidelines for the Commonwealth Building Code 2013 took effect from June 2016. If you are managing a project with more than $5m in Commonwealth funding, the Commonwealth Building Code may apply to your project. If it does, you will need to be aware of the requirements in the Supplementary Guidelines. Read more.
Review of the Victorian Industry Participation Project (VIPP) – October 2016
If the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) applies to your project, then you will need to include project-specific VIPP clauses in your tender and contract documents. Changes were made to VIPP from 1 September 2016. Practitioners should note that the documents in the Practitioners’ Toolkit may not reflect the current policy requirements. Read more.
Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG) – Conditions of tender and contract - January 2016
As of 1 January 2016, all publicly funded works contracts valued at or over $20 million (inclusive of GST) will be required to use local apprentices, trainees or engineering cadets for at least 10 per cent of the total estimated labour hours, as required by the Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG). Read more.
Approved form of contract
Indicative $ value of works/ services Fee
Victorian Public Sector Special Conditions for use with AS 2124-1992 (DOC 151kb)
General construction – construct only
Greater than $200 000
VicRoads General Conditions of Contract Quotation Contracts CS-GCC-13 (VicRoads projects only)
$25 000 to $200 000
to be used with Victorian Public Sector Special Conditions for AS 4300-1995 (DOCX 53kb)
Design and Construct and variants
Generally for larger projects over $5m which are complicated
Design only/consulting services related to construction works
Generally for engagements less than $150 000
Up to $25k and low risk simple assignments up to $75k
However, departments and public bodies must apply the Inter-Jurisdictional Alliancing and Traditional Contracting Steering Committee Guidance note 6: ECI and other collaborative procurement models available
Early contractor involvement
Approved tender document
Victorian Government Model Tender Conditions (DOCX 76kb)
Request for tender template (available soon)
Public construction reporting template - monthly updates (XLSX 29kb)
Public construction reporting template - Single project (DOCX 170kb)
Practice Note - Guidance on what is public construction (DOCX 242kb)
Where departments or public bodies wish to use an alternative form of contract please contact DTF at email@example.com or call 03 9651 5379.