Ministerial Direction No 1 - Tendering Provisions for Public Construction

Overview

Ministerial Direction No 1 (December 2016) prescribes the tendering methods to be used by Victorian government departments and public bodies for building and construction works and related services, based on the estimated value of the tender.


The tender thresholds in Ministerial Direction No 1 reflect government construction procurement practices and align closely with tendering thresholds for government goods and services procurement.

Ministerial Direction No. 1 - Tendering Provisions for Public Construction (DOCX 224kb)

Ministerial Direction No. 1 - Tendering Provisions for Public Construction (PDF 148kb)

Government Gazette Notice (PDF 51kb)

Guide to Ministerial Direction No. 1

The Guide to Ministerial Direction No 1 (Issue No. 4, March 2017) is incorporated into, and should be read in conjunction with, Ministerial Direction No 1.

The Guide supports the implementation of Ministerial Direction No 1 by:

  • providing information on public construction tendering, supplier and tender assessment and reporting protocols;
  • specifying approved mandatory and recommended assessment criteria for tender acceptance whether contractors are identified through pre-qualified or open tendering processes;
  • the requirements and conditions for the accreditation of registers of pre-qualified suppliers; and
  • approving whole of Victorian government and agency-specific registers of pre-qualified building and construction industry suppliers (the Construction Supplier Register and the VicRoads pre-qualification schemes).

Further amendments have been made to the Guide to Ministerial Direction No 1 for public construction with effect from 1 March 2017. Refer Update to the Guide to Ministerial Direction No 1 for further information.

Guide to Ministerial Direction No 1 - effective 1 March 2017 (DOCX 320kb)

Guide to Ministerial Direction No 1 - effective 1 March 2017 (PDF 446kb)

For tools and templates to assist in the tendering process, access the Practitioners Toolkit.