Public Construction procurement Committee (Direction 8.4)
Effective date: 1 July 2018
Value for money, probity and scalability are procurement principles that are specifically relevant to capability building, performance and continuous improvement of both the supplier market and Agency staff.
Of particular relevance to this Direction are the following construction procurement principles:
- encouraging appropriate innovation and responsiveness in the supplier market;
- treating all tender participants fairly and equally;
- fostering continuous improvement and building appropriate skills and capability in the conduct of Public Construction Procurement; and
- undertaking Public Construction Procurement in accordance with the relevant legislation, policy, guidance and any mandatory requirements in these Directions.
8.4 Public Construction Procurement Committee
(a) The Secretary may establish a committee to provide advice to the Minister and the Secretary in relation to these Directions and the Instructions.
(b) The committee’s terms of reference should include:
(i) supporting implementation of these Directions by Agencies;
(ii) ensuring the requirements in these Directions and the Instructions remain relevant and responsive to the commercial and regulatory environment applicable to Public Construction Procurement;
(iii) advising on the circumstances when Limited Tendering is permitted;
(iv) advising on the contracting principles and consistent application and standardisation in contracting; and
(v) ensuring that information relevant to Public Construction Procurement is disseminated throughout the Victorian Government.
(c) The committee should be appropriately representative of the Agencies and classes of Agencies that must comply with these Directions.
Tools resources and assistance
The terms of reference for the Public Construction Procurement Committee is available at Public Construction Procurement Committee.
The Practitioners Toolkit includes key documents, guidance and information relating to the Ministerial Directions and Instructions.
For further information about the Ministerial Directions and Instruction for public construction procurement, please contact the Construction Policy Team.