Whole of Life procurement category

Whole of Life procurement is used to drive innovation, efficiencies and enhance value through a greater focus on long-term asset performance and service delivery.


Whole of life projects must be delivered in accordance with Whole of Life Procurement Requirements and associated contracts, guidance and templates.

The Whole of Life Procurement Requirements provides further information on implementing these types of procurement models.

Whole of Life Procurement Requirements - currently in development.

Whole of Life procurement models

Whole of Life procurement models have two streams:

1. The Partnerships Victoria model is applied to long-term contracts where government or users pay the private sector (typically a consortium) to deliver infrastructure and related services.

The Partnerships Victoria model combines established practices with market innovation:

  1. Precinct partnerships are used for housing or other precinct developments.
  2. Community partnerships are used for providing essential social infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and justice facilities. 
  3. Economic partnerships are typically used for economic infrastructure, including transport and utilities.

Refer to the Partnerships Victoria procurement requirements webpage for the supporting deeds, schedules and guidance notes. This webpage also contains the Partnerships Victoria Requirements which provides information on delivering this type of procurement model. The Partnerships Victoria Requirements document is due to be replaced by the Whole of Life Procurement Requirements document which is currently in development.

2. The Bundled model involves grouping the design, construction, operations and/or maintenance of an asset. The State is responsible for funding and financing the infrastructure.

Further information on the Bundled procurement model is being developed.

Reviewed 03/10/2023
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