Tenders, quotes and contracts

The department adheres to the requirements of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board's (VGPB's) policies and guidelines for tenders, quotes and contracts.

Opportunities to supply to DJSIR

The department publishes an annual forward procurement plan. This gives suppliers some idea of which procurements the department is considering over the coming year.

Victorian Government Tenders System

The Victorian Government Purchasing Board provides access to Victorian Government tenders via the Buying for Victoria portal (formerly TendersVIC).

Buying for Victoria is an online portal that provides a platform for all Victorian government tenders to be publicly advertised and for potential suppliers to respond electronically through the E-lodgement system.

Buying for Victoria encourages market participation by providing potential suppliers with the opportunity to prepare and respond to tenders through a fair and equitable system.

Supplier Portal

The department has a Supplier Portal which suppliers can use to:

  • Access and respond to some sourcing events (requests for tender)
  • Maintain their details (except bank account details which cannot be self-edited).

For more information visit the Supplier Portal page.

Payment terms

Under the Victorian Government Fair Payments Policy, you may be entitled to payment within 10 days.

Procurement complaint management procedure

The department is committed to transparent and accountable practices when seeking goods and services from suppliers. We have a procurement complaint management procedure.

Social Procurement

Social Procurement Framework

Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework enables departments and agencies to deliver greater benefits from their procurement spend.

The Victorian Fair Jobs Code

The Fair Jobs Code ensures suppliers and businesses benefiting from Victorian government high-value contracts and grants provide safe, secure and inclusive workplaces for their employees.

The Code requires suppliers bidding for procurement contracts worth $3 million or more (exclusive of GST) and businesses applying for Victorian Government grants worth $500,000 or more (exclusive of GST) to hold a Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate.

Page last updated: 30 December 2022