Victorian Industry Participation Policy

Connecting government buyers with local suppliers

The Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) requires government departments and agencies to consider competitive local suppliers, when awarding contracts valued at:

  • $1 million or more in regional Victoria, or
  • $3 million or more in metropolitan Melbourne or for state-wide activities
  • VIPP also has a Strategic Project framework for projects valued at $50 million or more.

Strategic Projects and VIPP

Effective 1 July 2015, projects valued at $50 million or more, excluding maintenance and operational costs, are automatically granted VIPP Strategic Project status.Maintenance projects valued at $50 million or more are also classified as Strategic Projects.

VIPP Strategic Projects have minimum local content requirements and other conditions determined on a case-by-case basis by government. Bidders for Strategic Projects are encouraged to seek goods and services from local small and medium enterprises.

Strategic Projects are expected to:

  • contribute to the productive capability of Victoria and make a strategic economic contribution to the State;
  • potentially generate significant local industry participation, employment or skills and training/technology transfer;
  • create opportunities to build ongoing industry capability, skills and employment benefits; and/or
  • contain significant contestable items.

VIPP Strategic Projects – Forward Plan

The Victorian Government is committed to using government procurement to generate local jobs and boost economic activity. A Strategic Project Forward Plan has been developed listing current and upcoming Victorian government Strategic Projects. The list provides industry with early notification and  enhances the opportunities to engage in government procurement projects.

For each Strategic Project, the government sets a minimum local content requirement that project proponents are required to meet.  This ensures that local spending means local jobs.

Additional details regarding industry opportunities for Strategic Projects are provided at the links specified below.

Read the Strategic Project Forward Plan (DOCX 57.98 KB)DOCX icon

For further information on the projects and to register your interest, visit

About the VIPP

A brief summary of the VIPP including its objectives, applications, access to the VIPP brochure and links to other relevant information.

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria

The VIPP is administered by the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

VIPP Guidelines and Templates

Lists the various guidelines, their attachments, and templates for the VIPP.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Browse through a list of FAQs to find out more about VIPP.

VIPP Annual Report

VIPP outcomes for the previous financial year on new projects, completed projects, application of VIPP to grants, VIPP Strategic Projects, and compliance with VIPP. Previous VIPP annual reports are also available.

Contact and further information

Businesses tendering for Government work

Web: Industry Capability Network Victoria
Tel: (+61 3) 9864 6700

Government agency queries


All other queries

Tel: 13 22 15

Register with ICN to begin the VIPP process at