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.
For further information on the projects and to register your interest, visit forwardplan.icn.org.au
A brief summary of the VIPP including its objectives, applications, access to the VIPP brochure and links to other relevant information.
The VIPP is administered by the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.
Lists the various guidelines, their attachments, and templates for the VIPP.
Browse through a list of FAQs to find out more about VIPP.
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
Government agency queries
All other queries
Tel: 13 22 15
Register with ICN to begin the VIPP process at icnvic.org.au/vipp