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, including SMEs, 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.

These VIPP Guidelines were applied on 1 January 2013.

VIPP objectives

The Victorian Industry Participation Policy Act 2003 (the VIPP Act) sets out the main objectives of the VIPP as follows:

  • Promoting employment and business growth by expanding market opportunities for local industry
  • Providing contractors with increased access to, and raised awareness of, local industry capability
  • Exposing local industry to world's best practice in workplace innovation, e-commerce and use of new technologies and materials
  • Developing local industry's international competitiveness and flexibility in responding to changing global markets by giving local industry a fair opportunity to compete against foreign suppliers.

Local Jobs First - VIPP reform summary

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VIPP Annual Report

The VIPP Annual Report provides information about outcomes for the previous financial year on new projects, completed projects, application of VIPP to grants, VIPP Strategic Projects, and compliance with VIPP.

Contact details

Business tendering for government work

Industry Capability Network

Web: Industry Capability Network Victoria

Telephone: (03) 9864 6700

Email: Email Industry Capability Network Victoria

Government agency queries

Email: Email the VIPP team

Register with ICN

All other queries

Call 13 22 15 or email the VIPP team to begin the VIPP process.

Page last updated: 26 August 2016