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.
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
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.
Business tendering for government work
Industry Capability Network
Government agency queries
Email: Email the VIPP team
All other queries
Call 13 22 15 or email the VIPP team to begin the VIPP process.
Page last updated: 26 August 2016