Procurement within the Nature Parks adheres to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board policies established under the Financial Management Act 1994 and the Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement.
Supplier Code of Conduct
What the Victorian Government expects from suppliers
The Victorian State Government (the State) is committed to ethical, sustainable and socially responsible procurement. In ensuring that our suppliers maintain the same values as the Government, the State has established a Supplier Code of Conduct (the Code). The Supplier Code of Conduct is mandatory for General Government and may be applied by the Nature Parks as best practice in ensuring responsible procurement practices.
The Fair Jobs Code
What suppliers need to know about the Fair Jobs Code
The Victorian Government has introduced The Fair Jobs Code to promote secure employment and fair labour standards and to ensure compliance with employment, workplace and industrial laws.
All suppliers interested in tendering for Fair Jobs Code applicable procurement activities and businesses seeking significant business expansion grants must hold a Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate.
The Fair Jobs Code is applicable:
- To all procurement activities, including goods, services and public construction, where the contract value is equal to or greater than $3 million (GST exclusive)
- When subcontractors deliver work worth $10 million or more (GST exclusive) on procurements of $20 million or greater (GST exclusive)
- To grants of $500,000 with commitments to deliver jobs (“significant business expansion grants”)
Suppliers can apply for a Pre-Assessment Certificate via the Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate Portal. Suppliers will need to register as a member to use the portal. Further information about the Fair Jobs code, and the requirements of whether to prepare a Fair Jobs Code plan as part of the tender process can also be located on this portal.
Annual Procurement Plan
View or download Nature Parks Procurement Activity Plan here.
Social and sustainable procurement
Nature Parks recognises environmental, social and economic factors are a core component of value for money, and value for money underpins our procurement decisions.
To be informed of upcoming tender opportunities with the Nature Parks, please register on the Buying for Victoria website.
Suppliers and partners of the Nature Parks are required to apply, not limiting, the principles and requirements of the following policies.
For further guidance regarding supplier obligations or any of these policies, suppliers should discuss this with their Nature Parks account contact.
Enquiries or Complaints
General procurement enquiry process
Email us at email@example.com
For all Buying for Victoria platform related issues please contact Buying for Victoria Technical Support on (03) 7005 9777 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compliment and Complaint lodgement process
Please refer to our Nature Parks Compliments and Complaints page for step-by-step guidance to lodge a complaint, compliment or feedback.