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Procurement Policies

Ambulance Victoria’s (AV’s) purchasing activities are based on the principles outlined by the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB), underpinned by ethical behaviour and achieving best value for money outcomes, as follows:

  • Probity and transparency – Demonstrating high standards of behaviour and actions in the conduct of procurement processes, including equity, confidentiality, avoiding conflicts of interest, and consumer/supplier confidence in the integrity of government procurement processes;
  • Open and fair competition – Ensuring that all vendors in the market have an equal opportunity to bid for the supply of goods and services;
  • Accountability – Ensuring that the Accountable Officer has the flexibility to conduct procurement activities using appropriate capability to provide value-for-money outcomes;
  • Scalability – The relationship between the complexity of a procurement project and the capability of the organisation to conduct it to achieve a good procurement outcome;
  • Governance – The Governance structure embeds procurement across the organisation and ensures alignment with business planning. It encompasses greater focus on upfront strategic planning and transparency to provide consistency of market approach and better value-for-money procurement decisions.
  • Value for money – Utilising a balanced judgement on a range of financial and non-financial factors, taking into account the mix of quality, cost and resources, fitness for purpose, total cost of ownership and risk.

Tenders

AV’s procurement opportunities are released on the Victorian Tenders website (tenders.vic.gov.au) as and when required.

Procurement Complaints

AV has developed a Procurement Complaints Management Procedure to provide suppliers surety that there is a mechanism in place to raise any concerns they may have in relation to AV’s procurement processes.

Complaints will be managed in a consistent, fair and transparent manner in accordance with the process outlined in the Procedure.

If you wish to lodge a complaint regarding an aspect of the AV procurement process, please refer to the Procurement Complaints Management Procedure.

Annual Procurement Plan

Division/Department Project Market approach Release date
I&T Storage Infrastructure RFT Q2 2016
Property Construction Preston Construction Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Fleet Biomedical Equipment Services RFT Q2 2016
I&T IT Security Infrastructure RFT Q2 2016
Property Construction Orbost Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Property Construction Sale Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Property Construction Kew Construction Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Fleet Traction Splints RFT Q2 2016
Property Brady St Refurbishment RFT Q4 2016
Operations Cervical Collars RFT Q2 2016
Fleet Fitout of Emergency and NEPT vehicles RFT Q2 2016
Fleet Folding Stair wheel chairs RFT Q3 2016
Fleet Traction Splints RFT Q4 2016
Fleet Pulse Oxim RFT Q4 2016
I&T IT Panel RFT Q3 2016
Property Echuca Construction Supplier Register Q3 2016
Fleet Mannequins RFT Q2 2016
Property Dandenong Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Fleet Fluid Warmers RFT Q2 2016
Property Construction Wendouree Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Property Construction Murchison Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Property Construction Eltham Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Property Construction Waverley Construction Supplier Register Q4 2016
Property Signage RFT Q2 2016
Referrals Telehealth RFQ Q2 2016
Property Essential Safety Measures RFT Q2 2017
Property Annual Essential Safety Measures Report RFT Q2 2017
Property Construction Hoppers Crossing Construction Supplier Register Q2 2016

General Terms and Conditions

For details of AV’s standard Terms and Conditions for Purchase Orders (where AV and the Seller have not entered into a separate agreement for the same Goods and/or Services) refer to the following:

Terms and Conditions