What is the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP)?
Through its Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP), the Victorian Government is committed to improving opportunities for local suppliers to create more new jobs and grow the economy.
The VIPP ensures that small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) are given a full and fair opportunity to compete for government contracts, such as hospitals, schools and road projects, while still achieving value for money.
2016 VIPP Review and Reforms
To improve the way local industry benefits from VIPP, the Victorian Government undertook a review of the policy in 2016. The Review examined how the policy is applied across government, how it can maximise opportunities for local SMEs and how to reduce red tape.
The Government is acting on the recommendations of the Review, which include the introduction of a formal 10 per cent local content weighting as part of project tender evaluation
The VIPP reforms are in line with the Government's commitment to strengthen VIPP and use its purchasing power to increase economic activity, opportunities for small and medium enterprises and boost local jobs.
Further information can be found in the Local Jobs First - VIPP Factsheet
ICN and VIPP
ICN Victoria facilitates the VIPP on behalf of the Victorian Government, providing assistance to suppliers and assessment services to government agencies. Specifically, ICN Victoria can assist local suppliers and agencies:
- identify and select local products and services that meet the contract requirements on a best value basis
- acknowledge and evaluate the ANZ commitments made by suppliers in their VIPP plans
- monitor and report on outcomes for Victorian Industry involvement.
Manage your VIPP obligations
ICN facilitates the VIPP process and manages the online VIPP Management Centre (VMC), through which agencies undertake contestability assessment of procurements and suppliers can seek assistance and certification of their VIPP Plans.
ICN has developed a quick guide for VIPP first-timers on how to get started on a VIPP plan. Click here to download the guide.
VIPP Management Centre (VMC)
To register or access a VIPP Management Centre account
Victorian Government Strategic Projects Forward Plan
The Victorian Government is committed to using government procurement to generate local jobs and boost economic activity. As part of this commitment, a forward plan of Strategic Projects has been compiled to provide industry with early notification of upcoming projects and to enhance opportunities for industry to engage in government procurement projects.
For further details, please visit the Strategic Projects Forward Plan Page.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
For further information or policy enquiries, please contact the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (Economic Development) on 13 22 55 or visit Economic Development's WEBSITE.