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Procurement: Department of Education

General information and support for organisations wishing to engage with the department’s procurement activities.

Forward procurement activity plan

The forward 'Procurement Activity Plan' provides a high-level summary of potential procurement opportunities over the coming period. This plan will be reviewed biannually. It is an estimate of activity at a given point in time, and is subject to change.

Download the forward plan (as of 9 September 2022):

Note: All forecast procurements are subject to revision or cancellation.

The information in the Procurement Activity Plan is provided for planning purposes only. It does not present a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal. Nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described goods or services.

There is no obligation to respond to or return any unsolicited bids received.

Supplier Portal

The Department of Education and Training ('the department') will be launching its new Supplier Portal in May-June 2022.

The Supplier Portal will let you to respond to procurement events online and self-manage your corporate information in our system.

Links to the Supplier Portal and to support materials to help you register, navigate through, and respond to procurement events on the portal will be available soon.

Conditions of Participation

If you're an organisation responding to a procurement event issued through the department's Supplier Portal you may need to accept our Conditions of Participation ('the conditions'). This may include procurements issued by other education portfolio agencies through the department's system.

All events to which these conditions apply will include notice to this effect and a link to the conditions.

Procurement complaints management framework

The 'Procurement Complaints Management Framework' provides you with surety that there's a mechanism in place to raise concerns about a particular procurement activity. Complaints will be handled in a consistent, fair, and transparent manner.

Download the framework:

Supplier satisfaction survey

We're inviting your feedback on all parts of the procurement process. This will help us better understand supplier experiences with our procurement processes and identify areas for improvement.

Complete the survey: Supplier Satisfaction Survey.External Link

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

ORIMA Research are conducting the survey. They're an independent social research company and are doing the research on behalf of the Victorian Government Purchasing BoardExternal Link .

Your responses are confidential. No individual or supplier will be able to be identified from the research results.

If you have any questions or need more information about the survey, contact ORIMA:

Reviewed 20 December 2022

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