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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 7 September 2023):

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 operates the DE Oracle Supplier PortalExternal Link to support our procurement activities and those of partner bodies within the Education portfolio.

On the Supplier Portal, you can:

  • Access and submit responses to many of our requests for quote
  • Access and submit responses to many of our Requests for Quote (RFQs, also referred to as ‘negotiations’)
  • Manage your organisation’s details and user setup (except banking details, which cannot be self-edited)

All open market requests for quote will continue to be advertised on the Buying for Victoria Tenders PortalExternal Link but will be run and managed through the Supplier Portal.

The department will continue to use VendorPanelExternal Link to issue requests relating to State Purchase Contracts and registers.

For more information and assistance, visit the Supplier Portal pageExternal Link .

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 complaint management framework

The 'Procurement Complaint 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 invite suppliers to provide us with 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 – Link

This link will be provided to suppliers when we are advising the outcome of most competitive procurement processes, but you may also use the link here at any time that is convenient.

The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.

YouGov is conducting the surveys of all departments 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.

Please note that YouGov will collect your IP address and cookie data solely for the purpose of authentication and validation. The full YouGov Privacy PolicyExternal Link is available online.

Reviewed 11 September 2023

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