For projects at tender or in contract to 15 August 2018

The Victorian Industry Participation Policy Act 2003, VIPP agency and supplier guidelines (2016), and where applicable the Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG) guidelines (2016), including model clauses, will continue to apply to projects where contracts have been entered into by 15 August 2018.

All agencies must continue to ensure that contractors deliver their commitments as specified in VIPP Plans, Local Industry Development Plans (LIDP), and MPSG Compliance Plans within existing contracts.

Compliance will continue to be the responsibility of the procuring agency and project contractor or supplier, and DDJPR will continue to have oversight, monitoring, reporting and compliance responsibilities, including auditing of completed projects or those in progress.

For projects tendered from 15 August 2018

The Local Jobs First Act 2003, the Local Jobs First Policy and related Local Jobs First Guidelines (including model clauses) will apply to all projects put to tender from 15 August 2018. Documentation may need to be updated to reflect these requirements and tender periods may need to be extended to give industry sufficient time to respond.

Compliance will continue to be the responsibility of the procuring agency and project contractor or supplier, and DJPR will continue to have oversight, monitoring, reporting and compliance responsibilities, including auditing of completed projects or those in progress.  

The Local Jobs First Commissioner’s functions and powers will also apply to these projects.