Completing a project
Your project has completed, meaning the good or services has been accepted or a construction project has reached practical completion. What now?
- The Local Jobs First – VIPP model clauses include a requirement that the contractor must submit a final local content monitoring report, including jobs data. You will need to ensure that this is obtained from the contractor at project completion. For construction projects, this is practical completion. For goods projects, it is at the time of full supply (ahead of the defects period). For services projects, it is often at the end of the life of the contract.
- The final local content monitoring report must be submitted to DEDJTR's Office of Industry Participation and Jobs, which will review the final local content and job outcomes and include this in Local Jobs First – VIPP reporting.
- You are encouraged to maintain robust records for your project and be prepared to work with DEDJTR on your project’s compliance with Local Jobs First – VIPP.
- You are also responsible for verifying that the contractor has delivered on all local content and job commitments.
- If the local content is found to be below the requirements outlined in the contract, you will need to manage this under the terms and conditions of the contract. You should also speak with your VIPP coordinator and DEDJTR's Office of Industry Participation and Jobs about next steps.