Your approach to design contracts will depend on the overall project value and not the value of the design element alone.

If the overall value of the project meets the VIPP thresholds – this includes the construction or manufacturing phase—then you will need to apply the VIPP Standard or Strategic Project framework.

The full steps for complying with VIPP for Government departments or agencies in relation to design contracts are outlined in detail in the Local Jobs First Agency Guidelines. Speak with your VIPP coordinator for further advice.