• Regardless of whether your project is deemed to be a Local Jobs First Standard or Strategic Project, you must manage the Local Jobs First requirements as you would any other contract condition, which should include periodic monitoring and reporting.
  • All projects worth more than $20 million are required to monitor and report local content and job outcomes over the life of a project. This should be reflected as a contract condition with the successful contractor.
  • For Strategic Projects, you must also notify DJSIR of any proposed significant changes during project delivery that may impact on the achievement of local content commitments. For more information see Strategic Projects: New requirements for proposed local sourcing changes.
  • You are required to maintain robust records for your project, including supply chain information and jobs data, and be prepared to work with DJSIR on your project’s compliance with Local Jobs First.
  • Local Jobs First projects are subject to a range of compliance and audit activities. The Local Jobs First Commissioner may be in contact with you at any stage of the project to monitor compliance to Local Jobs First.
  • There are also a range of reporting obligations, including those related to the Local Jobs First Act and the Minister for Finance Standing Directions.

The above is a summary of the Local Jobs First process for managing and reporting on VIPP commitments over the life of a project. You must ensure that you have read, understand and comply your full obligations as provided in the Local Jobs First Agency Guidelines.

You should also follow processes specifically established by your department and agency relevant to Local Jobs First.

If you have questions about any aspect of this process, you should speak with your Local Jobs First Coordinator. DJSIR's Industry Participation  team is also able to provide further assistance and can be contacted at localjobsfirst@ecodev.vic.gov.au.