vgso.vic.gov.au

Construction and Infrastructure Projects

We have knowledge and extensive experience in the core areas of law relating to public construction and infrastructure projects. We bring broad commercial and legal skills, government procurement and construction experience and unique government insight to our service offering for Victorian government constructions and infrastructure projects.

We work with clients to manage contractual, governance and commercial risks to deliver projects in line with policy and practice.

Our expertise includes:

  • Drafting contracts and specific contractual terms (for use across public construction contracts) to reflect Victorian government policies.

  • We have extensive experience in advising on the Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994 and Ministerial Directions and construction contracts for various projects. We have previously participated in the Department of Treasury and Finance led multi-agency working party review of Ministerial Direction No 2 in 2016/7, and commented on the Draft Ministerial Directions in 2018.

    Our knowledge of the legislative framework and the policy regime allows our team to meaningfully assist with legal documentation, drafting and reviewing for compliance in this area.

  • We have a unique whole-of-government perspective and a strong understanding of government tendering and evaluation processes. We consider legal issues as they specifically relate to the commercial transactions for public construction projects.

    We consider the need for variations to evaluation criteria based on the services or project procurement being considered.

    This guidance is critical for clients in making informed decisions and ensuring a transparent procurement process.

  • We have extensive experience in advising government on the contractual arrangements of various small or large scale projects. We are also able to assist with statutory interpretation advice, guidance on legislative and compliance issues relating to public construction and procurement.

Reviewed 30 June 2021

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