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Display Tender RFT SS-04-2019 

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Professional Advisory Services State Purchase Contract
Issued By Department of Treasury and Finance
Request for Tender
RFT SS-04-2019
Contract Number
RFT SS-04-2019
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services




For the purposes of this Request for Tender (RFT), the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) represents the State of Victoria (State).

This RFT relates to the provision of services to the State. These services can be defined as professional advisory services (PAS). The existing PAS SPC is due to expire 31 August 2020 and the State seeks to establish a new PAS SPC upon this expiry. In conducting this RFT, the State seeks to obtain optimal value for money outcomes through a balanced benefit of procurement efficiencies in the professional advisory services industry, including competitive pricing, organisational capability, professional expertise and value-adds such as social procurement outcomes.

The PAS SPC will be established as a preferred supplier panel for an initial contract term of three years with two one-year extension options. It is intended that the new contract arrangement will commence on or around September 2020.

The State seeks the participation of and responses from suppliers who can comply with the requirements as set out in Part B - Specifications.

The State also seeks to identify suppliers who can demonstrate commitment and collaboration over the term of the contractual period to continuously seek improvements in value, efficiency and productivity for the mutual benefit of the State, State Purchasing Entities and Suppliers.

The State intends to achieve a value for money outcome from this RFT, which may result in limited allocation of suppliers on the panel.

UPDATE: 9 December 2019 - Please note: Part E – Appendix A Pricing Proposal has been replaced as an Addendum to correct 3 errors. This includes:

  • Pricing columns for CA-6 was inadvertently missed. These columns have been added to allow Tenderers to input pricing for CA-6.
  • FAS-2 was inadvertently referred to as ‘Service Provider Assessment’, however it should refer to ‘Tender Assessment’. This has been corrected and replaced with ‘Tender Assessment’.
  • An additional worksheet has been added to allow hourly and daily rate pricing for FAS-4.

All changes have been reflected in the ‘Instructions’ worksheet for guidance.

"PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers" has also been updated with responses to new questions. 

Tenderers are reminded to regularly check this site for updates to this tender.

UPDATE: 5 December 2019 - Please note Part E – Tenderer’s Response has been replaced as an Addendum to correct the error under section E.2.3 (d) Minimum Insurance Requirements. The second box inadvertently referred to Product Liability, however Product Liability is not applicable to this RFT. This has been updated to reflect Professional Indemnity. Tenderers should enter details of their Professional Indemnity in place of Product Liability and refer to the minimum insurance requirements referred to in Part B – Specifications and the table in Part E – Tenderer’s Response section E.2.3 (d). Other than this, there are no further changes to Part E - Tenderer's Response.

UPDATE: 2 December 2019 - Please note: Questions relating to this RFT will be compiled, anonymised, responded to and uploaded as an attachment titled "PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers". DTF will endeavour to update this document every Monday and Thursday until the closing period for questions on Monday 16 December 2019, with the final questions and answers uploaded by Thursday 19 December 2019. 

All questions should be emailed to The online forum will be removed to avoid duplication. All questions that have been posted to date on the online forum has been captured and responded to in the attachment title  “PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers”. Note that some questions are similar in nature and may have been already responded to in other questions and therefore should be reviewed in its entirety.

Specification Documents 

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  • PAS RFT SS-04-2019 Questions and Answers - Updated 9 Dec 2019  
    • Version 1 (09/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Addendum 9 Dec 2019 - PAS SPC RFT Part E 2019 - Appendix A Pricing Proposal  
    • Version 1 (09/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Addendum 5 Dec 2019 - PAS SPC RFT Part E 2019  
    • Version 1 (05/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • PAS SPC RFT Part A B C 2019  
    • Version 1 (25/11/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • PAS SPC RFT Part D 2019  
    • Version 1 (25/11/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • PAS SPC RFT Part E 2019 - Appendix B Supplier Code of Conduct  
    • Version 1 (25/11/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • PAS SPC Supplier Industry Briefing 3 Dec 2019  
    • Version 1 (05/12/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • eLodgement Tips  
    • Version 1 (25/11/2019)
    • Available by Download


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Tender closes at 23 December 2019 02:00 PM
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PAS SPC RFT 2019 Industry Briefing
A briefing session will be held at Treasury Theatre, 1 Treasury Place, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3002 on 3 December 2019 10:00 AM.
Notes: If you would like to attend the briefing, you must register your interest by email to with the following details:• Name• Job Title• Organisation• Contact Number• Email AddressA confirmation email will be sent to you with further details of the briefing.Due to limited capacity we are only able to accommodate one attendee per tenderer. A copy of the presentation pack and questions and answers will be shared to Tenderers registered to