Following consultation with key department stakeholders, the Department of Treasury and Finance, as lead agency, has been granted approval to implement a Marketing Services Register in place of the current panel arrangement. It is anticipated marketing services suppliers will be able to apply for a position on the register from 26 November 2013. This will require suppliers to meet eligibility criteria. The new register will commence upon expiry of the current arrangement. An industry briefing is also being planned for early December. This industry briefing is strictly reserved for suppliers within the marketing services industry who are considering providing their services to the Victorian Government. More information about the new register and the industry briefing will be posted via the VGPB website in the coming weeks.