1. V/Line policies

Step 1 of 8
Ethical standards

The V/Line Procurement Policy aims to ensure the following are achieved:
  • Probity - Process must be honest and beyond reproach.
  • Visibility - Activities conducted openly and thoroughly documented.
  • Fair Dealing - Honest, fair and even handed with all current and potential suppliers.
  • Professionalism - Effective and efficient procurement, at all times acting in a professional manner.
  • Risk Management - Risks such as collusion, influence seeking, false invoicing, substitution, delegation and order splitting are to be addressed, evaluated and managed, not avoided.
  • Ethical - Conduct to be ethical at all times.
  • Avoidance of Conflict of Interest - Employees involved in the procurement process to ensure there is no actual or perceived conflict of interest. All conflicts must be reported. 
  • Gifts and Hospitality - To be declared and/or declined. No offers of gifts or hospitality to be accepted during tender or negotiation periods.
  • Confidentiality & Disclosure of Procurement Information - Information acquired in the course of procurement activities, which is not publicly available, must not be disclosed to others unless required by law or disclosed to staff except as required as a part of the procurement process.