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DET Vic Ensures Schools Meet OH&S Standards with VendorPanel

Education | 7 min read
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The project in this case study was awarded PASA 2021 Procurement Innovation of the Year.

In mid-2020, the Department of Education and Training (DET) Victoria was looking for a procurement solution to help solve a number of problems facing small regional schools. These schools were struggling with maintenance and OHS requirements as well as limited budgets.

By using VendorPanel, DET was able to attract suppliers to complete safety and OH&S works, save thousands of dollars per school, and save educators up to two days per procurement event.

Click below to learn more about how DET used VendorPanel to drive significant improvement in the lives of educators at Victoria’s more remote schools.

    Key Challenges

  • Getting suppliers to respond to an RFx for small jobs in remote locations.
  • Ensuring best use of limited budgets through bulk-purchasing discounts.
  • Reducing the administrative burden on schools when it comes to procurement.
  • Key Results

  • Suppliers became interested and started responding to otherwise overlooked RFxs.
  • For procurement events, approximately $1600 was saved per school.
  • Principals each saved at least two days of administrative time per procurement event.

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