In a market-led proposal (MLP), the private sector makes an unsolicited approach to government for support to deliver infrastructure or services through direct negotiation rather than a competitive procurement process. The state has considered many MLPs since early 2015, with four successfully advancing through the entire process to contract award.
We examined whether MLPs are assessed in accordance with government requirements. To address this, we examined the assessment of two MLPs that the government awarded contracts to—the West Gate Tunnel (WGT) and the Victoria Police Centre (VPC). We also reviewed the assessment of alternative proposals for these projects and a proposal received for the development of a unique disease surveillance system and production of disease prevention products for Victoria that was rejected in 2018.