Health purchasing policies

HealthShare Victoria has a legislative responsibility to develop, implement and review procurement policies to ensure Victorian health services meet probity and best-practice requirements.

Our five Health Purchasing Policies (HPPs) have been designed specifically for the health sector and provide a common framework for public hospitals and health services to follow. Clear and evidence-based policies empower procurement professionals and contribute to a more ethical supply chain.

In this section, you’ll find information about the current five HSV Health Purchasing PoliciesHealth service reporting requirements and further procurement resources and sustainable and social procurement guides and toolkit to understand the HPPs.

Proposed amendments

HSV has proposed amendments to the HSV Health Purchasing Policies as part of our responsibility to review policies and practices to ensure compliance and probity in procurement across the Victorian health sector.

The amendments align the Health Purchasing Policies to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) Supply Policies and incorporate a number of improvements.

HSV invites comments or submissions from hospitals, health services and any person or organisation that may consider themselves affected by the amendment of these policies. Submissions should be in writing and returned to HSV no later than 5pm, 19 August 2022. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive, HealthShare Victoria and emailed to compliance@healthsharevic.org.au.

The five proposed amended HSV Health Purchasing Policies are available to download by clicking the following links:

HSV has produced a summary of the proposed key changes to the Health Purchasing Policies. To obtain a copy of the Health Purchasing Policies 2022 Key Changes Guide, please contact the HSV Compliance Team at compliance@healthsharevic.org.au