HSV Purchasing Policies and Transition

HealthShare Victoria Purchasing Policies and Transition

The five HSPurchasinPolicie(HSV PPs) outline a number of requirements for health services relating to their procurement functions, including ongoing reporting obligations. 

Amendments to the HSV PPs were approved by the HSV Board in October 2022 with a transition effective date of 1 January 2023 to 1 January 2024. 

Click here to view the HSV Purchasing Policies Victorian Government Gazette Notice 

Schedule 1 and 5 health services identified within the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic) (The Act) must fully transition by 1 January 2024. 

Transition Period 

Health services have a twelve-month transition period to align to the revised HSV PPs. Health services can begin transitioning to the new HSV PPs from 1 January 2023, although compliance will not be expected until 1 January 2024. 

The Self-Assessment scheduled for the 2022-2023 financial year and due 31 May 2023 is aligned to the new HSV PPs to help health services to complete a gap analysis and to assist in the transition. 

HSV Purchasing Policies - effective 1 January 2024

HSV Purchasing Policies 2023 key changes 

HSV has created a summary of key changes to the Health Purchasing Policies. 

The CPU Purchasing Policy

The CPU Purchasing Policy, initiated by the Department of Health (DH) and administered by HSV, requires each of the health services named in the policy to purchase its pre-prepared patient food from one of two Central Production Units (CPUs) at Austin Health and Monash Health.

2017 Health Purchasing Policies and resources 

The 2017 Health Purchasing Policies will be revoked and replaced as of 1 January 2024.

Links to the 2017 Health Purchasing Policies and related documents are available below for health services. 

HPP1: Procurement governance

HPP2: Procurement strategic analysis

HPP3: Market approach

HPP4: Contract management and asset disposal

HPP5: Collective purchasing

Schedule to HPP5 collective purchasing for SPC and SEPC mandated contracts

Combined documents

Key terms and definitions