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. 

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