Procurement and Supply Chain Management

2018 SA Health Supplier Conference

Now in its second year, SA Health once again hosted the 2018 SA Health Supplier Conference on Friday, 26 October, this time, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

This year's theme, Better Business: Better Healthcare, provided opportunities for suppliers (both big and small, current and potential) to meet and hear from SA Health stakeholders to discuss how we can all work together and be successful in delivering health services to South Australians.

For more information about what was included at this year's event, see the SA Health Supplier Conference website.

2017 SA Health Supplier Conference

The SA Health Supplier Conference, hosted by SA Health’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management Division was held on Tuesday 17 October 2017 at Tonsley Innovation District.

Attended by over 300 people from across Australia, this inaugural conference provided the opportunity for suppliers to engage with SA Health and other key agencies.

Many key SA Health suppliers and SA Government partners exhibited at the event with plenty of networking opportunities.

Key highlights included the launch of SA Health’s Forward Procurement Plan and the Supplier Relationship Management Framework. These can be found in the SA Health Supplier Conference 2017 Brochure (PDF 2571KB).

Services provided by Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) is central to SA Health's ability to deliver the current high level of health care services.

PSCM is responsible for the processes, practices and services that underpin procurement and supply chain operations across SA Health.

We lead the procurement practices across SA Health and support its business operations by providing:

  • Advice and assistance to business units on their procurement projects .This includes all aspects of the procurement life-cycle: planning, tendering, contract development and management
  • Purchasing systems for the requisitioning of, and payment for, goods and services
  • A range of procurement related services and systems

We support the supply chain through-out the Local Health Networks and Statewide Services by providing a range of services, including:

  • Health service, site-based, support services and associated logistics functions
  • SA Health Catalogue for Requisitioning
  • SA Health Distribution Centre

We ensure procurement functions align with the strategic needs of SA Health, through:

  • Development and management of the whole of agency contracts - and ensuring their greater use across the portfolio
  • Strategic management – the analysis of activity and trends, modelling and planning for future requirements
  • Partnering with health units to:
    • identify opportunities for future efficiencies and improvements
    • support a broad range projects and developments across the portfolio

Information for suppliers

The tenders SA Health currently has on offer are advertised on the SA Government tenders and contracts website.

SA Health operates with an $11 million delegation, which is the highest level of accreditation for an agency procurement authority .Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) is responsible its procurement operations.

Further information on South Australian government procurement is available from the State Procurement Board website.

SA Health is also seeking applications on an ongoing basis from suppliers to join the Transition Care Provider (TCP Panel). For more information and to apply, view the TCP Panel page.

Contact PSCM

If you would like additional information or cannot find the information you are looking for, please email us.

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