Compliance Framework

Compliance with Health Purchasing Victoria policy and legislative requirements is important to maintaining the integrity of public hospital and health service procurement and to achieve best value supply chain outcomes for Victoria’s health sector.

The Compliance Framework was designed to support health services to understand and achieve compliance. It is informed by our compliance functions under section 131 of the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).

The HPV Compliance Framework Diagram

Download an accessible version of the HPV Compliance Framework.



Who does the Framework apply to?

The framework is based on the principle that health services are in the first instance accountable for compliance and for maintaining probity in their purchasing, tendering and contracting activities.

The compliance obligations of health services and hospitals depends on their status according to HPV and the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic) (The Act):

  • Public hospitals and health services listed under Schedule 1 and 5 of the Act are required to comply with all five Health Purchasing Policies, together with other legislative and reporting obligations as set out in the Act.
  • HPV Eligible Services (other than mandated health services) who have been granted access to a HPV Collective Agreement are required to comply with the terms of the agreement and applicable obligations under HPP5: Collective Purchasing.