16 April 2019

Feedback sought on Proposed Annual Sourcing Program

Health Purchasing Victoria (HPV) is seeking health service feedback on the Proposed Annual Sourcing Program (PASP) for 2019-2020, which includes a large number of contracts scheduled for re-sourcing and greenfield opportunities based on health service fee

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The PASP outlines a very busy financial year ahead with a large number of re-sourcing activities to be completed or commenced, proposed greenfield activities based on previous sourcing plan health service feedback, and options and price reviews to be considered beyond the financial year to December 2020.

HPV appreciates health service input into the best way to manage this suite of re-sourcing activity and in prioritising greenfield opportunities. The PASP document can be found in the Consultation section of the HPV website, for which you will need a login. 

The greenfield activities outlined in the PASP are based on previous feedback from health services and include but are not limited to:

  • Information technology – Cisco networking.
  • The extension of Orthopaedic Prostheses to include shoulders and elbows.
  • Electrical compliance which includes tag and testing services, thermographic imaging, body and cardiac protection, residual current devices and emergency evacuation lighting.
  • Endoscopy consumables.
  • Biopharmaceutical – Rituximab (a further extension of this category).

HPV will also explore the possibility of including a theatre pack containing materials needed for Caesarean procedures.

It is vital that HPV understands whether the greenfield activity included in the PASP reflects health service priorities. Your feedback will help us focus resources on categories that deliver the most benefit for hospitals and their patients.

We would greatly appreciate your views on the PASP by close of business on Friday 3 May 2019.  You can give us feedback via a HPV Customer Relationship Manager or through the health services helpdesk at email healthservices@hpv.zendesk.com or phone 03 9947 3900.