October 2019
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HPV Update  

Advancing safe, affordable and sustainable healthcare

October 2019 

Businesses reminded to report Supplier Code of Conduct breaches

Businesses supplying the public health sector are reminded of their obligation to report breaches of the Supplier Code of Conduct if they discover companies within their supply chain are using forced labour. Read more.

IBAC report highlights need for strong probity practice

A recent Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) report has highlighted the importance of strong probity practice across the Victorian public health sector. Read more.

More suppliers publishing high-quality data on the National Product Catalogue

This month it’s been great to see increased activity from suppliers publishing and updating their product and pricing information in the National Product Catalogue (NPC), which feeds vital data into the Victorian Product Catalogue system and the new Common Catalogue. Read more.

Latest Common Catalogue developments

HPV has appointed a dedicated change manager, Owen Smith, to support health services in adopting the Common Catalogue, a key initiative for the Victorian public health sector. Read more.

Upcoming social procurement opportunities and support

HPV is working with health services as they implement the social procurement strategies and commitments they have recently developed, including sharing the experience of government agencies that have already implemented Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework. Read more.

Melbourne Health wins at Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Congratulations to the winning team from Melbourne Health and all health category finalists at the recent Premier's Sustainability Awards. Read more.

Ballarat Health Service innovates to locate medical equipment

Ballarat Health Service (BHS) has teamed up with Coregas (a division of Westfarmers) and Telstra to trial a tracking system which saves hospital employees time by helping them quickly locate medical equipment such as wheelchairs and bariatric beds. Read more.

HPV Annual Report now available

HPV’s 2018-19 Annual Report was recently tabled in the Victorian Parliament and is now publicly available on our website.  Read more.

HPV welcomes one new Board member, and farewells another

HPV welcomes a new Board member, lawyer Jane Hider, who brings more than 20 years of experience in construction and projects, government advisory and procurement. Jane’s career has encompassed government advisory roles across a range of disciplines including procurement, supply chains and tendering. She has also assisted organisations in investigating tender processes and project delivery. Read more.

Sourcing program update

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