Increasing efficiency and value in government purchasing

| November 23, 2016
GAP Taskforce report on Government Health Procurement

The GAP Taskforce report on Government Health Procurement has been released. It reveals the significant scope for improvements and savings in Australia’s public health procurement.

The paper outlines opportunities for reform by highlighting some of the inefficiencies of current tendering processes and suggesting more efficient or innovative approaches. It also finds that a more rational tendering process would reduce costs and waste in the system while improving the quality and safety of care.

This document summarises the deliberations of the GAP Taskforce on Government Health Procurement – a cross-jurisdictional and multidisciplinary group of stakeholders brought together in 2015 by Global Access Partners (GAP).