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About Strategic Procurement

Strategic Procurement procures for and delivers vital medical and non-medical goods and services to the 16 hospital and health services. We also manage the diverse range of supplier contracts we negotiate, for:

  • medical consumables
  • medical services such as locum doctors and nurses
  • medical equipment and maintenance
  • prosthetics
  • pharmaceuticals
  • indirects such as waste, food, mail and air conditioning.

We work behind the scenes to ensure the right product or service is available in the right place, in the right quantity, at the right time and at the right price.

We employ nearly 500 staff in 45 facilities at 41 locations across Queensland; many work within the hospital environment ensuring supplies are available when needed, often in emergency situations.

Strategic Procurement comprises three distinct but interwoven businesses: Strategic Procurement, Central Pharmacy and Supply Chain Services.

Strategic Procurement

Strategic Procurement strives for excellence in category management by sourcing, negotiating, evaluating and contracting the best value products and services for the public health system. Patient safety is always our number one priority.

We aim to have effective commercial and sustainable relationships with suppliers for the benefit of the public health system. Our procurement processes clearly inform potential suppliers of our expectations, policies and requirements.

Supply Chain Services

Supply Chain Services is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of clinical and non-clinical supplies to the Department of Health and all 16 hospital and health services across Queensland.

We have approximately 300 staff and manage the continuum of the Queensland Health supply chain including warehousing and distribution, inventory, transport and logistics, imprest and purchasing.

We have two major distribution centres located at Richlands and Townsville and support warehouses in Maryborough, Rockhampton, and Cairns.

Last updated: 5 August 2022