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SA Health strengthens procurement integrity

by Chris Huckstepp •
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A Data Management System (DMS) to support and integrate procurement and supply chain data and systems is being sought by South Australia Health to strengthen data integrity and reduce inefficient processes, accounting and inventory issues, according to the Approach to Market.  The DMS is intended to integrate with the National eHealth Transition Authorities (NeHTA) National Product Catalogue (NPC), and SA Health’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system Oracle.

The Master Product Catalogue that SA Health currently uses for purchasing, supply and finance activities is stored within the Oracle system, and is being rolled out across SA Health as part of the One Procurement Solution (OPS) Program. However data integrity problems and other issues have motivated Health to approach the market for an integrated system to manage this data.

The One Procurement Solution program began in 2008 and entered ‘Phase 3’ in March 2014, which meant widening the deployment to Local Health Networks, SA Ambulance Service and SA Dental Service.

The successful tenderer for the DMS will:

  • Create a Project Plan document and Technical Design Document covering specification for DMS, externally hosted infrastructure, integration with the NPC and SA Health’s Oracle System as well as assumptions, constraints, risks, resourcing, testing, deployment and training;
  • Install, configure, test and implement DMS;
  • Include forms, business rules, workflows, notifications and reporting supporting data management processes, including an ability to exchange data with non-National Product Catalogue (NPC) compliant suppliers using web forms, portals or import mechanisms;
  • Install, configure, test and implement integration between the DMS and the NPC as well as Health’s Oracle System; and
  • Provide end user training and operational support.

SA has stipulated the project must be completed before the end of June 2015.

The tender closes 29 October 2014. 

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