Advocacy — Government procurement
Nationally uniform specifications and procurement infrastructure allows the dental industry to supply products in a timely manner whilst delivering cost savings and efficiency gains for the public sector, thus maximising the outcomes of government expenditure on dental services.
Strategic priority —
The joint development and adoption by the Australian Government and its state / territory counterparts of uniform healthcare procurement standards and systems.
Actions required by government —
Extension of competition policy principles, including competitive neutrality, to ensure
aagovernment business enterprises compete fairly with the private sector.
A commitment to adequately train public sector personnel responsible for procurement
aato ensure an understanding of the unique nature of therapeutic products;
Adherence by the Australian Government and its state / territory counterparts to the
aaprocurement principles developed by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).
Uniform adoption by government of the NEHTA eProcurement Solution electronic specifications
aafor purchase orders; purchase order response; despatch advice; and invoicing.
Uniform adoption by all levels of government of the National Product Catalogue (NPC) on a timely basis.
Advocacy partner —
ADIA’s partner in delivering outcomes across this policy area is the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AusChamber).
Industry benefits —
The direct outcome for ADIA member businesses are new sales opportunities arising from access to government as a client and a streamlined procurement process reduces the cost of tendering.
This priority reflects ADIA's commitment to ensure a strong. dynamic and globally competitive Australian economy by advancing the cause of economic reform. The reforms set out above are part of a considered and balanced reform agenda that will achieve a number of outcomes including lowering and simplifying taxes, streamlining the federation, reducing the size of government, eliminating red-tape, improving efficiency and enhancing our national productivity.
Member Engagement —
ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. The issues that ADIA staff progress progresses at a parliamentary and departmental level are identified by members serving on the ADIA-BAC Business Affairs Committee and the ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee.
Further Information —
If you have an interest in ADIA's work at a parliamentary and departmental level to secure the policy reforms that support businesses in the dental industry, for updates subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 1300 943 094.
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