Procurement across the Australian medical research sector remains disaggregated with great development potential. Each individual organisation has a relatively low level of expenditure which seriously impacts their ability to realise value for money, achieve service improvements and attain surety of supply. In the current economic climate, it is increasingly important to use all the resources at our disposal to optimise our supply chains to ensure we are getting best value for our organisations now and into the future.
Consequently, the Research Procurement Service has made a range of specialised procurement services available to medical research institutes (MRIs) and related organisations across Australia to assist the achievement of greater value for money outcomes across the sector, including financial savings and administrative efficiencies when purchasing goods and services.
Collaborative Procurement provides an exciting opportunity to improve procurement outcomes for all stakeholders through combining the expenditure of multiple organisations and approaching the market collectively as a more attractive and valuable customer.
In summary, the Research Procurement Service provides procurement services to medical research institutes (and related organisations) with the goal of achieving greater value for money across the sector. Increased value is realised through strategic procurement, aggregated expenditure and administrative efficiencies as well as by accessing existing agreements.