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Event Overview

The 4th Annual Aged Care Procurement Conference will be held on the 18th & 19th April at Melbourne Olympic Park, Melbourne.

PASA will bring together the country’s leading Procurement, Financial, Operational and Clinical professionals and Aged Care suppliers addressing the specific challenges of Aged Care Procurement.

The Aged Care Procurement Conference will focus on practical solutions and strategies to achieve best value in procurement in an environment of continually changing and highly demanding age care expectations. The Conference is for all levels of procurement expertise and addresses specific aged care procurement skills to improve your procurement practices.

If you are responsible for delivering cost savings, positioning your organisation for Aged Care reform, providing choice and ensuring quality service outcomes, then this conference should not be missed.

I look forward to seeing you in Melbourne,
Nigel Wardropper, Managing Director, PASA

Key Issues Covered

Transforming Aged Care Procurement

Supply Chain Efficiencies in Aged Care Procurement

The impact of Aged Care reforms on procurement

Customer-centric Aged Care Procurement

Introducing Category Management in Aged Care

Procurement Capability in Aged Care Procurement

Stakeholder Engagement in Clinical Procurement

Clinical Risk and Financial Risk Management

Managing contractors and external service delivery

Implementing eProcurement for efficiency and innovation

Data analysis for insights and intelligence in procurement

Aged Care Accreditation

Category Management: Food, Consumables, Medical, Facilities, Capital Investments, ICT, Fleet, Energy, MRO

Reasons to Attend

Deliver Best Value procurement solutions

Respond to the challenges of providing greater Choice

Save time and money through streamlined operations and procurement processes

Understand what you are buying and clinical requirements

Improve stakeholder engagement

Network with potential partners and suppliers

Gain insights from Aged Care & Procurement experts

Improve contract management of allied health services

Minimise risk in procurement to optimise resident safety, operational and financial risk

Identify opportunities for strategic sourcing of Aged Care products and services

Learn about good procurement practices for continuous improvement

Find out about innovative procurement practices and strategic sourcing.

Who Should Attend

Purchasing Officers, Procurement and Supply Managers; Contract and Tender Managers, Fleet Management, Hospitality, Facilities Managers; CFO/Financial Controllers, Senior Management, CEO/Boards, Providers from Aged and Home Care, Government.

Senior Executives, Business development, sales/marketing managers from suppliers of products and services to the Aged Care sector.

Advisors, consultants, lawyers, business development/sales managers from suppliers of support services to the Aged Care sectors.

Three tiers of Government involved in Aged Care policy, reform and service delivery.

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  • Day 1

    18th April 2018

  • 09.00 - 09.05

  • 09.05 - 09.40
    Knowing the consumer and delivering on the promise
    Building Procurement Capability

  • 09.40 - 10.30
    Building Procurement Capability

  • 11.05 - 11.35
    Understanding the different human story to procurement and ageing
    Implementing Category Management & Spend Analysis

  • 11.35 - 12.00
    Implementing Category Management & Spend Analysis

  • 13.00 - 13.50
    With a trade show featuring approximately 70 suppliers to the Aged Care sector, this a great opportunity to scout out potentially new suppliers

  • 13.50 - 14.10
    Implementing Category Management & Spend Analysis

  • 14.10 - 14.40
    • How CDC is driving us to move away from traditional efficient / cost saving paradigms to ones which are more solution driven and customer centric. • How the ability for clients to direct how their dollar and funding is spent challenges traditional compliance frameworks in supplier onboarding • The importance of agility in meeting the new world where clients direct the model of care they wish to have
    Implementing Category Management & Spend Analysis

  • 14.40 - 15.10
    • Challenges in fleet management • Impact of Grey fleet/Staff vehicles for OHS • Cost effective fleet management
    Fleet Management

  • 15.40 - 16.20
    • Disruptors • Technology • Reform • Suppliers • Raising costs

  • 16.20 - 17.00

  • 17.00 - 18.00

  • Day 2

    19th April 2018

  • 09.00 - 09.05

  • 09.05 - 09.35
    • Use of standard form contracts • What documents make up the Contract • Clarifications and exclusions • Contract administration • Practical tips
    Property & Facilities Management

  • 09.35 - 10.05
    Property & Facilities Management

  • 10.45 - 11.05
    This presentation will feature innovative approaches to procurement and contracting in the aged care sector and cover: • Traditional procurement - explained and challenges with traditional approaches • Innovative and new forms of procurement - agile procurement - eci - competitive dialogue • Traditional contracting - issues • Innovative and new forms of contract - performance based contacting - Key performance indicators - agile contracting - collaborative service / works agreements - relationship contracting • Disruption / IT and the impact on procurement and contracting in the aged care sector
    Aged Care Tenders & Contracting

  • 11.05 - 11.40
    • Tender Process – Tips & Traps • Managing Services Contracts
    Aged Care Tenders & Contracting

  • 11.40 - 12.15
    • Aged Care and Retirement Living Regulatory compliance • How does the Australian Consumer Law apply to the retirement living and aged care sector? • What are the penalties? • Misleading and deceptive conduct • Unfair contracts with consumers and small business operators • Unconscionable conduct • Tips for compliance
    Aged Care Tenders & Contracting

  • 13.00 - 13.30

  • 13.30 - 14.00
    How food suppliers can ensure paddock to plate visibility for consumer safety.
    Food Procurement

  • 14.00 - 14.40
    Presentation to cover drivers of food procurement for aged care: • Value: costs, outsourcing vs. insourcing • Compliance: food legislation, nutrition, risk and compliance • Choice: food expectation and food experience providing choice through menu planning and meal presentation
    Food Procurement

  • 14.40 - 15.20
    • Choice • Nutrition • Regulation & legislation • Costs • Menu planning
    Food Procurement

  • 16.00 - 16.30
    • Do you know what your future consumers will base their purchasing decision on? • Do you know what people really want, and what they don’t like about your service? • What co-design is, why you do it, and how to get started
    Choice & Procurement

  • 16.30 - 17.00
    • What does it mean for you, your procurement function and the Aged Care Sector • What does the new standard ISO20400 mean for procurement • How can you use IS020400 in the Aged Care sector • How IS020400 can assist you to meet your CSR and environmental objectives
    Choice & Procurement


Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird *Buyer 2 day ticket (first 50 tickets sold) $475 + GST

Standard *Buyer 2 day ticket $950 + GST

Standard **Vendor 2 day ticket $1695 + GST

*Buyers – are defined as people responsible for procurement, working for Aged Care Providers

**Vendors – are defined as people from providers of services or goods to the Aged Care sector / consultants to the aged care sector

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Thanks to our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
Cocktail Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor
Luncheon & Morning Break Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Platinum Partner

Why you Should Sponsor or Exhibit

If you provide any of the following goods or services then you should not miss the AGED CARE PROCUREMENT CONFERENCE.

This event is specifically produced for the people who BUY the following:

Aged Care Services, Accident & Emergency Care, Administration, IT & Communications Software and Hardware, Nursing and other Health services, Aged Care & Disability services, General Medical, Medical Supplies, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage, Furniture, Building design and construction, Cleaning, Waste management, Clothing, Recruitment, Energy Suppliers, Insurance

And a host of other supplies not listed.

To discuss which sponsorship opportunities would be best for you contact:

Vanessa Preece
T. 0490 803 313


Melbourne Olympic Park

Olympic Blvd, Melbourne