The challenge facing procurement in the aged-care sector

Friday, 18 June, 2021

The challenge facing procurement in the aged-care sector

The lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means that changes in aged-care protocols are here to stay.

The common denominator of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the pandemic is the firm desire to raise standards of care for older Australians.

Inevitably, better care will cost more, and the vast majority of aged-care operators will not be able to bear such increases easily. Any increases in government funding over the short and medium term will never be enough to cater for our growing ageing population.

The challenge for procurement in the aged-care sector is nothing less than to help redesign the operating cost model to ensure high standards of aged care remain affordable indefinitely.

The Annual Aged Care Procurement Conference brings together the largest gathering of aged-care procurement leaders and their teams in the country. More than 200 attendees are expected to attend this year’s 7th Annual PASA Aged Care Procurement Conference at Royal Randwick from 11–12 August 2021 — live and in person!

The Minister of Aged Care will discuss views of the federal government regarding the crucial role of procurement in the aged-care sector in the wake of the Royal Commission.

Attendees can learn how other procurement leaders in the sector are forging and prioritising their procurement strategies through a range of case study presentations, as well as gain an understanding of how vendors are innovating and working to meet the changing needs of the aged-care sector in the current climate.

Networking opportunities will be available throughout the event, including a complimentary drinks reception on the evening of Day One at 5 pm.

Suppliers may attend as either sponsors/exhibitors or as delegates. Those interested in sponsoring or exhibiting are encouraged to contact PASA as soon as possible, as the trade show is almost sold out. For more information, visit

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