Procurement and Supply Chain

By: Healthalliance  06-Dec-2011

This service includes:

  • Arranging suppliers, planning procurement, administering tenders, clinical consultation, contract development, legal advice, supplier relationship management
  • Requisitioning of goods to placement of orders (largely electronic with automated workflow and approval process)
  • Distribution of goods from receiving area to delivery point
  • Relationship management for third party logistics providers (the DHBs do not have inventory warehouses)

The shareholding DHBs currently run their own procurement of:

  • Building construction and maintenance
  • Contracts with external healthcare providers handled by Funding teams

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About Us

The main reasons for creating healthAlliance were to reduce duplication and increase efficiency of key services across four of the largest DHBs in New Zealand through the sharing of ideas and systems. Shared services are about dividing the costs, risks and rewards of joint ventures. Sharing is more than centralising.


Information Services

Support services – facility commissioning, reporting support, training, service delivery, service desk, software licensing, user passwords and account management. Professional services – consulting and project management.