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This programme received the Merit Award in the Supply Chain Category at the Singapore Healthcare Management Congress 2015.

The programme was piloted in 2010 by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) in collaboration with Agency for Logistics and Procurement Services (ALPS), formerly known as SingHealth Group Procurement Office (GPO). 

A Shared Procurement Group comprising VWO-run Community Care partners such as nursing homes, community hospitals and hospices was formed. 

Following a successful pilot, the programme was formalised from July 2012.  

It is currently in its second term from July 2014 to March 2019. ​

If you are a participating Community Care partner, the programme can help you achieve cost savings for the following items:

List of items
1Apron, Bibs and Medicine Cup
2Bedpan Sanitizers & Autoclaves
3Beds & Accessories
4Catheterisation sets
6Dressing sets
7Electrical appliances
8Electrical items for housekeeping
10Hand Rub & Hand Wash
11Lancets, Glucose Test Strips, Nasogastric Tubes, Syringes, Needle, Oral Swab
12Medical Trolleys
13Milk Feeds
14Minor Medical Equipment
15Minor Rehab Equipment
16Office Furniture
17Pharmaceutical Refrigerator
20Surgical Masks
21Uniform & Resident Attire
22Ward Curtains & Linen
23Wet wipes

There are also outsourced professional services included under this programme, such as:

• Bulk purchase of electricity services (in collaboration with MOHH)

• Digitisation, storage and destruction of documents

• General waste management

Currently, there are more than 50 Community Care partners under the Shared Procurement Programme. 

To join the programme or for more information, please contact