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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 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:

SN​List of items
1Milk Feeds
3Wet wipes
4Dressing sets
5Catheterisation sets
6Hand rubs
7Beds & Accessories
8PPE items
9Air Purifiers
10Shoes & Uniforms
11Hand wash
13Minor Rehab Equipment
14Minor Medical Equipment
15Ward Curtains & Linen
16Pharmaceutical Refrigerator
17Medical Trolleys
18Electrical items for housekeeping
19Electrical appliances
20Bedpan Sanitizers & Autoclaves
21Office Furniture
24Surgical Masks
25Bibs, apron and medicine cup​

There are also outsourced professional services included under this programme, such as:
Laundry services
Bulk purchase of electricity services (MOHH initiative)​

Currently, there are 39 Community Care partners under the Shared Procurement Programme.​

​Your organisation is eligible if it is:
  • A VWO registered as a charity under the Charities Act (Cap 37), or a non-profit organisation.
  • Receiving funding from the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the provision of Community Care services.
  • Providing residential care service​.

To join the programme or for more information, please contact