ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

Advocacy — Government procurement

Nationally uniform specifications and procurement infrastructure allows the dental industry to supply products in a timely manner whilst delivering cost savings and efficiency gains for the public sector, thus maximising the outcomes of government expenditure on dental services.

Strategic priority —

The joint development and adoption by the Australian Government and its state/territory counterparts of uniform healthcare procurement standards and systems.

Actions required by government —

Extension of competition policy principles, including competitive neutrality, to ensure
aagovernment business enterprises compete fairly with the private sector.
A commitment to adequately train public sector personnel responsible for procurement
aato ensure an understanding of the unique nature of therapeutic products;
Adherence by the Australian Government and its state/territory counterparts to the
aaprocurement principles developed by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).
Uniform adoption by government of the NEHTA eProcurement Solution electronic specifications
aafor purchase orders; purchase order response; despatch advice; and invoicing.
Uniform adoption by all levels of government of the National Product Catalogue (NPC) on a timely basis.

Advocacy partner —

ADIA’s partner in delivering outcomes across this policy area is the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AusChamber).

Industry benefits —

The direct outcome for ADIA member businesses are new sales opportunities arising from access to government as a client and a streamlined procurement process reduces the cost of tendering.

This priority reflects ADIA's commitment to ensure a strong, dynamic and globally competitive Australian economy by advancing the cause of economic reform. The reforms set out above are part of a considered and balanced reform agenda that will achieve a number of outcomes including lowering and simplifying taxes, streamlining the federation, reducing the size of government, eliminating red-tape, improving efficiency and enhancing our national productivity.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. The issues that ADIA staff progress progresses at a parliamentary and departmental level are identified by members serving on the ADIA-TCPC Trade & Commercial Policy Committee and the ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work at a parliamentary and departmental level to secure the policy reforms that support businesses in the dental industry, for updates subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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