The process for joining this contract has changed. Rapid antigen test allocation requests should be made through the non-health PPE and RAT Taskforce.
Agencies requiring allocations should first liaise with their relevant portfolio department to clarify if their needs can be met via their portfolio department in line with current policy.
Where needs sit outside this process, Government Buyers need to request access to the confidential information system to join this contract.
This contract supplies COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit products.
Lead agency: Department of Government Services and HealthShare Victoria
Conditions of use: Mandatory
Contract reference number: HPVITS2021-262
Arrangement type: Open panel
Start date: 1 December 2021
End date: 30 November 2023
The key benefits of this contract are:
- access to appropriately certified rapid antigen test products
- access to high-quality products that have been evaluated by experts
- access to a range of products suited to different testing locations and users
- competitive product pricing
This contract provides the following products:
- home use self-testing rapid antigen tests (nasal sample type)
- home use self-testing rapid antigen tests (saliva sample type)
- health professional supervised point of care antigen tests (nasal sample type)
- health professional supervised point of care antigen tests (saliva sample type)
What's not covered
This contract doesn't cover health professional services required to administer some test types.
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How buyers join this contract
The following organisations can access this State Purchase Contract directly through the below link:
- Budget Sector Agencies (that sit outside the non-health PPE and RAT Taskforce allocation process)
- Government Owned Entities
- Government Support Organisations
Other organisations must be nominated to the Department of Treasury and Finance by a Victorian government department before they can access the State Purchase Contract.
Download and complete Access to Rapid Antigen Test Kit State Purchase Contract.
Send the completed form to the relevant portfolio department representative for review and validation prior to forwarding to the Department of Treasury and Finance for action.
How buyers use this contract
Step 1: Identify the type of test product that you need
Engage with key internal stakeholders to determine the type of products you require.
Determine the number of test kits you need to purchase.
Step 2: Access the confidential information section
Check the list of approved products and prices. Refer to the ‘How buyers join this contract section’ for instructions on how gain to access this information.
Step 3: Discuss with the suppliers
Contact one or more suppliers to check product availability.
Step 4: Request quotes from the suppliers
Specify the test products and quantities that you wish to purchase.
Step 5: Select a supplier and get internal approvals
The supplier you select must be approved by your organisation following your own internal approval processes.
Step 6: Create a purchase order
Create a purchase order, using the provided template. Do not use another template. The template is included with the state purchase contract confidential information.
Send the purchase order to the supplier.
How suppliers join this contract
Contact the category manager
Email the category manager to express interest in joining the supplier panel.
Conditions of membership to this contract
Suppliers will only be considered for the panel if they meet a range of:
- commercial requirements
Suppliers may only be added to the panel at the discretion of the Department of Treasury and Finance and HealthShare Victoria.
How applications are assessed
Suppliers that express interest in joining the panel will be contacted by the Department of Treasury and Finance and HealthShare Victoria at a later date.
Suppliers will need to provide information, product samples and a commercial proposal upon request.
Reviewed 07 August 2023