Medical Category Council

The Medical Category Council oversees, governs and directs strategic procurement activities related to the Medical spend across the Queensland Government.

The category council guides and agrees upon the category plans and strategies aimed at improving collaboration, procurement practices and delivering value for money outcomes under the Queensland Procurement Policy.

Lead agency: Department of Health

Category council member agencies

  • Corporate Services Division, Department of Health
  • Department of Energy and Public Works
  • eHealth Queensland, Department of Health
  • Health Capital Division, Department of Health
  • Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance Division, Department of Health
  • First Nations Health Office, Department of Health
  • Hospital and Health Service representatives
  • Queensland Ambulance Service

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 25 July 2023
  • October 2023 - to be advised

Decision making authority

The council will make decisions by agreement in relation to procurement activities within the category and for the Queensland Health system. The council makes decisions with agreement by a majority of members attending a meeting.

Request a presentation to the category council

The chair must approve requests to make a presentation to the council. Email to request a presentation. Presentation should not be longer than 20 minutes, including question time.

Industry reference group/approach

The council has established an industry reference group to seek advice, support and feedback to proposed initiatives.


  • Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Australian Medical Association, Queensland
  • Department of Energy and Public Works
  • Medical Technology Association of Australia
  • Professionals Australia
  • Queensland Disability Advisory Council
  • Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union
  • Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association, ANZ
  • The Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch
  • Together Union
  • United Workers Union

Meeting dates

Meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis, pending availability of members:

  • August 2023 - to be advised
  • December 2023 - to be advised

More information

Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Corporate Services Division
Phone: (07) 3096 2288