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

  • Hospital and Health Service representatives
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Healthcare Purchasing & System Performance Division, Department of Health
  • Department of Energy and Public Works
  • eHealth Queensland, Department of Health
  • Corporate Services Division, Department of Health
  • Prevention Division, Department of Health
  • COVID-19 Supply Chain Surety Division, Department of Health

Meeting dates

Due to ongoing COVID-19 requirements, meetings have been limited for 2022:

  • 22 September 2022
  • 15 December 2022

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.


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

More information

Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
COVID-19 Supply Chain Surety Division
Phone: (07) 3096 2283