Messaging Structures and Syntaxes

The Agency has developed a standardised set of eProcurement messages. These structures leverage both GS1's global eMessaging standard GS1 XML, and the Australian Standard AS 5023.

The Agency's eProcurement suite of messages consists of:

  • Purchase Order
  • Purchase Order Change
  • Purchase Order Response
  • Despatch Advice
  • Invoice
  • Settlement Advice

The key benefits to be derived from eProcurement include:

  • Interoperability between suppliers and purchasers
  • Right Product – Right Patient – Right Time and Right Place
  • Increased transactional accuracy
  • Reduced order errors
  • Improved compliance
  • Improved payment times
  • Timely information for improved purchasing and inventory management