Supply Chain is the sole contracting agent and manages all contracts for BC health authorities’ goods, supplies equipment and services, with the exception of clinical and construction contracts. Our integrated approach uses provincial teams in two key areas: Sourcing and Standardization. The Sourcing team is responsible for product sourcing, contracting strategies and order management. The Standardization team is responsible for the provincial product catalogues. The use of product catalogues reduces the purchase price for the standard items and decreases the inventory on hand. Standardization improves the efficiency of Supply Chain services and results in significant savings that Support Services can redistribute to the health authorities.