What if a supplier I currently use is not on your list of contracted suppliers? March 06, 2018

The key to success for GPOs and their members in obtaining savings is the leverage of their combined purchasing volume. This is done through a bid/proposal process and includes numerous components, including questionnaires, price sheets, product evaluations (as needed) and additional negotiations before a contract is awarded. Therefore, not all suppliers are awarded contracts. If your current supplier is not listed, it sometimes means it did not receive a contract award for reasons such as proposed pricing or ability to distribute nationwide.

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