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Our members need high-quality products, sourcing and expert supply chain management. They also need to efficiently manage costs, while simultaneously delivering safe and effective patient care or other services. You are instrumental in meeting their needs.
We invite you to partner with Premier. Every step of the way, we work to add value on both sides, maintaining a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers and health systems, alternate sites and other businesses.
Premier welcomes suppliers of all sizes, from small startups specializing in a single product to multinational conglomerates with diversified product portfolios. Our portfolio can allow us to offer a wide range of choices to our alliance members.
We help emerging companies position themselves for the national stage, just as readily as we help established suppliers maintain a competitive edge. Through our well-developed programs that encourage both innovation and competition, small and diverse suppliers have successfully entered and expanded in the marketplace.
For Premier, it’s not the size of your company or the length of our relationship that matters most. We work to forge a mutually beneficial, collaborative relationship with suppliers committed to delivering the best value to our members.
The most successful Premier contracted suppliers are:
Our Technology Breakthroughs program ensures our members have timely access to innovative products that drive high-quality, cost-effective care.
Our Healthcare Innovators Collaborative serves as a resource to help you stay up-to-date on the latest healthcare policy topics, issues and legislation.
And if your organization is looking for a partner to perform health outcomes and comparative effectiveness studies, Premier Applied Sciences is here to help.
Premier operates a group purchasing organization that is a first choice for not-for-profit health systems, academics and other facilities seeking high-value contract opportunities in a broad array of products and services.
Our ability to drive savings for our members and market share growth to our contracted suppliers has made us one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations. We are defined by our drive to push boundaries and our passion for helping our members succeed.
Our members turn to us for unparalleled data and expertise in helping them solve their most pressing problems. And now, with the complex demands of healthcare reform and the ongoing need to create efficiencies and find savings, we are more aligned with our members than ever. That’s why so many suppliers choose to work with us and understand the value that can be delivered through our alliance.
Join us for a prime opportunity to be part of our mission to help improve the health of communities.
Ultimately, Premier member committees decide if a supplier gets a contract, but it’s up to you to start the contracting process. It begins with registration on Premierinc.com and introducing your products and/or services to us through PASSport 2.0 on the Supplier Bid Portal. As contract opportunities become available, new and incumbent suppliers register bids; the award process typically takes one year. Remember, completion of the product introduction form does not guarantee that your company will be awarded a group purchasing agreement.
To help you stay abreast of contracting opportunities with Premier, we manage a Contract Bid Calendar, which lists contract categories that are open to accept bids, as well as those that are pending or closed.
If a category is closed, you must wait until the next contracting cycle to submit a bid unless you have a new product that represents a significant advance in terms of safety, clinical outcomes or operational efficiency over what is currently available. Products that offer a significant advancement may be considered through our Technology Breakthroughs program.
We also offer a program for small and diverse suppliers that allows them to manage shorter term contracts with us. SEEDS (Sourcing Education and Enrichment for Diverse and Small Suppliers) helps minority-, women-, veteran-owned and small business enterprises grow at a pace commensurate with their existing business infrastructure and capacity.
We use PASSport, a web-based, electronic sourcing tool, to manage sourcing and bid cycle activities related to the Contract Bid Calendar. Your PASSport submissions become part of our information gathering process as our product planners collect data and facts on the market, suppliers, member buying patterns and preferences. Our thorough product evaluation not only addresses price but also examines product efficacy, effectiveness, reliability, comparability, environmental impact and application. Related products in development may also be taken into consideration.
Premier members, through service line specific sourcing committees, determine which vendors and products are awarded a contract. The selection criteria can vary by product category, and is designed by members who have subject matter expertise on the product category being reviewed.
A number of criteria are considered during the identification, review and selection of a new product or technology at Premier, including, but not limited to:
Premier’s product selection process is designed to be:
To ensure that vendors have the ability to address concerns, grievances or complaints relating to the contracting award process, we have a vendor grievance policy.
After the contract negotiations phase, the results are presented to the appropriate member sourcing committee. These committees, formed from our member health systems and other facilities, determine which suppliers are awarded contracts. If you are awarded an agreement, our membership would have access to the specially negotiated pricing and terms you’ve agreed to with Premier. Members will decide individually whether to exercise their option to purchase your contracted products or services based on their needs and other factors.
Becoming a contracted supplier gives you the ability to put your product in front of our alliance members. There’s no better way to increase your sales and revenue, gain awareness in the marketplace and help our members save money on products and services they use every day.
But, what happens if our competitive bidding cycle is closed and you’ve just launched a new, innovative product? We don’t want our members to have to wait until the next bidding cycle to access the most cutting-edge products – which is why we have a Technology Breakthroughs program.
Our Technology Breakthroughs process, already included in our group purchasing agreements, improves our members’ access to new technologies and helps suppliers like you introduce innovative products.
If your product uses innovative technology to significantly provide any of these benefits, you can request more information.
If you’re on the cutting edge of the latest advances in healthcare, we want to help you stand out from the crowd.
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