IS THERE A COST TO JOIN?
There is no annual or monthly fee to use one or all of the vendors.
WHAT IS A GROUP PURCHASING ORGANIZATION (GPO)?
A group purchasing organization (GPO) is an entity that is created to leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounted, preferred pricing from vendors based on the collective buying power of all the GPO members.
DO I QUALIFY FOR MEMBERSHIP?
If your association approves you as one of their members, yes. Don’t have an association? Contact us to learn more about becoming a member.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THIS GPO FROM OTHER GROUP PURCHASING ORGANIZATIONS?
First and foremost, we built this product to deliver much needed buying power for the members and companies and organizations who need it most; companies who operate in industries with no attractive or compelling GPO presence, or companies too small to be of interest to a traditional GPO. Second, you will see exactly what you are paying as compared to what you are saving for the goods and services you purchase through our contracts BEFORE you decide to use one of the vendor’s contracts. We’re certain that you will be impressed!
HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO SAVE?
For almost all the categories, you will have an opportunity to get a savings summary comparing what you have been paying to what you will be paying for a given product or service. For the other categories, we report what the average savings has been from previous companies signing up under the same contracts!
WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE, AND HOW DO I ACCESS THE DISCOUNTS?
The vendors are all listed under our “Vendors” tab, and are always expanding! In order to access the discounts, you need only click on the “Contact Me” button at the bottom of each vendor page. This does not obligate you to buy from the vendor, it just let’s the vendor know that you are interested and want more information!
HOW CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO CHARGE MEMBERS A FEE?
Our vendors generally pay us a fee of the total spend that we place with them through the purchases of our members so there is no need to charge the members as well!
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF ME AS A MEMBER?
Our only requirement for membership is confidentiality. We have worked hard to develop our preferred vendor relationships and contracts, and need to protect our trade secrets! As a result, in order to become a member, you are required to sign a confidentiality agreement stating that you will not share our pricing with other companies, or use it to procure better pricing on your own with other vendors.
DO I HAVE TO USE ANY PARTICULAR VENDOR OR SPEND AT A CERTAIN LEVEL?
No. There is no obligation to use any of the vendors and there are no annual spend minimums.
WHAT IF I HAVE A PROBLEM OR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Our reps are standing by during working hours to assist you at any step of your engagement. Simply fill out the form after clicking “Website Feedback” at the bottom of each page and we will answer your question or request as soon as possible.
WHAT IF WE WANT TO CANCEL OUR MEMBERSHIP?
You are free to cancel at any time. Simply send us a request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, you will lose access to our pricing and contracts.
CAN WE JOIN ANOTHER CONSORTIUM, CO-OP OR GPO?
Absolutely, although we wouldn’t recommend it!