Materials Management Contract Crib Sheet
March 19, 2012 through April 3, 2012
Our contract crib sheets are a checklist of recent clinical contract announcements from
Premier. For more detail and archived Crib Sheets, please visit www.gnyhaservices.com or refer
to Supply Chain Advisor at www.premierinc.com.
Materials Management – announcement that a new supplier, Freedom Medical, has been
added to the Peak Rental Equipment portfolio.
Effective February 1, 2012 through November 30, 2013
Supplier New contract number Expiring contract number
Freedom Medical PP-MM-175 New
UHS PP-MM-125 PP-MM-031
Materials Management Price Increase – announcement of a price increase by Airgas on helium
and OxyFume (PP-MM-067). Due to the supply issue of helium, the market price has increased
by approximately 30 percent since December. Premier was able to negotiate a reduction of the
impact down to 15 percent and delay the effective date until March 1. OxyFume product will
increase by 22 percent and the cylinder rental will increase by 50 percent.
OxyFume’s use is controlled by the EPA and will be out of use by 2014. Many Premier members
have already discontinued use of this product. Less than 2 percent of Premier’s volume with
Airgas is from the use of OxyFume. The increase passed onto Premier mirrors the increase
passed onto Airgas by the limited number of companies that still produce OxyFume.
Materials Management – announcement of new agreements in Physiological Monitoring
Systems. Physiological monitoring systems allow patients’ physiologic parameters such as
respiratory rate, body temperature, noninvasive blood pressure and invasive blood pressure to
be continuously monitored so that changes can be identified, and if necessary, treated.
Vital signs monitors allow periodic measurement of multiple vital signs parameters such as
blood pressure and temperature.
Effective March 1, 2012 through February 28, 2015
Product/Service Supplier New # Expiring #
Monitors Nihon Kohden PP-MM-165 PP-MM-060
Physiological GE PP-MM-164 PP-MM-059
Monitors and Vital
Philips PP-MM-166 PP-MM-061
Vital Signs (SBE)
(only) CJPS* (MBE) PP-MM-163 New
Welch Allyn PP-MM-167 PP-MM-063