Premier Group Buy Program
“The timing of recent group buys has EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
Premier extends its ability to provide exceptional value for members
worked to our advantage,” said Jay through its innovative Group Buy program. Group buys are coordinated,
Lundberg, manager of technology and limited-time, volume-driven purchasing opportunities that offer savings
beyond regular contract pricing. Group buys may also include value-adds
review for Aurora Health Care. “These such as special rates for financing, trade-in programs, training, preventative
offerings allow us to uncover greater maintenance and service programs, and extended warranties.
savings opportunities than those CORE BENEFITS
we would have on our own. A recent The core benefits of the Group Buy program are two-fold. For members, it
further reduces costs on quality products and services; for suppliers, it
purchase on MR equipment saved us increases product visibility throughout the alliance, amplifies their sales
$60 thousand alone.” opportunities, and expedites their sales cycle.
With the creation of a new health and fitness center, Millcreek Community
Hospital, Erie, PA, paired the Group Buy program with Premier’s
OFFERINGS SPANNING YOUR FACILITY Construction program for maximum benefit. “We saved $162,000 on the
While initially developed for imaging capital radiography equipment purchased through the group buy. This savings
equipment purchases, the group buy model plus the available resources from the Construction program have propelled
has been expanded to include other service this project into another dimension of value,” said Chuck Crane,
lines. Successful group buys have included purchasing manager.
products from the following lines of business:
Group buys typically offer 5 to 15 percent greater savings than standard
Over a two-year period, Premier’s Group Buy program generated more
than $36 million in member-validated savings
• IT services
With scores of programs continuously launched throughout the year,
members have access to a broad range of products and suppliers for
• Medical/Surgical their organization.
• Continuum of Care
View the current group buy offerings on the Web site,
OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF ACUTE
Premier’s non-acute, or Continuum of Care, and affiliate members are also
realizing substantial savings through these opportunities. The Group Buy
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A recent group buy on imaging equipment resulted in $6.5 million in
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IDENTIFICATION OF OPPORTUNITIES
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7th Floor To identify product categories for group buy consideration, the Group Buy
Philadelphia, PA 19104
team assesses member demand by reviewing market intelligence, member
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well as regulatory and technology changes, can drive sudden increases in
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Constant monitoring of member needs and the healthcare environment
premierinc.com are essential to this valuable program. Premier is committed to offering
members the right products at the right moment. While group buy
offerings are typically through suppliers that have a national agreement in
place, non-contracted categories may also be offered so that members have
the widest variety of product and supplier choice.
COMMUNICATION TO OUR MEMBERS
Members can learn about group buy opportunities through a number of
channels including Premier newsletters and direct communications to
appropriate department contacts at member hospitals and health systems.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT
A SUGGESTION FOR A FUTURE GROUP BUY
For more information on the Group Buy program,
including a calendar of current and planned events,
please visit www.premierinc.com/groupbuy.
To submit a category for group buy consideration,