Why Join a GPO?
We can think of three great reasons to join a group purchasing organization (GPO). Armed with the power of our members, we first negotiate deep discounts with a broad array of vendors. Secondly, we guarantee that our vendors will analyze your purchasing, recommending lower-cost alternatives wherever possible. Finally, we certify that all affiliate vendors will work closely with your organization to ensure appropriate inventory management, so you’ve always got what you need, but you’re never overstocked.
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Why Choose CommonWealth Purchasing Group?
From medical, dental, and office supply costs to patient communication services, our vendors deliver unbeatable discounts alongside exceptional customer service.
Founded in 1998 by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, CommonWealth Purchasing Group was established to address economic issues facing health centers and community service organizations. Today, CPG harnesses the purchasing power of more than 550 member organizations across 37 states to negotiate deep discounts and significant savings opportunities. Together with over fifty nationally recognized vendors, CPG promises superior service alongside unparalleled savings.
CPG is an independent group purchasing organization. As such, we don’t endorse a remote "parent" GPO—instead, we contract directly with each of our vendors. So what does this mean for our members? At CPG, we establish, manage, and maintain every aspect of our program, from choosing an initial vendor to assessing program performance and impact over time.
CPG is dedicated to serving community health centers and similar not-for-profit human service organizations. We’ve carefully designed every policy and procedure for maximum effectiveness within your specific fields. Our organization was founded with a mission to free up time for our members, improving services along the way.
There’s no cost to join CPG, and our members never write us a check. All of our funding comes from the administrative fees our vendors pay. At CPG, those fees are based on member purchases, and are explained in more depth in our Participation Agreement.
We work with a range of leading national vendors across the product areas that matter to our members most. CPG also offers a limited number of regional contracts, designed to meet our members’ specific needs. Our skilled team regularly reviews vendor contracts to assure competitive pricing and high-quality services.
CPG provides a wealth of benefits and services, all tailored to address member needs, related products, purchasing practices and systems, and staff education. We arrange direct contractual relationships with every vendor, so we can reach senior managers right away, meeting member needs efficiently—and effectively.
CPG has a national Advisory Board tasked with guiding the program. The Board, comprised of senior staff from within our membership, includes CEOs, CFOs, and COOs from a diverse swath of backgrounds. Quarterly meetings offer opportunities to provide strategic advice, deliver feedback on program performance and impact, share ideas about additional product sectors and potential new vendors, and ensure that CPG is fulfilling its original mission—to empower community health centers and similar non-profits with efficiency, cost-savings, and peace of mind.