Our vendors deliver valuable cost savings to organizations most in need
As a vendor, you empower over 650 healthcare and nonprofit organizations nationwide.
CommonWealth Purchasing Group, LLC is committed to delivering cost-effective group purchasing pricing and high-level vendor services to its diverse membership. Our contracted network of selected vendors offers cost-saving solutions to the operational demands facing today’s community health centers and related non-profits. For supplies, services, and equipment, CPG members rely on our dedicated vendors.
At CPG, we’re always on the lookout for new vendors to meet our members’ evolving needs. With over 65 contracted vendors and counting, much of CPG’s efforts are directed towards contracting, selecting, and managing affiliate vendors.
Join Our Team of Respected Vendors
At CPG, we welcome proposals from interested vendors. Our vendor selection process includes a thorough review and interview process. This way, we can ensure that each vendor is prepared to deliver the highest level of customer service alongside measurable discounts on group contract prices.
Vendors should present formal written proposals, making sure to include:
Information about your organization’s background
Your organization’s full offering of products and services
Your organization’s current group purchasing contractual relationships
References from current clients, including community health centers or similar non-profits
Indication that your organization is a federally-certified minority- or woman-owned business
Are vendors ever removed from the CPG Vendor Contracts Portfolio?
Vendors are removed from the CPG portfolio at the close of the contractual period if we’ve witnessed an insufficient level of purchasing activity—or if other member-related issues arise.
Are vendors required to supply management and usage reports to CPG members?
At CPG, we prefer vendors who, rather than providing reports, can demonstrate their value to our membership by providing purchasing assistance, assisting in materials management processes, and optimize cost-savings by suggesting lower-cost alternatives during the ordering processes.
Besides a competitive price, does CPG expect anything else from the vendor?
Every vendor is expected to offer competitive pricing alongside exemplary customer service. At CPG, we also request monthly sales reports.
How much does it cost to be a CPG-affiliated vendor?
As a CPG vendor, there’s no set dollar amount owed. Instead, CPG collects a percentage of each member’s vendor purchases, paid by the vendor on a monthly or quarterly basis. This Administrative Fee accounts for necessary marketing and administrative services.
How often is each contract renewed?
Most CPG contracts are set for one year, with the option to renew for one additional year.
Is web-based purchasing mandatory?
Although not mandatory, CPG feels that web-based purchasing facilitates efficiency and helps to contain costs for our valued membership.
Are vendor contracts voluntary, or are they committed contracts by members?
All vendor contracts are voluntary.
How can a vendor become a part of CommonWealth Purchasing Group?
Often, our members make vendor recommendations based on their evolving contractual needs. From time to time, we add new vendors who offer additional value to our membership, and vendors are invited to contact CPG with proposals at any time.
If not committed, how many vendors do you have for each product category?
In almost every case, we have only one vendor per category—unless CPG requires more than one to provide satisfactory member services on a national basis.
Each year CPG attends and exhibits at dozens of annual state primary care association meetings, national community health center conferences, and other regional and national organization conferences.