FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A GPO?

A GPO, or group purchasing organization, leverages the purchasing power of its membership by aggregating purchasing volume to negotiate discounts with manufacturers and distributors they use every day.

WHAT IS AGGREGATION?

In the purchasing world, "aggregation" refers to the joining of multiple purchasers through a GPO to increase their buying power.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREMIER AND ALLIANT?

Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 3,400 U.S. hospitals and nearly 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. As an owner of Premier, Alliant sponsors members from both health and non-health industries, allowing them access to thousands of GPO contracts, over $2 Billion in purchasing volume, GPO contract management, and unparalleled customer service.

WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS CAN I SAVE ON?

Between our relationship with Premier Inc. and our own custom contracts with local suppliers and manufacturers, our members have access to 2,500+ contracts in categories that include:

  • Medical & Surgical Supplies

  • Purchased Services

  • Office Supplies & Furniture

  • Pharmacy Supplies

  • Facilities & Housekeeping

  • IT & Wireless

  • Foodservice Products & Services

  • Lab Supplies

WHAT DOES IT COST TO BE A MEMBER?

There are no fees to become a member of Alliant.

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