Suppliers

A committed GPO means a growing market
for nation's leading suppliers

Steps to Becoming a Contracted Supplier

Benefits of Being a Contracted Supplier

HealthTrust is the only national committed-model group purchasing organization. Our members are exclusive to HealthTrust and do not belong to any other group purchasing organizations. We deliver unprecedented speed to scale through our aligned members and their concentrated market power. Since 1999, we’ve continued to strengthen our reputation as the high-compliance market leader that delivers on our promises to members and contracted suppliers alike. We expect the industry-best price from our suppliers and in return we deliver a committed market share. This committed model is the most efficient cost-to-serve GPO model in the industry.

Becoming a Contracted Supplier

HealthTrust is fully committed to fair and open competition. We encourage all interested suppliers to complete a supplier profile and review the minimum criteria for becoming a supplier. To determine which suppliers are included in the bid process, HealthTrust relies heavily on member-comprised clinical, technical and operational advisory boards together with market share data, intelligence about market trends and new technologies, and information on registered suppliers who have expressed interest in participating in the bid process.

The contract review process typically starts 9-18 months in advance of the expiration date of current agreements in a specific product or service category unless HealthTrust member-advisory boards, at their discretion, elect to extend an existing agreement. HealthTrust also seeks opportunities to expand category coverage into product or service categories not currently covered in the portfolio. These opportunities may arise as the need presents itself and HealthTrust member-advisory boards agree the category warrants consideration.

The minimum criteria that a supplier must meet to be considered for participation in a contract bid process includes, but is not limited to the criteria below.  Inability to meet any of the following criteria may result in a supplier not being considered for inclusion in a bid process:

  • The supplier’s products and services  will meet or exceed the level of quality, durability and cost effectiveness of items currently under contract with HealthTrust and being utilized by its members
  • The supplier’s distribution system can accommodate HealthTrust’s volume without undue delays or back orders
  • The supplier must demonstrate financial stability and long-term viability
  • The supplier must be able to provide detailed reports of usage information by member facilities, at least quarterly
  • The supplier must provide the Tax ID of their company

New Suppliers: The process begins with you completing a profile form which includes needed information for existing as well as prospective HealthTrust suppliers. The form contains key information about your company, your Tax ID, your interest in HealthTrust categories, contacts, etc. Once submitted, your information will be reviewed in relation to the category you have selected, to determine if you will be considered for participation in a bid process. If you will be considered for participation, you will receive a registration link as well as further information about the sourcing event.

Existing Suppliers: Please review your information, and complete the form to provide the needed updates to HealthTrust’s records concerning your company. This contains key information about your company, your Tax ID, your interest in HealthTrust categories, contacts, etc. Once submitted, your form will be reviewed in relation to the category you have selected, to determine if you will be considered for participation in a bid process. If you will be considered for participation, you will receive a registration link as well as further information about the sourcing event.

All prospective suppliers need to review the contract calendar and complete the form to provide information so that you can be reviewed, and perhaps considered for participation in a bid process. Remember: completion and submission of the supplier profile form does not guarantee that your company will be considered or included in a bid process.

Please review our bid categories before completing the supplier profile.

CONTRACT SCHEDULE

Please complete and submit a profile.

IMPORTANT: Completion and submission of the supplier profile does not guarantee that your company will be considered or included in a bid process.

SUPPLIER USER PORTAL GUIDE PROSPECTIVE SUPPLIER PROFILE

Overview

HealthTrust is fully committed to fair and open competition. We encourage all interested suppliers to complete a supplier profile and review the minimum criteria for becoming a supplier. To determine which suppliers are included in the bid process, HealthTrust relies heavily on member-comprised clinical, technical and operational advisory boards together with market share data, intelligence about market trends and new technologies, and information on registered suppliers who have expressed interest in participating in the bid process.

The contract review process typically starts 9-18 months in advance of the expiration date of current agreements in a specific product or service category unless HealthTrust member-advisory boards, at their discretion, elect to extend an existing agreement. HealthTrust also seeks opportunities to expand category coverage into product or service categories not currently covered in the portfolio. These opportunities may arise as the need presents itself and HealthTrust member-advisory boards agree the category warrants consideration.

Criteria

The minimum criteria that a supplier must meet to be considered for participation in a contract bid process includes, but is not limited to the criteria below.  Inability to meet any of the following criteria may result in a supplier not being considered for inclusion in a bid process:

  • The supplier’s products and services  will meet or exceed the level of quality, durability and cost effectiveness of items currently under contract with HealthTrust and being utilized by its members
  • The supplier’s distribution system can accommodate HealthTrust’s volume without undue delays or back orders
  • The supplier must demonstrate financial stability and long-term viability
  • The supplier must be able to provide detailed reports of usage information by member facilities, at least quarterly
  • The supplier must provide the Tax ID of their company

Process

New Suppliers: The process begins with you completing a profile form which includes needed information for existing as well as prospective HealthTrust suppliers. The form contains key information about your company, your Tax ID, your interest in HealthTrust categories, contacts, etc. Once submitted, your information will be reviewed in relation to the category you have selected, to determine if you will be considered for participation in a bid process. If you will be considered for participation, you will receive a registration link as well as further information about the sourcing event.

Existing Suppliers: Please review your information, and complete the form to provide the needed updates to HealthTrust’s records concerning your company. This contains key information about your company, your Tax ID, your interest in HealthTrust categories, contacts, etc. Once submitted, your form will be reviewed in relation to the category you have selected, to determine if you will be considered for participation in a bid process. If you will be considered for participation, you will receive a registration link as well as further information about the sourcing event.

All prospective suppliers need to review the contract calendar and complete the form to provide information so that you can be reviewed, and perhaps considered for participation in a bid process. Remember: completion and submission of the supplier profile form does not guarantee that your company will be considered or included in a bid process.

Contract Calendar

Please review our bid categories before completing the supplier profile.

CONTRACT SCHEDULE

Profile Form

Please complete and submit a profile.

IMPORTANT: Completion and submission of the supplier profile does not guarantee that your company will be considered or included in a bid process.

SUPPLIER USER PORTAL GUIDE PROSPECTIVE SUPPLIER PROFILE

Innovation Summit

On an annual basis, HealthTrust selectively invites suppliers to showcase novel technology to service line clinical experts for evaluation and possible inclusion in our contract portfolio.

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Supplier Diversity

HealthTrust is committed to providing opportunities for minority, woman and service-disabled veteran enterprises (MWSDVEs), by ensuring fair consideration as suppliers of contracted products and services. When you register via the Prospective Supplier Profile, you’ll have an opportunity to indicate that you’re a diverse supplier so that when a bid opportunity arises the information is passed on to the appropriate sourcing personnel.

HealthTrust’s Supplier Diversity program is recognized by many as the most successful in the healthcare industry. Companies must be certified to be recognized through our Supplier Diversity program. HealthTrust accepts certification from:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • Small Business Administration
  • Association for Service Disabled Veterans

A committed GPO means a growing market
for nation's leading suppliers

Steps to Becoming a Contracted Supplier