Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)
A Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) is an entity that is created to leverage the purchasing power of a collection of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power.
CNECT is Brown & Toland’s GPO of choice because they provide our physician network access to discounts on frequently used office and medical supplies from reputable companies such as McKesson, Office Depot and FedEx. CNECT offers $60 billion in collective purchasing power, more than 3,500 contracts and more than 25,000 members. During the Brown & Toland pilot program, it was discovered that CNECT can obtain 80 percent of the products you use for equal or lower cost than you are currently paying.
“We are currently working on replacing our leased copier/printer/scanner through the CNECT network. The representative from Sharp that they set up is very good and we will be able to take advantage of competitive pricing along with adding a 5 percent rebate promotion currently negotiated with them through CNECT.”
The launch and growth of this program will provide opportunities to increase shared cost savings across the entire network and allow additional items, such as IT hardware and software, to be considered for inclusion.