Supplier Selection Criteria
Amerinet has a unique philosophy within the group purchasing industry, which is, where possible, to offer our members a choice in contract suppliers. Our dual-source philosophy allows our members to build their formularies with products and services that meet their needs. However, we will actively seek out sole-source agreements, if they are appropriate for a specific product category.
Amerinet continually looks for opportunities to provide new technologies, products and services for our membership. Our objective is to present a portfolio that is very competitive and supports the products that members desire for patient care.
We use a competitive contract development process utilizing a number of contracting tools to achieve our goals. Fundamental to our contract development is the competitive bid evaluation process. Contracting tools include, but are not limited to, Amerinet Choice, Amerinet Clinical Advantage, Amerinet Custom Contracting and negotiation, where appropriate.
Additionally, Amerinet requires the use of GS1 standards to improve supply chain efficiencies, patient safety and quality of care. Visit the GS1 web site to access the Healthcare Supplier Tool Kit for more information.