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FAQs

We've developed these frequently asked questions to help you learn more about CHAMPS GPO and group purchasing organizations in general. Whether you are a current CHAMPS GPO member, a prospective member or a supplier looking to develop a relationship with a GPO, we hope you'll find the answers you're looking for below.

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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.

Visit our What is a GPO webpage to learn more.

CHAMPS Group Purchasing's national account managers, contracting specialists and price implementation experts are dedicated to delivering exceptional service, helping you maximize savings and ensuring you make the most of your membership.

Visit our Meet the Team webpage to learn more.

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

Learn more about aggregation with CHAMPS.

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, CHAMPS sponsors members from both health and non-health industries, allowing them access to more than 2,500 GPO contracts, $48+ billion in purchasing volume, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service.

Learn more about CHAMPS' relationship with Premier.

CHAMPS works with its members to implement the US Foods program, a sole-source distribution partnership with Premier Inc.

Learn more about CHAMPS' relationship with US Foods.

CHAMPS serves 13,000+ member locations across the United States. At CHAMPS GPO, our expertise goes beyond healthcare group purchasing by servicing other industries including business, education, recreation, hospitality and more.

Our roots date back to 1916, but we've been formally known as CHAMPS Group Purchasing for 20+ years.

Visit our timeline of important milestones to learn more.

We are honored to work with a diverse group of members and suppliers from across the country.

Read our member testimonials and supplier testimonials to learn more.

As a CHAMPS Group Purchasing member, you will save 10-20% through our GPO contracting portfolio, but the benefits don’t end there.

Learn more about our GPO contracting portfolio.

Contact us to request a complimentary CHAMPS market basket and sign up for membership with CHAMPS Group Purchasing.

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

Learn more about our GPO contracts.

CHAMPS GPO membership is free.

Contact us to request a complimentary CHAMPS market basket and sign up for membership with CHAMPS Group Purchasing.

CHAMPS Group Purchasing members save 10-20% through our GPO contracting portfolio.

Learn more about our GPO contracting.

Visit our Meet the Team webpage to find your national account manager's direct contact information or reach out to us at 877.476.1777 or clientservices@champsgpo.com.

Reach out to your national account manager or contact us to learn how much you have saved as a CHAMPS member.

Reach out to your national account manager or contact us to learn how you can save even more as a CHAMPS member.

We are always looking for new business partners to help optimize savings potential for our GPO membership. Contact us to express your interest and we will reach out with an RFP in 24-48 hours.

Our team of group purchasing experts collaborates with you to market your GPO supplier contract to our members through a variety of marketing initiatives and promotional efforts.

Visit our GPO supplier webpage to learn more.

Contact us to find out how many CHAMPS members are utilizing your contract.


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