The Essensa group purchasing program utilizes an open and dynamic contracting process for each of
its portfolios that are open to all qualified vendors at all times. More detailed descriptions
of the processes are set forth below.
Essensa generally offers Premier's pharmaceutical portfolio and therefore the contracting
process for such products is subject to Premier's contract rules.
Should Essensa enter into any direct contracts for pharmaceuticals, a notice will be posted
on this Website announcing Essensa's intent to receive proposals for the relevant products or services.
Non-Pharmaceutical Products and Services.
Essensa offers Premier’s medical supply and food portfolios; therefore the contracting process
for such products is subject to Premier’s contracting rules (see Premier’s website,
and Premier's response to the HGPII survey), which are publicly available. In addition, when Essensa
is to enter into a direct contract for medical supplies, food or other services, Essensa will publish
and post a notice on this Website announcing Essensa’s intent to receive proposals for the relevant
products or services.