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Vendor Qualifications
Requirements to be identified as a Qualified Vendor

In order to be eligible to bid on an Essensa contract, a vendor must be an entity that is duly formed and in good standing under the laws of the relevant jurisdiction and, to the extent applicable, licensed to provide the products and services for which it seeks to submit a bid. Essensa reserves the right to disqualify any vendor based on objective evidence of possible violation of the law or failure to comply with industry standards. Essensa encourages the participation of small, women-owned and/or minority-owned businesses.

Criteria for Selection of a Vendor

Essensa will award a contract to any qualified vendor (see Requirements to be Identified as a Responsible Vendor) determined to have proposed the best pricing or offer products that have the most favorable third party reimbursement terms for a given product or service.

The overwhelming majority of contracts offered for the Essensa medical supply or food portfolio are contracts entered into directly by Premier and the relevant vendor. Therefore, if you are a vendor that is interested in offering a contract for these portfolios, please contact Premier. (See Premier Web Site,

If Essensa members have requested that Essensa contract for a specific product or service category, then Essensa will post a request for proposals on its Current Negotiations & Requests for Proposals Page.