Innovation and New Technology
Intalere is committed to providing our members access to appropriate innovative or new technology companies that are interested in partnering with healthcare group purchasing organizations. To ensure true member benefit, acceptance of innovative or new technology into our customer-focused portfolio is determined by the Member Input Board review and evaluation process.
What is innovative or new technology?
Intalere defines innovative or new technology as a product or service that is unique or different (compared to existing products on contract) in the marketplace. If you are a supplier of innovative or new technology, your product will probably not be on the Bid Calendar.
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Supplier Selection Criteria
Intalere 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.
Intalere 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, Intalere Choice, Intalere Clinical Advantage, Intalere Custom Contracting and negotiation, where appropriate.
Additionally, Intalere requires the use of GS1 standards to improve supply chain efficiencies, patient safety and quality of care. Visit the GS1 website to access the Healthcare Supplier Tool Kit for more information.
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