Manufacturers, distributors and suppliers who choose to partner with Intalere gain access to a wide range of resources, healthcare providers and other proven advantages designed to help them grow their business.
With more than 100,000 members from healthcare organizations all over the country, Intalere members make nearly $9 billion in purchases annually. Our members include:
- Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs)
- Long-term care facilities
- Physician offices
- Ambulatory surgery centers
- Emergency services
With Intalere Choice and Intalere Custom Contracting, as you provide more value to members, you get more in return. To increase market penetration and volume growth, Intalere works with suppliers to provide more value to members, including:
- Value-added contracting features
Marketing Your Services
To ensure a successful partnership, Intalere collaborates with each supplier to market its products and services. We conduct a formal contract launch campaign that includes print and electronic materials for both Intalere members and sales representatives. Depending on the contract level, our supplier promotional tactics may include:
- Supplier Resources portal
- Intalere member conferences
- Marketing collateral
- Supplier call guide
- Contract data sheet
- Media announcement
- Monthly newsletters
- Member Resources portal
- Special offers and promotions
- Success stories
- Press releases
Every year, Intalere hosts national and regional events where our partners can learn from industry thought leaders, connect with colleagues and create new business relationships. Our largest annual member and supplier event, Elevate, features in-demand subject matter experts from across the healthcare spectrum.
Bid Calendar and RFP Process
Updated monthly, the Bid Calendar provides our contracting schedule for the next three months.
Updated on January 5, 2021:
Request for Proposal (RFP)
How to Be Included in the RFP Process
- Review the Intalere Contracting Process.
- Review the Bid Calendar to find out when the contract category will go to bid.
- Click on the “Request RFP” link in the Bid Calendar and express your interest in participating.
- Complete the Ivalua Registration Process.
Ivalua Registration Process
Intalere has partnered with Ivalua to improve our category management and strategic sourcing processes. This is part of our ongoing effort to enhance our processes and deliver efficiencies to our suppliers and our members. Our suppliers can participate in our strategic sourcing events and activities at no cost.
- If you are interested in the opportunity of becoming a contracted supplier of Intalere, please complete the self-registration process on Ivalua's website. (Click on "New Supplier? Register Now" on the right hand side.)
- After you have registered on Ivalua, Intalere will contact you to initiate the next steps.
Intalere is proud to partner with the finest suppliers in the healthcare industry. We strive to improve care quality, reduce costs and push the industry forward by partnering with organizations like yours.
To support these goals, we use a competitive process to achieve optimal value for all stakeholders.
Help Us Educate and Share Knowledge with Members
We recently launched the Intalere Knowledge Hub, a centralized on-demand portal that our members can use to access valuable CE sessions throughout the year. You and your organization have the opportunity to submit presentation ideas to educate our members on trends and information in your industry. (Ideal sessions will meet CE accreditation requirements.)
Current Intalere Suppliers: Submit your CE Session Proposal for the Intalere Knowledge Hub.
Resources for Suppliers
These frequently requested resources provide more information on our company values, our provider-led perspective and some of the initiatives we’ve put in place to help our suppliers achieve more.
Review an outline of our official contracting process and key information for suppliers interested in participating in the Intalere Contracting Process.
Our Supplier Brochure provides a brief overview of the Intalere Supplier Program, the tools available to partners, and additional marketing opportunities.
Get more information about our Supplier Diversity Program, including how Intalere defines a “diverse supplier” and key program benefits.
As further reinforcement of our long-standing philosophy and business practices, Intalere has published our Standards of Business Ethics and Conduct, which clearly articulates the core principles and ethics Intalere has embraced since our inception in 1986.
The Intalere Supplier Resources Portal has all your supplier needs. Run member lists, track daily activities, take action on forms, ensure accurate pricing—all things to enable Intalere members to save money faster by utilizing your contracts quicker.
Access the Intalere Supplier Resources portal.
Intalere is committed to providing our members access to appropriate, innovative companies that are interested in partnering with healthcare group purchasing organizations. Acceptance of innovative technology into our customer-focused portfolio is determined by member input and a thorough evaluation process to ensure true member benefit.
What is Innovative Technology?
Intalere defines innovative technology as a product or service that is unique in the marketplace and/or different to existing products on contract. These products likely may not be on the Bid Calendar.
Each May at Intalere’s annual member conference, Elevate, our Innovative Technology Tradeshow provides suppliers the opportunity to exhibit their innovative product/service to Intalere staff and members.
Click here to submit an application for Intalere’s Innovative Technology Tradeshow.
Your information will be reviewed by an evaluation panel to determine if your product/service meets the criteria for the program. Intalere reserves the right at its sole discretion to decide whether a product/service is new and innovative.
Please note that the application will not autosave.
Intalere’s Supplier Diversity Program works to solidify the foundation of minority-owned, veteran-owned and women-owned businesses and create increased opportunities for these cornerstones of economic development.
We work hard to foster member and supplier diversity across our network and create partnerships that support and reflect the needs of all types of organizations. Intalere Suppliers that are minority-owned, veteran-owned and women-owned suppliers provide additional value to Intalere Members.
Intalere is also one of the founding members of the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), an informal network of healthcare organizations that work together to grow market share for diverse companies in healthcare. HSDA builds and facilitates programs that raise awareness of supplier diversity in healthcare. It also provides diverse business enterprises with the information and instruction needed to navigate the healthcare supply chain, drive growth and build network relationships that strengthen market share.
Contact us to learn more about our Supplier Diversity Program.
Supplier Grievance Process
We have a process in place for any supplier who believes they have a grievance concerning their experience with the Intalere Contracting Process. In addition, we have the Intalere Compliance Hotline if you have a concern regarding ethical behavior at Intalere.
Learn more about our grievance process here.
Contact us with any questions you may have about partnering with us.