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How to Join Group Purchasing Alliance (GPA) - Quick and Easy

To download the applications you will need Acrobat® Reader® installed on your computer. Most computers already have this program. If you do not have it already installed you may download it for free by clicking on the icon above. Or, if you prefer, we will be happy to fax you the forms, just call us at 1-800-716-4644.

For New Members:
There is no fee to join GPA-nor is there any annual membership dues required to remain a member. The process is simple.

  1. Fill out the GPA Membership Application Form
  2. Read the Terms of Use Disclosure & Agreement.
  3. Submit the form to us via fax at 1-800-836-4644.
    1. By submitting the forms you agree to the Terms of Use Disclosure & Agreement.
  4. We’ll do the rest. We will notify our vendor partners of your new membership in GPA, get you loaded under our contracts at the appropriate vendor partner-and have them contact you directly, either by phone, fax or e-mail (its your preference), when you are set up and ready to go.

For OPNS Members:
Please click here for your application.

For Existing Customers of our Vendor Partners:
The process for joining GPA is similar to a new member but more expedited for you.

  1. Fill out the GPA Membership Application Form. If you know your account numbers at our various vendor partner institutions be sure to note them on the form. If you don’t remember the account numbers that’s OK-just be sure to note that you have already established a relationship with one (or all of our vendors) on the form.
  2. Read the Terms of Use Disclosure & Agreement.
  3. Submit the forms to us via fax at 1-800-836-4644.
    1. By submitting the forms you agree to theTerms of Use Disclosure & Agreement.
  4. With this information, once you have submitted the form to us-it’s likely you will be able to start ordering under our contracted pricing programs-within 24 hours of their receipt at GPA.

Explaining How GPA is Paid and What an “Administrative Fees” is:
The contracting services that GPA negotiates and provides to its health care providers from its distribution partners and product vendors are financed in part by fees paid to GPA by its distribution and manufacturing vendors. Known in the industry as “administrative fees”, these fees are generally based on the purchase price the healthcare provider pays for a product purchased through a GPO contract. The fee is paid only when a GPO's health care provider, member, or client utilizes a GPO contract for that vendor’s product(s) or service(s), and not before. In general, administrative fees are used to support GPA’s operating expenses. As GPA charges no initiation fees or annual dues we have found that we can in many instances return an efficiency dividend to our member facilities by allowing us to track the purchase patterns and volume purchases from our vendor partners. With this knowledge we try to seek better content for our formularies and hopefully better pricing for our members. GPA is required to report all administrative fees paid to it by its vendor partners for the activity generated by its members, specifically to those customers who access its contracts. This is done annually and can be provided to you in an electronic format or hard copy thru the mail or fax. For more information please see our FAQ page and the Terms of Use Disclosure & Agreement.

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