WHY

AFAXYS GPO

Favorable pricing across a broad base of healthcare
products and services and access to best-in-class
suppliers and service providers for public health.

At the Afaxys GPO, we:

  • Serve
    our customers with unwavering focus and dedication
  • Fulfill
    the need for healthcare products and services for millions of patients dependent on the public health sector
  • Offer
    a full range of quality products, supplies and in-demand services

Our strategic sourcing operation was created exclusively for public health to give you access to quality products at a lower cost, regardless of purchase volume.

Benefits of working with the Afaxys GPO:
  • Custom built for you and your needs
  • Affordable access to a wide spectrum of products and services
  • Products and services for all aspects of your business
  • Quality reputable contracts with meaningful discounts
  • Unique affiliations offering public health focused products and services
  • Exclusive pricing and term deals
  • No member fees
  • No minimum purchasing volumes or percentages
  • No exclusivity requirements

Our in-demand supplier relationships allow us to negotiate special pricing for our public health and safety net clinic partners. We leverage the volume of the entire purchasing group, giving you the greatest selection, pricing and access to:

  • Medical surgical supplies
  • Branded and generic pharmaceuticals
  • Afaxys pharmaceutical products
  • Office supplies
  • Service critical to managing and maintaining the clinic
  • Medical equipment and furniture
  • And much, much more

Over $130 million annually

in purchasing contracts managed on behalf of our members

"We strive for efficiency, and with Afaxys handling the vetting and contracting process, I can spend my time in other ways that benefit my organization."
- Shannon, Director of Operations, Afaxys GPO member for 8 years

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You Spoke
We Listened

When we built our GPO, we started by listening to the needs of public health buyers. The result? Afaxys GPO, an invaluable and powerful resource that’s going to change the way you order supplies and services. We know you need:

  • Negotiating power with a wide spectrum of high-quality vendors
  • Pricing advantages for both 340B and non-340B customers
  • No compromise on quality for a lower price
  • Excellent customer service

FAQS

  • WHO IS AFAXYS?

    Afaxys is a mission-driven, socially conscious business enterprise that’s dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of public health providers and their patients.

  • WHAT IS THE AFAXYS GROUP PURCHASING ORGANIZATION?

    Afaxys Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) is a strategic sourcing operation that negotiates favorable pricing across a broad base of healthcare products and services so all its members, regardless of size or purchase volume, have access to best-in-class suppliers and service providers. 

  • WHAT IS A GPO?

    GPO is short for Group Purchasing Organization. A GPO negotiates prices on mission-critical products, supplies and services on behalf of health organizations and clinics.

  • HOW TO APPLY?

    The application process is simple. Go to gpo.afaxys.com and click on the Apply Today tab and fill out the form. A member of our customer care team will be in contact with you shortly. Once your paperwork is processed, you'll receive membership confirmation and access to the Afaxys GPO website, which has all the information needed to get started.

  • HOW DOES IT WORK?

    Once your membership is confirmed, you are eligible to start taking advantage of the Afaxys GPO’s negotiated pricing. Please note that sometimes it can take 30—60 days for all the suppliers to update their systems. However if there is a supplier you are anxious to begin working with, the Afaxys GPO will assist in expediting your access to those products. When setting up your account with new suppliers, they will likely request additional information from you to update their system. Currently, all products and services are accessed directly from the manufacturer or distributor.

  • HOW DOES AFAXYS GPO GENERATE REVENUE?

    As a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), the Afaxys GPO receives a small administrative fee (generally ranging from 1% to 3%) on its GPO members’ purchases from each specific vendor in accordance with the GPO safe harbor. Administrative revenue currently comprises most of Afaxys’ operating revenue, and allows it to provide valuable services. Administrative fees are paid to Afaxys directly by the suppliers and manufacturers, not by the members.

  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

    Public or private “not-for-profit” public health providers and entities, including any government or student health clinics, as well as “for-profit” practices and groups, who provide safety net services by accepting high volumes of Medicaid, cash and/or charitable care patients.

  • WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO APPLY?

    Go to gpo.afaxys.com and click on the Apply Today tab and fill out the form. A member of our customer care team will be in contact with you shortly.

  • WHAT IF I'M A MEMBER OF ANOTHER GPO?

    Not to worry, we don’t have any exclusivity requirements.